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.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

RRR#3: From the Rider's Survey

Continuing our survey of Real Rider's Routes, here's a sampling of some of your favorite places to ride around Bay Ridge and Brooklyn, and beyond. These replies were taken from our continuing online survey.

11 ave / 75 st to L & B spumoni gardens

from 92st down colonial to 69st pier onto bike path to bay pkwy, back to 100st , down 3 av to 92 st

Prospect Park, The Rockaways, or take the train into the city to ride Central Park or out over the GWB

Coney Island
Manhattan Beach
Prospect Park
In neighborhood below 3rd Avenue

bay ridge to sheepshead bay

Shore Road
Bicycle Commuting to/from Bay Ridge
Prospect Park
Floyd Bennett Field

Along shore road & the water.
Shopping on third avenue.
Toward prospect park.

Links to RRR#1 and RRR#2. Send us your favorite or most frequent rides!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Marty, I thought we were friends?

... well, at least we're still Facebook Friends.

Marty: Enough with the bike lanes! Brooklyn is not Amsterdam!

Well, that's a bummer, our Brooklyn Borough President has had his fill of bike lanes in Brooklyn.

Maybe he read our early blog roll-out and post about Amsterdam?

Technically though, he's correct: Breukelen is not Amsterdam. It's about 30km south.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

CB10 Now Favors a Bike Lane (and Turn Lane)

Hi folks! We were back, but were away just long enough last week to miss the Community Board 10 meeting where DOT came to discuss bicycle lanes in Bay Ridge. Apparently, we missed a lot... read about it at the Brooklyn Paper:

“We’d be OK with a designated bike lane,” said Doris Cruz, chairwoman of the board’s transportation committee, which suggested that it would approve the lane if the city installed left-turn bays for cars between Third and Sixth avenues on Bay Ridge Parkway.

Read the full story here:

One of our prior blog posts about Bay Ridge Parkway: