Bike New York

Downtown from Behind | Bike New York

I just got back from New York City and am so full of inspiration and energy (though I’m a little pooped from all of the activity). I was very excited to be invited to the Bike Home from Work Party thrown by Transportation Alternatives and was quick to reply YES. In addition to Bike to Work Day, it was also Design Week in New York – making it the perfect time for me to head east.

Adeline Adeline was kind enough to set me up with a beautiful little Linus Dutchie for an afternoon ride on the West Side Highway Bike Path. This path is a must for anyone visiting the city – you’ll pass blocks and blocks of beautiful parks, views and architecture. The path is easy to bike and navigate, there really isn’t any getting lost or turned around, just a straight shot along the water. The Linus is a great bike for New York, but the Dutchie would be a bit heavy for our hills here in Seattle.

I was finally able to meet Alison, owner of Eleanor’s NYC. I got the headquarters tour and then we headed out for wine and oysters before the Bike Home from Work Party. We chatted about running our own businesses, the future of bike culture and why we love our cities. After that, we headed over to Dumbo for a fun night of music, bikes and socializing. I ran into so many great people, GiveLoveCycle, Vespertine NYC, Po Campo and We Flashy. I wish I would have had more time to check out the Shinola bicycles, but saw plenty of people sipping their sodas. Oh wait, and the reflective fashion show was the perfect way to transition in to night, Transportation Alternatives did an amazing job putting the whole event together.

So, next time you are in New York, try seeing it by bike. If you do, here are a few links:¬†VeloJoy has a great collection of tips and resources in their NYC Toolbox¬†and stop by one or more of their top bike-friendly cafes and bars. Biking Rules gives a new street code to NYC bikers. If you don’t want to rent a bike, sign up for the new Citibikes and get around town super easy. Check out Gothamist’s six best rides in and around New York City. Last, don’t forget to pack your Reveal Skirt and Daily Blouse for easy style in the city.

Image via Downtown from Behind.


One Response to “Bike New York”
  1. Alison says:

    Great post! So glad we finally met in person. See you in Seattle :)

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