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.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Friday's Random Posting

A few observations and notices for the week:

13: That's the number of cyclists BRBR counted on the Manhattan Bridge on Thursday morning as we rode the Q train into Manhattan around 9am. 12 of the riders were going into Manhattan, 1 was going to Brooklyn. Considering it takes the Q train only about 2 minutes to cross the bridge, that's quite a count of riders in that timespan.

Bike Marking Refresh: BRBR carried our Howard Beach ride all the way over the Cross Bay Boulevard and to the Rockaways (this has been a regular ride in recent weeks). Heading back west along Rockaway Beach Boulevard, BRBR noticed that many of the bicycle lane markings had been freshly painted and refreshed in the vicinity of Beach 117th Street to around Beach 125th Street. The markings are so new, Google doesn't even show them yet but we promise they are marked. Thanks DOT!

Bike New York is happening this Sunday (May 1). Bay Ridge will be saturated with bicyclist this Sunday. The route travels along the highway to Cannonball Park and then over the Verrazano Bridge.

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