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Ticket sales may have ended, but we're still fundraising for World Bicycle Relief here: http://cyclofemme2018.worldbicyclerelief.org/womens-cycling-nyc Donations raised will provide specially designed, locally assembled bicycles for girl students living in rural Zambia where distance is a barrier to education. For $147, you can put a bicycle into the hands of a girl fighting for her education, empowering her through the #PowerofBicycles! Every donation helps. Thank you so much for your support!

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Bicycle Habitat (Soho)

250 Lafayette Street

New York, NY 10012

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Ticket sales may have ended, but we're still fundraising for World Bicycle Relief here: http://cyclofemme2018.worldbicyclerelief.org/womens-cycling-nyc Donations raised will provide specially designed, locally assembled bicycles for girl students living in rural Zambia where distance is a barrier to education. For $147, you can put a bicycle into the hands of a girl fighting for her education, empowering her through the #PowerofBicycles! Every donation helps. Thank you so much for your support!
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April showers seem to have followed us into May! Out of concern for safety, we will have to cancel this weekend's CycloFemme plans :(


Now in its 7th year, CycloFemme is upon us this weekend! As always, Bicycle Habitat Women’s Cycling is thrilled to support this global women's ride event whose mission has always been that strong communities are built around strong women. That being on a bike brings us closer to our community, to nature, and to ourself.

As riders celebrate CycloFemme worldwide—empowering ourselves and one another—we have the added benefit of sharing that same opportunity with girls in Africa. In the hands of a girl, a bicycle provides options, independence, and access to education. Last year, CycloFemme collectively raised over $30,000 to fund 215 Buffalo Bikes to girls in Kenya. This year, they hope to double that impact and are encouraging riders to help fundraise to support World Bicycle Relief’s program in Zambia.

Fundraising link here: http://cyclofemme2018.worldbicyclerelief.org/womens-cycling-nyc


Please arrive by 8am. All rides leave from Bicycle Habitat (Soho) 250 Lafayette St, NY, NY 10012.


The 9W Market: Intermediate/Advanced Road Group Ride

50 miles (3-4 hours)

This faster pace ride departs Soho at 8:15 am and is geared towards riders who are familiar with riding in a group and comfortable drafting. We will head up the West Side Bike Path and Riverside Drive to the GWB. The pace will be brisk (16-18mph) with consistent riding and limited stopping. We will regroup on the NJ side of the bridge before continuing to the 9W Market where we will stop to have a snack (bring $ if you wish to purchase food or beverage) before heading back. Riders are expected to stay together and maintain the same pace. Ride requirements: foot retention (ideally clipped in), prior knowledge of the route, and confidence riding in a single and/or double paceline.


The Little Red Lighthouse: Social/fitness ride

one way 10 miles (1 hr) / roundtrip 20 miles (2 hrs)

This ride departs Soho at 8:25am is geared towards fitness riders, hybrid riders, and beginner road riders.This route is a scenic way to enjoy NYC by bike. It heads up the West Side Bike Path through Manhattan to the Little Red Lighthouse—a beautiful spot to view the Hudson River and under the George Washington Bridge. The pace will be social (10-12mph) and this is a no drop ride. Ride requirements: helmet, spare tube, readiness to learn how to ride in a group.


*Post Lighthouse - Optional*

Transportation Alternatives advocacy ride

10 miles (2 hours)

For those who want to stay in upper Manhattan and explore, join Transportation Alternatives on their Dyckman Street Bike Lane Ride, departing 10am at the Highbridge. To get there from the Little Red Lighthouse, one can cross town at the ramps underneath the highway ramp / by the basketball courts on W158th St and there will be a long gradual climb towards Highbridge Park. Make a left to head north until you see a curbcut with a small sign on the right pointing you to the access trail for the Highbridge.

Backstory: In December 2017, protected bike lanes were installed on Dyckman Street in Inwood after 9 years of people in the neighborhood advocating for them. The Dyckman bike lanes connect the Hudson River Greenway with the Harlem River Greenway.

Fast forward 5 months later, without giving the bike lanes a real chance, Congressman Adriano Espaillat and Borough President Gale Brewer want them taken out. See for yourself why the Dyckman bike lanes are crucial to bike infrastructure in Upper Manhattan.


For pre-ride readiness, please read more here:

5 things to remember when preparing for a group ride

Group ride etiquette

The art of the group ride

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New York, NY 10012

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