Looks like we’re having a break in the weather (finally?!) so you know what that means… The return of the Thursday Night Ride! Casual night ride meeting weekly in front of the shop Thursdays at 8pm.
Crowds range from 15-70ish cyclists on all types of bikes (ride a different one each week)! If we have a particular route planned, we will usually post on our Facebook page if there is a suggested type of bike to ride. Otherwise, we ride on city streets and are friendly to all types of cyclists! We will also post last minute statuses if the skies are cloudy and/or it’s sprinkly out and you’re wondering if we’re still heading out.
LIGHTS and helmets (and lock if you’re hanging out) are strongly suggested. Also, we suggest bringing your own spare tube in case of a flat (usually there are multiple wrenches on hand if you don’t have tools or inflator). Also, please try to leave your music-making machines at home. When there are multiple boom boxes blasting, it kinda kills the vibe of romantic starry night skies… freewheels buzzing… the sounds of the city… and sweet sweet small talk.
We try to follow the rules of the road so don’t ride like a jerk! Also it’s a social ride so bring a friend and have FUN! Mileage is anywhere from 6 to 25 miles depending on the group that shows, or usually around 2 hours of ride time. Ending point is often somewhere downtown (J Ryan’s patio for beer and grub). If you’ve gotta run at the end of the ride – there are usually several people heading every which way in the city so you can buddy up with someone going your direction.
Hope to see you on our next urban cycling adventure!
Saturday, April 30th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Would you like to commute to your work or school, but aren’t sure you’re prepared to do it?
The Bicycle Commuting 101 workshop will break down the fundamentals of bike commuting – from sharing knowledge on everything from what to wear, route planning, on-road safety, and much more.
Part of the workshop will feature an optional 3 to 5 mile ride to practice technique and obtain further on-bike instruction.
We hope that you will join us… and invite your friends, families, and co-workers to come along!
Taught by the New York Bicycling Coalition in collaboration with Bike CNY. Two League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors (LCI’s) will be leading the workshop.
This workshop is best-suited for riders over 18 years of age, though skilled riders as young as 16 will be considered.
Indoor Presentation at Mello Velo Bicycle Shop, 556 Westcott Street, Syracuse 13210. An on-road component is included and recommended, but is not required.
Cost: $10 in advance. $15 at the door (if there is room). We have a limit of 15 on-road, but can have up to 5 additional indoor-only participants (The early bird gets the road, so to speak). Online payments close 11:59pm on Thursday April 28th.
Payment in advance is required to reserve your place. All contributions support the ongoing work of BikeCNY in the community.
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