Past Events

Past Social Events

Talk: Winterizing Your Bicycle & Body

Winterizing Your Bicycle & Body

Uptown & Boogie Bicycle will screen four short films depicting riders cycling during the winter months and in cold environments. Afterward, a panel will discuss personal techniques and methods to winterizing a bicycle and how to remain alert and safe on the road.

We will have winter accessories, parts or gear as raffle prizes for event participation!

$1 per raffle ticket or $5 for 6 raffle tickets

Short Films:

  • Montreal: Riding the Frigid, "Snow Moon by Bike" Ride | Production: Streetfilms
  • "I am a Winter Cyclist" by Alaska Public Media | Production: PBS / Alaska Public Media
  • "Winter Biking Primer" by Elizabeth Press | Production: Streetfilms
  • "Yes I Rode Here" by Rachel Brown | Production: Rachel Brown

Panelist:

  • Rachel Brown
    Director and Producer of "Yes I Rode Here"
  • Rosemarie Seabrook
    Consultant, American Family Life Assurance Company
  • Tanawat Luekr-u-Suke
    Bike Advisor
  • Richard Claudel Cox
    Chairperson of TEAM UNITY Incorporated

Schedule:

  • Welcome | 3:30pm
  • Film Screening | 4pm - 4:30pm
  • Panel Discussion | 4:30pm - 5pm
  • Prizes | 5pm - 5:15pm
team unity inc

Raffle Prizes

  • A free, 60 minute lomi lomi, deep tissue, swedish massage with essential oils. by Massage by Serena
  • Ramble Jade Infinity Scarf by l.nelms
  • FREE Outdoor School Class by REI
  • Hondo Backpack, Merino Beanie, Chrome Water Bottle by Chrome Industries
  • Lumos Lite Helmet by Lumos Helmet
Sponsored by
Tsion Cafe & Bakery chrome industries lumos helmet Massage by Serena l.nelms
Special Thank You to
rachel anne brown team unity inc alaska public streetfilms REI Co-op

Event Details:

  • Date: December 10th
  • Event Time: 3:30PM - 6PM
  • Restaurant Time: 10AM - 9PM
  • Neighborhood: Harlem
  • Location: Tsion Cafe & Bakery, 763 St. Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY 10031
    Between W148 & W149 Streets
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Social Ride: Bike, Art & Beer!

Bike, Art & Beer

We are exploring approximately 15 miles of Uptown art spaces and murals by bicycle.

No bike? No problem! Get a FREE Citibike!
Bicycles are on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Come out and support the community!

Event Details:

Among the places you can visit along the tour:

  • Museum: The Studio Museum in Harlem
  • Church: St Martin's Episcopal Church
  • Galleries: La Maison d'Art, Hamilton Landmark Galleries
  • Event: Sugar Hill Market The Curated Designer Market in Harlem
  • Outdoor Murals: "Planet Harlem" by Paul Deo, #EducationIsNotACrime Celebrates Dizzy Gillespie and The Audubon Mural Project
  • Outdoor Art Installations: Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance
Sponsored by:
Harlem Brewing Company

Socializing: Bike + Art Reception

Bike, Art & Reception

Mix and mingle after the free Bike, Art & Beer ride with other Uptown & Boogie supporters at Vidigal NYC - an East Harlem Brazilian restaurant.

Enjoy the Harlem Brewing craft flagship Sugar Hill Golden Ale and Harlem Renaissance Wit which celebrates the rich history of Harlem.

Free Admission
21 and over | food and drinks available for purchase

Event Details:

Sponsored by:
Harlem Brewing Company Vidigal NYC

Social: Ride from Harlem to Brooklyn

Ride from Harlem to Brooklyn

Uptown riders are biking to Brooklyn to show love and support to Red Lantern Bicycles, who are closing their doors on Nov 30th.

Red Lantern Bicycles, believe that bicycles are one of human kinds’ greatest inventions and have served the Fort Greene, Brooklyn area for over 7 years.

