New BikeNYC website offers local events, deals for Big Apple cyclists

To kick off the 9th Annual Bike Month celebration in New York City, Transportation Alternatives is launching BikeNYC.org, the year-round, go-to source for all things bicycling in New York City. Powered by a rotating Board of Curators and local bike event organizers, BikeNYC.org features an open-source events calendar, daily bike-related deals and bike riding tips.

BikeNYC.org’s user friendly, open-source calendar allows anyone to post their bike rides and other bicycling events directly onto the website year-round. Beyond the year-long events calendar, BikeNYC.org also features daily bike-related deals, riding tips and periodic live "Question & Answer" sessions, hosted by New York’s bicycling experts. These sessions will cover everything from fixing a flat to bike share tips. The daily deals will be pulled from Transportation Alternatives’ Bike Friendly Business campaign, which highlights businesses who support bicycling and customers who arrive by bike. BikeNYC.org will foster online community building through Twitter by prominently incorporating the #bikenyc hashtag.

New York City has a long history of bicycling; the first bike path in America opened in Brooklyn in 1894. Thanks to the City’s commitment to creating safe space on our streets for bicycling in recent years, more New Yorkers are riding bikes than ever before. On any given day, over 200,000 people are bicycling around New York City. Half a million New Yorkers bicycle at least a few times a month. This year, bicycling in the Big Apple takes a huge step forward with the launch of NYC Bike Share. With 10,000 bicycles distributed at 600 stations, New York’s public bike share program will be the largest bicycle sharing system in the Western Hemisphere.

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