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.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Kids Ride Club

About a month ago, BRBR attended a fundraiser for the Kids Ride Club. Last year, these participants collectively rode over 10,000 miles on the streets of New York City….. yes, you read that correctly…. ON THE STREETS OF NEW YORK CITY….. visiting new neighborhoods, meeting new people and learning about themselves and their capabilities along the way.

BRBR met a few of the kids and the organizers of the Kids Ride Club at the fundraising event. It was great to meet them and see the enthusiasm they all had for the bicycle, being physically active, and eagerness to do it again in 2011.

One of the riders also talked about how hungry she was during one of the rides. Not only was her internal furnace working to make her grow, she was also riding a bicycle which required energy to do even more work. It was great to see her realization of the connection between physiology, transportation and food.

One ride that they loved the most was the going out to Kissena Park to ride on the velodrome. Maybe they’ll get involved with the Star Track program – an introductory bicycle racing program for kids.

We even learned about the Youth Bike Summit that took place earlier this year in New York. May need to mark our calendars for 2012.

The Kids Ride club is run by Recycle-A-Bicycle and Woodhull Hospital with lots of adult volunteers and supporters.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I ride with my son and the Kids Ride Club. We had great fun at Coney Island yesterday. The ride was mapped out by our Captain Dr. Ed Fishkin from Woodhull Hospital. We rode from L.I.C in Queens to Coney Island in Brooklyn. The speeds are usually 10-15 mph & its a good way to excersie and have fun at the same time. Dr. Fishkin also gives the kids alot of information about landmarks and the history behind it. As we passed the Brooklyn Army Terminal yesterday he stopped the ride and gave the kids a brief history lesson about the building. A few miles up as we passed under the Varrazano Bridge he did the same. i love rideing with them and im sure you will too.
Christopher Parham Sr. & Jr.