Come out and enjoy a cup of organic coffee (French press, espresso, our killer cold brew), hot and iced teas, juices, beer and wine. Also, enjoy the panini press sandwiches, small salads and vegan empanadas from Monk's Meats.

Brooklyn riders can meet us at Manhattan Bridge (Jay Street) at 4PM.

Visit redlanternbicycles.com for more details.

You must arrive at 3pm to guarantee a bike.
The Citibikes are limited to 15 riders on a first come first serve basis.

Please be sure to wear comfortable shoes, bring water and snacks.
Participate must be comfortable and able to bicycle in traffic.
The event is open to all genders ages 18+ (bring vaild ID)

Sponsors
CitiBike Bicycle Red Lantern Bicycles

Social: Coffeeneurs and Social Bike Ride

Coffeeneurs and Social Bikes Ride

We are participating in The 7th Annual Coffeeneurs Challenge by asking riders to use camping gear to prepare and share hot chocolate, tea, apple cider or coffeeneuring-ish type drinks and pastries before the ride at Lydia's Magic Garden (El Gardin Magico de Lydia).

After, join us for the El Barrio Bikes monthly ride to the TransAlt UMAC Social Ride to Harvest Fest! The 9 mile ride will start at 125th and St. Nicholas and head east to LIC, Queens via Wards Island and RFK Bridge.

We ask all riders requesting a Citibike to arrive at 8:30am or using a personal bicycle to meet at the Citi Bike Station on E 116 St & 2 Ave. The Citibikes are limited to 15 riders on a first come first serve basis.

We are treating the outdoor event as a Zero Waste Bicycle Event, we ask riders to use reusable bottle, cups or mugs, wooden or metal utensils and cloth napkins.

Sponsors
CitiBike Bicycle Transalt

Uptown Bike Tour: The Open House New York Weekend (10/15)

Open House New York Weekend

Open House New York Weekend October 15, 2017

The bike tour will provided locals and visitors the opportunity to take advantage of to the OHNY Weekend via Citi Bike or personal bicycle, to visit important buildings, experience the city and meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York. Also, with the assistance of The Street Vendor Project part of the Urban Justice Center, riders will too enjoy delicious local street vendors cuisine in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx.

Who Attends the Events:
The event is open to all gender over the age of 18 who’s comfortable with biking street traffic.

Sponsors
CitiBike Bicycle
  • Miles: 20 miles
  • Bikes: CitiBike (15 max bikes) or Personal Bicycle
  • Riders: 20 max riders
  • Neighborhoods: Harlem, Washington Heights, Inwood and the Bronx
  • Event Cost: We recommend riders bring at least $20 USD cash for food and beverage
  • Map Route: Click Here!
  • Sites: General Grant National Memorial, Little Red Lighthouse, Dyckman Farmhouse Museum, New York Botanical Garden, Museum of Bronx History at the Valentine-Varian House, Edgar Allan Poe Cottage, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum and more!
  • Street Food: Will explore members of The Street Vendor Project part of Urban Justice Center street vendors in Harlem, Inwood and the Bronx. One vendor offers vegan and vegetarian options
  • End Point: Personal bikes, end in the Bronx at Chelsea Craft Brewing
    Citibike riders, return to Harlem

Active Living: Sporty/Fitness Mixer

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As we are fast approaching autumn and winter months, we are joining forces with Outdoor Afro to organize a sporty mixer where cyclists can engage and mingle with other sporty members of the community to find alternative healthy solutions during the off-season.

Sponsor
Outdoor Afro
  • Date: Friday, September 29th
  • Time: 6:30pm - 9pm
  • Location: Bierstrasse Harlem Beer Garden
    2346 12th Ave Corner 133rd St
    New York, NY 10027
  •  map |  Going |  eventbrite

Ride: Gates & Street Art Bike Tour

East Harlem Air Bike Tour

We are joining forces with the 100 Gates Project and CitiBike to create a FREE leisurely street art bike tour in East Harlem. We will focus on business store front gates and street art along 3rd Ave and end at Whole Foods (Harlem).

