Welcome to BRBRbrooklyn! Whether you are pedaling to the shore, the store, your neighbor’s stoop, or back to your own coop, this blog is for you. Bay Ridge Bicycle Routes is an effort raise to awareness within our neighborhood and among civic groups about the activities of bicyclists in Bay Ridge and other nearby communities in southern Brooklyn.

Our neighborhood’s immediate access to the harbor, less congested street traffic, friendly atmosphere, expansive parks and flat terrain (except, of course, for the steep ridge in Bay Ridge!) makes our corner of New York City one of the most fantastic places to ride a bicycle. Whether for transportation, recreation, fun or fitness, cycling is great in Bay Ridge.

Monday, August 2, 2010

3rd Avenue: More Evening Riders

Here are some more photos of bicycle riders heading southbound on 3rd Ave, towards Bay Ridge. Photos made on July 9 at about 8pm.

If anything, 3rd Ave is big! It has a super-wide roadbed with a wide righthand lane. With the hulk of the BQE flying overhead, an empty road as far as you can see and the semi-abandoned feel of the decayed warehouse buildings, only the occasional scent of briny water is a reminder that you're not in Detroit.

But then the traffic lights cycle through and release a tidal wave of cars and suddenly, you're in the midst of the chariot race in Ben Hur!

(in case you didn't get it!)

This rider was headed south.

And here's a whole family of 4, also going south.

It wasn't much surprise to see so many people out on this route. I'll admit that I use it late in the evenings after the rush hour traffic has eased off a bit and I often see commuters going back home to Bay Ridge and Sunset Park.

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