The New York Bicycling Coalition is the premier resource for bicycling advocacy and information in New York State. We work every day to make New York a more bicycle-friendly state. Check out our website at www.nybc.net
Interim Executive Director: Kyle Hatch
Mission: NYBC’s mission is to provide a voice for bicyclists in New York State. We represent the interests of all bicyclists, whether you use a bicycle for daily transportation, ride on- or off-road, ride for recreation or take part in bike races. We achieve our goals by working with individual cyclists and cycling clubs throughout the state.
How bicycling became the go-to mode in Copenhagen:
nytimes.com Nearly half of all journeys to school and work in Copenhagen take place on bicycles. And people like it that way.
A great day for Long Island!
Today was amazing as the groundbreaking for the North Shore Rail Trail has begun! A huge thank you to so many people who helped to make this happen. This will become another highlight in our community. Can’t wait to ride this!😊🚴😊🚴♀️😊
Stories like these inspire us to continue working towards making communities all over New York more bicycle friendly.
We first heard about Cycling Without Age from a Long Island Cyclist working to start a chapter in his community (https://cyclingwithoutage.com/new-york/). Programs like these are reliant on infrastructure, policies, and a culture that acknowledges the bicycling as a viable form of transportation. Once that foundation is laid, the possibilities are endless.
What inspires you to make your community more bike friendly?
startribune.com Cycling Without Age gives older adults with limited mobility a thrilling change of scene on electric bikes.
Calling all Capital Region riders: join us next Sunday, August 18th at the Carey Institute for Global Good for the 2019 R'ville Ride: Ride the Five! A portion of your registration will directly benefit NYBC - sign up today!
We're proud to be partnering with the Carey Institute for Global Good and Helderberg Brewery to participate in this year's "Share the Road" campaign at the ride. We'll be speaking with riders and family members before the ride about safe riding practices, and leading brief on-bike safety clinics on the free 3-mile Fun Ride route open to all. We look forward to seeing you there.
Interesting NYS bicycle history tidbit:
The Fenton Metallic Company of Jamestown, New York produced this souvenir pin advertising for Fenton bicycles around 1896. Fenton was one of many companies who parlayed their existing business (in this case metal office goods) into bicycles when the bicycle boom began. Similarly to those companies, the Fenton ceased manufacturing cycling parts when the bicycle boom ended in 1898.
“When I heard that Ivonne died, I put all my passion and grief into something positive,” she said.
forbes.com After Paulina Barria lost her best friend in a bicycling accident, Barria founded a startup that helps bicyclists safely navigate cities with a mobile application and wearable device. BikeLite is based in Santiago, Chile – a city known for its socially-minded startups.
As a follow-up to yesterday’s post about the impact of tariffs on bicyclists and retailers, the view from a couple of U.S. manufacturers:
bicycleretailer.com FREEPORT, N.Y. (BRAIN) — The U.S. bike industry has largely become an importing industry, but some remaining U.S. manufacturers said they welcome the recent tariff increase on Chinese imports.
More than 90% of bicycles and bike parts are imported from China.
npr.org NPR's Michel Martin talks to Morgan Lommele, director of state and local policy for People for Bikes, about how the bicycle industry is being affected by President Trump's tariffs on Chinese goods.
An opportunity in Rochester for those of you working to promote active transportation in your communities!
commongroundhealth.org The Active Transportation Summit, Ideas in Motion, on May 23 is a convening of professionals and activists from multiple sectors to advance transportation and recreation opportunites across the Finger Lakes region.
[05/04/19] What an awesome way to end the day! Angela won her very first bike donated by the New York Bicycling Coalition at the Bike New York Expo. She just learned to ride in NY through Bike NY and always wanted a bike since learning. We were so overjoyed to help her out!❤️
We are having a great time at the 2019 #BikeExpoNY with our friends from New York State Tourism Industry Association & Parks & Trails New York . If you are here, stop by and say hi. Meet our Interim Executive Director, Kyle Hatch!
Ready to roll. Excited to be at the Bike Expo for this fantastic event! Please stop by if you are nearby!
All ready to get this Bike Expo started. We are happy to support the New York Bicycling Coalition at this exciting event!
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mailchi.mp There are several pieces of legislation that support better bicycling in New York. Our top three legislative priorities this year are:
Love seeing this on a police vehicle! Yes, NYS...this could be us.
Sometimes you just have to remind oneself of the importance of sharing the road by comparing!!! We can do it to New York State!! .
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Many of our NY State Parks are home to bike paths, mountain bike trails, and great road rides, not to mention hiking, fishing, skiing, snowshoeing, and more.
Why not roll on over to Parks & Trails New York and sign up to show a little love for your local park May 4th for Love My Park Day? Click below to learn more! #ILoveMyPark
NYBC members and partners across New York State are working to get more women on bikes!
news.wbfo.org Alternative transportation advocates often encourage people to ride bicycles if they can, but that community is facing a big challenge. Women only account
“The recent renaissance of cycling, as well as the 200-year anniversary of the arrival of the first bicycle in New York City in 1819, makes this an opportune time to rediscover New York’s rich cycling heritage and foster discussion about the bicycle’s role in the metropolis—past, present, and future,” Whitney W. Donhauser, president of the Museum of the City of New York, said in a statement.
forbes.com A new exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York explores the city's relationship with the bicycle.
