Registration has opened up for The Epic Ride, a 40-mile race across two boroughs that showcases the potential of the Brooklyn Greenway.
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. Thus far, six miles of the Greenway have been completed, leaving eight to go.
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. An after party takes place at the Riis Beach Bazaar and includes live music, food, free beer and ocean swimming.
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.
Broken into 23 distinct segments, the Greenway will be completed as funds are raised, the NYC DOT announced in 2012.
The 2017 edition of The Epic Ride will take place Saturday, June 24, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. To learn more about the race or to register, click here. Brownstoner is a media sponsor.
[Photos via the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative]
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