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Pedal-Powered Picnics, a Solidarity Ride to the Sea and More

Afghan Women's Cycling Team. Image via Afghan Cycles.

This Saturday, August 30th, bicyclists all over the world will be riding in solidarity with the Afghan Women's Cycling Team as they bravely challenge their country's gender taboos.

In Brooklyn, Red Beard Bikes is hosting its own solidarity ride, starting at the Navy Yard and ending at the sea. "Why the Sea?" asks Redbeard Bike's co-owner Kasia Nikhamina. "Because the sea is freedom." 

Read on for five more great rides, retreats and pedal-powered picnics this Labor Day weekend.

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Cooper Stock memorial. Image via NY Daily News.

Pedaling the NYC Century Bike Tour for Safer Streets

Upper West Siders Turn Grief into Action on Inaugural Ride for Vision Zero
August 28, 2014

Nine-year-old Cooper Stock's life was cut tragically short by an UWS cab driver. A family friend & neighbor rallies a team to Ride for Vison Zero in his memory.

New York City's New "Little" Neighborhoods. Image © Freecell.

Bikes in the Melting Pot

The 25th Annual NYC Century Bike Tour Showcases the City's Incredible Diversity
by Ilan Gmach, August 26, 2014

Take in four of New York City's most culturally vibrant immigrant enclaves at Transportation Alternatives' 25th Annual NYC Century Bike Tour on Sunday, Sept. 7.

T.A.'s Brooklyn Activist Committee members campaign for Complete Streets along Atlantic Ave. in Downtown Brooklyn.

Breadcrumbs to the Next Bike Lane

Connecting the Dots in Downtown Brooklyn and Beyond
August 21, 2014

T.A. looks at the link between lane connectivity & gains in bike ridership, a recent victory for better streets in Downtown Brooklyn & what's left to be done.

Kidical Mass organizer Alexandra Loxton and sons ride NYC's Summer Streets.

Reaching Kidical Mass

NYC's Youngest Cyclists Take to Summer Streets
August 15, 2014

Learn about Kidical Mass, NYC’s leading contender for cutest bike advocacy organization, and find out how you and your kids can join the ride.

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