NYC Bikers

Life is meant to be lived on the back of a bike. At least the fun parts. This blog is an effort on my part to convert the world into bikers, starting with my friends living here in Fresh Meadows! Even if I have to do it single handedly, I will civilize the bikers of New York!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Summer Streets 2012


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Waiting in line for bike schwagg!

There is a well known fact that the first 3 Saturday's of August New York City closes Park Avenue to motor vehicles from, 7AM to 1PM. It is a program that was first famously initiated in Bogota, Colombia only there it was called Cyclo-via. In NY this awesome event is called Summer Streets and this year it is running until Saturday August 18th. I strongly urge you to go out and take advantage of the awesomeness that is Summer Streets before it is gone until next year!

The zip line was totally booked by 745AM
It is an incredible feeling to see Park Avenue taken over by pedestrians, rollerbladers, and cyclists. Even though last Saturday there were a tad too many angry cyclists, it is still a great event for free drinks and some neat schwag! Me and TBD biked about 22 miles, crossed 3 bridges, and biked in 3 boroughs. Next stop, New York Century I presume.

View of the Manhattan Bridge from Brooklyn B.
Union Square Farmers Market
We got there too late for the zip line as sign up was closed by 745AM. Get there early if you want to partake in that and remember it is near the south part of the ride by the Brooklyn Bridge, Though I arrived at Park Avenue  around 630AM, I started at the north and took a long time to meander south.
It was totally my fault, but I was enjoying lack of killer cabbies careening at me. I was enjoying NYC the way it used to be. The way it should be. The way it will be. I was enjoying New York City without cars.

If you do anything summer related this year, go to Summer Streets. I promise you that you won't regret it.

Cow Bike!

Cow Bike!
Maes kept getting attacked by the cows whenever she biked through the fields. She decided camouflage would be the only way to survive.
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