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, May 27, 2013

Citi Bike Launch

Today was the day - bike share officially launched in NYC.  If you are reading this post, you certainly know something about bike share in NYC and the apparent threat of cataclysmic apocalypse that the bike share program will bring to the city... or not (let's be real, here!).  They are just blue bicycles!

The Scream, in blue: "Bikeshare is here!"  Get a grip.
If you are looking for a story, just google bike share and you can see plenty of news headlines.

Admittedly, no member of the expansive staff at BRBR actually rode a CitiBike today.  Instead, we were all at the 146th Kings County Memorial Day Parade in Bay Ridge, with not a CitiBike in sight.

And although no bike share stations are in Bay Ridge (the closest stations are about 4 miles away, near Atlantic Ave), the actual bicycles are closer than you may think  - they are being stored in Sunset Park, not too far from the Brooklyn Army Terminal.  We saw them on the warehouse floor and stacked in storage crates on Sunday afternoon.

CitiBike storage in Sunset Park