July 22, 2012
This year’s 40-mile Brooklyn Waterfront Epic Ride will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2012. A rest stop with refreshments will again 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. There will be alternate ride starts at Owl’s Head Park, for a 26-mile ride, and at Floyd Bennett Field, for a 14-mile ride. Register here for the Epic Ride
Register by 5:00PM on Monday, July 23rd in order to have your name entered in a drawing for prizes generously donated by REI. The prize drawing will be held at the end of the ride!
Just added! Enjoy the music of the Mexican Museums playing on the Boardwalk at Beach 97th Street from 12:30PM-2:30PM on July 28th. http://mexicanmuseums.bandcamp.com/
Please note: PayPal has been working on their server recently, which has resulted in delays for some registrations. Thank you for your patience as we double-check our system and make sure that all ride registrations have been processed correctly. If you have any questions, contact Brian McCormick at 718.522.0193
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.
Not sure you’re quite ready for the Epic? You can still join the fun on July 28th! For less experienced riders, or those looking to learn more about the remarkable natural and cultural history of Floyd Bennett Field, the National Park Service’s Jamaica Bay Unit will be guiding a free 2.5-mile bike tour across the windswept runways of Floyd Bennett Field.
The Floyd Bennett Field Bike Tour will begin at the Aviator Sports Epic Ride rest stop at 10:00AM and will return for food and festivities at noon. There are bikes available for rent and plenty of parking is available at the Field. If you are interested in participating in the Floyd Bennett Field Bike Tour please call the National Park Service at (718) 338-3799.