Fall is a great time to bike in NYC. Biketober, our annual celebration of Bike Month in the fall, will continue this year with added safety measures and social distancing guidelines in place.
NYC DOT will host free bike tune-ups in every borough, release new self-guided rides and deploy street teams to collect feedback about cycling.
Whether you’re looking for a socially distanced activity through a park, or planning your commute on two wheels, brush up on safe cycling tips.
Bike Safety Check Stations
In partnership with Get Women Cycling, NYC DOT is offering free bike tune-ups this fall.
Bike repairs are open to all. Walk-up service only on a first come, first served basis. No prior registration is necessary. Please remember to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing.
Self-Guided Bike Rides
Enjoy fall biking with one of our self-guided bike rides. Ride at your own pace and discover gardens, artwork and parks using an NYC DOT-selected route.
NYC DOT Street Ambassador Outreach
We want to hear from you! NYC DOT is collecting feedback about cycling experiences in the neighborhood, current travel patterns and key destinations. Staff will also share safe cycling practices, discuss rules of the road and distribute free giveaways like bike lights and bells.
Pop-up Bike Lights & Bell Giveaways
NYC DOT’s Office of Safety Education and Outreach will host pop-up bike lights and bell giveaways. Giveaways will take place at popular bike locations throughout the weeks of October 4 and October 25.
Biketober 2021 Calendar
Please note: This calendar is updated once a month. Events are subject to delay or cancellation due to weather. Follow @nyc_dot on Twitter for up-to-date information about events.
|Free Contactless Helmet Fitting & Distribution||Saturday, October 2||11am - 2:30pm||Riverside Park, Manhattan (153rd Street and Riverside Drive)||Bike Safety Check Station||Wednesday, October 13||2pm - 5pm||Tompkinsville Park, Staten Island (Bay Street & Victory Boulevard)|
|Bike Safety Check Station||Friday, October 15||12pm - 3pm||Diversity Plaza, Queens (Roosevelt Avenue & Broadway)|
|Free Contactless Helmet Fitting & Distribution||Saturday, October 16||11am - 2:30pm||Roy Wilkins Park, Queens (Merrick Boulevard, between 115th and 116th Avenues, and Baisley Boulevard)|
|Free Contactless Helmet Fitting & Distribution||Sunday, October 17||11am - 2:30pm||Stuyvesant Town: Playground 9, Manhattan (1st Avenue Loop Road, between 16th Street & 18th Street)|
|Bike Safety Check Station||Monday, October 18||8am - 11am||Pulaski Bridge, Brooklyn (Eagle Street & McGuinness Boulevard)|
|Bike Safety Check Station with Street Ambassadors Outreach||Wednesday, October 20||2pm - 5pm||Nostrand Playground, Brooklyn (Foster Avenue & Nostrand Avenue)|
|Bike Safety Check Station with Street Ambassadors Outreach||Friday, October 22||3pm - 6pm||Dyckman Street Plaza, Manhattan (Dyckman Street & Broadway)|
|Free Contactless Helmet Fitting & Distribution||Saturday, October 23||11am - 2:30pm||Tremont Park/Walter Gladwin Park, Bronx (East 175th Street & Tremont Avenue)|
|Bike Safety Check Station with Street Ambassadors Outreach||Saturday, October 23||11am - 2pm||Dutch Kills Playground, Queens (Crescent Street & 36th Avenue)|
|Bike Safety Check Station||Sunday, October 24||11am - 2pm||Sunset Park, Brooklyn (44th Street & 6th Avenue)|
|Bike Safety Check Station with Street Ambassadors Outreach||Wednesday, October 27||8am - 11am||Brooklyn Bridge Entrance, Manhattan (Park Row)|
|Bike Safety Check Station with Street Ambassadors Outreach||Friday, October 29||2pm - 5pm||Fordham Plaza, Bronx|
|Bike Safety Check Station with Street Ambassadors Outreach||Saturday, October 30||11am - 2pm||Eastchester Road & Pelham Parkway Greenway, Bronx|
|Free Contactless Helmet Fitting & Distribution||Saturday, October 30||11am - 2:30pm||Playground 52 LII, Bronx (681 Kelly Street)|
^Safety Information: All staff will be required to wear protective masks and gloves. All participants must be wearing a mask at all times to approach the station, interact with staff, or receive services. Public participants will be asked to remain at least 6 feet from each other and staff at each station. Stickers may be placed on the ground near pop-up stations to indicate six feet separation.