Brooklyn Greenway Initiative Epic Ride

Become a BGI Member Today

Members are vital to BGI’s work, now and in the future. Your support makes our voice stronger when we speak to elected officials, city agencies and other decision makers. At every amount, your membership will make a difference! Your membership contribution is tax deductible to the full extent of the law. BGI is a 501c3 non-profit organization.

Support Levels   

  • Supporter / $40

    -Invitations to exclusive members-only events, including BGI’s annual spring 10-mile future Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway Bike Tour, Holiday Party, and quarterly openings at the BGI Gallery.

    -Advance registration and member discounts for BGI’s  events including New Views Summer Benefit, The Epic Ride, and the Brooklyn Greenway Half + 5K.

    – BGI e-newsletter

    – Opportunity to participate in special volunteer opportunities

    – Copy of Building the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway: The Implementation Plan for the Greenway

    – Information about a multitude of other BGI partner events throughout the year along Brooklyn’s waterfront.

  • Friend / $50

    All of the above benefits of friend, plus coming in 2015….
    – A BGI membership card offering discounts at participating merchants along the Greenway.

  • Skater / $75

    All of the above benefits of friend, plus coming in 2015….
    – Free gift! BGI bike bell.

  • Family / $100

    All of the benefits above for your family (2 adults and 2 children)

  • Jogger / $250

    All of the above, plus
    – A ticket to The Epic Ride or Brooklyn Greenway Half + 5K

  • Blader / $500

    All of the above plus
    – Two tickets to The Epic Ride or Brooklyn Greenway Half + 5K

  • Biker / $1000

    All of the above plus
    – A ticket to all BGI ticketed events including summer and fall benefit parties, The Epic Ride and Brooklyn Greenway Half.

  • Greenway Sustainer

    Reoccurring donations starting from $5 / month

We Need You

BGI’s three co-founders started as volunteers over a decade ago. Today, hundreds of people annually donate their time towards completing the Greenway.

Even if you can’t commit to a specific timeframe now, please sign up as a potential volunteer and we will contact you as projects arise. Thanks!

Volunteers Help

  • Plant trees, shrubs and flowers along the greenway
  • Remove litter and weeds from the greenway
  • Marshal our Brooklyn Waterfront Epic Ride and Turnstile Tour’s Sustainability Bicycle Tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard
  • Assist at major events by signing up new supporters


  • Meet neighbors and fellow greenway supporters while enjoying fresh air and exercise
  • Access to unique Brooklyn waterfront locations
  • Know that you’re an integral part of making the greenway happen!

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Areas of Interest





Brooklyn Greenway Initiative's Coporate Volunteer Program

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI) relies on volunteers to support its stewardship activities on the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. Volunteers from your company can work alongside BGI’s staff at various sites on the route and participate in:

Volunteer Activities

  • Planting shrubs and flowers
  • Providing tree pit maintenance
  • Removing weeds
  • Assisting at major public events

Volunteer opportunities are available for short or long term projects, for groups of all sizes, and can be tailored to meet the specific needs and interests of your company. They are designed to be team building activities that are fun, lively, and get your hands a little dirty.

Corporate Volunteer Benefits

  • Give back to the community
  • Work together as a team
  • Gain a sense of accomplishment
  • Enjoy a change of pace from their regular workday
  • Strengthen your corporate culture

“Target likes to give back to the community and seeing the positive response of people walking and riding along the Greenway and thanking us for our work was a real highlight.”

— Tony Roman, Target Group Vice President

More information and photos from Target’s corporate volunteer day.

Program Requirements

BGI requests a minimum of 10 volunteers and a donation from every corporation that participates in our Corporate Volunteer Program. Funds not only provide necessary supplies, materials and tools for each stewardship project, but also insure that the work we do can continue beyond each volunteer day. BGI is a 501c3 non-profit organization and donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Download the BGI Corporate Volunteer ProposalTarget Volunteers mulching tree pits

Contact Information

Olivia Lynch
Program Manager