Join NYC Biketrain and Citi Bike on the evening of Friday, October 18, for another social ride.
Led by the friendly, experienced urban cyclists of NYC Biketrain, and in partnership with Citi Bike, take a fun ride over the Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges on a gorgeous fall evening. This is great chance to discover the fun of riding by night and take in the city night. After the ride, we’ll recovene to enjoy a post-ride beer ($1 off for bridge riders) and some giveaways from Citi Bike. RSVP below.
7:30 p.m. Meet at Red Lanterns Bicycles, 345 Myrtle Avenue in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.
About 7:45, we’ll head to the Citi Bike station just around the corner at Myrtle and Adelphi, pick up our bikes, and head out.
We’ll head over the Manhattan Bridge via nearby Flushing Avenue and Sands Street, take a brief jaunt through Lower Manhattan, making a pit stop at Citi Bike stations to change bikes (if needed), and head back to Brooklyn via the Williamsburg Bridge and the protected bike path on Kent Ave. We’ll reconvene at Red Lantern to grab a beer and vie for Citi Bike goodies.
But what is a biketrain?
A biketrain is a lot like a car pool for bike commuters, but without the car, the cost, the gas, or the traffic jams.
A biketrain is a group of cyclists who meet up on a regular schedule to commute via a predetermined route, enjoying safety in numbers. Biketrains are designed for newer cyclists who would like to gain skills, confidence, and local knowledge from the experienced urban commuter conductors who lead the rides. As of August 2013, six routes run in three boroughs.
NYC Biketrain runs on a lot of volunteers, a little sweat equity, and a few in-kind donations.