Come ride with us! Discover a new Family Fun Activity - Trail Riding in New York City - All skill levels welcome to ride the seven miles of beginner and advanced singletrack found in Cunningham Park, Fresh Meadows Queens!
We will provide --
Bikes: TFK will bring its fleet of bikes supporting riders 4'6" and taller. PEAK Bikes and Bicycle Planet will bring their name brand rental fleet and demonstration test bikes - giving us over 60 bikes to select from.
Kids rides: You and the kids can bring your own bike, or pre-register to ensure a complimentary bike is available. An instructor will review mountain biking techniques, as well as topics such as healthy living through cycling, geography, and what we can do to help preserve the environment. Adults must be present during the kids ride, but are not required to participate.
Beginner clinics: Andree Sanders, Executive Director of Trips for Kids, will teach the beginner clinic which will introduce techniques for handling, braking and rolling with power and control.
Learn to Ride clinics: Come learn to ride a bicycle with City Bike Coach. There will be two start times for these 30-minute instructional lessons. Each lesson includes practice time afterward.
Space is very limited! First come first served.
* A bicycle in good working conditions: tires properly infleted,working brakes and a well oiled chain * A properly fitted helmet * Closed toed, rubber shoes * Long sleeve shirt and/or jacket * Long pants or jeans *Water and snacks * Signed waiver * Parents and care giver must stay on site
For more information : firstname.lastname@example.org 917 536 6120
Advanced rides clinics: Take your skills to the next level. Ride with Tom Oakes, a pro level mountain biker with years of experience racing dual slalom, downhill, mountain cross, and BMX, for a fun, high-performance route through the trails of Cunningham and learn the tricks to be a better biker.
Meet MTB friends: Panera Breads, IMBA, CLIMB, Bicycle Habitat, NYCMTB, City Bike Coach and more.
Schedule: Rides and bikes are open and available from 10am to 2pm. You are welcome to come by anytime!
Pre-registration is strongly recommended to ensure a bike is available. In addition, clinics and guided rides are scheduled below.
More details coming soon:
10:15am - Advanced ride
10:30am - Kids ride (Intermediate)
10:30am - Kids ride (Beginner)
12:00pm - Advanced Ride
12:30pm - Kids ride (Intermediate)
12:30pm - Kids ride (Beginner)
1:00pm - Advanced clinic with Tom Oakes
1:30pm - Kids Skill Clinic
Weather plan: Event will cancel if case of heavy rain. If there is a light rain, we are a go.
How to participate: You are welcome to bring your own bike, or borrow one of ours (kids and adults)! Bikes sizes start at 24" and go to 20".
The event is free and open to all riders of all ages. Advanced registration is encouraged: Participation in all rides and clinics is free.
What to bring: Come dressed for the occasion: Comfortable shoes and clothing is encouraged. No open toed shoes. Helmets are required to ride the trails. We will have a few helmets to borrow, but if you bring your own bike we recommend bringing your own. You can borrow a bike or try your own! If you bring your own bike, be sure you have knobby tires to handle the dirt.
How to get there: Cunningham Park is incredibly accessible! Event Venue will be in front of the 210th Street playground, at 210th St @ 73rd Avenue (around the corner from the Northwoods trail head, at 210th St and 67th Avenue).
>By car: From the Manhattan and points west, take 495 East to exit 26, Francis Lewis Blvd. Turn right (south) on Francis Lewis. Turn left (east) on 73rd Ave. Event venue is at 210th and 73rd ave. From Long Island and east, take the Long Island Expressway west to exit 27, Clearview Expressway South. Exit at 73rd Avenue, turn left (east) on 73rd Avenue. Northwoods Family Trail Ride Day Registration area will be at 210th and 73rd Avenue. On-street parking is available.
> By train: Take the F train to Jamaica/179 Street. Ride east on Hillside Avenue, then turn left on 188th St (Saul Weprin St.) Right on 73rd Avenue to the event venue area at 210th St. > By LIRR: Cunningham is a quick 5-minute ride from the LIRR, accessible from both Atlantic and Penn Station terminals. Take the Bayside stop and ride south to Cunningham Park, or exit at Hollis and ride north.
> By bus: From midtown, take the e xpress bus QM6 from one of two stops, 6th Avenue and 36th Steet or 3rd Avenue and 57th street. Exit at Union Turnpike stop and 193rd Street. (Bus is the quickest route!)
About the hosts: This event is organized by Trips for Kids Metro New York, Peak Pro Mountain Bike Shop and Bicycle Planet. This is a family-friendly event, appropriate to all ages and all skill levels. Trips for Kids Metro New York is a NYC not-for-profit organization that teaches kids to overcome obstacles on the trail and in life. Proceeds from event raffles will benefit TFK. Peak Mountain Bike Pro is Cunningham Park's Local Bike shop that offers knowledgeable and exceptional customer service dedicated to the individual needs of the novice, enthusiast, weekend warrior and the athlete while conveying the joys of cycling. "Because we ride!" is not just a slogan, but our way of life. Bicycle Planet's mission is to build and grow relationships through excellence and customer service. They want to create long-term customers one experience at a time. Both Bike shops are supporters of Trips for Kids Metro New York.
Organizers: Trips for Kids NY, Peak Mountain Bike Pro and Bicycle Planet
Other sponsors: CLIMB, Friends of Cunningham Park, IMBA, NYCMTB, City Bike Coach, Panera Breads
When & Where
Trips for Kids Metro New York
Trips for Kids Metro New York provides mountain bike outings and environmental education to kids who would not otherwise have these opportunities. We use the bike as a tool to teach lessons in personal responsibility, achievement and environmental awareness.