Upgrade your park for 2014!

Hey everybody, the Brooklyn Bike Park is trying to raise funds for the new season. Why not take a minute, dig deep and pitch in what you can. Just remember this park is for you, and its core the people who will maintain it are the riders.

Right now, the staff at Brooklyn Bike Park are hard at work, preparing for a landmark season…..and YOU can help!
Last year you helped open the most unique bike park in New York City, and the first legal off-road bike facility in the borough of Brooklyn. This season, consider how your gift can help reinforce that foundation. Brooklyn Bike Park is now a 501c3 non-profit, and your contribution is tax Deductible.
Check out some of what we’re putting together at the park;

  • New clay cap over the entire track, and new features within the track and surrounding skills loop.
  • New, permanent lighting within the track and common areas will allow for night operations in our schedule this season.
  • New products and a wider selection at our Pro Shop.
  • More bikes.
  • More Staff.
  • Afterschool programs through June 26th.
  • Weekend ride instruction classes.
  • Fully computerized waiver & Check-in.
  • More racing!

These Initiatives cannot happen without your support! Please join our movement by donating today!

Meet us Halfway, win a new Ride!!! Each $50 you contribute buys you one ticket to win a Giant Bicycles XTC carbon 29′er valued at $1900!
Share the Momentum! We can’t do the bike giveaway if we don’t meet our Halfway goal! Making your contribution is only part of the contest -You need to share this fundraiser far and wide, and get your friends to donate!

Photo credits; Sarah Goodyear, Al Cayne

SOURCE: http://www.brooklynbikepark.causevox.com

FINALLY!!!! NYC to Mountain Creek

Finally, NJTT is offering a cheap way of getting to the mountain and they’re also offering discounts for lodging if you want to make a weekend out of it.

New Jersey Transit riders can snag the following discounts when they present their same day bus receipt.
A Mountain Creek Full Access Lift Ticket – Save $5
A Mountain Creek Cross-country Lift Ticket – Save $2
A Mountain Creek Experience Downhill Package – Save $10
A Mountain Creek equipment rental – Save $5
The Bike Park discount can be obtained by presenting your bus receipt at the Bike Center. The NJ TRANSIT bus receipt must be dated for the day of redemption for the discount to apply.
These offers are not valid on previously purchased tickets. Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable. Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. Offers expire September 2, 2013.
You can even bring your bikes on board the #304 since there is storage space on the bottom of the bus. Please note that NJ TRANSIT is not responsible for any damage caused to any bike stored below the bus.
Grand Cascade Lodge – Save 20%
Minerals Resort & Spa – Save 20%
The Appalachian – Save 20%
NJ TRANSIT customers can book lodging by calling (973) 827-5996, extension 2 and mention promo code “PARTNERS”
Restrictions apply. Subject to availability. Valid through September 2, 2013. Guests must present their #304 bus fare receipt dated for the day of arrival to receive the discount at the front lodge desk. Discounts only apply on same day of fare.

NJ TRANSIT’s #304 bus will depart from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City, making stops in Weehawken, Union City, North Bergen and NJ TRANSIT’s Wayne Transit Center. This service will begin on June 15, 2013, and conclude on September 2, 2013. The bus route will make interim stops upon request along 30th & 31st Streets in Weehawken, Union City and North Bergen and at NJ TRANSIT’s Wayne Transit Center in Wayne.
Bus service will operate on Saturdays, Sundays and on the holidays of Independence Day, Thursday, July 4 plus Friday, July 5 and Labor Day, Monday, September 2.

Port Authority Bus Terminal (Gate 326) 8:45 am
Union City (31st Street & Bergenline Avenue)  8:55 am
Wayne Transit Center (Route 23 South & West Belt Parkway)  9:15 am
Mountain Creek (Red Tail Lodge) 10:25 am

Mountain Creek (Red Tail Lodge) 5:30 pm
Wayne Transit Center (Route 23 South & West Belt Parkway)  6:40 pm
Union City (31st Street & Bergenline Avenue)  7:10 pm
Port Authority Bus Terminal (Gate 326)  7:20 pm

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure time. Give the bus operator your bus ticket and he/she will give you a yellow fare receipt. Be sure to keep your receipt so you can take advantage of the discounts at the mountain.
At Mountain Creek Red Tail Lodge, customers may transfer to/from a connecting shuttle provided by Mountain Creek serving the Crystal Springs Grand Cascades Lodge, Crystal Springs Minerals Resort & Spa and Crystal Springs Black Creek Sanctuary.

