For the second year in a row, the Safe Streets Fund is partnering with Bike New York to form the Five Boro Bike Team. We are truly excited to help build a new generation of bicyclists who ride with skill, confidence, and care—for fitness, fun, and a healthy future.
You can be a part of the Five Boro Bike Team. Just email Jamie DeFour at Bike New York to join. By fund-raising on behalf of Bike New York and the Safe Streets Fund, team members make possible free and inventive programs that promote youth and adult cycling and responsible riding in New York City. We’re working together to increase smart cycling in New York City through education and encouragement.
Five Boro Bike Team members are required to raise a minimum of $750 and all donations must be in by April 20th! Bike New York provides members of the Five Boro Bike Team with their own customizable fund-raising pages and offers regular access to staff support for fund-raising assistance.
Bike Bonanzas feature free, fun activities for the whole family: a Learn to Ride class and Bike Driver’s Ed clinic for kids, free helmets for kids and adults, a kids bike swap, bike registration, and more. Every year, we host ten events throughout the city, focusing on underserved communities.
Bike to School Day encourages middle school students in a growing list of communities to ride to school. BNY and Safe Street Fund kick off these events, and leave a how-to manual to help any school citywide create and plan to promote bicycling as a way to get to school any day of the year. Studies show that children who ride a bike two or three times a week are less likely to be overweight. Regular exercise reduces depression and increases kids’ self-esteem.
Citywide safety education and outreach to highlighting each person’s responsibility for sharing the roadways – and classes and riding experiences directly in communities that need access to biking.