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!
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.
" 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."
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.
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.
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.
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.