Bike Month-Biking Events

I’m adding a bunch of events to the Calendar page:

May 11th there are two great biking events:

1) Bike the Branches
brooklynpubliclibraryGreat picture of the Brooklyn’s main library during construction in 1940-Seen on: Brooklynspoke

A great way to explore your neighborhood and the vast network of public libraries which are an amazing free resource for all.

Join Brooklyn Public Library on Saturday, May 11 for the Bike The Branches—a fun and adventurous one-day bike ride to benefit the Brooklyn Public Library. Experience Brooklyn and BPL like never before, while connecting with family and fellow Brooklynites as you ride to and through our network of 60 neighborhood libraries. Get your passport stamped at each branch—or as many as you can—to be entered into a drawing to win fun prizes. The first 100 people that register will be entered into a special drawing. Ask your friends and family to sponsor you as your ride for BPL!

Take a tour of Brooklyn’s literary history, culinary highlights or architectural gems on one of our suggested routes, or create your own path to explore the borough and the neighborhood libraries that serve each community. Throughout the day, stop in at select neighborhood libraries to recharge and enjoy entertainment and fun activities

The best part about Bike the Branches is that it’s not a race, it’s a ride created by you , so you can ride as an individual, with a group of friends, or with your school group — and you can bike at your own pace – walking, skateboarding and scooting welcome. Please visit our website at to learn more and register.

Bike the Branches is a part of our annual Support the Branches spring campaign (formerly known as Support our Shelves). All proceeds from Support the Branches and Bike the Branches help Brooklyn Public Library bring vital services, resources and programs to every neighborhood in Brooklyn.

And look who else will be there:

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Band The Skins and New York State Senator Eric Adams and Host of NY1-Inside City Hall Errol Lewis.

Also on that same day-May 11th

2) Spring-Bike Jumble, by

5th Annual Brooklyn Bike Jumble
NYC’s only Bicycle Flea Market
Saturday May 11, 2013
10AM to 4PM
Old Stone House
5th Ave and 4th Street, Brooklyn, NY

The park will be filled with vendors selling used bikes as well as new and used bike accessories. The perfect place to find a summer ride or to stock up on the parts that you need to complete your ride!

A whole day devoted to bikes in beautiful Park Slope Brooklyn, a perfect FREE weekend outing (if you can resist the bargains)!

WHERE: The Old Stone House at Washington Park, 336 3rd Street (bet. 4th and 5th Avenue), Brooklyn, NY 11215.
By Subway: Take the F or the R to Fourth Avenue, or the R to Union Street. By Bus: Take the B63 Bus to Third Street and Fifth Avenue. Or ride your bike!

WHEN:Saturday May 11th, 10 AM to 4PM, RAIN OR SHINE

COST: FREE to browse

Click here to reserve a vendor space.


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