Bike Week NYC 2003: May 1-11
Cyclist Out-Commutes Straphanger and Taxi Rider in Monday AM Race
Sarah Oakes won the Bike Week NYC 2003 Commuter Race by making it from Junior’s Restaurant on Flatbush & DeKalb in Brooklyn to Columbus Circle in 29 minutes—on a bicycle. Oakes beat the straphanger, Nathan Ellingson, by five minutes. And, though she was able to hail a yellow cab without trouble in Brooklyn, taxi rider Tracy Pesin came in last place at 39 minutes.
Oakes, a regular bike commuter, reported that she was happy that her "victory proves to would-be bike commuters how fast and easy it is to get to work on bike." She encouraged others to "take advantage of the good summer weather and give bike commuting a spin."
Did you know?
Rain Postpones Brooklyn Borough President Breakfast
to the promise of rain, the Brooklyn Borough President ride and
breakfast originally scheduled for Tuesday, May 6th has been
tentatively rescheduled for Wednesday, May 14th. Check www.BikeWeekNYC.org
for updated information about all events as the forecast continues to
over 100,000 New Yorkers on Friday, May 9th by biking to work. Bronx
Borough President, Adolfo Carrion, will kick off the day by leading a
ride from Kingsbridge Road and the Grand Concourse at 7 am to a free
power breakfast at the Bronx County Courthouse. See www.BikeWeekNYC.org
for tips on how to get started. If you're already a bike commuter,
encourage your friends and co-workers to join you. Spread the word by downloading
a flier and posting it at work or home.
Brooklyn Food, Fun and Advocacy!
Meet members of Transportation Alternatives' Brooklyn Committee and share your ideas about bicycle advocacy in the biking-est borough. The Committee will be hosting a potluck picnic in the BBQ area of Prospect Park from 12-3 pm on Saturday, May 10th. Check www.BikeWeekNYC.org for updated information.
Ride a bike--it's fun, practical and healthy.
Full Listing of All Events (64 events)
For the full listing of events, see www.BikeWeekNYC.org, fill out a request form or check your local bike shop.
See you at Bike Week NYC!
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