Tour the Bronx: Boogie Down Rides
Tuesday, May 01 2012 - Thursday, May 31 2012
Boogie Down Rides comes together to brainstorm and execute grass-roots initiatives for Biking in the Bronx. A series of educational events, community-visioning sessions, and group rides will be organized as a way to increase awareness of cycling as a mode of transportation and recreation, promote safe bicycling, and bridge existing efforts to expand cycling in the Bronx.
This project is spearheaded by exhibition artists Elizabeth Hamby and Hatuey Ramos-Fermín and NLE's Neighborhood Initiative team.
There are a number of different events taking place, from advocating for Summer Streets on the Grand Concourse to leisurely weekend rides/tours of the Bronx. Check out boogiedownrides.tumblr.com
Boogie Down Rides Events
Throughout the month of May, Boogie Down Rides will be hosting group rides. For any questions or to reserve a spot, call Google number 347-746-7338 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, May 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Grand Concourse History Ride (in conjunction with Jane’s Walk)
The Grand Concourse is home to a wealth of architectural, artistic, natural, and cultural history. Join us for a ride with Jane’s Walk to explore the past in the present of the Bronx. Leaving from 1125 Grand Concourse.
Sunday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mother’s Day Ride to the New York Botanical Garden
Show your mom that you care by bringing her on a bike ride to the New York Botanical Garden for Mother’s Day! This ride is about 8 miles roundtrip —perfect for training and building endurance! All are welcome for this community ride celebrating the women we love! Leaving from 1125 Grand Concourse.
Sunday, May 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Decorate Your Bike and Ride with Bike the Bronx in the Bronx Parade
Trick out your bike using art materials, streamers, flags, and more. Come to Boogie Down Rides to transform your bike into your own mini-float and show the Bronx what you care about! Materials will be provided, and all are welcome! At the Andrew Freedman Home at 1125 Grand Concourse.
Saturday, May 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Randall’s Island Ride
Did you know that Randall’s Island is part of the Bronx? We’ll ride together to explore this incredible green space. Leaving from the Andrew Freedman Home at 1125 Grand Concourse.
Fix-a-Flat and Other Basic Bike Repairs
Don’t let a flat tire slow you down! Join the Boogie Down Rides crew to learn how to make basic adjustments and repairs to your bike so that you can keep rolling! At the Andrew Freedman Home at 1125 Grand Concourse.
Sunday, May 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Active Design Workshop: The Sheridan Expressway
Velo City, Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Built Environment Program
Bronxites have been working hard to rethink the Sheridan Expressway. Join us for a workshop and visioning session and share your ideas! At the Andrew Freedman Home at 1125 Grand Concourse.
Monday, May 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Orchard Beach Ride
Excited to hit the beach this summer? Why not head there on your bike? Join us for an inaugural beach ride to our own Orchard Beach! Leaving from the Andrew Freedman Home at 1125 Grand Concourse.
Sunday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wave Hill Ride
Wave Hill is a hidden treasure in the Bronx. Join us for a ride, garden tours, and a visit to check out some great contemporary art in our borough. Leaving from the Andrew Freedman Home at 1125 Grand Concourse.