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NY Committee of the East Coast Greenway

bikeThis is a friendly reminder that our next committee meeting for the NY Committee of the East Coast Greenway is in one week-on Thursday, February 22, 5 to 6:30 pm. The meeting is open to all.  We will meet as usual at NYC Parks Department’s “Arsenal West,” 24 West 61st Street, 4th floor large conference room.  This is near Columbus Circle, served by subways 1/A/B/C/D to 59th St.

“Discover the East Coast Greenway” event  2018 Bike Rides:
– May: 5-Island Ride
– June: City Island Ride
– Aug.: Circle Manhattan by Bike
– Oct.: Hudson Loop Ride (w/ NJ-ECG Committee)

2 Road Scholar Events: May 14 & Sept. 1

NYC DOT Car Free Earth Day: 4/22 9am-3pm

New York/CT Fall regional workshop?

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
East Coast GreenwayAlliance
New York Committeepage
Facebook:  East Coast Greenway NY
Buzz Shattan Chair, NY Committee, buzz.shattan@ greenwichgrp.com
Bruce Donald, Tri-State Greenway Coordinator, bruce@greenway. org
Eileen, Secretary: NY Committee

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Bike to Work Month

Bike Commuter Challenge May 1 – 31stbike

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Bronx Fix

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Life is uphill. There are interludes between one crest and another when you crouch as the wind slips past. You focus above the bars at the horizon. Relaxing your neck, you lean, outside foot down, into one turn after another conserving energy, breathing belly deep.

I’ve crashed too often, sometimes hard. Once I crashed, because of a crash, on my daughter’s birthday. 47 days and 35 pounds later, I came home. Years later, I went into carbon fiber sticker shock and dug out my old flip-flop. Steel is Real.

I’m fixed in the Bronx because it’s better than pie. Whee!

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Tour De Bronx 2015

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There are few things better than riding a bike on a pleasant fall afternoon. You can, however, add salsa. You can add a 1/2 dozen or so friends and create camaraderie. You can add bike club members to infuse a co-operative/competitive element. Or, as with the Tour De Bronx, you can add 6 thousand like-minded people who you can strike up a conversation with at any corner along the way. Cause rides are great. and purposeful, but the Tour De Bronx, the city’s largest FREE cycling event is a trek without burden through the Bronx, the borough of parks and colleges, that ends at the New York Botanical Gardens, one of the best botanical gardens in the country. Top that, if you can!

Black Girls Do Bike! They really do and I’ve got pictures to prove it. I met some of the wonderful members from the NY Chapter. There are 49 chapters across the country. Go directly to the BGDBnyc chapter or connect with the umbrella group at www.blackgirlsdobike.com30-DSC_0076-001

When I met this guy on a “monster truck” unicycle we immediately began to chat about the King Charles Unicycle Troup. I remember when they began teaching Bronx kids how to ride unicycles before they made their debut with the Ringling Brothers Barnum Bailey Circus.15-DSC_0040-001

I also got to chat with this fellow reppin’ the Major Taylor Cycle Club. “Major” Taylor was an African-American cyclist who won the world 1 mile track cycling championship in 1899 and went on to become world champion. But you new that, right.35-DSC_0088-001

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SCNYC Bronx Ride

Hey fellow Bronx cyclist. Just wanna invite you and all your other bike friends to this ride. For some of the people attending it’ll be their first time in The Bronx so let’s show them what the hype is really all about. Feel free to share within your respective groups, this ride is not club specific. All necessary info is in the link but feel free to contact me. Ride safe and be well.

SCNYC Bronx Ride

Saturday, July 11 at 1:00pm

Brook Park E. 141st St, Bronx, NY 10454

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Upcoming Events

  • BRONX PARKS SPEAK UP • BRONX COALITION FOR PARKS AND GREEN SPACES February 24, 2018 at 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Lehman College, 250 Bedford Park Blvd W, Bronx, NY 10468, USA http://bronxspeakup.org/
  • Starting Seeds in a Greenhouse or Indoors March 3, 2018 at 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Praxis Warren Residence, Bronx Get gardening early by starting your seeds in a greenhouse or sunny window. We’ll…
  • Bronx Master Composter Certificate Program March 27, 2018 at 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Applications due February 20. 8 Tuesdays, March 27–May 15, 6–9 p.m., 2 Saturdays in April, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (TBD), New York Botanical Garden • Watson Education BuildingA train-the-trainer course that is designed to promote the practice of composting. Deadline is February 20. Apply here.
  • GreenThumb Grow Together March 31, 2018 at 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers St, New York, NY 10007, USA
  • Fruit Tree Care April 7, 2018 at 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Little Green Garden/Rock Garden, Bronx Have you ever wondered what you can do to get a great harvest from fruit trees in your…
  • NYCHA 16th Annual Garden Conference April 13, 2018 at 8:00 pm – 1:30 am Johnson Community Center, 1833 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10029, USA
  • Beekeeping: An Introduction (Bronx) April 24, 2018 at 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Risse Street Community Garden, Bronx Curious about bees for honey and pollination in your community garden? Join Liane Newton…
  • Tropical Accent Design May 15, 2018 at 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Edith Community Garden, Bronx In this workshop, we will use our warm growing season to cultivate fast growing tropical…
  • Direct Sow and Transplant May 19, 2018 at 11:00 am – 1:00 pm River Garden, Bronx Want to grow more food in less space? Tired of struggling or having stunted transplants?…

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