The Biking Public Project aims to expand local cycling advocacy discussions by reaching out to underrepresented bicyclists around New York City including women, people of color, and delivery cyclists.
As spring is finally kicking into gear it’s high time to get ready for summer! Join the Biking Public Project in Elmhurst, Queens to find out what we’re all about, share your ideas, and learn about our planned summer outreach in Jackson Heights, Queens.
FREE EVENT. Cash Bar. Snacks!
The event is free and Happy Hour is extended until 9pm when the band starts. Terraza has live music almost every evening and it’s always worth listening to so feel free to stick around for the show at 9pm!
Hope to see you all there…
Happy International Women’s Day!
This week the Biking Public Project attended the Women’s Bike Forum in Washington, DC and met women from all across the country who are biking, organizing and advocating on behalf of female cyclists! The attendees and workshops at the summit spanned an amazing array of human experience, from Georgena Terry, a bike builder who delved into the pleasure of working with steel frames, to Megan Odett who started Kiddical Mass in DC, the Forum showed that you don’t have to be a jock, but you don’t have to be babied either!
In the spirit of keeping that momentum alive, join the Biking Public Project this weekend in celebrating women in cycling by sharing your story about being a woman who rides! Post your story and share it! If you’re a Twitter type, tweet the link to @womensday and @bikingpublic and #womenbike! You never know who you could inspire just by getting your story out there!
See you all on the road…
We met Rich Fields and his bike in Red Hook, Brooklyn two weeks after Hurricane Sandy. Many apartment buildings still did not have electricity or hot water at this time. Recycle-A-Bicycle coordinated a free sidewalk bike repair station in the neighborhood on November 10th and the Biking Public Project decided to lend a hand. We met Rich there, who said he was moving to Red Hook shortly. He currently lives in Riverdale, Long Island and works as a Juvenile Corrections Officer. Rich Fields says that he loves riding his bike because, “I get competitive motivation when I see other people on their bikes.” His next big goal is to convince his girlfriend to ride with him. Good luck Rich!
We went up to the Bronx on Thursday to get down w/ Boogie Down Rides and the DOT at another bike bell giveaway. There was a torrential wind tunnel effect going on but lots of fun w/ lots of good people.
We took portraits, chasing down people on bikes, taking epic portraits in multiple locations and giving out bells and new 2012 bike maps with glee!
Thanks to the DOT and Boogie Down Rides for letting us come along for the fun! Here are some pictures that Boogie Down Rides took of the day!
Boogie Down Rides Kickoff and Bell Giveaway with DOT, a set on Flickr.
On Monday, May 7, 2012, we partnered with the NYC DOT in giving away bike bells, new 2012 bike maps, and Bike Smart booklets (important information everyone should know). At the same time, we’ll started our first project by taking portraits of cyclists who ride the Queensboro Bridge as part of…