NYC Biketrain

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NYC Biketrain

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All too often, the cut and thrust of city riding discourages potential bike commuters from taking to two wheels, especially those considering cycling for the first time. Which is exactly where ‘biketrains’ come in: they’re group commutes that follow established routes, helping new and inexperienced cyclists feel safe in rush hour traffic. As such, they’re great for improving urban bike handling confidence, and they’re social too. New York’s Biketrain boasts five such weekday routes around the city; from Brooklyn to Queens to Manhattan.

“NYC Biketrain is a free, community-based bike commute service designed for newer cyclists who would like to gain skills and confidence. Led by volunteer biketrain ‘conductors’ – friendly, experienced urban bike commuters, committed to modeling legal, safe bicycling – biketrains meet up on a regular schedule to enjoy the community and safety in numbers offered by riding in a small group,” says the organisation.