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Brooklyn Greenway Ride 2020

The Epic Comeback of the Greenway Ride. Ready to ride the entire 26-mile Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway?   

Brooklyn Greenway Ride 2020

September 1 – September 30, 2020



An EPIC exploration along the 26-mile Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway!

Discover Brooklyn’s waterfront parks, piers, picnic spots, and points of interest. Build your selfie library among the backdrop of the City’s iconic bridges, beaches, and bays. Marvel at the objects of Brooklyn’s past and present working waterfront, unparalleled Manhattan skyline views, and spectacular sunsets over New York Harbor. Stop along the route to enjoy delicacies and delights from restaurants and shops in Brooklyn’s vibrant waterfront neighborhoods. Grab your bike – or use a Citi Bike! – and join us for this grand self-guided and socially-distant Brooklyn bike adventure!


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Greenway Ride participants set their own schedule and pace. The Ride can be done in one trip or enjoyed over multiple days. Ride solo or with family or friends. However you participate, you’ll ride easy knowing that you’re supporting Brooklyn Greenway Initiative in our work to celebrate and complete the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway as a safe landscaped route for people of all ages and abilities that connects a greener, stronger, healthier Brooklyn!

Two Registration Options

Greenway Rider – Free. Participants receive our digital Ride Guide by Untapped NY with all you need for your bike adventure: an artful illustrated map of route highlights and amenities, a map for navigating the route, and a variety of shorter route suggestions to explore neighborhoods along the Greenway!

Greenway Enthusiast – $25.00. Participants receive everything in the Greenway Rider registration, PLUS a Brooklyn Greenway Ride 2020 t-shirt, BGI buff face covering, and sponsor swag bag mailed to you!


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Citi Bike – Experience the best way to get around Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens & Jersey City with Citi Bike, New York’s bike share system.
Con Edison – Providing electric, gas, and steam to NYC and Westchester. Pay your bill, manage your account, report an outage, and learn how to save energy.
Greenpoint Landing – Greenpoint Landing is located in one of Brooklyn’s most vibrant neighborhoods, bringing new housing, acres of public open space, a new public school, and local shops along a half-mile stretch of New York City’s East River Waterfront.
NYC Councilman Stephen T. Levin – NYC Councilman serving District 33, Northern Brooklyn’s Waterfront.
Kiwi Energy – Kiwi Energy is an energy retailer dedicated to providing innovative energy solutions for electricity and natural gas supply.
Ample Hills Creamery – Every flavor tells a story.
Ride Brooklyn – Bicycle Shop with convenient locations in Park Slope and WIlliamsburg and great prices on high quality bikes and service.

Event Rules for Riders

  • Wear your helmet at all times when riding [required to participate in the Ride].
  • Don’t use your cell phone while riding.
  • Yield to pedestrians.
  • Stop at all red lights and stop signs.
  • Ride with the flow of traffic.
  • Don’t ride on the sidewalk.

Bike Rental

Don’t Have a Bike or Don’t Want to Ride the Extra Miles to The Start Line or from The Finish Line? We will have bike rental options available so you can ride The Greenway Ride.

E-Bikes and Pedal-Assist

Any human-powered bicycle (recumbent, unicycle, tandem, tricycle, etc.) is permitted, as well any pedal-assist bicycle, defined in the Rules of the City of New York, Chapter 4, Title 34 as: a bicycle equipped with fully operable pedals and an electric motor of less than seven hundred fifty watts (one horsepower) whereby such electric motor engages only when the operator is pedaling and the rate of speed of the bicycle is less than 20 miles per hour and disengages or ceases to function when (i) the Section 4-01 4 operator applies the brakes, (ii) the operator stops pedaling, or (iii) the bicycle achieves a speed of twenty miles per hour. No electric-assisted bike outside of this definition will be allowed on the Ride.

Experience Level of Riders

This is an open course that includes both off-street and on-street segments of the planned Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. Riders participate at their own risk. Riders must be confident riding with traffic during on-street segments.

Registration Restrictions

Registration is non-refundable, non-deferrable and non-transferable. If you decide not to ride, your registration will be converted into a charitable contribution to Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the development, establishment, and stewardship of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway.

Registration Questions

Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email that you’re registered. This also adds you to the Greenway Ride email list to receive Ride updates, tips, and the 2020 Ride Guide. If you did not receive a confirmation email or have additional questions, email 

Media Inquiries

For media inquiries, images, or to request a press pass to the event, please email 

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