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.
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
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.
TAKE THE BUS & SAVE!
BIKE PARK DISCOUNTS
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.
SCHEDULE TO MOUNTAIN CREEK
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
SCHEDULE FROM MOUNTAIN CREEK
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
He’s what got me into mountain biking. Almost grabbed his Specialized bike from Patrice’s shop back in the day. Anyone remember that on the front window?
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Sup fellas. Been working on a personal photo project the last few years traveling. Street shooting mostly, of anyone on their bikes. Trying to get them to look fast. Heres some shots from London and San Francisco.
What up Brooklyn!! Found some old pics from Prospect Park. 2009
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.
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.
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!
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