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Brooklyn Greenway Ride 2020 offers 26-mile exploration of waterfront for cyclists

September 9, 2020 Editorial Staff
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Brooklyn Greenway Initiative is inviting cycling enthusiasts of all ages and abilities to join the 2020 Greenway Ride, a 26-mile exploration of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway throughout the month of September.

The event kicked off on Sept. 1, and participants can begin and complete the ride any time through Sept. 30.

Cyclists can decide for themselves how to experience the event — participants set their own schedule and pace, and can use a Citi Bike if they don’t own a bicycle. The event can be completed in one trip, or broken into multiple days, and can be enjoyed alone or with family and friends.

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Proceeds support the completion of the Greenway, which will provide safe, continuous and equitable access to and along Brooklyn’s waterfront, connecting parks and open space, commercial and cultural corridors, and new tech and innovation hubs for all of Brooklyn’s millions of residents and visitors.

All registered Greenway Ride participants receive a digital Ride Guide by Untapped NY. The guide includes an illustrated map of highlights along the Greenway, a map for navigating the ride, and a number of shorter route suggestions to help participants explore neighborhoods along the Greenway.

Highlights along the route include Brooklyn’s iconic bridges, epic Manhattan skyline views, and chances to view sunsets over New York Harbor.

“This year’s ride will be a month-long celebration of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway,” said Terri Carta, BGI executive director. “Whether you go with family, friends or solo, the Ride is a great way for Brooklynites of all ages to get outside and enjoy the fall season.

“We love to see longtime and new users of the Greenway alike enjoy this vital public space and rediscover the joys of our beautiful waterfront and city,” Carta added.

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative is a nonprofit organization committed to the development and long-term stewardship of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway — a protected and landscaped route for pedestrians, bicyclists and families that traces the borough’s waterfront from Greenpoint to East New York.

Participants can register here.

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