On July 30th RPA and the Jamaica Bay Greenway Coalition will release the Jamaica Bay Greenway Users Guide at the 3rd annual Brooklyn Waterfront Epic Ride. The Jamaica Bay Greenway Coalition, staffed by RPA, advocates for improved and expanded greenway infrastructure around Jamaica Bay to create a cohesive and user-friendly route. The Coalition also works to promote use of the greenway by both encouraging cycling among residents near Jamaica Bay and bringing people from outside the area to visit this unique resource.
The new User's Guide to the Jamaica Bay Greenway, a pocket sized map that highlights the planned completed greenway, access routes to reach it, points of interest, kayak and human powered boat launches, and representative cycling distances. The guide will be distributed free of charge to people throughout New York City aiming both to introduce New Yorkers from all five boroughs to the wonderful recreation opportunities Jamaica Bay has to offer, and to encourage the Bay's closest neighbors to use the Greenway.
RPA is also a co-sponsor of the Brooklyn Waterfront Epic, a 40-mile ride from Newtown Creek in Greenpoint around Brooklyn's 27-mile waterfront and on to Rockaway Beach. The ride will start at the foot of Manhattan Avenue at Newtown Creek in Greenpoint, Brooklyn at 9:00 AM sharp. Riders must arrive at 8:30 to check in. Registration is now open at www.brooklyngreenway.org.