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What a Great Scavenger Hunt!

A Huge THANK YOU to all who donated; to those who braved the rain and came out; to our volunteers; and to CitiBike, Patagonia NYC, Em & El Organics, Bicycle Habitat, and Rockaway Brewing Company who all made the hunt possible!

It was an amazing day in spite of the small showers. The teams rode over 5 miles, explored the city, won great prizes, and raised funds to make it possible for our YMCA students to do the same this season! We couldn’t have been happier and everyone left asking for the next event. So… Stay Tuned:)

Calling All Mentors

We’re getting excited! June is around the corner and our 2017 season is about to get started and we are looking for you!

If you know how to cycle, love working with youth ages 11-18, enjoy exploring all that this city has to offer and have a couple free Saturdays or Sundays a month join us!

For more information please reach out to us at

Hearst International Publishing Fashion Director & Stylist Kristen Ingersoll and Good Housekeeping Magazine’s Sakinah Ali

What an incredible experience for our YMCA students Hearst! A Huge Thank You to Sakinah Ali of Good Housekeeping and Kristen Ingersoll, Hearst Fashion Director and Stylist for meeting and speaking with our students and providing them a tour of Good Housekeeping’s Institute. They thoroughly enjoyed meeting and speaking with you and had so many lessons and learning to take back. Thank You!

An Evening With Mae Elizabeth: Racer, Blogger, Photog, & Model – Tuesday, January 31st

Mae Elizabeth

We are excited to launch our evening Speaker’s Series with Cyclo/Road Racing, Blogger, Photog, and Model: Mae Elizabeth!!

Join us as a peek into Mae’s life as a cyclist and racer and hear more about her path as well as her fitness and outdoor adventures.

Tuesday, January 31st
47 E 29th St,
New York, NY 10016

Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the door.

To purchase your ticket click this link: Buy Tickets Here!

If you would like to make an additional donation please click here: Donate Here

Come out, hear Mae’s story, and mix and mingle with great people, all while enjoying a drink and nibble on us and helping raise funds and awareness to get even more NYC youth up and cycling.

All proceeds from the ticket sales and all donations will go toward benefitting Exploring Paths and the YMCA’s Annual Campaign. Help us get even more NYC youth up and cycling!!

Looking forward to see you there!!

Katherine and the Exploring Paths’ Team

Tickets are Available! Join Our 2nd Annual Pumpkin Pedal with the YMCA!!

It’s that time again and time to dig deep and help get even more NYC youth up and out riding! Join us on October 24th as we cycle to Sleepy Hollow, the epicenter of all things “pumpkin” to raise funds help us and YMCA ensure even more youth are able to cycle safely in NYC! We have reached nearly 100 students through after school bike lessons as well as weekend access to the bicycles and mentors during the warmer months. You can help us double that number this coming season and enjoy a fun ride through fall foliage with fantastic people!

For tickets click here.

See you soon!

Sleepy Hollow

Where Art, Science, and Nature Meet – Pioneer Works

A huge thank you to Ellie and everyone at Dustin Yellin’s Pioneer Works. Between the garden, the artists studios and pieces, and the watermelon! Our YMCA Beacon participants loved every second of it!

Two Bridges – One Day

Our Beacon Program Participants rocked it today! Williamsburg Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge in one day, plus a little Abbey Road channeling at a local park.

An Afternoon Ride to the Whitney Museum of American Art

Cycling and fun at the Whitney, so many great pieces and learnings for our YMCA Beacon Program Participants!