Explore The Waterfront While Cycling

2nd Annual Brooklyn Waterfront Epic Ride (Graphic Courtesy of Transportation Alternatives)

How many of us have lived in Brooklyn almost all of our lives and still are not aware that there is accessible waterfront other than Sheepshead Bay? How many of us, thanks to storms that washed out a portion of it, just recently became aware of the fact that there is a well-trafficked bicycle path running through Sheepshead Bay?

Well, thanks to the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, the Transportation Alternatives (T.A.) Brooklyn Volunteer Committee, the Regional Plan Association (RPA), and the National Park Service (NPS) we can put two and two together this Sunday with a moderately-paced (12+ miles/hour) bike ride around the perimeter of Brooklyn’s waterfront. These groups have organized this great ride to highlight “the potential of a fully completed Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway”.

Space is limited, so if you didn’t get to sign up on time, you might want to head out to Sheepshead Bay on Sunday to cheer on the cyclists.

Here is some of the information compiled from the T.A. website and the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative site :

2nd Annual Brooklyn Waterfront Epic Ride
Sunday, July 18, 2010 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Depart: Manhattan Avenue at Newtown Creek, Greenpoint, Brooklyn
End: Rockaway Taco on Rockaway Beach Blvd and Beach 96th Street

We will have brief stops at Owls Head Park in Bay Ridge and a refreshment stop at the Carnarsie Pier with an update on plans to complete the Jamaica Bay Greenway. After the ride feel free to enjoy the beach, hop on the A train back to Brooklyn, or ride back with volunteers along Flatbush Avenue, the most direct route back to northern Brooklyn.

Pre-register at brooklynepicride@gmail.com


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