Get a free Day Pass for the ride
you must arrive at 7:30am to guarantee a bike

Whole Foods (Harlem) will provide free “Smoothie & Juice” coupons, a $5 off $25 purchase coupons and gift bags.

Please be sure to wear comfortable shoes, bring water and snacks.
Participate must be comfortable and able to bicycle in traffic.
The event is open to all genders ages 18+

Personal bikes are allowed on bike tour

Sponsors
100 Gates Project CitiBike Bicycle Whole Food
  • Date: Sunday, September 24th
  • Time: 7:30am - 10am
  • Meeting Points: 2nd Ave & East 104th Street [Citi Bike Station]
  • End Points: Whole Foods Market (Harlem), 100 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027
  •  release waiver |  map |  Going |  eventbrite

Past Classes Events

Inwood: How to Buy a Bike?

Tread Bike Shop

Join a FREE How-to led by Uptown & Boogie Bicycle Advocacy and Tread Bike Shop in Inwood.

Is the bike you're thinking of buying the right one for you?

We have partnered with Tread Bike Shop in Inwood to dedicate a weekend to help you find the right bike for you!

BYOB - Bring your own bike to work on at a hands-on basic bike mechanics workshop.

  • 10AM - 11AM Bike Shop Introduction
  • 11AM - 12PM Yoga and Biking (Inwood Hill Park)
  • 12PM - 2PM Deciding which bike types makes sense for purchaser—mountain, road, hybrid, or city/commuter.
  • 1PM - 2PM WOMENS Cycling Clinic
  • 2PM - 6PM One-on-One QA, Bike Test, Personal Bike Maintenance

The Yoga and Biking will include a FREE bike rental!

Sponsors
Tread Bike Shop

Harlem: How to Buy a Bike?

Larry's Freewheeling

Join a FREE How-to led by Uptown & Boogie Bicycle Advocacy and Larry's Freewheeling in Harlem.

Is the bike you're thinking of buying the right one for you?

We have partnered with Larry's Freewheeling in Harlem to dedicate a weekend to help you find the right bike for you!

BYOB - Bring your own bike for bike mechanics QA.

  • 11AM - 12PM Bike Shop Introduction
  • 12PM - 2PM Deciding which bike types makes sense for purchaser—mountain, road, hybrid, or city/commuter.
  • 2PM - 6PM QA
Sponsors
Larry's Freewheeling

Learn: How to Travel by Bike

Zero Waste Bicycle Event

We are joining forces with the Harlem Grown to create a FREE presentation at their urban farm in Harlem.

The presentation is conducted by inspirational women who will share their bike touring experiences with a collapsible bicycle while traveling outside the USA.

You must RSVP

For entry to this event register at Eventbrite.The event is limited to 25 people on the farm

Seating is on a first-come-first-serve basis.

This is a Zero Waste Bicycle Event

  • Bring your own reusable water bottle for smoothies vegan friendly
    We are using a bicycle blender to make natural fruit and vegetable smoothies
  • Come to the event by bicycle! FREE bike parking!
  • Visit an urban farm in Harlem, NY to learn about How to Travel by Bike at Harlem Grown.
Sponsors
Harlem Grown
  • Date: Sunday, September 24th
  • Time: 1pm - 3pm
  • Location: 134 STREET FARM
    118 West 134TH Street, Harlem, NY
  •  map |  Going |  eventbrite

Past Participating Events

Hallowheels Ride II

Participating: Hallowheels Ride II

Save the date and join us for our second annual Halloween edition bike tour Hallowheels II. This year we will be joining forces with the Upper Manhattan Transportation committee!

Sponsors
Transalt
  • Date: Saturday, October 28th
  • Time: 10AM - 1PM
  • Starting point: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum
    4881 Broadway at 204th St, New York, New York 10034
  •  Going
Tour de Bronx

Participating: Tour de Bronx

The Bronx Tourism Council is hosting on Sunday, Oct. 22 the Tour de Bronx, the largest free cycling event in New York State!

