July 21, 2010

Summer Discount! Navy Yard Bike Tour August 8th

To receive 20% off tickets for the August 8th tour, use discount code: oystersummer2010

Pedal along with us on this bicycle tour as we explore the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s transition from being one of the nation’s foremost naval shipbuilding facilities to becoming a national leader for sustainable urban industrial parks. Learn about the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation’s sustainable development efforts including the nation’s first multi-story “green” industrial building, first solar and wind-powered street lamps, NYC’s first building-mounted wind turbines, adaptively reused historic structures, and new green buildings certified by the US Green Buildings Council. Length of Tour: 2 hours

Requirements: Each participant must supply his/her own bicycle & bring and wear a safety helmet at all times while on the Brooklyn Navy Yard tour.

Need to rent a bicycle? Our bike rental partner at Recycle a Bicycle is a community-based bike shop and non-profit organization that provides educational/job training programs and encourages environmental stewardship and everyday bicycle use. RAB offers bike rentals to Urban Oyster’s tour goers for a discounted rate of $25 and proceeds go to support their youth programs. RAB’s shop is located in DUMBO, just a short ride away from the start of the tour. You must reserve your rental in advance. Click here for more info about bike rentals or call 718-858-2972 to reach RAB’s DUMBO office. If RAB is out of rental bikes you can also check Ride Brooklyn Bike Shop.

Admission: $24 per person/ $20 for Brooklyn Greenway Initiative members, Brooklyn Historical Society members & Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation tenants and employees. Advance ticket purchase required. Click here to check availability and purchase tickets.

To receive 20% off tickets for the August 8th tour, use discount code: oystersummer2010