Skip to Content
Streetsblog New York City home
Streetsblog New York City home
Log In
3794383648_0d11bf40ba.jpgThis is what a #bikenyc tweetup looks like. Photo by @noneck.

The first #bikenyc tweetup happened last Wednesday.

What's a tweetup? It's when a bunch of people who have connected on Twitter get together in the real world. (We're @streetsblog, by the way.) The "#bikenyc" hashtag, as it's called, gives Twitter users an easy way to search for NYC bike-related content on Twitter (more about hashtags here).

So in this case, we were all folks who like both Twitter and biking in New York City, about ten or twelve of us. We met at Bicycle Habitat (thanks for the free water bottles, guys) and then rode over to the West Side bike path via the Prince Street bike lane, ending up at Pier I Cafe for drinks and conversation on a beautiful summer evening. It was pretty sweet. No real agenda, except for enjoying our bikes and our city and each other.

The event was organized by @newamsterdamize (aka @noneck), and it won't be the last. If you're on Twitter, start using and looking for the #bikenyc hashtag. Who knows what could happen next?

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog New York City

Tuesday’s Headlines: Valley of Political Death Edition

Did you see the new poll showing congestion pricing is really unpopular? Ignore it! Good times are coming. Plus other news in today's headlines.

April 23, 2024

Open Streets Groups Warn of Extra Red Tape to Run Events

Two weeks notice for hopscotch or a yoga class?

April 23, 2024

Monday’s Headlines: A Federal Case over Parking Edition

We're flicking our bicycle bell over a big scoop last week that no one picked up on...yet. Plus other news.

April 22, 2024

Hochul, Legislators Reach Toll Evasion Crackdown Deal

Higher fines for covering a plate and for not paying tolls are part of the budget deal inked on Saturday.

April 22, 2024

Behind the Scenes: How Gov. Hochul Got ‘Sammy’s Law’ Over the Finish Line

Opponents didn't want to put their name on a no vote for the life-saving measure.

April 22, 2024
See all posts