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South Brooklyn Bike & Hike

Saturday, June 8, 2013

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.

Please note: This event has already taken place. Please use the Search options on the right to find upcoming events.

Join the Jamaica Bay Greenway Coalition on the first South Brooklyn Bike & Hike, a five-mile bike ride and a 1.6-mile hike on the newly restored Penn Park guided by the NYCDEP and in cooperation with the Friends of Penn & Fountain Parks. The tour will highlight the greenway as the best access to existing and potential parks in South Brooklyn.

Youth 14 years and older are welcome to participate, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Space is limited to 25 people. This event is free, but registration is required.

Tour Details
Ride departs from Canarsie Park  at Seaview Avenue and N. Paerdegat Street. Three-mile ride through park and along Jamaica Bay Greenway to Brooklyn Sports Club. 20-minute reststop to see a short presentation, refill water, and use the restroom (there are no restrooms available thereafter). 1.6-mile hike around the potential Penn Ave park guided by NYCDEP. two-mile return ride to Canarsie Beach Park.

Participants should be in good health and prepared to complete the entire tour. 

What to bring:

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Water bottle
  • A snack
  • Camera

Bike, helmet and lock (bikes and helmets may be provided if needed. Call for more info.)



Paerdegat Avenue North & Seaview Avenue in Paerdegat Basin Park
Directions to this location



Event Organizer

Regional Plan Association, Brooklyn Sports Club, Friends of Penn and Fountain Parks, NYCDEP

Contact Number

(917) 546-4318

Contact Email


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