It was cold for an April morning but sunny, clear, and ready to blossom into a fine day for bicycle riding. Our destination was the newly reopened High Bridge connecting Manhattan and the Bronx.... more

It’s common sense and it’s the law:

Bicyclists in New York State are prohibited by law from wearing more than one earphone attached to a telephone, radio or other audio device.  § 375(24-a... more

Back in December 2015, Bill Mastro persuaded me to take on the role of bicycle course coordinator, and even though I can never claim to be a bicycle mechanic (I only do simple repairs and... more

When we first learned to ride a bike, that just meant being able to balance, pedal and steer. While these are core to the art of cycling, they are only the first few skills necessary to becoming a... more

Crosswalks are for pedestrians, not bikes. Crosswalks are a space designed for allowing pedestrians to cross an intersection or road safely.

If you and your bike are stopped in the... more

Here at the 5BBC, each new year brings us new possibilities and new challenges. Per our By Laws, the purpose of our club is to promote the general interests of bicycling via trips and cycling... more

For those of you who wanted to go last year but found the ride sold out, or those of you new to the club wanting to get a sense for what a weekend trip with the club is like, we are re-printing... more

Hi fellow 5BBC'ers,

On Sunday November 2nd, I led an unusual ride with an unusual response from the Trippers.

The theme of the ride was to show where the abandoned North/West Side... more

I blame the tilt of the Earth's axis for Winter.  The weather's colder.  The days are shorter.  It it seems like the Spring and Summer are either in the rear view mirror or in the distant horizon... more

I recently sent an email to some non-cyclist friends to give them an idea of my exciting life here in the Center of the Universe.  I decided to share it as sent, and omit the names of the guilty... more