Bikes

Activists to rally Friday afternoon against NYPD crackdown on cyclists

Bike activists will rally on Friday after an NYPD officer reportedly tackled a bike rider in Midtown, which was just one incident in a rash of police ticketing cyclists in the area. Cyclists, delivery workers and other transportation activists will gather in Midtown between 8th and 9th Avenues...

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 2:33pm

Transit group wants NYC to have a Bike Mayor

Transit activists are calling on New York City to appoint a Bike Mayor to better represent the voice of those who cycle around the five boroughs in city government. Transportation Alternatives launched a petition this week demanding Mayor Bill de Blasio appoint someone for the role. “There...

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 4:51pm

Live in Brooklyn? Get a free bike ahead of the L train shutdown

Are you one of the estimated 20,000 people who will take up cycling to get to work when the L train shuts down in April 2019? Make that decision easier with a free bike courtesy of SpikedSeltzer. The original hard seltzer is giving away bicycles to Brooklyn residents every night from Tuesday, Aug...

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 2:15pm

You can ride Blue Bikes for free this Saturday

If you haven’t yet noticed, Blue Bikes are in Boston, and if you haven’t yet tried the rideshare service out, here’s your chance to ride a Blue Bike for free. Back in May, the Hubway bikeshare system became Blue Bikes after Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts partnered up...

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 8:50am

NYC announces companies to provide dockless bikes to outer boroughs: Update

Update, 7/24/18: The New York City Department of Transportation announced an update to the companies involved in the dockless bikeshare pilot program on Tuesday, July 24. Previously, DOT said that ofo would provide dockless bikes to the Bronx, but on Tuesday, officials announced that dockless Citi...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 3:16pm

Dockless bikes are now available in the Rockaways

What’s better than a bike ride near the beach in the summer? New Yorkers can do just that without even owning a bicycle themselves with dockless bikes in the Rockaways now a reality, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Friday. This marks the first-ever dockless bike share in New York City,...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 12:49pm

Help Citi Bike celebrate its fifth anniversary in Prospect Park

Can you remember a time when you didn’t see blue Citi Bikes zipping around town? We surely can’t, but believe it or not, the beloved bike-share is celebrating its fifth anniversary this Sunday with a big, bike-centric bash in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. “Five years in, Citi...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 5:20pm

Developers ride into future with expanded bike amenities for residents

The latest trend in cycling in New York City isn’t just the dockless bikeshare that seems to be on the horizon or Citi Bike’s ever-growing ridership. It actually hits a lot closer to home thanks to the amenities many building developers are now offering to residents. We’re not...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 3:11pm

Bostonians, New Yorkers can get free bikeshare rides, courtesy of Switzerland

May is National Bike Month, and now you can take a Blue Bike or Citi Bike out for a spin for free thanks to Switzerland. Yup, the European country is trying to get more Americans to bike. Switzerland Tourism has partnered with Motivate, the company behind bike shares like Citi Bike, Blue Bikes and...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 10:57am

Bay State Bike Week asks you to give biking a chance

Tom Francis enjoys his commute to work so much that when he was out of town for a week this February, he took the time to follow his commute on the weekend when he came back to the Boston area. “How many drivers would do that?” Francis said. Not many, and maybe, not even any, since...

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 1:46pm

Is an electric bike for you? We took a test ride and fell in love

Biking in New York City is, to put it mildly, daunting. There are the distracted drivers on their phones, pedestrians who don’t respect bike lanes, the noise and rush of traffic right next to you. For the people who commute by bike, though, it’s all worth it. “Biking is the only...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 8:52pm

TransAlt challenges New Yorkers to bike to work this May

Sick of standing on a packed subway in the mornings, or starting your day stuck in traffic? Advocacy group Transportation Alternatives wants you to try another way to head to work: biking. In honor of Bike Month in May, Transportation Alternatives (TransAlt) is once again hosting its Bike Commuter...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 9:27am

Cyclists to take over NYC as National Bike Month gets underway

For more than six decades, May has been all about bicycles thanks to it being National Bike Month, but here in New York City, we celebrate all things two wheels pretty much every day. Interest in bicycling around town has sped up thanks to the popularity of Citi Bike, the increasing number of...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 5:00am

Delivery workers who bike around NYC need to be protected, advocates say

Bike advocates gathered at City Hall on Monday to call on Mayor Bill de Blasio to do more to protect delivery workers who cycle around New York City for their jobs. "I've been given many fees and fines just for doing my job," one delivery worker named Clemente said at the City Hall...

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 3:33pm

Philly bike rides to take in 2018

A bicycle is the best way to get around, and if you’re reading this article in Philadelphia, you live in the most-biked big city in the United States. So, what’s holding you up from getting on a bicycle yourself? Why not make 2018 the year you begin your new life as a cyclist, or...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 5:00am

After terror attack, DOT installs barriers at 57 bike path intersections

Two days after Sayfullo Saipov drove a rented truck down the Hudson River Park Bikeway and killed eight people and wounded 12 others, the state and local Departments of Transportation began installing hundreds of concrete barriers along the bike path. The barriers will be placed at 57 pedestrian...

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 10:51am

Riders unite to fight rare cancers at MSK's Cycle for Survival

Though you may know someone battlingthem, brain, pancreatic, ovarian, thyroid, leukemia, lymphoma and countless other cancers are still considered rare forms of the disease. While they make up roughly 50 percent of all cancer diagnoses combined, theresearch on many of them is“drastically...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 2:54pm

5 things to know about Boston’s World Naked Bike Ride

Every year, cyclists around the world ride together in the buff during the World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) in hopes of creating positive societal change. The Boston chapter, which began eight years ago, will kick off this year’s festivities in Jamaica Plain with bikers making their way to...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 5:08pm

Man charged in hit and run that killed Boston cyclist

UPDATE 11:45 a.m., May 10: A Boston Municipal Court Judge ordered the suspect in an April 30 hit and run that killed a 29-year-old South Boston bicyclist be help without bail on Wednesday. At the request of Assistant District Attorney Benjamin Megrian, Malone Kidanemariam, 25, of Boston was...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 11:55am

Trump's budget 'blueprint' is bad news for bicyclists

Federal transportation funding is important for Philadelphia’s transit, traffic control and signals, pavement resurfacing, safe routes to school and bicycle/pedestrian facilities and, for the city and state’s tourism.But the most recent federal budget “blueprint” proposal from the president would...

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 2:30pm