Friday, May 29, 2009
Recycle Your Bicycle
It is no secret that Brooklynites are fanatical about cycling as the hordes of riders attest to every weekend in Prospect Park, ranging from avid riders to those seeking casual stroll. The Slope is also home to a number of cycle shops that cater to everybody's needs. This Sunday, come support everybody's new healthy habit at J.J. Byrne Park as they partner with the Old Stone House to launch the 1st Brooklyn Bicycle Jumble, the first and only outdoor venue for vendors to sell used and new equipment and gear. It is especially exciting that it is on Fifth Avenue because the BID has been dedicated to working on improving transportation to the avenue and facilitating easier access for visitors from all over Brooklyn. With news that a portion of Vanderbilt Avenue will close to motor vehicle traffic during part of the summer, more and more people are going to need alternative forms of transportation. Dedication to improving available bicycle access is a key issue and something the BID is working on for a growing contingent that rely on their two- or three-wheelers to shepherd them around the borough. Be sure to come support the merchants and fellow cyclists starting at 10 AM.
Where: JJ Byrne Park, 336 3rd Street, (5th Avenue Between 3rd Street and 4th Street)
Transportation: Bus: 63, Train: R, M to Union Street or 4th Avenue