Join Transportation Alternatives for our celebratory 2nd Annual Women’s Month Bike Ride in the Bronx on March 25th, 2023!
This free event will be taking place again throughout the Bronx and enter into neighborhooding communities throughout Harlem, the Heights and Randall’s Island. The routes will be finalized in coming weeks but this year we will have an 8-mile beginner route and a new 15-mile moderate route the same day, ending together with a rally and celebration.This annual event seeks to address the dramatic gender disparities in cycling in New York City, where women comprise 53% of the overall population but just 33% of cyclists on our streets. While 2021 saw a significant bike boom on our streets, with higher gains among women cyclists (a 147% increase compared to 68% among men), the overall disparity remains today. This ride is presented in partnership with Citi Bike, New York City Council Member Amanda Farías, the New York City Council’s Women’s Caucus, and Transportation Alternatives.
Both routes will be scenic Bronx rides and will provide an important opportunity to witness transit issues in the South Bronx and how they affect marginalized groups of women in real-time and discuss solutions that creatively reimagine our landscape with women’s safety at the forefront.
Feel free to bring your personal bike and cycling gear or RSVP for a helmet and Citi Bike (manual/e-bike). Citi Bikes are limited and are available on a first-come, first-serve. Users must be aged 16 and older, but all ages are welcome for this family-friendly event. This will be a fully permitted ride with support from local authorities.
For more information or to register, click this link!