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

For more info:

Urban Assault MTB XCE Race: Sunday June 3rd, 2012

Urban Assault MTB ‘XC Eliminator’ Race


Coming to Poughkeepsie NY on the 3rd of June is the Urban Assault!


‘A New Style’ short adventure packed Urban Style MTB XC Eliminator Race.



Contact Gunter at 845 256 8073 or email


Set up to start and finish at the main event site. With spectator friendly obstacles and a max of 2 miles of racecourse used. The Urban Assault is the featured event at the 2012 Hudson Valley Outdoor Adventure Expo.

Other events at the Expo include the 2 Bridges Open Water Swim, the Walkway 5K run/walk, and The Children’s Museum Kids Fun Run. And we have a great range of exhibitors, live music and lots of family fun.

The Urban Assault XCE will have a qualifying round with heats and a semi final and final for maximum crowd enjoyment.

6-8 riders in a heat with the structure depending on entries

Categories ( to date): U23 Male/ Female

Open Male/Female

Entry Fee: $35 Online and at the Expo on Saturday.

$45 Race day registration available.


The Course: The Urban Assault race is a 1.9 mile lap course.

A mixture of Urban and Off-road riding with some man made features mixed into get the heart pumping. Riders can expect to be riding on stonewalls, park benches, wooden berms, access to the skate park, a hill climb challenge and a drop-off into the Main Event site!!


· Heats will be 3 laps

· Semi Final will be 2 laps

· Final will be a 1-lap sprint to crown the Urban Assault champion!!

Start Time: First heats start at 12 Noon.

Pre Riding allowed in the morning.

Prize giving around 4:30-5PM

Sign up now for the Urban Assault MTB XCE! Click here or go to

Website Update

Hi, its been a while since I posted anything bike related or updated the BBR site. The good news, I have been really busy with work for the past 2 years, but also diving into another passion of mine, DJing (not dirt jumping). I have been a DJ for over 20 years.  Though life is still busy for me, I want to start updating the site on a regular basis again. I just want to remind everyone, I haven’t forgot about you guys. Hopefully I can really start riding again next year, and reconnect with my BBR family again.

If you’re curious about my DJing, check me out at

Police To Start Ticketing Speeding Prospect Park Cyclists

How serious are the police taking their promise to slow down speeding bikers in Prospect Park? So seriously they are following the Daily News’ lead and actively try to enforce the speed limit in the park. Still, “We’re not going to be jumping out of trees, ticketing for little things like wearing headphones,an NYPD spokesman told the Brooklyn Paper.

In particular the police and Parks Enforcement Patrol officers—who appear to have been out in force last weekend—are going to be looking for fast bikers going above the 25-mile-per-hour speed limit and those who cycle against the flow of traffic. Especially, according to 78th Precinct commanding officer John Argenziano, on the stretch along the downhill part of West Drive near the Vanderbilt Playground where multiple pedestrians have been hurt this year.

Beyond handing out tickets, the police and PEP have also been handing out flyers with information for cyclists:

The addition of ticketing cops in the park comes after the Department of Transportation placed barrels on the offending hill to try and slow cyclists down. But is it working? If you’ve been in the park lately tell us, have you noticed any


difference in the speed and attitude of its cyclists? Has the increased attention made any pedestrians feel safer?

Contact the author of this article or email with further questions, comments or tips.