About
Judi Desire

photo by Courtney Pryor Photography

Judi Desire

photo taken during a bike tour in Cuba

Who's Judith "Judi" Desire?

After learning how to ride a bike in 2010, I became a true believer that you can teach old dogs new tricks!

I, alone have completed fully-loaded and self-contained from 2013-2017 bike tours in:

  • 6 month South America (Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Bolivia and Peru)
  • 1 month Spain to Portugal (Camino de Santiago)
  • 2 day Houston, TX to Austin, TX
  • 3 week from Harlem, New York to Quebec City, Canada
  • 3 months to Portland, Oregon -> Seattle, Washington -> Los Angeles, California (Pacific Coastline Highway [PCH])
  • 10 months touring Oahu, Hawaii (loop) and Tasmania, Australia -> New Zealand -> Thailand -> Cambodia -> Vietnam -> Palawan Philippines -> Taiwan
  • 2 weeks in Cuba (Havana -> Pinar del Río and Trinidad, Cienfuegos -> Santa Clara loop)
  • 2 weeks Costa Rica (Tamarindo -> San Jose)
  • 10 days in Galápagos Islands, Ecuador (Santa Cruz Island and San Cristóbal Island)
  • 1 month in South Africa (Cape Town -> Port Elizabeth)
  • 1 month in Port Louis, Mauritius (island loop)
  • 1 week London, United Kingdom -> Leuven, Belgium

On June 8, 2014/July 2017, I received the Red Cross Certification in Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED.

On April 2014, I received a Bike Tour Leadership certification from Adventure Cycling Association.

Photo Albums: https://www.flickr.com/photos/geeketteworld/albums

Who are we?

Uptown & Boogie Bicycle Advocacy is a health and bicycle advocacy organization based in Harlem, New York whose mission is to provide bicycle education to residents of Uptown Manhattan and the Bronx. Our goal is to provide information and resources on how to utilize a bicycle to improve their health, transportation options, and encourage social relationships.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide the residents of East Harlem, Harlem, Washington Heights, Inwood and the Bronx with information and resources on how to utilize a bicycle to improve their health, commute and social relationships.

We work in partnership with bicycle-friendly businesses, organizations and supporters to introduce area residents to bicycling, which we believe will boost the overall physical health and community's economy.


Through community outreach, we will organize and promote educational events and Social Group Events to help residents become comfortable riding within their community and to deepen social relationships.

Goals

These goals will be achieved by partnering with bicycle-friendly businesses, organizations and supporters to introduce area residents to bicycling, which we believe will boost the community’s physical health and small business economy.

Through community outreach, we will organize and promote educational events and Social Group Events to help residents become comfortable riding within their community and to deepen social relationships.

Solutions

Cycling promotes fitness, freedom, and fun, and we aim to achieve these objectives through:

  • Fun: By creating a fun and welcoming environment through our social rides, new riders will grow more comfortable riding their bike and are more likely to continue riding.
  • Freedom: New Yorkers, particularly those residing far from trains, often face challenges affording or accessing adequate public transportation options. Cycling gives everyone the opportunity to ride to work, school, or social events, independent of their income or proximity to public transit.
  • Fitness: Cycling can increases muscle mass, strengthen the cardiovascular system, decrease stress, and improve overall health. This is particularly important for low-income New Yorkers who cannot afford a gym membership.
Bike Blender at Party on Park

photo taken at Party on Park

100 Gates Project Bike Tour

photo of the Female-Run Bike Repair and Maintenance

Yoga and Biking

photo of Lupa Family, Yoga Instructor