Join Brooklyn Greenway Initiative and partners for a 40-mile bike ride along the Brooklyn-Queens Waterfront.
Starting in Greenpoint and finishing at Rockaway Beach, the route showcases the potential of a fully completed Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway combined with a completed Jamaica Bay Greenway.
Following the ride, join the after-party at the beach with food from the Rockaway food vendors and a swim in the ocean! Participants can make their own way back independently via the A train or by bicycle.
Alternate starts are available at Owls Head Park (26-mile ride) and Floyd Bennett Field (14-mile ride).
$30 BGI & TA members
$40 General admission
By participating in The Epic Ride, you are supporting Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, the non-profit organization committed to the establishment, development and long-term stewardship of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. When complete, this 14-mile landscaped route for pedestrians and cyclists will connect neighborhood parks and open spaces from Greenpoint to Bay Ridge.
Brooklyn Greenway Initiative provides reasonable accommodations for special events with adequate notice. To request disability accommodation for The Epic Ride, please contact Kadie Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org at least 10 days prior to the event.
Ride Marshals and Volunteers:
General volunteers, course marshals and experienced cyclists are needed as ride marshals. Register as a volunteer here.
The Epic Ride is supported by partners including Transportation Alternatives Brooklyn Volunteer Committee, Regional Plan Association, National Park Service, DOT and the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance.
Thank you to our sponsors: Focus and SONY Action Cam, Kiwi Energy, Green Asphalt, Grow NYC, NYC Compost Project hosted at Build It Green!NYC, Nextdoor, BikeSmith, Redbeard Bikes, Brooklyn Roasting Company, Brooklyn Running Company, Lola Granola, Yelp, Brownstoner, Blankslate, GoGoSqueeze, Red Jacket Orchards, New York Apples Sales Inc, Yoga on The Rocks, Blue Sky Bakery, and Ride Brooklyn.
Special thanks to the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, the NYC Department of Transportation, and The Ryan Center at Floyd Bennett Field. Additional support is provided by the NYS Department of State Local Waterfront Revitalization Program under Title 11 of the NYS Environmental Protection Fund, sponsored by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams; The Charles Engelhard Foundation,The J. M. Kaplan Fund; Lily Auchincloss Foundation, The New York Community Trust; LuEsther T. Mertz Advised Fund-The New York Community Trust; and NYC Council Members Brad Lander and Steve Levin.
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