Hello, I’m Michele, and I grew up in Bronx. I’m a fairly new commuter cyclist in New York. I was introduced to commuter cycling in 2013 through my neighbor and friend who is a 5BBC. At that time I worked at a non-profit in Chelsea and a bike lane was right on my street. I didn’t immediately transform into a cyclist. At first I was filled with fear and trepidation. I was determined and focused on becoming a stronger cyclist. I made it a priority to ride on the West Side Green path.