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Two events from VeloCity

Two events from VeloCity.

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Velo City Energy Ride– A tour of the Sites that Power New York City

Date: Saturday May 19, 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Dekalb Market – 138 Willoughby Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Together we’ll ride 13 easy miles through Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan starting and ending at Velo City’s home at the Dekalb Market.

JOIN VELO CITY’S Energy Ride to support our work teaching youth how to change the city through cycling!
Cyclists of all levels, grab your helemet and get ready to exlpore the sites that help power New York City. The tour will be led by professionals who work for ConEdison. We will ride 13 easy miles through Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan. The tour will start and finish the De Kalb Market.

Don’t have a bike? You can use one of our bikes for the ride for $10. You must reserve 24 hours in advance if you would like to use one of our bikes.

Support Velo City with a $30 suggested donation and get a free drink!
Donations can be made to Velo City through its fiscal sponsor, the Vera Institute of Justice. Donations will be tax deductible as permitted by law and the proceeds from this benefit will fund New York City urban planning and design education initiatives for teens.

Register Now.

–Then on Sunday, May 20th:

Bronx River Bike Tour

Date: Sunday May 20, 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Williamsbridge Reservoir, Bronx, New York 10467

Did you know that the Bronx River Is NYC’s only true fresh water river? It was considered a source for NYC’s drinking water in the early 1830′s. By the end of the 1800′s it was labeled “an open sewer.” The river has made a comeback since the days of reckless dumping and now supports many forms of aquatic life like Alewife Herring and even a beaver named “Jose.”
To Register Now.

What is VeloCity?
Velo City’s mission is to introduce youth from diverse under served communities to urban planning and design concepts, community involvement opportunities, and career options in architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning and design through cycling.

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