Meet the dudes behind the Brooklyn Bike Patrol

Jay Ruiz, founder and president of Brooklyn Bike Patrol

We heard lots of positive feedback about the free night bike patrols started in Park Slope to escort women home and prevent sex crimes. But the only skeptical questions we got is “who are these dudes? Are they safe?” Now, to ease your mind, the Brooklyn Bike Patrol not only has a Facebook page, they also got bright T-shirts! And it turns out we know one of them: Friend of Brokelyn Rob Blatt (who we can assure you, is not dangerous, unless you’re the Emmys, where he KILLS IT). You can see photos of the patrollers, read updates from their vigilante adventures and find out how to contact them. And you there, with that bike, nothing to do tonight and an overwhelming urge to Do Good? You can sign up to volunteer for the bike patrol too.

9 Comment

  • How do they screen the new volunteers? Seems like a magnet for creepy people. 

    • When I volunteered, I gave my driver’s license and a printed photo of my face. That information was passed on to the local police and kept on file.

  • I can vouch for Rob too. He can walk/bike me home anytime.

  • It’s Rob, not Robb :)

    @ still skeptical

    Jay asked Rob a lot of questions and took a copy of his drivers license. He also, you know, TALKS to the guys, to make sure that they’re on the up-and-up, intelligent, and smart. The police know about each guy working on this and look into them. The guys themselves are given instructions not to flirt or ask for numbers or anything like that.

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  • YOU GUYS ARE DOING A GREAT JOB THIS IS WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT, PEOPLE WHO TAKE CHARGE TO MAKE OUR PLACE NEW YORK CITY SAVE ……….WOMEN ARE ALWAYS A TARGET AND I THINK WHAT THE TEAM ARE DOING IS SOMETHING THEY WOULD HAVE DONE TO PERTECT THERE FEMALE FAMILY MEMBERS…….ADC CAMP WILL SUPPORT. FACEBOOK/ADC CAMP

  • I’d like to add that all Brooklyn Bike Patrol members have been cleared by the 72nd Pct in Brooklyn.