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!!

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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.


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

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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 (, in partnership with the New York City Mountain Bike Association ( , and BKMTB (

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

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