You’ve got your brand new bike or your new CitiBike fob and you just can’t wait to ride. Then you go for a ride and are completely overwhelmed by the potholes, the traffic, the yelling (oh the yelling) and people who almost door you. Don’t put your bike away in defeat though. Instead, ride on up to Williamsburg tomorrow and take part in Virtuous Bicycle’s intro class on riding in the city.
Where the Bike Lane Ends will be hosted at Ride Brooklyn’s Williamsburg location (50 North 7th Street) at 7pm. There, Lance Jacobson of Virtuous Bicycle will teach you everything you need to know about how to ride a bike around here without wanting to throw up from stress, and even how to make it fun. You’ll learn your traffic rights (you have many!) and they even promise you’ll elicit “respect, even appreciation” from the drivers you share the road with.
We have our doubts about that last part, which is why soon we’re going to put together our own master class on biking in the city. You’ll learn such key skills as what to yell at people who door you, how to publicly shame them on the internet and the joys of sharing the road with Flushing Avenue’s Mack trucks.