Tykes Take the Streets: Kids Art Bike Parade

This past Saturday, over 100 children, along with parents & advocates rode their beautifully adorned bike machines in the first annual Kids Art Bike Ride For the Lower East Side.

The event was hosted by The East Village Community Coalition in cooperation with Transportation Alternatives, Recycle-A-Bicycle, Bike New York, The Lower East Side Girls Club and a slew of other amazing groups too numerous to name. Many public and elected officials turned out to join the festivities.

Following a bike decorating workshop and a bike helmet give away by the NYC DOT, the event took participants on a 30 minute ride through the streets of the East Village, including a trip down the 2nd Avenue bike lane! With spirits high and smiles wide, children, some who had never had the chance to ride NYC's streets using pedal power before, got a glimpse of what a more equitable use of city streets could be like.