rides events

  • Moonlight Ride – Prospect Park

    Join us as we discover Prospect Park at night. Prospect Park is a 526-acre urban oasis located in the heart of Brooklyn. The Prospect Park Moonlight Ride is opened to bikers and skilled skaters.Meet at 9 p.m., Grand Army Plaza, on the second Saturday of the month, every month. This is a safe, peaceful ride that visits… read more

  • Green Apple Ride

    In 1992 Time’s Up! supports the creation of the first Green Apple Map, pinpointing 145 local sites in New York City that have environmental impact and sparking a local-global movement. The non-profit Green Map System fostered the creation of locally led Green Map projects in over 400 cities in 50 countries. As of 2007, more than… read more

  • Rides

    TIME’S UP! and other groups are spreading the word to ride together. By riding with your friend or buddy, it immediately becomes safer. By teaming up with a third person, it becomes even safer. Ride to work together and ride home together. When you see another rider, be friendly and link up. Ride to the… read more

  • 181 Stanton Street Garden Action

    Sunday August 19, 2012: a group of neighbors came together with local organizations, 596 Acres, Green Map NYC & Time’s Up! Environmental Group and helped claim an abandoned lot at 181 Stanton Street for a community space and garden.   This wasn’t the 1970’s; it was 2012. In mid-July 2012, a group of diverse Lower East Side neighbors… read more

  • The Battle of the Bike Ban

    Bicycle Uprisings Past and Present On July 22, 1987, Mayor Koch stood on the steps of City Hall flanked by his police and transportation commissioners and declared that bicycling would be banned on Fifth, Park, and Madison from 31st to 59th Streets, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm, starting in September. The ban was a clear attack on bike… read more


    News Date: Thursday, May 24, 2012 – 12:49pm read more

  • Love Your Lane Valentine’s Ride & After Party 2012

    Time’s Up! Valentine’s Dance Party Friday, February 10, 2012, 10:00 PMThe Living Theater 21 Clinton Street between Houston & Stanton Streets Lower East Side, Manhattan New 2012 photos!!! Bring your friends, make-up with your enemies, kiss your lovers and dedicate this dance to your big time love – your bicycle. Get ready to spread the… read more

  • Shut Down Indian Point Action

    In 2021, Time’s Up! Celebrates the Permanent Closure of the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant. After an over 20 years campaign, Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant permanently shut down on April 30, 2021. Paul Galley, president of the environmental group Riverkeeper described the importance of closing the plant: “there are 20 million people living with… read more

  • Doggie Pedal Parade 2011

    Doggie Pedal Parade (Dogs on Bikes) video courtesy of Gamma Blog Photos of 4th Annual Time’s Up! Doggie Pedal Parade – an abundance of cuteness: For Time’s Up! photo set of parade CLICK HERE For Time Out slideshow of parade CLICK HERE The 4th annual Time’s Up! Doggie Pedal Parade, held 5/22/2011, was a huge… read more

  • Polar Bear Dance Ride 2011

    Time’s Up! Polar Bear Dance Ride 2011 Photos of the ride by Erik Mc Gregor Photos of the ride by Brennan Cavanaughn Time’s Up! held their annual Polar Bear Dance Ride this Saturday, April 30th to draw attention to the plight of the polar bears. These polar bears migrated from the melting glaciers of the Arctic… read more


    HOW CAN I TRANSPORT MY PETS USING GREEN TRANSPORTATION? Most pets are not allowed on mass transit in New York City (unlike in Europe) but here are some environmental ways you and your pet can get around town. Pedicabs are generally more dog-friendly than yellow cabs.  Use a bicycle. Small dogs can ride in a… read more

  • “Token of Love” Ticketing

    On January 31, 2011, members of Time’s Up!, dressed in Valentine’s red and as officers of the New York Peace Department (N.Y.P.D.), gathered on the Williamsburg and Manhattan Bridges to give cyclists “Token Tickets of Love” for braving both the weather and antagonistic conditions to ride their bikes to and from work. While the NYPD… read more

  • Historical NYC Critical Mass Time-line

    First Critical Mass was in San Francisco in 1992. read more

  • Historical Significance of Critical Mass

    A Brief Primer of Critical Mass in New York City and its Historical Significance The bike ride that changed the whole city. During the 1990’s, bicycling in NYC was extremely dangerous. Bike lanes were a rarity. Cyclists were largely invisible to motor vehicles and they had no voice in policy decisions. The number one complaint… read more

  • Summer Streets 2010

      CELEBRATE SUMMER STREETS Time’s Up! Style         AUGUST 7 & 21, 2010   FREE BICYCLE DECORATING & BIKE REPAIR Saturday, 8/7 & 8/21 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Astor Cube (Lafayette & 8th Street) **Free** For the third annual Summer Streets extravaganza, seven miles of Manhattan streets will be free… read more

  • Bureau Of Organized Bike Lane Safety Ride

    Bureau of Organized Bikelane Safety (B*O*O*B*S.) Ride Friday, March 19th 12:00 p.m. – Ride meets at Madison Square Park, 23rd & Broadway 12:45 p.m. – Non-cyclists & supporters meet at Bryant Park, 40th & 6th Avenue for Victory Dance *Times are estimated.  For exact location of the ride on 3/19 call 917-494-8164 As part of their… read more

