Biketober 2021 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 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.

Check out the calendar below, subscribe to our monthly NYCycles newsletter, and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for more cycling updates!

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

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.

Event
Date
Time
Location
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.