See these happy bikers… They are on the… Upper Manhattan Bike Tour Saturday, May 26th, 2007 North end of Central Park at W 110th Street and Lenox Ave. (right by the exit of the park’s East Drive ) 2:00 pm
Bike the upper reaches of Manhattan to learn about the recreational resources, historic landmarks, and vistas from the highlands. This Saturday’s ride will highlight landmarks associated with artists, writers, poets and public figures of Harlem , such as Julia de Burgos, James Baldwin, Countee Cullen, Audre Lorde, Jacob Lawrence, Augusta Savage, and many others. Bring $ for refreshments.
May 26th, 2007 | Category: General | Comments are closed
Well its coming to the end of Bike Month and what better way to celebrate it then to go the monthly bike ride, critical mass. This is where you can ride your bike in a group and get harassed by the NYPD who STILL has nothing better to do then criminalize bike riding. Tonight was no different.
About 200 people showed up, about 150 more then last months drizzly ride where we all hopped on the subway and headed downtown to avoid the cops.
This time the ride left Union Square and headed down 5th Ave. where they were surrounded by tons of cops. This month the cops officially gave out the parading without a permit ticket…Happy Bike Month.
The group split up and 50 people went to Washington Square park to reconvene, another group of about 25 went to Madison Park. Madison was surrounded by cops and people were affraid to leave.
I heard rumors that the ride linked up and a group of 50 rode without harrassment for at least an hour. More info to come.
Eleven miles of the waterfront bikeway (from Coney Island to the Navy Yard) have been planned.
The three miles in Williamsburg & Greenpoint have not.
Come out and make it happen!
What: Greenway Planning Workshop for Greenpoint & Williamsburg When: Thursday, May 24th, 6: 0 0 PM Where: Brooklyn Brewery, 79 North 11th St. (L train to Bedford Ave)
THIS IS A REALLY IMPORTANT DEAL! According to the Community Board in Williamsburg, our community wants a passive greenway, meaning no bikes and small paths made just for walking, etc etc. If we don’t speak up…that is exactly what we will get.
Come to this workshop style meeting (aka less talking, more table design work a la community charette) and get your vision for the williamsburg waterfront heard. (And then enjoy a little beer tasting at the end…ooh la la! this is my type of meeting!)
Your voice and your ideas are needed to make it happen. Register today at firstname.lastname@example.org. . Space is limited.