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People of all colors discussing evergreen ideas.

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Every day is Leg Day when you ride a bike. Sure it’s cool to get into a tight tuck and go screaming down a steep hill but there is pure joy in standing on the pedals and “dancing” up a hill with your body rythymically swaying from side to siden in aid of your footwook. I’m looking forward to it.

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Filed under: Bicycling, Community Green,

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

Filed under: Bicycling, Community Green, Cycling, , ,

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!

Filed under: Bicycling, Community Green,

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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About Community Greens

It takes more than a village to raise a child in today's world. The world is more than flat or round or sun and moon. It's also the village on the other side of the river. The objects in the sky are different from that view. Community Greens, griot-like, tells a story. I invite you to share my view.

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Upcoming Events

  • Work Program @ Bissel April 21, 2018 at 10:00 pm – 3:00 am Veterans Garden-Propagation
  • Seton Falls Park Tour April 22, 2018 at 10:00 pm – 12:00 am Seton Falls Park, E 233rd St, Bronx, NY 10466, USA
  • Beekeeping: An Introduction (Bronx) April 24, 2018 at 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Risse Street Community Garden, Bronx
  • GreenThumb Compost Delivery April 26, 2018 at 8:30 am – 10:00 am Bissel Gardens, Bissel Ave, Bronx, NY 10466, USA
  • NYC Parks Presents: Jazz Concert Series April 26, 2018 at 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 W 134th St, New York, NY 10037, USA
  • WORKDAY | MORRIS HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS FARM BUILD April 27, 2018 at 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Fridays, April 13, 20, and 27 • 10 a.m.–1 p.m.Morris High School Campus • 1100 Boston RoadJoin us as we continue building and caring for this new farm.
  • Work Program @ Bissel April 28, 2018 at 10:00 pm – 3:00 am Veterans Garden-Propagation
  • DSNY Compost Delivery May 2, 2018 Bissel Gardens, Bissel Ave, Bronx, NY 10466, USA
  • NYC Parks Presents: Jazz Concert Series May 3, 2018 at 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 W 134th St, New York, NY 10037, USA
  • Work Program @ Bissel May 5, 2018 at 10:00 pm – 3:00 am Veterans Garden-Propagation

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