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2015.06.23 Cyclopedia Practice Ride

Google Photos Album Intro lesson: Practice Our crew is ready to roll! Today Cappy and the Communitology interns set out on a tour of Randalls/Wards Island to see what we can see and practice our mapping and photo skills in

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2014 Orientation Week

Ready to Roll?: Our third year in East Harlem is imminent and we’ve got a lot of momentum to see us through a fantastic summer season. We moved to our summer home at M.S. 114 (while our old school undergoes

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2013 SD: Fireboat

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2012 Staten Island

Google Photos Album Intro Lesson: Staten Island, the “forgotten borough,” is geographically much closer to NJ than the rest of NYC. But we didn’t forget! And it’s not too far for our intrepid crew–this trip completes our sweep! Word of

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2012 Inwood

Google Photos Album Intro Lesson: Inwood is the northernmost neighborhood in Manhattan (almost–read ahead to learn more…) and one of the most interesting from geographic, ecological and historical perspectives. The hills of Inwood park contain the oldest growth remaining on

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2012 Fireboat

Google Photos Album Intro Lesson: Today we had the great pleasure to visit the John J. Harvey, a retired fireboat docked along the Hudson. From the JJH website: “Built in 1931, MV John J. Harvey, at 130 ft and 268

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2012 High Bridge (Bronx)

Google Photos Album Intro Lesson: Last week we rode to the Manhattan side of the High Bridge, which was constructed as an aqueduct to carry water from the Croton Reservoir to Manhattan. It is the oldest bridge connecting Manhattan to

Posted in NYC East Harlem 2012 Summer

Newtown Creek

Google Photos Album Intro Lesson: The Newtown Creek forms the western portion of the border between Queens and Brooklyn. Since the early days of European settlement it’s been host to industrial sites along its banks. No surprise, then, that it’s

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High Bridge (Manhattan)

Google Photos Album Intro Lesson: The High Bridge was constructed as an aqueduct to carry water from the Croton Reservoir to Manhattan. It is the oldest bridge connecting Manhattan to another land mass (the Bronx), and the only one restricted

Posted in NYC East Harlem 2012 Summer

I Saw a Cormorant

  This badge is awarded to each rider who sees a cormorant (not a duck!). Point value: 25

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Staten Island

    This badge is awarded to each rider who completes a ride to the borough of Staten Island. Point value: 25

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Brooklyn

This badge is awarded to each rider who completes a ride to the borough of Brooklyn. Point value: 25

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Bronx

  This badge is awarded to each rider who completes a ride to the borough of the Bronx. Point value: 25

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Queens

    This badge is awarded to each rider who completes a ride to the borough of Queens. Point value: 25

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Manhattan

  This badge is awarded to each rider who completes a ride to the borough of Manhattan. Point value: 25

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100 Miles

This badge is awarded to each rider who completes his or her first 100 miles (cumulative). Point value: 100

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50 Miles

This badge is awarded to each rider who completes his or her first 50 miles (cumulative). Point value: 50

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25 Miles

This badge is awarded to each rider who completes his or her first 25 miles (cumulative). Point value: 50

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Participation Badge

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Randall’s/Wards Island

Google Photos Album Intro Lesson: Randall’s/Ward’s Island. Today we learned about the long history of Randall’s/Ward’s Island. Orginally they were two separate islands but now they are connected with Little Hell Gate representing where they used to be separated. Word

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A.K.A. Avenue A

Google Photos Album Intro Lesson: Avenue A. Did you know that Avenue A runs all the way up to the Upper East Side? Yes, really. It’s just called Sutton Place, York Ave, and Pleasant Ave. (These names sound “prettier” than

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East River

Google Photos Album Intro Lesson: Exploration. Last time we talked about a bicycle having advantages and disadvantages. One of the advantages is that it can take you farther than walking; in the spirit of exploration we headed to the East

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Learning Sessions

Google Photos Album Learning to Ride: With our first bike ride with Cyclopedia just seven days away, we got three kids out there today to brush up on their bike riding skills. Calvin, Destinee and Jasmine came out and met

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Time Trials

Google Photos Album Intro Lesson: What good is a bicycle? Our riders had several opinions: bicycles are faster than walking but slower than driving; they’re cheaper than driving but more expensive than walking; they’re better for the environment than driving,

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2012 Erie Canal (East)

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2012 Erie Canal (West)

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2012 Pilot: Day 3

Google Photos Album Intro Lesson: The power of bicycles. On the first two days we discussed the pros and cons of bicycles compared to walking or driving. Bicycles are cheaper than cars, but more expensive than walking. Bicycles take you

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2012 Pilot: Day 2

Google Photos Album Intro Lesson: Exploration. Yesterday we talked about a bicycle having advantages and disadvantages. How does it compare to walking or driving? One thing it’s good at is letting you explore, because you can go farther than walking,

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2011 B-Boy BBQ

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2011 Geocache

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2011 Erie Canal (West)

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2011 Aviation (girls trip)

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2011 Aviation

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2011 Historic District (girls trip)

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2011 Lehigh Valley Trail

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2011 Genesee Valley Park (girls trip)

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2011 Historic District

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2011 Genesee Valley Park

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Rochester Historic District

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Boynton House

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Charlotte

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Genesee River (part 2)

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Local News (in the past)

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Rochester Subway

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