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Red Lantern to Red Hook: A “Bring Your Own Bike” Ride
May 10, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$10.00 per person
You can pay at the beginning of the tour with either cash or card. Groups can fill up though so you may want to make an reservation via albertandjames.com
Keep in mind though we have no refund policy unless in case of extreme weather.
MODERATE TRAFFIC: Moderate means that we ride in bike lanes and/or quiet streets for a significant period of time. These are still VERY safe, recreation based rides, and large groups (8 and over) will have two cyclists with them; one in the front leading and one in the back bringing up the rear. Also before every ride we will give you tips on how to ride responsibly in a group.
BIKE RENTALS ON SITE: Not at this location.
Join on us on a ride from Clinton Hill to Red Hook and back! Starting location is Red Lantern Bicycles which in addition to being a great bike shop has an extensive coffee and beer selection at the front bar for pre and post ride treats.
During the two hour ride some of the attractions will include:
Vinegar Hill – A surprisingly quiet neighborhood stuck between an electrical plant and the Navy Yard. We’ll get a brief peek at the Commandant’s House and talk about the role of the Wallabout Bay on the neighborhood.
Dumbo and Brooklyn Bridge Park – We’ll see a waterfront being transformed into a green way, talk about the amazing (and may times) tragic story of the Brooklyn Bridge, and in addition to getting a great view of the Manhattan skyline. Also, we’ll find out where the cardboard box was invited. Pretty epic.
Brooklyn Heights – The first suburb of New York and an amazing neighborhood filled with beautiful houses from every decade. We’ll talk about the Underground Railroad, Gypsy Rose Lee, and 19th century sex scandals.
Red Hook – Down in Red Hook we’ll see awesome views of the harbor, pre-Civil War era warehouses, old trolley cars and talk about it’s past involving both the Cthulhu Mythos and Al Capone.
Greenway – And on the way back we have a nice smooth up the Brooklyn waterfront. A nice easy, breezy and scenic way to end a sweet bike ride in Brooklyn!