: By the way, here’s a good example of just how far reaching bike education programs can be.
You never forget how to ride a bike…many people never had the chance to learn!
It's true—you never forget how to ride a bike. However, it's also true that many people never had the chance to learn.
This is unfortunate. Cycling is good for individuals, communities, economies, and the environment. It's proven to have positive effects on mental, emotional, and physical health, and empowers people to explore new environments and overcome economic and societal barriers. And when someone learns how to ride a bike, they gain the confidence to improve their lives in ways they had previously thought impossible. (Think of it as a "gateway skill.")
For all these reasons and more, here at Bike New York, we're proud to say that we've created America's largest urban bike education program. Last year alone, we taught bike skills to more than 16,000 kids and adults. As Irasema Rivera, the instructor in the video
, puts it: Bike New York is powerful.
Bike New York
475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY
New York, NY 10115