Participants choose from one of two rides. The 25-mile route takes riders through the south, east and mid portion of the borough including the Mott Haven district, Clason Point along the East River, and the largest park in New York City: Pelham Bay Park boasting nearly 3,000 acres of natural forest. The 40-mile route includes a visit to the historic Fort Schuyler on the Throggs Neck peninsula, the nautical community of City Island and the northern portions of the borough like Woodlawn and Riverdale. Both rides conclude at the iconic New York Botanical Garden where riders receive a complimentary souvenir T-shirt and enjoy a live musical performance as they relax from the day’s festivities.

Tour de Bronx Volunteer / Marshal

Bronx Tourism Council needs your help to make Tour de Bronx run safely and smoothly!

Click here to complete the Volunteer / Marshal form.

Boogie Up The Bronx River

2017 Boogie Up The Bronx River

Join the Bronx River Alliance Greenway Team for a friendly 23-mile ride along the Bronx River Greenway. Ride along New York City's only freshwater river from the estuary of the Bronx River in Soundview, to its source at the Kensico Dam in Westchester County.

The ride will begin at Sounview Park Field House (located near the corner of Lafayette Ave & Colgate Ave) at 9:30AM and will include two rest stops before reaching the Kensico Dam in Westchester County, where we will have lunch at aproximately 1PM.

  • Date: Sat, October 7th, 2017
  • Time: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Price: $5
  • Starting point: Soundview Park Field House
    1550 Lafayette Avenue
    Bronx, NY 10473
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Party on Park

Party on Park

Female-Run Bike Repair and Maintenance
Clases de reparación y mantenimiento de bicicletas

On Sunday, October 1, from 12-4 p.m., Park Avenue from 125th to 118th streets will be closed to cars and open to walking and wheels. "Party on Park" will provide the community with a safe space to walk, bike and celebrate East Harlem -- with tons of family-friendly fun, community resources, food from local small businesses, an Old School Jam with D.J. Ted Smooth, and more!

Ready to join in? Bring your bicycle, scooter, skateboard or rollerskates if you have 'em. If not, we'll have bikes for you to borrow. RAIN OR SHINE.

Need a bike helmet? Bike safety tips? Make sure to stop by the NYC DOT bike helmet-fitting station to be custom-fitted to receive your helmet! Please note: The line for helmet fitting will be closed at 3:30 p.m. so that all community members may be served.

100 Gates Project Thursday East Harlem Walk

100 Gates Project Thursday East Harlem Walk

New York Academy of Medicine

Interested in getting more physical activity and learning about art in East Harlem?

Join a FREE walking tour led by The New York Academy of Medicine and the 100 Gates Project

  • Date: September 21st
  • Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Starting point: La Marqueta (115th St and Park Avenue)
    1607 Park Ave, New York, NY 10029
  •  Going |  flyer |  map
Tour de Bronx

Come see ideas for the Harlem River Greenway Link!

NYC Parks is leading a study to complete a stretch of the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway between E.125th St and E.132nd St.

  • Date: Tuesday, Sept. 19nd
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Address: Pelham Fritz Rec Center Marcus Garvey Park
    18 Mount Morris Park, New York, N.Y.
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boogieblvd

Female-Run Bike Repair and Maintenance

The Female-Run Bike Repair and Maintenance* tent returns to #BoogieBlvd and providing bike bells to the first 20 people needing repair and/or maintenance from 12pm - 3:30pm on 170th Street and Grand Concourse!

We are searching female volunteer bike mechanics and experts to get bikes safely back on the road!!

Please feel free to donate inner tubes, BMX/Kids bike size tires, saddles and accessories.

*major bike repairs are done at:
Bronx Cycles
112 E 157th St, Bronx, NY 10451
 https://goo.gl/maps/kHy4zhQjvtF2

  • Date: September 10th
  • Time: 12pm - 4pm
  • Location: 162nd and 170th Street and Grand Concourse
  •  Going |  eventbrite