Williamsburg doesn’t exactly have an overabundance of bike-share stations (according to Citi Bike’s map, it has 9 to the East Village’s 24), so it was a bummer when two of them suddenly disappeared. A couple of weekends ago, all of the neighborhood’s docks were full and the Metropolitan Avenue station was backed up with exasperated riders waiting for bikes to be checked out so they could return theirs. More →
Not everyone learns how to fix a flat on their bike at age ten. But Rebbekha Schiller did, and she says it empowered her. “I used to try to run over things with my bike so I could prove to myself that I could fix my flat tire,” she says. More →
The Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant isn’t on the bike tour, but we do recommend the nature walk there.
Saturday is going to be the shit for bikers: in the morning, there’ll be a 19-mile “very scenic, if somewhat fragrant” trek around three of the borough’s five sewage plants. And in the evening, free beer will flow at the launch of Space Ninety 8’s new bike-supplies kiosk. More →
Despite speculation that the 13-year-old festival might move to Brooklyn, organizer Brendt Barbur decided to keep it local — for now, anyway. “This is where we were born,” he said of the East Village and Lower East Side. More →
They don’t roll on Shabbos, or anytime else. But among the Hasidim of South Williamsburg, a grassroots organization is pushing for more bike-share stations.
Hasidim For Bikes, founded late last month, is committed to uniting those members of the Hasidic community who are psyched for bikes — and bummed about a perceived dearth of bike stations south of Broadway. More →