This page focuses mainly on New York area resources. Nearly every urban area has similar organizations that can provide maps, advocacy projects, and updates about local bicycle networks and clubs.
Bicycle Advocacy Groups
- Transportation Alternatives – Advocates for bicycling, walking, and public transit and runs campaigns for car-free parks, bike commuting, livable streets, and more. Runs various bicycle rides in New York.
- Bike New York – Promotes and encourages bicycling and bicycle safety. Runs various NY area rides and has free classes on bicycle safety, commuting, and learning to ride for first-timers.
- New York Bicycle Coalition – Promotes Share the Road programs, advocates for Safe Routes to School, and more.
Blogs and Online Resources
- StreetsBlog – Updates on bike lanes, transportation legislation, and more.
- StreetsFilms – Great videos on livable streets, traffic calming, and urban bicycle networks.
- Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
- East Coast Greenway – Plans for a 3000 mile bike route.
Learn How to Ride a Bike
- Bike New York offers great classes to learn how to ride a bike, both for kids and adults, as well as classes for advanced cyclists and bike commuters.
New York Area Group Rides
- May: Five Boro Bike Tour (Bike New York)
- May: Montauk Century (5 Boro Bike Club)
- June: Long Island Harbors Ride (Bike New York)
- July: Tour de Queens (Transportation Alternatives)
- July: Harlem Valley Rail Ride (Bike New York)
- Sept: NY Jewish Environmental Bike Ride (Hazon)
- Sept: NYC Century Bike Tour (Transportation Alternatives)
- Sept: Twin Lights Ride (Bike New York)
- Sept: Escape New York (New York Cycle Club)
- Oct: MS Ride New York (National MS Society)
- Oct: MS Tappen Zee Ride (National MS Society)
- Oct: Tour de Bronx (Transportation Alternatives)
New York Area Cycle Clubs
New York Area Bike Trails and Route Mapping
- Ride The City – get directions in New York City which incorporate bike lanes and paths
- Map My Ride – create, share, and search for bike routes across the county
- Bikely – create, share, and search for bike routes across the county
- Hudson River area rides and cue sheets
- Rails to Trails – works for transforming old rail lines into biking and hiking paths
- Westchester Trails
- New York City Bike Maps