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Cycling Meets Art at Makebish Gallery

A huge thank you to the Makebish Gallery for giving us a bit of insight into artwork by Bill Saylor!

Urban Farming at Governor’s Island

An amazing day of cycling and urban farming fun at Governor’s Island with our Chinaton YMCA NYC Beacon Program!

The sun finally came out…!

So proud of our Beacon students and thankful for all of the support of the mentors, YMCA staff, and CitiBike! They did a few drills in the gym until the clouds parted and were able to get in a good ride to the Brooklyn Bridge!

Rutgers is now up and cycling!

We were very excited to start up our second location with the Chinatown YMCA at Rutgers! We kicked it off with a short ride to the Brooklyn Bridge and worked on setting our 2015 goals! Great group of mentees and mentors!

Yoga With Kirby!

Our Beacon students and mentors got their stretch on with Kirby of Yoga With Kirby! Very important to keep the muscles and mind in tip top shape. First ride and 4 miles ridden.

Getting Season 2 started…!

Kicking off the 2015 season with our YMCA Beacon Mentors and Mentees. Vision Boards and goal setting!:)

From refugee to global tech exec and inspiring leader!

We are very grateful to have had SAP’s very own Denise Vu Broady, COO Industry Cloud and Sarah Harvey Global Affairs come share their time and Denise’s story with our students and the YMCA. A huge thank you to both women, to SAP, and to Denise for sharing her truly inspiring story with our students. Education is Freedom.

To get a sense of what we spoke about and for fantastic insight into Leadership, Mentoring, and Innovation, read Denise’s Blog:

Bike Safety with Bicycle Habitat

Many thanks to Tyler and Bicycle Habitat for an amazing training session for our mentors and Y Staff. So many great lessons on bike safety and maintenance.

It’s almost that time…! Join us March 24th to learn more and sign up to Mentor!

Exploring Paths​ is growing and we’re seeking new mentors for the 2015 season. Come on out, learn a bit more and get signed up.

If you love to cycle and are interested in helping youth in NYC explore their way through the city on a bicycle, all the while learning a bit about where they may want their own path to lead, then join us! We work with youth between the ages of 11 and 18 two days per month in the Spring, Summer and Fall, and have a lot of fun doing so!:)

We’ll have applications and all of the forms available so you can get signed up that night! Looking forward to seeing you! And for those of you without bikes no worries, we have an amazing partnership with Citi Bike!

March 24th, 2015
7:30 – 9:00pm
273 Bowery
New York, NY 10002

Friends of Marimekko – International Women’s Day

Hope you are all enjoying International Women’s Day! We are very proud of our founder Katherine and truly grateful for the support of and thrilled to stand behind such a wonderful company like Marimekko! Celebrate the women in your life today and everyday! A huge thank you to our friends at Marimekko and to our friends at Toyko Bike for help with the shoot.

For the full article visit: Friends of Marimekko

To see more visit:
Friends of Marimekko International Women’s Day Feature 1
Friends of Marimekko International Women’s Day Feature 2
Friends of Marimekko International Women’s Day Feature 3