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December 19 2014

Dyker Heights Christmas Lights. Image via NY Post.

Marty Markowitz named Brooklyn the lesbian capital of the northeast, so you could say that Brooklyn has reached its “dyke height," and not just because of all the radical queer women like me. But there is another height to be reached right around the holidays — and I’m not one to take a pun for granted — so I began planning a nighttime bike tour to Dyker Heights, a neighborhood world-renowned for its elaborate holiday light displays...

Wheel Talk
Winter bike rides NYC.

This Week's Best Bike Events

Bike Bell Symphony, Dyker Heights Lights and More
December 18, 2014

While days are colder and nights are longer, that doesn't mean it's time to hang up your wheels — holiday bike fun beckons!

Reflective bike clothing and lights help keep cyclists safe and seen.

On Winter Nights, Be the Light

Vespertine's Guide to Illuminating Your Ride
December 16, 2014

Winter solstice is coming, but that doesn't mean you have to ride in the dark. Vespertine's Sarah Canner gives tips on how to stay safe and "be the light."

Dress for winter bike commutes in the snow.

Snow Problem

Cold Weather Wardrobe Tips for Winter Bike Commuters
December 10, 2014

Wardrobe tips from winter bike commuting vets to keep you riding in stride through all but the most punishing of polar vortexes.

Ezra Caldwell of Fast Boy Cycles.

Have You Seen This Cycle?

Owner Pleas for the Return of a Beloved "Fast Boy" Bike
December 5, 2014

A really special bike was stolen last week, one with a complicated history involving a circle of barter and extravagant wish fulfillment.

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