Bike Along the Waterfront With the 10th Annual Epic Ride From Brooklyn to Queens

Photo via Brooklyn Greenway Initiative

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    It’s time to gear up for the 10th anniversary of the Epic Ride, a 40-mile dash across two boroughs that showcases the potential of the in-progress Brooklyn Greenway. Registration for the summer event is now open.

    When completed, the Brooklyn Greenway will be a biking and pedestrian path stretching from Greenpoint to Bay Ridge that links open spaces and parks together.

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    Brooklyn Greenway Initiative

    Sponsored by the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, the Epic Ride takes bikers from Greenpoint to Riis Park Beach in Queens, hitting a number of neighborhoods and city, state and national parks along the way. There will be refreshments at scenic stops to keep you energized and once you make it to the finish line you can party on the boardwalk at Riis Park Beach.

    The after party is hosted by Riis Park Beach Bazaar and National Parks Conservation Association and there will be food, drinks and live music. For riders who need to cool off before partying, they can take a plunge into the Atlantic.

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    Photo via Brooklyn Greenway Initiative

    The fundraiser goes to support the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative. Started in 2004, Brooklyn Greenway Initiative is the nonprofit organization committed to the establishment, development and long term stewardship of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway.

    The 2018 edition of the Epic Ride will take place Saturday, July 21. To learn more about the race or to register, click here. Brownstoner is a media sponsor of the event.

    [Photos via the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative]

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