Restoration Rides into ‘National Bike Month’

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Restoration is riding into May, “National Bike Month”, with the launch of over 35 community rides, participating in Transportation Alternative’s “Bike to Work” challenge, and hosting a reception for our community of bike share enthusiasts. Community Bike Rides will take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays from May until October. Ride meet-up locations have expanded to Northern Bed-Stuy with the addition of the Marcy Avenue and Myrtle Avenue Citi Bike station. The buzz around bike share in Bed-Stuy continues to grow, due in no small part to grassroots outreach, informative webinars , and inclusive planning spearheaded by Restoration’s Center for Healthy Neighborhoods (CHN).

Community Bike Rides began in 2015, as CitiBike was constructing its first stations in Bed-Stuy. Since then, more than 150 community bike rides have taken place. The rides have enjoyed enormous popularity with long term residents and newcomers alike. Participants of all skill levels -- experienced or novice – are welcome. This year’s rides will be led by a host of prominent individuals and organizations, including Councilmember Robert Cornegy, New York State Assemblyman Walter T. Mosley, Transportation Alternatives, and many others. Krystal Brown, a Restoration, will led the first Wednesday ride on May 2nd and our Saturday ride on May 5th will be led by Dulcie Canton, Brooklyn Organizer, for Transportation Alternatives.

Restoration has teamed up with NYC Better Bike Share Partnership to take part in the “Bike to Work Challenge” presented by Transportation Alternatives. This competition pits organizations wheel to wheel to see who can log the most bike commutes to and from work. High-profile endorsements from transportation advocates, urban planners and community organizations have increasingly positioned bike commuting to become a favored mode of urban transportation. Learn more about Bike Month NYC and how you can get your workplace to join in on the ride.

On May 14th, The Center for Healthy Neighborhoods is celebrating its ride leaders, community members and bike share partners that inspire our community to continue biking. The reception will be held at TransitCenter (1 Whitehall Street, 17th floor, New York, NY 10004).

Join us for our next webinar, “Biking Your Way to a Bigger Bank Account,” on May 27th. What better way to usher in Spring than biking our way to fitness and health with Restoration!

Restoration's Tracey Capers, Councilmember Robert Cornegy, and community members