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The 4th Annual Brooklyn Waterfront Epic Ride

July 28, 2012 | 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

July 28, 2012 8am – 2pm

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.

Pre-Ride Information

Information about preparing for the ride, picking up ride wristbands at the BGI office, and getting to the start locations will be provided to all registrants via email within one business day of receiving registration payment. If you have not yet received this information please contact us at info@brooklyngreenway.org or 718.522.0193 before 5:00PM on Friday, July 27, 2012.

The Brooklyn Waterfront Epic Ride will take place rain or shine on Saturday, 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.

Registration is now closed for the 2012 Brooklyn Waterfront Epic Ride. If you would like to receive information about future bike tours, please send your contact information to info@brooklyngreenway.org and we will add your name to the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative email distribution list. Thanks!

GPS Route Maps

Thank You to our Volunteers & Ride Marshals!

We would not be able to produce the 2012 Epic Ride without our many dedicated ride marshals and ride support volunteers – thank you!! If you have any questions about your volunteer or ride marshal assignment for Saturday, please contact mschiller@brooklyngreenway.org.


Brooklyn Epic Ride SponsorsThe 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.