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2020 Greenway Ride

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

2020 Greenway Ride Update

New Dates: September 1 – September 30, 2020

Join us for an Epic journey along the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway throughout the entire month of September! Brooklyn Greenway Initiative will be crafting a grand solo bike adventure for everyone to enjoy at a safe physical distance and comfortable pace. Participants can ride all of the sections in one trip, or complete the challenge across multiple days. However you choose to ride, we’re excited to guide you on a trip through the Greenway’s vibrant neighborhoods and across Brooklyn’s stunning waterfront.

Greenway Rider — Free:

Anyone that wants to experience the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway for Bike Month sign up here to enjoy this thoughtful guide- you may find there are places in it you have never been before!

Greenway Enthusiast — $25:

Detailed ride guide with dozens of points of interest along the Greenway

Greenway Ride 2020 t-shirt

BGI buff face covering

Greenway Ride Swag Bag mailed to you with special promotions and products to enhance your ride!


Register Now

The Greenway Ride presented by Citibike was originally scheduled for May 31st, 2020, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City, BGI needed to postpone the event to a later date. Given current regulations regarding group events, we have adjusted the format and timing of the 2020 Greenway Ride to enable exploration and discovery along Brooklyn’s waterfront while encouraging safe physical distancing along the Greenway.

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative is excited to make the 2020 Greenway Ride engaging, fun, and safe while we ride. We look forward to seeing you on the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway and hearing about your journey come September!


Thank You to Our Sponsors and Event Partners



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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