Bike Trip to Brooklyn Bridge Park

For our second consecutive Sunday of family biking, we decided to check out the new Brooklyn Bridge Park, which we'd only visited briefly in the winter, when it was cold and extremely windy. In June it was the opposite—warm with a welcome cool breeze. Our plan was to bike there, explore, and get lunch from Smorgasburg. Our route, once again planned on the Ride the City site, took us around Prospect Park and down Vanderbilt Avenue.

Sunday Bike Ride to Sunset Park and Owl's Head Park

The boys and I went for a nice little bike ride Sunday afternoon. We started a bit late, so we had to return after dark, but we enjoyed a glorious sunset view that made it worthwhile. Of course we were well equipped with lights and reflective vests for biking after sundown.

Biking Around Green-Wood Cemetery

I've had the idea of this blog for a long time, but of course now that I'm trying to take it seriously, I have all sorts of hesitations about not really going camping more often and so on and so forth. But realistically, with all our other events and obligations, most families can't manage an entire weekend expedition more than a few times a year. Getting kids (and ourselves) out and active regularly means taking small excursions where and when we can, especially when we're city dwellers.