This May is New York City’s ninth-annual bike month, which means lots of races, workshops, rides, and other events, the Fort Greene Patch reports. “In 1990, New York City celebrated the first-ever Bike Day,” the head of Transportation Alternatives told the website. “Before long, Bike Day evolved into Bike Week and then, Bike Month.” The organization has a new website, BikeNYC.org, a one-stop source for tips, deals, and events, like the Five-Borough Bike Tour, which is this Sunday, or National Bike to Work Day, on May 18, which encourages commuters to try commuting by bicycle and “discover the benefits.”
There are 16 pages of events on the website! On May 5, there’ll be the “Jane Jacobs Tour of the Rockaways.” On May 12, Transportation Alternative’s Tour de Staten Island. On May 20, there’ll be a guided bike-tour of North Brooklyn’s old brewery buildings. And much more. Wear a helmet.
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