Bike Repair Workshop

In this informal workshop you can learn basic bike repair and maintenance. From fixing flats to overhauling wheels, instructors cover most bike issues. You may bring your own bike if it’s not too crowded. All skill levels are welcome.

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Melinda Katz Tries to Kill Queens Blvd Bike Lane in the Name of “Community”

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This was the community’s reaction to the @NYC_DOT proposal @MelindaKatz @StreetsblogNYC pic.twitter.com/JyyXFroWwK — Jaime Andrés (@jaimeamonc) May 12, 2016 Tuesday night’s meeting on the redesign of Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst was one of the uglier exercises in petty community board obstructionism in recent memory. Queens Community Board 4 District Manager Christian Cassagnol said the safety of cyclists […]

Streetfilms: Luxe Bike Parking in Chicago

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Continuing the Streetfilms tour of envy-inspiring bike parking garages, Clarence Eckerson files this report from the McDonald’s Cycling Center in Chicago’s Millennium Park, operated by Bike and Roll on behalf of the city. Says Clarence: It’s enough to make bike commuters in many cities drool. The center boasts state-of-the-art showering facilities, secure bicycle parking for […]

DOT Proposes Flushing Ave Bikeway in Prelude to Major Greenway Push

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Image: NYCDOT [PDF] Here’s a look at the Flushing Avenue bike path concept that NYCDOT presented to the Brooklyn Community Board 2 transportation committee last night. This project would add another preliminary link to the path of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway, following in the footsteps of the Kent Avenue bike lane. After a round of […]