ABOUT US

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El Barrio Bikes promotes inclusivity and works to eliminate barriers to biking in East Harlem.

We build confidence and enthusiasm around biking through events, programming, and advocacy!

Upcoming Rides+ Events

Long Ride Ready 

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Is brought to you by El Barrio Bikes & We Out.  Dates for the series are:

 

April 23rd & 30th

May 7th & 29th

June 11

 

This series of group rides increases in distance and difficulty over the Spring. We're gearing up for the Discover Hudson Valley Ride (DHVR) taking place on June 26th. Rides are free and limited to 15 participants.  Riders can register directly on our Community Board Calendar.  Pick one or as many event dates you choose.  For every ride you join you’ll be entered to win a free spot on our team for the 33 mile ‘Discover Hudson Valley’ Ride distance.

Family Day Kite Ride

Is brought to you by The Brown Bike Girl

Family Day Kite Ride welcomes family and friend groups. This is an advanced newbie, senior, and big kid-friendly ride along East Brooklyn's fully protected Jamaica Bay Greenway also known as "The Belt".  As we ride we will watch and fly kites at South Brooklyn's Plumb Beach.

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Check out the opportunities below to join a citywide ride or visit a potential ride destination. To add your event to this calendar, email elbarriobikes@gmail.com

 
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Celebrate the Cherry Blossom

Brought to you by El Barrio Bikes and
Randall's Island Park Alliance.

Bike Leaders' Spotlight   

We have Group Bike Leaders that are dedicated to providing family friendly, fun, safe rides for all.  Here we shine a spotlight on a few.  More spotlight recognition will be available soon.

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Eric Graham

" I enjoy taking cyclists' to destinations that they might not have been too.  is rewarding to see the smiles on the cyclists; faces when they reach these destinations and accomplish their goals."

"I love seeing people in the beginning having concerns and fears come back and end up being so happy and full of joy after being able to complete a ride or conquer a hill.  I also love to see people eventually increase their riding distance.  It brings me so much joy seeing them light up when they have reached another milestone in there city cycling journey thanks to our support."

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Adalgisa Rivera

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Philippa Godoy

I love seeing people come together to explore their limits, form community around a shared effort or just have fun and light up from being outside, making new friends and even breaking a sweat.

Anna Kemeny

I graduated from bike leader training in 2018. The training gave me a better understanding of road rules, traffic safety, group dynamics and helped me consider accessible routes for my group rides.  It also gave me more confidence as a solo cyclist.  As a ride leader, I love meeting the people who attend and hearing about their experiences cycling and being active in the community! Almost all of my rides go to Randall's Island because I use to work there and continue to lead rides for their organization.  It's also a great place for riders who are less comfortable on city streets.  When not biking, I am probably studying-I'm currently getting my masters degree in urban planning.  I also enjoy running, gardening and swimming.

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Tara Mardigan

I graduated from Bike Leader Training in 2019.  The group training helped me learn the details and nuances that go into planning and leading a successful and safe group ride.  I really enjoy working with brand new riders and those nervous about riding on NYC streets.  I also love helping people use CitbiBikes for the first time.  I aim to empower others, help them navigate the neighborhood, and find the hidden gems of the community.  When I am not bike riding, I enjoy running, leading group walks, coaching, eating delicious foods, and visiting the Adirondack Mountains.

Rachel Cutler

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I graduated training in 2018 and the best part of it was meeting others in my community who are passionate about cycling, learning about our neighborhoods, and making healthy living accessible to everyone.  When I am not conducting group rides I enjoy triathlons, running, coaching, Veganism, and traveling. 

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