Port Authority Bus Terminal- One-way $12.75, Round-Trip $25.50
Weehawken/Union City- One-way $6.20, Round-Trip $12.40
Wayne Transit Center- One-way $4.40, Round-Trip $8.80
*Family SuperSaver Fares allow 2 children, ages 5 – 11, to ride free with a passenger paying a valid fare on weekends and holidays.

If you are departing from the Port Authority Bus Terminal, be sure to purchase your ticket before boarding at Ticket Windows 1 – 10 or from a Ticket Vending Machine. Departing from Wayne Transit Center, purchase your ticket from a Ticket Vending Machine. At all other locations, you may pay on board the bus.
For additional New Jersey Transit information, visit www.njtransit.com/creek


Trail Demo and Movie Night at Highbridge Bike Park Sunday June 2nd

A movie screening under the stars tops off a great day of riding your local trails -with our freinds from Intense Cycles!!

NYCMTB has teamed up with Sids Bikes NYC to bring you an afternoon of riding fresh treads at Highbridge Bike Park, on bikes provided by Intense Cycles!*

The staff at Highbridge Bike Park have been busy over the last four years dialing in some new goods for you to ride! The jump park has been totally redesigned. The back forty have been buffed and tuned and the flow has never been better! Riders can challenge their stamina on the big loop, get their flow out on the newly redesigned wonderwall trail, or test their mettle on the old favorite, Rough Ryder -All on Intense’s newest lineup of professional grade bikes!

Riders can also take a sneek peek at the newest additions on the Hellfighter Freeride trail, updated for 2013 with two new senders and a transfer jump in progress. Will you be the first to hit it??

Free trail demos begin at 1:00 p.m. Bern Helmets is coming along for the ride, providing protection for your noggin when the riding gets rough. Bern is also donating some sweet raffle prizes and tons of giveaways all day! Meet the NYCMTB staff as we grill you some tasty snacks to compliment your ride while DJ Desheila Morales spins up some hot tracks to keep the vibe alive.

Bring your purse, because Sids Bikes NYC has stepped up to offer over $1k in prizes in NYCMTB’s signature MEGA raffle. All proceeds will directly benefit improvements to the Highbridge Bike Park.

Stay on with us, and close out this unique event with a movie screening of your favorite MTB flick starting at dusk right beside your local trails!!

Please RSVP at; www.intensedemonyc.eventbrite.com
Bring your own bike! Bike-check security will be present.

Event Schedule;

1:00pm FREE Trail Demos with INTENSE CYCLES, food and good vibes.
7:00pm MEGA Raffle- Must be present to win!
8:15pm FREE Movie Screening (approx. runtime 80min.)
*Major credit card and I.D required for bike demo security purposes.

Source: http://www.nycmtb.com/?p=1747

Bring the Riding to the People

Finally seeing this, after being interviewed for it over two years ago. Its a great mini documentary about bike parks, including Highbridge and two others.

Check it out!


Bring the Riding to the People from Elastic Lab on Vimeo.

Municipal mountain bike parks are a relatively new concept that, simply put, brings the excitement of off-road cycling to city-dwellers of all ages and skills. This is the story of three parks, in three very different communities, with one thing in common. All were built using sustainable practices on underused park land by an all-volunteer workforce in a remarkable show of cooperation among cities, land managers and private citizens to "bring the riding to the people."

This film made possible by Native Eyewear in association with IMBA. An Elastic Lab Production. Filmmakers: Andrew Mudge/NYC; Valerie Vozza/Seattle; Andrew Kemler with Terry Breheny and Nicholas Stock/Denver. 720p. Running time 31:00.

