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Ride to the Rockaways!
Join NYC DOT's Greenways and Brooklyn Greenway Initiative on a relaxed, family-friendly group ride to Rockaway Beach, traveling over the Jamaica Bay Greenway.
What to expect: We will ride mostly along off-street paths or along bike lanes, but will occasionally ride with traffic. Planned breaks for water and restrooms on Boardwalk, at Jacob Riis Park, and lunch stop at the Rockaway Beach concessions, including Breezy's BBQ. The complete ride is roughly 13 miles. First 20 riders to arrive receive a coupon for a free lemonade sponsored by Breezy's BBQ! A limited number of riders will also receive a free pair of sunglasses!
What to bring: Bike lock, lunch money, MetroCard (if taking the train back), sun block, and water.
Where to go: Meet at Brooklyn College, on Bedford Rd at Campus Rd.Get there by taking the 2,5 train to Brooklyn College or the Q train to Avenue H. (Or ride your bike!)
After the ride: Ride marshals will drop off the group at Beach 90th train station to take the subway back, or you can ride home on your own. If you choose to ride back, you may like to visit MoMA PS1's temporary exhibit, Rockaway!, currently on display at Fort Tilden.
Rockaway! is a large-scale, free public contemporary art festival at Gateway National Recreation Area’s Fort Tilden and at Rockaway Beach Surf Club during summer 2014. The event, which involves existing and new, site-specific works by local and internationally acclaimed artists, celebrates the re-opening of Fort Tilden and the recovery of the Rockaway! peninsula, which suffered significant damage in Hurricane Sandy.
Rockaway! is a direct outgrowth of an unprecedented partnership forged between the National Park Service and the City of New York to unite and revitalize the parks around Jamaica Bay and the Rockaway peninsula. It is also the first large-scale public program hosted by the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, a public-private organization created to support the federal-local partnership.
For more information, please visit the following links:
MWA’s City of Water Day presented by the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company is a free, day-long celebration of the world-class potential of the water that surrounds us and brings us together. While many of the day's activities are on Governors Island and Maxwell Place Park (Hoboken, NJ), City of Water Day “In Your Neighborhood” reaches many corners of our waterfronts with more than 30 different locations throughout the five boroughs, Yonkers, and New Jersey.