Over forty people filled the back room of Bicycle Habitat in SoHo for a recent Citi Bike Street Skills class.If you’re new to city cycling, getting back in the saddle after a few years away, or interested in learning tips on safely navigating urban traffic, Citi Bike’s street skills class is for you.In a fun interactive classroom environment, Citi Bike Street Skills focuses on city cycling scenarios like traffic, jaywalkers, puddles and intersections and how to handle them so that you enjoy pleasant, stress-free rides. Even better, every participant will learn how to use the Citi Bike system, get an introduction to the bike’s features, and receive a free 24-hour pass to Citi Bike worth $9.95!The classes are being offered in partnership with Bike New York and taught by a certified cycling instructor. The free, hour-long class will give you the confidence and know-how to take full advantage of Citi Bike from the second the system opens. Classes alternate between Manhattan one week and then Brooklyn the next. Manhattan classes are held at Bicycle Habitat in SoHo, and Brooklyn sessions are at Red Lantern in Fort Greene. “There’s so much that people can do to make themselves feel confident and more comfortable on the road. You can adjust a few behaviors and have so much more fun,” said Emilia Crotty, the education and outreach manager at NYC Bike Share.You can find a schedule of classes, as well as registration information and more details here. Additional dates are being added for June. RSVP is appreciated but not required.

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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Ride Smarter with Citi Bike Street Skills

Over forty people filled the back room of Bicycle Habitat in SoHo for a recent Citi Bike Street Skills class.If you’re new to city cycling, getting back in the saddle after a few years away, or interested in learning tips on safely navigating urban traffic, Citi Bike’s street skills class is for you.In a fun […]

Talking Shop with Jaytee Taylor, Warehouse Supervisor at Citi Bike

While we were at the Citi Bike facility in Greenpoint, Brooklyn earlier this week, we took a few minutes to talk with Jaytee Taylor, the Warehouse Supervisor who hails from Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. How long have you been working for NYC Bike Share?I started in September of 2011, so almost two years now.How’d you get […]

Behind The Scenes: At the Citi Bike Greenpoint Warehouse

If it takes a village to raise a child, then it takes a warehouse, forklifts, big trucks, lots of vans, and hundreds of hard working New Yorkers to start up a bike share system that’s as awesome as Citi Bike. At least that’s what it looked like when we took a tour of the Greenpoint […]

Citi Bike Installs First Stations

credit: Lars KloveRight around the time that Saturday’s newspapers started landing on stoops, the Citi Bike team was busy loading the first four bike share stations onto flatbed trucks. After one of the most extensive community planning processes in New York City history, including nearly 400 community meetings and a website that received over 10,000 […]

Celebrate Hubway’s Opening Day with A Rolling Celebration!

Joining together two of the region’s early signs of spring, Hubway and the Boston Red Sox Foundation have teamed up to commemorate the bike share system’s “Opening Day” re-launch on April 8, 2013. The rolling relaunch celebration will feature Hubway team members circling Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, and Brookline on a celebratory route. Hubway members that […]