Official Selection 2011: Foursite Film Festival, Kalamazoo Bicycle Film Festival, Estes Park Film Festival, Boston Bike Film Festival

Two Trees Management co. Announces Brooklyn Bike Park

Taken from, http://www.nycmtb.com/?p=1676

Two Treess Management co. Announces Brooklyn Bike Park
2 MAY 2013

Two Trees Management Announces Interim Community Uses for Domino Site-E
Empty lot will be transformed into exciting community space with an urban farm, reading room, bike course and more!
Two Trees Management Company has announced the creative community uses that will occupy Site E of the Domino Sugar property. What is currently a vacant 55,000 square-foot lot on Kent Avenue between South 3rd and South 4th Streets will be transformed by two independent operators into a neighborhood destination with a community farm, bilingual reading room, community green space, family-friendly bike courses, affordable food and goods from local vendors and a variety of seasonal programming, including kids days, yoga classes, and hands-on urban farming classes. Two Trees released a Request for Proposals in January seeking interim uses for the site that area residents could enjoy before construction starts on the Domino Sugar redevelopment plan next year.

The western portion of the site, bordering Kent Ave, will include a 22,000 sq ft. free, family-‐ oriented bike park with a basic skills training area for children, novices, and intermediate riders, as well as an advanced pump track for more skilled riders. The cycling area will be run by local bike shop Ride Brooklyn (www.ridebrooklynny.com/), in partnership with the New York City Mountain Bike Association (www.nycmtb.com/) , and BKMTB (www.bkmtb.com)

Free bike and helmet rentals will be available to park users. Bike skills and trail maintenance seminars will also be provided free of charge throughout the summer. Stay tuned for more details.

The eastern portion of the site will include a variety of different open spaces, including a tranquil reading room, a community farm operated by North Brooklyn Farms, and a community green space which will be used for programming such as yoga, speakers, and aerobics. A group led by Williamsburg resident Bobby Redd will design, build, and operate this portion of Site E. In late 2011 Bobby Redd’s group took temporary residence at 626 Bushwick Ave. and transformed a 19th century vacant church into the vibrant community space it is today.

“We thank Two Trees for the opportunity to take part in beautifying this vacant lot, and we plan to establish a community green space where all are welcome,” says Bobby Redd.“

We have had immense success working with the Bushwick Community over the past 14 months and we look forward to working together with our new neighbors in South Williamsburg.”

“Ride Brooklyn is excited to have this opportunity to continue our tradition of bicycle advocacy and community involvement,” said Jessica Kocher, co-owner of Ride Brooklyn.

“We want to give something back to the people who give us so much by making the activities we love free, and accessible, to everyone in our community!”

These interim uses are just a taste of the variety of active and passive uses that will be part of the Domino Sugar redevelopment plan’s waterfront esplanade and acres of parkland. Designed by landscape architecture firm James Corner Field Operations, the esplanade will include kayak launches, a floating pool, sports fields, lawns and gardens with varied seating options. The Two Trees plan for the Domino Sugar site, released earlier this month and based on extensive community input, will reconnect South Williamsburg to its waterfront; reactivate the historic Domino Sugar factory to house between 3,000

and 4,000 permanent jobs, tripling existing Williamsburg commercial space and supporting the growth of the neighborhood’s tech and creative industries; bring world class design to the creative neighborhood; and deliver hundreds of units of affordable housing, a public school and a recreational facility. Two Trees plans to begin the City’s public review process this spring.

May 3rd – 4th, 2013- Red Bull Ayr Bag Demo @ the Bike NY Expo

Red Bull Ayr Bag Demo

We are excited toRed_Bull announce that the 2013 Bike Expo will feature a Red Bull AYR Bag Demo. Professional mountain bikers will attempt heights and practice tricks they would never dream of doing on a concrete or a hard packed dirt landing! The Ayr Bag absorbs the athletes impact, which allows them to train confidently and accelerates their progression. Two 20 Minute Demos will be conducted on both Friday & Saturday.

Start: May 3, 2013 4:00 pm
End: May 3, 2013 4:20 pm
Start: May 3, 2013 6:00 pm
End: May 3, 2013 6:20 pm
Start: May 4, 2013 2:00 pm
End: May 4, 2013 2:20 pm
Start: May 4, 2013 4:00 pm
End: May 4, 2013 4:20 pm

For more info: http://www.bikenewyork.org/venue/be-ny-main-stage/