Where You Can Test Out a NYC Bike Share Bike, Starting This Weekend

(Photo Kate Hinds)

If you are excited to learn more about bike share in New York you have five chances in the next two weeks to meet representatives from Alta, the company behind the plan, and test out a bike share bike.

As we've been reporting, New York City is set to launch the nation's largest bike share program next summer, it's likely to look a lot like Washington, D.C.'s Capital Bike Share program, also managed by Alta.

Possibly a sign of the initial target audience for the plan, three of the five events will be held in Brooklyn. The city's crowdsourced map of suggested bike share station locations is, as would be expected, most densely populated with pleas for spots in Manhattan.

The first is this Saturday from 12:00 -4:00 p.m. in DUMBO's Manhattan Bridge Archway.

Wednesday September 21, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Bowling Green at the foot of Broadway at Battery Place in Manhattan.

Saturday September 24, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at  Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene, 176 Lafayette Avenue between Clermont and Vanderbilt Avenues.

Thursday September 29, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m in Union Square.

Sunday October 2 12:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m at the Atlantic Antic festival, at the corner of Atlantic and Nevins.