Our Long Island bike advocates showed up in full force at the Complete Streets Summit held by Vision Long Island; all united to bring about positive change to Long Island. Let’s do this!
Steel is real and wine (barrel) is fine. What’s your favorite frame made of?
foodandwine.com Turns out a wine barrel has enough wood to make about two bikes.
NYBC member, Marty Buchman is a tremendous advocate for the Empire State Trail and its Long Island Extension,"Tell me, have you ever seen someone on a bike trail who was in a bad mood?”
wamc.org Supporters kicked off a new “Trails Across New York” campaign Monday to seek further support for a multi-use trail system in the state.
Head out west! The GObike Buffalo SkyRide is now open for registration. Described in Buffalo Rising as: "...one of those Buffalo moments that has to be experienced to be truly appreciated... It’s an exercise in placemaking, demonstrating that there are better uses for highways"
skyridebuffalo.org Join GObike Buffalo for the 6th annual SkyRide, an incredible fundraising bike ride over the 100-foot-high Skyway!
Kingston, NY has a great event coming up to get more women on bikes, and it includes free child care. Well-done, Kingston! Check it out: #doingitright #internationalwomensmonth
dailyfreeman.com KINGSTON, N.Y. — A one-day community event aims to help women develop the necessary skills and improve their confidence to become more active bicycle riders.
The bicycle plays a key role in one woman’s entrepreneurial venture. Read more:
reuters.com Dana Mroueh's chocolate factory is a rarity for Ivory Coast and not only be...
Sad news. Our condolences to Kelly Catlin’s family, friends, and teammates.
This in-depth article states: “Control was harder to come by for Ms. Catlin after crashes late last year in which she broke her arm and sustained a concussion, according to family members.”
The writer noted that the cyclist "was wearing a helmet..."
As if that was relevant.
Condolences to the victim's family and friends.
naplesnews.com William Cahill, 72, of Naples, died after he was struck along Golden Gate Boulevard near 10th Street Northeast.
When it comes to clearing snow from sidewalks we're not surprised that Rochester, NY is a leader and Syracuse is making strides. Does your city, town, or village clear sidewalks? What about maintaining access to bicycle parking facilities?
usa.streetsblog.org Rochester, Burlington, Minneapolis, Duluth and Syracuse have either started clearing sidewalks or are moving in that direction.
The different bicycle facilities and other complete streets features shown in the video are on one person's bike commute to work:
bicycling.com San Jose shows off what a complete street looks like.
Interesting read from Pittsburgh. How do you feel about riding in the presence of driverless cars?
post-gazette.com A follow-up survey by Bike Pittsburgh found increasing confidence in self-driving vehicles but bikers feel less safe around human drivers.
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Interesting - thanks GObike Buffalo for this post!
gobikebuffalo.org Guest submission by Jalonda Hill This is proof that bike riding has always been a great asset to our community and has been used as an act of resistance to the power structure. Imagine what we could do today if we used bike riding as an act of resistance against the current conditions of poor
It's not too early to start planning your #BiketoWork, #BiketoSchool or other #BikeMonth events. Our friends at League of American Bicyclists have some great resources to help you out!
bikeleague.org May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to giving biking a try.
nytimes.com The first African-American cycling champion, fans called him the Black Cyclone. He blew past terrifying threats, setting records with an elegant grace.
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She hopes to resist pressure as long as possible — she loves riding and setting an example: "When girls see us and are inspired, it really gives me immense pleasure. I want other girls to shed their fears and ride a bike."
- Urooj Bisma, 12
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If you're looking for some inspiration for your cycle commuting during this winter's deep freeze, then look no further. Nineteen year old Ed Pratt finished his around the world cycling journey on July 27, 2018 --on his 36" wheel unicycle!
During 2018 Education Director Ken Crandall, Assistant Education Director Tom Polk, and NYBC’s safety ambassadors dropped in all over the state, with a special emphasis on documented crash hot spots. From Long Island to Plattsburgh to Buffalo, they delivered education services to both cyclists and motorists. We're looking forward to another year in 2019 delivering the message of safe cycling to audiences all over New York State!
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This story gives a good overview of the current situation with lack of ebike regulation in New York City, and by association across the state. While the details of new legislation may be open to discussion, it's obvious New York's regulations governing ebikes and escooters are sadly out of date. New leadership in the Assembly Transportation gives a renewed chance to move forward.
gothamist.com 'What we're trying to accomplish here is to bring New York City to 2018. There are a lot of cities that have embraced e-bikes, and New York City keeps these archaic and punitive laws.'
When Everybody Rides, We All Win! Have you ever been on a bike ride that improved your life in some way? A ride that made you appreciate beauty? That built your fitness? That taught you how to meet adversity when things didn't go perfectly?
At NYBC, as far as we are concerned, every ride is a winning ride. It improves your health, physically and mentally. It improves the planet, now and into the future. The more people we can get on bikes, the more equal access we can assure, the more cycling friendly facilities we can build . . . the more winning rides there will be for everyone.
If you haven't donated already, please take a few moments to watch our Board Member, Rosanna Coto-Batres, show you what we have done and what we have in store for this next year. Then help us with your donation during this final week of our 2018 Appeal to make this a reality for EVERY New Yorker. For those who ride and those who don't-yet!
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