Pop-up Bike Clinic for Rock to Rock Day of Service

Elm City Cycling is hosting a pop-up bike clinic as part of the Rock to Rock Day of Service on Saturday, April 7, from 10:00-2:00. At our neighborhood bike clinics, we offer basic services such as:

  • Safety inspections.
  • Helmet fittings.
  • Tire inflation.
  • Lubrication of chain and moving parts.
  • Basic adjustments.

Would you like to join us? We welcome the help of volunteer mechanics but if you don’t have the necessary skills or tools, please join us anyway and we’ll find a way for you to help out. Just fill out the form below. See you April 7!

Join Our Team!

The annual Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride is coming up on April 28th, 2018. Rock to Rock is a fundraising event benefiting more than two dozen local organizations focused on environmental sustainability in various forms. Elm City Cycling has been an integral part of Rock to Rock from the beginning. In addition to helping organize the ride guides, we are proud to step up to be a ‘Rock Solid’ sponsor.

For its tenth edition, Rock to Rock has some new plans in store including:

  • A new 5-mile family parade route, complete with banners, floats, and more.
  • A special 10th Anniversary Bonus Fund — created by MFUNd with support from Faxon Law Group — adding $10 for every $50 donated or raised.
  • Better-than-ever rest stops, routes, and support for the riders.
  • A call to action to create a just & healthy climate, from Rock to Rock.

Please consider joining the Elm City Cycling team, as either a rider or a volunteer, and directing a portion of your pledged funds to help support our mission to make greater New Haven friendlier, safer, and more accessible to pedestrians and people on bikes.

Smart Cycling Class February 14 & 16

This two day TS 101 course includes: classroom lectures, bike handling skills on a closed course, a written test, and a road ride that will allow participants to practice their cycling skills. Topics to cover including proper bike type and selection, starting, stopping, shifting and scanning, learn how to ride in traffic, proper lane and intersection positioning, and crash avoidance techniques.
This course will go rain or shine, and will be offered by the City of New Haven’s League of American Bicyclists certified instructors
Upon successful completion of the written and skill-testing portions, participants will receive a Certificate.

This class meets the prerequisite for taking a League Certified Instructor course.

Location:

New Haven Parks Recreation and Trees headquarters
720 Edgewood Avenue
New Haven CT 06515

Date: February 14 & 16, 2018
Time: 3:00PM to 7:00PM

Cost: Class usually costs $100 per person but it is offered for just $20 to New Haven residents. $20 includes the Manual and Certificate.
A fully functional bike and a certified bike helmet are required to participate in this course. Loaner bikes, lights, and helmets will be available for those in need.

For more information please contact the Outdoor Adventure Coordinator at
mtorresq@newhavenct.gov

2016 Bike Maps are Here

cycle map art

22″×17″, it folds to fit nicely in your pocket. The 2016 Elm City Cycling bike maps are your best traveling buddy. There are keys to Bike Paths, Bike Lanes, Marked Bike Routes, and other trails.

Side one includes up close Branford, Cheshire, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Milford, New Haven, Wallingford, and West Haven.  Side two is the panorama view of the towns and surrounding areas.

Get yours from the following sponsoring partners:

Bradley Street Bicycle Co-Op
138 Bradley Street, New Haven

Cheshire Cycle & Repair
3550 Whitney Avenue, Hamden

Coffee Pedaler
605 East Street, New Haven

College Street Cycles
252 College Street, New Haven

D’Aniello’s Amity Bicycles
18 Selden Street, Woodbridge

Devil’s Gear Bike Shop
137 Orange Street, New Haven

North Haven Bike
510 Washington Avenue, North Haven

Tony’s Bikes & Sports
108 Broad Street, Milford

Transportation, Traffic and Parking Department
200 Orange Street, G3, New Haven

 

Special thank you to our other bike map sponsors:

Phoenix Press, Inc.
15 James Street, New Haven

Urban Specialist Realtors
47 High Street, New Haven