#CarFreeParks Bike Month Launch Ride

May 1 from 7:30am - 8:30 am
563 Columbus Ave, Manhattan

Calling all New Yorkers who love #CarFreeParks:

In January, Mayor Bill de Blasio declared Brooklyn’s Prospect Park car free. And in June, Manhattan is getting its own big car-free backyard. On May 1, join us to celebrate Central Park’s entire loop road finally being made car free! 

On the first day of Bike Month, May 1, 2018, join Transportation Alternatives for a Bike-to-Work Ride to celebrate #CarFreeParks. Meet your neighbors and fellow New Yorkers who bike, including City Council Member Helen Rosenthal. We will gather outside her district office at 563 Columbus Avenue, near 87th Street at 7:30 a.m. Wheels down promptly at 8 a.m. for a short ride (approx. 1.6 miles) along the western side of the Central Park Lower Loop. At the southwest corner of the park, fuel up before work with free coffee, breakfast, and inspiring words from the council member.

Biking over from another part of Manhattan? Hop on a feeder ride near you! 

- LOWER MANHATTAN: East 14th Street and 1st Avenue, southwest corner @ 6:15 a.m. 

- UPPER EAST SIDE: 72nd Street and 5th Avenue, on Central Park side @ 7 a.m. 

- HARLEM: 116th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard, northwest corner @ 7:15 a.m. 

Feeder rides are a great way for all riders (no experience necessary!) to get to the council member’s office at 563 Columbus Avenue in time for the event.