The six week Bike NY course teaches 10-15 youth how to ride a bike and how to safely navigate group rides. They provide bikes and safety gear for use during their sessions. However, Bike NY only offers classes in a select number of New York City Parks and not all of the NYE program sites have easy access. With an investment from Dicks’s Sporting Goods, NYE purchased 15 bikes to accommodate those sites, with locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens. The bikes and equipment are safely secured at a nearby school and then made available to the students. NYE coordinated with Bike NY to bring instructors to the school site for bike lessons. For example, students would learn how to design bike safety gear using engineering concepts.
Thank you to Dick’s Sporting Goods for supporting this initiative!