Brooklyn Greenway Initiative presents
The 4th Annual Brooklyn Waterfront Epic Ride
Saturday, July 28, 2012
The Epic is a 40-mile ride from Newtown Creek in Greenpoint to Rockaway Beach via the Brooklyn and Queens waterfronts. The route will be marked, allowing riders to travel in a group that moves at their own pace.
A rest stop with refreshments will be provided at Aviator Sports at Floyd Bennett Field and the ride will end at the new Rockaway Beach Club food vendors on the boardwalk. Water, restrooms and bike shops along the way will be marked on ride maps.
Information about picking up ride wristbands and getting to the start locations will be provided to all registrants beginning on Monday, June 25th.
The Brooklyn Waterfront Epic Ride will take place rain or shine on July 28, 2012. There is no rain date. In the event of cancellation due to severe weather, your registration fee is non-refundable and instead will be considered a charitable contribution to Brooklyn Greenway Initiative.
Return trip can be made via the A train, a Rockaway ferry to Wall Street Pier 11, or by bicycle along Flatbush Avenue.
Ride Registration Now Closed
Volunteers & Ride Marshals Needed!
We are recruiting 60 marshals and other ride support volunteers (non-riders) for this 600 person ride. If you are an experienced cyclist, you can participate in the Epic Ride at no charge by serving as a ride marshal. Mandatory marshal training and orientation will occur the evening of July 10, 2012. Non-riding volunteers will help with event coordination, directing riders, registration at ride starts and staffing the end of the ride. To volunteer, please contact email@example.com.
The Epic ride highlights the potential of a completed Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway and a completed Jamaica Bay Greenway. It is co-sponsored by Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, the Transportation Alternatives Brooklyn Volunteer Committee, Regional Plan Association, National Park Service, and the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance. Special thanks to the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation and the NYC Department of Transportation.
Event sponsors include Con Edison, Aviator Sports, REI, Inc., Brownstoner and UncommonGoods. Additional support is provided by the NYS Department of State Local Waterfront Revitalization Program under Title 11 of the NYS Environmental Protection Fund, sponsored by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz; The J. M. Kaplan Fund; Brooklyn Community Foundation; and NYC Council Members Brad Lander and Steve Levin.