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The Best Way to Get From Greenpoint to Riis Park Beach is…

The Epic Ride 2018
Photo via The Epic Ride

Do you love to cycle? Want to explore parts of Brooklyn? And, for a great cause?

Sign up for the Epic Ride for July 21 and you’ll explore parts of Brooklyn’s waterfront from Greenpoint to Riis Beach Park. Discover hidden places and secret far away spots on this fun adventure. You’ll pedal through various neighborhoods, parks, and take in fantastic sights. Plus, there will be refreshments at rest stops, too.

Once you’re done biking, the spectacular continues at the clutch Epic After Party at the Riis Park Beach Bazaar with bands, food, drinks, and even some swimming in the ocean. And there, you’ll also find a complimentary bike valet at the finish line. Need some help with your bike? No worries, you’ll be supported by mechanics and marshals for your bike tune-up needs. For $65, you’ll score big on a mega-cool ride and a spectacular after party. Continue reading

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Bike Tour of Newtown Creek This Sunday! (6/24)

via Newtown Creek Alliance
via Newtown Creek Alliance

Newtown Creek Bike Tour
Sunday, June 24th
11am – 1:30pm
Join NCA for a guided bike tour to see and discuss ecological and industrial activity near and along the Newtown Creek shoreline. Once a vast tidal wetland, the Creek quickly became one of the busiest waterways in the county, leaving a significant legacy of environmental destruction and contamination, leading to the ultimate designation as a federal superfund. However, improvements are underway and the past 2 decades have seen improvements to water quality and with it a returning ecology.

Tickets $5, More info

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Film, Art, Music + Free BBQ: Bicycle Film Fest Comes to Greenpoint Next Week (June 19-24)

Bicycle Film Fest

Back in 2001, Brendt Barbur got struck by a city bus in NYC while riding his bicycle. Seventeen years later his brainchild, The Bicycle Film Fest, sets up in nearly 100 cities around the globe and celebrates our favorite two-wheeled mode of transport in film, art and music. And, parts of this year’s phenomenal six day fest will be held in North Brooklyn! Read on for more details about what’s going on in our ‘hood during the event (including the free and open to the public opening night BBQ). Check out the BFF site for a full schedule of events.

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Buy This Badass Vintage Stationary Bike and Donate to Magick City

Vintage spin bike

Greenpoint’s Magick City (37 Box Street) has announced they’re ending their run of vintage spin classes, and selling off the rad-as-hell vintage bikes—and purchasing one is a donation to Magick City. If you haven’t been to this super cool community space, they boast a commercial kitchen, bar and an amazing sound system, and play host to a variety of events including film supper clubs, art-themed dance parties and meditative sound baths. To buy one of the bikes, send them a message on Instagram. Continue reading

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The Best Way to Get From Greenpoint to The Beach This Summer is…

Epic Ride
photo via The Epic Ride

Spring has already been in the air in Greenpoint, though planning a summertime bike ride might seem like quite a ways off. But the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative—the non-profit building the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway, a 14-mile bike and pedestrian path from Greenpoint to Bay Ridge—is hosting their annual Epic Ride event and you can save $20 off the final ticket price by nabbing an Early Bird ticket now. Plus, the money from your ticket goes to help build the Greenway and includes FREE BEER at the after party at Riis Park Beach. Sign us up! Continue reading

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FREE Neighborhood Bike Tours Every Thursday in October!

Loudest Yeller Brooklyn Bicycle Co. McGolrick Park

Every Thursday from 7-10pm in October, you can get to know North Brooklyn and its culture and history a little better with FREE bike tours hosted by Brooklyn Bicycle Co. and Loudest Yeller Bike Tours. Bring a neighbor or friend, or kids—ages 10 and up are welcome! The biking is super easy, and all skill levels are welcome. The tours leave from 141 South 5th Street at 7pm. Pro tip: be ready to eat some ice cream along the way.

What to bring: Bring your bike if you have one. If you don’t have one, you can borrow a Brooklyn Bicycle Co. cruiser. They’ve got bikes that fit everyone from 4’11 to 7’6, as well as helmets. If you need to borrow a bike please send a message ahead of time by emailing [email protected].

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Hit and Run Driver Who Struck Neftaly Ramirez is Not Being Charged

A neighborhood memorial for Neftaly Ramirez. Photo by Julia Moak
A neighborhood memorial for Neftaly Ramirez. Photo by Julia Moak

While Greenpoint mourns  Neftaly Ramirez, who was fatally struck on Franklin and Noble on July 22, the Action Carting driver who hit him is not being charged with a crime. Ramirez was biking home after his shift at Paulie Gee’s (60 Greenpoint Avenue) when he was hit on Franklin Street, and pronounced dead at the scene.

According to DNAinfo, Mr. Ramirez’s death is one in a string of fatalities and injuries Action Carting, the city’s largest private garbage collection company, has been involved in recently. Since 2008, the company’s trucks have killed 5 and injured at least a dozen others. Continue reading

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Bicycle Fetish Day June 24th!

Bicycle Fetish Day

The City Reliquary (370 Metropolitan Ave) is hosting their 13th annual family-friendly block party for bikes and celebration of NYC diversity, aptly named Bicyle Fetish Day. The fetish-tivities will happen on Havemeyer St. between Hope & Grand Street on Saturday, June 24, from 12pm-6pm. The event is FREE and open to the public.

If you are in love with your two wheels, bring it down to the fest—you could win a trophy, prizes, and a year of bragging rights! Continue reading

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How We Roll: Summer Bike Events!

Photo: Erik Keithley
A biker busts out some tricks on Freeman Street. Photo: Erik Keithley

This past weekend the Five Boro Bike Tour kicked off the summer cycling season (even though our weather hasn’t fully turned warm yet, dangit). If you love nothing more than pounding the pavement on two wheels when the weather’s at its finest, here’s a roundup of other local bike events happening over the next few months. Take a seat and pop a wheelie through North Brooklyn!
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