Biketober 2020 Bike Events

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 offer free bike tune-ups, self-guided rides, and feedback sessions to talk about cycling throughout the five boroughs, as well as information on safe cycling practices and rules of the road. NYC DOT staff will be available in Washington Heights, Mott Haven, Sunset Park, and Brownsville to hear your feedback and answer your questions. Please note: events are subject to delay or cancellation due to weather.

Whether you’re looking for a socially distanced activity through a park, or planning your fall commute on two wheels, remember to visit nyc.gov/bikesmart for cycling tips and follow NYC DOT on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for more #Biketober updates throughout the month! And stay up to date with our monthly NYCycles newsletter.

Cyclists ride on a green, on-street bike lanes around a park with colorful fall foliage.

Biketober Calendar

A map of NYC DOT’s 2020 Biketober events around NYC. The Legend explains that there will be Bike Repair Stations, Bike Repair + Ride Stations, and Bike Repair Stations Near Self-Guided Rides.

Please note: events are subject to delay or cancellation due to weather.

Free Bike Repair Station*
Friday, October 9, 9am to 12pm
Willis Ave Bridge, Manhattan Entrance, E 125th St & 1st Ave

Free Bike Repair Station*
Saturday, October 10, 11am to 2pm
Rucker Park, W 155th St & Frederick Douglass Blvd, Manhattan

Free Bike Repair Station*
Sunday, October 11, 12pm to 3pm
Tremont Park, E Tremont Ave & Lafontaine Ave, Bronx

Free Bike Repair Station*
Saturday, October 17, 12pm to 3pm
MakerSpace, 450 Front St, Unit A, Staten Island

Free Bike Repair Station*
Sunday, October 18, 12pm to 3pm
34th St & 31st Ave Open Street, Queens

Free Bike Repair & Feedback Session**
Friday, October 23, 2pm to 5pm
Van Dyke Community Center, 392 Blake Ave, Brooklyn

Free Bike Repair Station*
Sunday, October 25, 12pm to 3pm
Goodwin Place, Grove St & Greene Ave, Brooklyn

Free Bike Repair & Feedback Session**
Monday, October 26, 2pm to 5pm
Plaza de las Americas, W 175th St, Broadway & Wadsworth Ave, Manhattan

Free Bike Repair & Feedback Session** & Group Ride with NYC DOT***
Wednesday, October 28, 2pm to 5pm
St. Mary’s Park, E 149 St & Eagle Ave, Bronx Register for the group ride at bit.ly/biketober20

Free Bike Repair & Feedback Session**
Friday, October 30, 2pm to 5pm
Church Ave & Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn

*First-come, first-served
**While supplies last
***Advanced registration required

Free Bike Repair Stations^

In partnership with Mechanical Gardens Bike Co-op, NYC DOT is offering free bike tune-ups to get you ready for the cycling season (i.e. Biketober!).

Types of repair offered includes: replacing flat tubes and used-up brake pads, adjusting brakes, improving shifting, adjusting saddles (seats), handlebars, and brake levers, replacing snapped cables and decomposed housing, making critical headset adjustments, truing critically wobbly wheels, and lubricating chains, gears, pivot points, and springs (while supplies last).

Both adult and children’s bikes are eligible. Walk-up service only on a first-come, first-served basis. Please remember to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing. Stay home if you’re feeling unwell.

Bike Rides

Self-Guided Bike Rides

Enjoy fall biking with one of our self-guided bike rides or design your own ride using the NYC Bike Map. Three-Borough Bike Tour - 10.8 miles (pdf) DOT Art Projects Self-Guided Bike Tour – 10.8 miles (pdf) St. Mary's Park to Central Park Bike Tour – 6 miles (pdf) Prospect Park to Shirley Chisholm Park Bike Tour – 6 miles (pdf) Astoria to Jackson Heights Bike Tour – 7.02 miles (pdf)

Socially-Distant Guided Ride^

Wednesday, October 28 at 4pm (check-in 3:30pm)
Ride Start Location: St. Mary's Park - E 149th St and Eagle Ave, Bronx

Ride with us this Biketober on a socially-distant guided ride through the Bronx led by NYC DOT. We will tour the latest protected bike lanes in Harlem and the South Bronx and pass through new bike share stations in the neighborhood. This family friendly ride will be approximately 6 miles, an hour long, and will be on mostly on-street bike paths. The ride is open to riders of all ages and abilities. Participants may bring their own bike or borrow a Citi Bike at no cost with advance registration. Must be 16 years or older to borrow a Citi Bike. The ride is limited to 25 people and all participants must follow safety protocols including wearing a mask and a helmet. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the ride.

Register for the group ride at bit.ly/biketober20

Feedback Sessions^

This Biketober we want to hear from you! NYC DOT is developing priority areas for future bike network expansion and we are collecting general feedback on project development, network planning and community resources. Our feedback sessions will help us understand neighborhood travel patterns in addition to helpful information about community organizations and services in the area. NYC DOT staff will also discuss safe cycling practices and distribute rules of the road pamphlets to participants. Please remember to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing. Stay home if you’re feeling unwell.

New Bike Lanes

NYC DOT is working to build better cycling connections around NYC.

New bike lanes on:

  • Harding Avenue (Emerson to Pennyfield Avenues), Bronx
  • 50th Avenue, 43rd, 47th & 48th Streets (near Kosciuszko Bridge), Queens

New protected bike lanes on:

  • 6th Avenue (W 35th Street to Central Park), Manhattan
  • Flatbush Avenue (Grand Army Plaza to Ocean Avenue), Brooklyn
  • Franklin Street (between Quay & N 13th Streets), Brooklyn

New temporary protected bike lanes on:

  • Northern Boulevard (41st Avenue to Broadway), Queens
  • 61st and 62nd Streets (between 5th & York Avenues), Manhattan

And ride along streets closed to vehicles – you can find Open Streets and temporary protected bike lanes near you via nyc.gov/openstreets.

^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. All exchanges of giveaways and maps are final and must not be returned. 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.