A new bike, new territories, and new things on the horizon this Summer all started this month!
For Mothers Day, we welcomed a new bike to our family; Hermie!
This whole month its been me and The Herm, rolling through the familiar and the strange, getting to know each other. Its been pretty great! I showed him off around the neighborhood, riding the routes I’m oh-so-familiar with, to see how he differs from Sandra Dee.
..and let me say, the difference is just…WOW. Alas, that is for a different post!
1st weekend in May was a ride to the City College for a play followed by riding along Riverside Drive and the Upper West Side,
Just the Bee’s and the bikes on this journey
The 2nd weekend of Bike month, was a trip through Queens, my home-borough :)
1st time on the 7 train
Its been a long time, Corona.
We did the whole 2-3mile route, wrapping around the Hall of Science, The Farm and petting zoo, and of course the Unisphere
He’s this badass in real life..in case you’re wondering.
After spending the night in Queens with my friends, this day in Queens moved over a Borough to Brooklyn.
I can’t even remember the last time I picked Regg up from work…he had his bike, I had mine..so why the hell not? Awake for 24 hrs, running on basically fumes(and coconut rum shots), may not sound like the best time to cross the Brooklyn Bridge..but we did!
Oh to be young and live in New York City<3
On the 3rd week; it was the 8th Annual Bicycle Fetish Day Festival down in Willysburg. 8th?? Where was I for the other 7?!
There were bikey-related things everywhere and familiar bikey people such as Bitchcakes and Kimmy! Not only was it great having my Bee there, but meeting great bikey gals such as Laura and Shelma, two of the raddest peeps part of the WE bike and Local Spokes movements! Thanks to them, there will be plenty of bike posts this summer :)
Great music was playing, contests and races were ensuing, cupcakes were being eaten, and of course plenty of photo-ops..
After the rad festivities(and before the rain came pouring down) our little bike clan crossed a new bridge to us all; The Williamsburg
The (wet)faces of accomplishment.
Last, and very far from least, the last weekend of bike month is the biggest of all..I got invited on my 1st social ride, first LocalSpokes meeting, and rode my 2nd tour, the Tour de Brooklyn!
BOOTD for the Garden Party and Social ride includes a dress that you can wear as a skirt(Route 66 $15)!
The garden party was cute fun and informative. Attendees scored some cool freebies too; like bike bells, maps, and water bottles.
*LS’s plan is to get protected bike lanes all over the LES(including Chinatown) for a smoother and safer environment for all commuters*
There is a great community of Lady Bikers here in NYC :D
After snacks, business card exchanges and a bike raffle—Its time to ride :D
While unlocking our bikes, I grab this hot pic of some of NYC’s ladyBikers..including @Bike Peace NYC!
a small and lovely bike group. but what made it better is one lovely rider(Faye) is the owner of a Wayfarer..the Male frame! As a matter of fact, there was three Schwinns on this ride :)
Managed to only snap one pic throughout the whole ride..and here it is;
W34th street near Penn Station
My new awesome Bikey pal Raquel schedules weekly rides through Meetup.com or The Social ride FB page! THANKS FOR THE AWESOME INITIATIVE RACH!
At the risk of making this post drag on, I’ll be blogging about the Tour de Brooklyn(and it being on my one year cycle and blogiversairy!) in a later post, as well as blogging my outfit over on my Skorch blog.
Best. Bike Month. Ever.
June’s shaping up to be just as fantastic. Stay tuned.