DOT Sponsoring 2 Nature, Biking, and Art Excursions

The New York City Department of Transportation is taking the current biking boom seriously! They're sponsoring two fun-sounding events in early August.

Art Ride: Guided Bicycle Tour of Rockaway! Public Arts Festival at Fort Tilden

Sunday, August 3, 2014
Ride with the NYC DOT and the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance to Fort Tilden! We will ride at a relaxed pace on a combination of bike lanes, city streets, and off-street paths (including the Jamaica Bay Greenway) to Fort Tilden. At the park, the Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA) will provide a FREE guided tour of the Rockaway! Public Arts Festival, organized by RAA and the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy and sponsored by MoMA PS1 and the National Park Service. After the tour, bike home on your own, or follow a ride marshal back to Beach 116th St station. The bike ride is approximately 6 miles, one way.

Register at: http://rockawayartride.eventbrite.com

Bike and Hike the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

Sunday, August 10, 2014
Ride with the NYC DOT to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge! We will ride on a combination of bike lanes, city streets, and off-street paths (including the Jamaica Bay Greenway) to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. At the Refuge, the American Littoral Society will provide a FREE guided tour, lasting about an hour. After the ride, bike home on your own, or follow a ride marshal to the Broad Channel A train. Children welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.

Register at: http://jbgbikeandhike.eventbrite.com

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