  • Summer Streets 2009

    CELEBRATE SUMMER STREETSTime’s Up! Style         AUGUST 8,15 & 22, 2009  FREE BICYCLE DECORATING & BIKE REPAIR Saturday, 8/8, 8/15 & 8/22 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Astor Cube (Lafayette & 8th Street) **Free**  SPECIAL TIME’S UP! EVENTS: 8/8 – Dance Ride, leaving Astor Place at 11:30 a.m. 8/22 –… read more

  • Clearwater 2002 Wrap-up

      The first-ever Revival Bike Center (left) welcomed 100 cyclists and prevented nearly 500 pounds of pollution! BIKE CENTER DEBUTS AT 2002 REVIVAL June 15-16, 2002 On Saturday morning, as we hung signs, laid out brochures, and arranged saw-horses in the mud-filled Croton Point Park, our mission looked dubious. We had convinced Clearwater that the… read more

  • Doggie Pedal Parade FAQ

  • Unique and Utilitarian Bike Showcase

    Saturday, May 24th, 2008. A show and tell of human powered vehicles for every need and curiosity. Come see (and bring) commuter bikes, cargo bikes, trailers, Dutch kid-carriers, velomobiles, upright semi-recumbents, and innovative components, accessories, and clothes that demonstrate how cycling is real transportation. Check back soon for more information. Contact Aaron if you are… read more

  • What is Critical Mass?

    Critical Mass is an event that began in San Francisco in the early 1990s and has since spread to hundreds of cities around the world. It usually occurs monthly (sometimes weekly). as bicyclists spontaneously come together to ride the ordinarily car-clogged streets of their cities. Critical Mass focuses on the rights of bicyclists and the… read more

  • BNC Bike Lending Library

    The bike lending library is an attempt by TIME’S UP! to provide at least a few more bikes for the many people that will be coming to New York City for the Republican National Convention. We are hoping that by providing bikes for those who come to the city without them, we can encourage more… read more

  • BNC Calendar

    BNC Provisional Calendar The Bike National Convention is over a week of bicycle-related events, some of which are regular TIME’S UP! events, some have proven themselves during  Bike Summer 2003 in New York City , and some of which are first run, unique events. We are also open to anyone who wishes to plan bike-related… read more

  • Bike Repair Workshops and Skillshare

    7:00pm every Tuesday in the basement of our Temporary Bike Space, 49 E. Houston (between Mott & Mulberry), throughout the month of November (except Thanksgiving week). It’s a bike mechanic skillshare: Come learn how to fix your bike, including flats, gears, simple maintenance, and general tune ups.   Bikes being assembled and fixed in the… read more

  • Movies Nights and Educational Presentations

    From the very first movie screenings flyer, August 2004. All events are free, but donations gladly accepted. read more

  • Puppet Making

    COSTUME AND PUPPET MAKING Sunday, Aug 22, 2004, 2:00 p.m. 49 East Houston, between Mott and Mulberry. Come and transform your bike into a horse, for Paula Revere’s Ride (Aug 24th). Sunday, May 23, 2004, Noon-5:00 p.m. Norfolk Street parking lot (east side) between Delancey and Rivington. Come join us the garden-themed costume, puppet, and… read more

  • New Year’s Eve Ride!

    New Year’s Eve Ride!


  • Clearwater Hudson River Revival

    Valet Bike Parking at the Clearwater Festival Time’s Up! works with the Clearwater Environmental Organization to promote cleaner air and water and cultivate the idea of Valet Bike Parking. Valet bike parking, which was pioneered by Time’s Up, spread to hundreds of events in NYC and can now be seen on a global scale. Time’s Up!… read more

  • BikeSummer

    Time’s Up! leads the coordination of Bike Summer, a month-long celebration of bike culture in NYC.  Consisting of more than 100 well-attended events from June to July, Bike Summer marks the first major collaboration among the city’s numerous bike groups, contributing to an increased number of commuter cyclists and galvanizes an identity for the bicycle… read more

  • Traffic-Calming Rides

    The Great Central Park Traffic Calming Ride Rolls Again! — Now in Prospect Park, Too! Traffic calming rides promotes shared road use with bicyclists, skaters and pedestrians, with the goal of car-free parks and bike-friendly city streets. These rides have since spread to other boroughs and to other cities, raising awareness about the importance of… read more

  • Mystery, History, Murder, and Money Tour

    (a.k.a. the Lower Manhattan Historic Ride) Visit glamorous and notorious Lower Manhattan’s most famous spots in history, infamy, and unparalleled opulence, including: World’s biggest gold vault New York’s legendary Five Points (scene of Scorcese’s movie Gangs of New York) USA’s birthplace Site of Capt. Kidd’s house Site of Herman Melville’s house Wall St. bomb site… read more

  • Blue Apple Ride

    Cool off on the waterfront and see how the Big Apple is Water City on rides in our Blue Apple series. Guided by waterfront experts, all rides in this series will show you how the rivers, creeks, and bays of New York are revitalizing. Visit new parks and public places, and pockets of the city… read more