Past NEWS ITEMS from Weekly E-mail

A list of things that have made it into the 5BBC weekly e-mail


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Help find opportunities to promote 5BBC
Like this one at RXR in Manhattan

We had RXR approach us via with an opportunity during lunch hour to have a table in their lobby at 340 Madison for two hours over lunch. They have a bike room for 100 bikes; 5000 tenants and I had time at lunch. Citibike was next door and Bike NY sent some paperwork as they could not make it. But in the end, 5 people took our cards, 6 additional signed up for our weekly and our cards are up on the bulletin board in the bike room. If you know of any high volume bike rooms - please consider putting up our business cards. Encourage large buildings who may have events like this to let us promote ourselves. If you are inclined to volunteer and help promote the club - volunteer to

5BBC Members Volunteer in Da Bronx
Join them and "Boogie in the Bronx"!

Ailment: Cycling Jitters.
Antedote? A 5BBC Happy Face Ride

We got an honorable mention in this NYT article on cycling in NYC

Cycling circa 1940-something
Touching story a member found clearing the attic.

Taking Helen Rosenthal for a Ride
Read all about how this Member of City Council was treated to an instant-classic 5BBC happy face ride to High Bridge  in this article by Jim Zisfein

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Riding with Headphones? Nada!
Special shout out to Andrea Mercado for posting this article on the dangers of riding with headphones

Article on Assembling Your Own Bike
Awesome article posted about putting together a new bike! Read it and reap! Seriously, this guy is GOOD. Thanks Tom - really appreciate that you wrote it and all you do on our rides :)

Connect Putnam Trail in Van Cortlandt Park
Please like the Facebook page and consider signing the petition!
Wouldn't it be great to have this trail support contiguous uninterrupted cycling?  
Please lend your support, click on both links.

Spring Training is here. How does Cespedes arrive?
On a bike! OK, a trike. Go Mets Go!

The anti-progress anti-cycling point of view
Someone who drives everywhere recently said "cyclists are selfish". They would probably agree with this article. It's important to see all points of view, but confounds, that people are against alternatives to artery-clogging smog-emitting cars in our great city. Here-here for all of us who champion the cause of cycling, pedestrians and vehicular safety so we can all enjoy the city safely!
Her name was Sadik (means "wise one") - and if "the pot calls the kettle black" I think we know who is selfish here.

Tod's Bike available for purchase
Reminder: In a tremendous act of generosity, Tod Moore who passed away in 2015, left his bike to the 5BBC. It is being sold here on our behalf and if you know anyone who is interested in it - the proceeds will be donated to the club. Also, watch for a memorial ride to be scheduled some time in 2016.

3-foot safe passing law needs your support
Lend your support to this initiative to require cars to give cyclists more space on the roads.

The "Bicycle" should win Nobel Peace Prize!
Actually, the British reported on it - but it was two Italian's who initiated the concept. Bravissimo!
Biometric Bike Lock
Since this is Canadian in original, could not resist posting this story passed along by a 5BBC member (Thanks Nick!). University of Waterloo grads launching biometric bike lock through Kickstarter campaign.

Daily News Report on "Pedal Punk"
You can too!
Thanks to one of our members for sharing this news item.

Randall's Island Connector
The Bronx's new car-free link to Manhattan! Watch this video.  See Wendy Frank's comments at the 2 minute mark! 


TA Petition for Safer Streets

Can be found here.

MTA Pilots bike racks to Staten Island from Brooklyn
On select buses. It's not a bike path along the Verrazano - but a big step forward nonetheless. Time to celebrate and see who leads the first ride over the V-bridge on one of these buses (may take a while as looks like it only holds two bikes per bus). Still. Progress!!  

DOT Opens Greenpoint Ave Bridge Bike Lanes

Now with Flex-Posts. 

Tips on Hills
An interesting article on cycling up hills.

Brooklyn Bike Lane Among World's Best 
According to this article in the publication Men's Journal.

New Plan to Connect DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN to its Waterfront
Starting in the 1930s, entire city blocks in Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, and DUMBO were razed for expressways and parks. Today, this jumble of on-ramps and disconnected green space separates Brooklyn’s waterfront from its downtown core. A new public-private initiative, called “The Brooklyn Strand,” seeks to knit these disjointed areas back together. 

Could BEER help reduce the chance of Cancer?
I could not resist posting this for the beer-lovers amongst us. All others - please forgive.
Could Beer Lower Your Cancer Risk? Don't put down that brew—new research shows that beer marinades have shown to combat carcinogenic compounds that form on grilled meats.
To read an article on this topic in click here

New Ride Idea? SHARE IT!
You don't have to be a leader to help us come up with great ride ideas and then make them happen. Please send ideas to and we'll forward them to the leaders for you.

Useful NYC Area Cycling Info
For bike permit info and permit see