As promised, we have a very exciting and busy ride and event calendar for July, August and September.
Wednesday, July 20 – Goldman Ride Community Teamworks Ride – Stokers only
Sunday, July 24 – Ride at Floyd Bennett Field with National Park Service
Monday, July 25 – Visions Youth Group Ride in Central Park – Captains needed
Saturday, July 30 – The Dogist comes to photograph our guide dogs
Sunday, July 31 – Coney Island Cyclone and Hot Dog Ride
Visit our “Events” page on our website for a complete list, more details and to RSVP.
Last week New York lost a treasure. Bill was the fashion and society photographer for the New York Times for nearly 40 years. In fact, he was designated by the City of New York in 2009 as a living landmark. He was noticeable around town for riding his rickety old bike with his camera always around his neck and for his basic blue Parisian work smock.
Summer event ride season has commenced. This past Sunday, ten InTandem teams cycled the discover Hudson Valley Ride, presented by Bike New York. Tackling distances from 15 miles to 100 miles, all but one of our teams completed the ride. Kudos to Brandy and Chris for doing the 75. Tiffany and Jonathon were ready to do the 100 but bike problems knocked them out pretty early on. Did not stop Jonathon from enjoying that chocolate eclair ice cream stick (see photo below).
Special thanks to Kirsten Sonnenberg and Mick Grimme for coming along and helping out. Kirsten did the driving. Shout outs to new captains Bill Raftery and Mark Berens. Welcome.
InTandem will be hosting a station at the DOT Shared Streets event on Saturday, August 13, 2016. The DOT is encouraging a vehicular speed limit of 5mph in this shared street zone from Broadway to Water Street and from Park Row to State Street. Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians will be encouraged to share the streets of lower Manhattan and take the time to rediscover the commerce, culture, and history in this special district.
InTandem is looking for volunteers captains to help train new captains, and general volunteers to serve as ambassadors to hand out flyers and answer questions about our programs. This is an excellent opportunity for us to reach out to our community and invite more captains, stokers, and volunteers to join us in the future.
Captains and stokers will ride from Central Park downtown using Summer Streets, and end their ride by volunteering at Shared Streets at our station. We will break the day into shifts. You can ride back up to the Park at the end of the shift if you wish as well.