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Oktoberfest Happy Face Ride - 7th Annual - CANCELLED :( -- CANCELED

UPDATE: CANCELLED :( Thought we might be able to squeeze this one in. Unfortunately, the rain has started and we are about to get hammered by a cyclone hitting NY, in September no less! This cancellation is due fully to climate change and global warming. :(

Easy ride on Brooklyn Bike Lanes with wurst!

New to Brooklyn or to the 5BBC? Like safe rides with beautiful sites? Enjoy German food & the Oktoberfest atmosphere?

Whether you are a new member on your first 5BBC ride; or if you consider yourself a grizzled NYC bike veteran, you will have fun on our 7th annual Brooklyn Oktoberfest ride. This is a great, 20-mile Happy-Face ride around some of Brooklyn's best bike paths and bike lanes. We start in Prospect Park at Grand Army Plaza at 9:45 AM and then tour through scenic areas of Gowanus, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Dumbo, Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bed-Stuy.

95% of the route is on bike lanes, with many protected bike paths, and beautiful waterfront scenery. We will ride up the Brooklyn waterfront and meander in beautiful McCarren Park. At 11:00 AM, we will have a 1-1/2-hour Lunch stop at Radegast Hall during their Oktoberfest celebration. They have a special Oktoberfest menu, as well as the traditional German fare. Radegast Hall will have a DJ playing German music. If you end your ride here they have live music at 3PM - an awesome German brass band. Otherwise, the ride finishes back at Grand Army Plaza in the afternoon. Prost!


   Helmet (REQUIRED)

   A GOOD bike lock (a U-lock or chain is recommended; cables are not sufficient.)

   A spare bike tube

   A bottle of water

   Mobile phone

   Valid identification (Note that Radegast Hall does not accept NYC IDs.)

   Lunch money

   Oktoberfest clothing / accessories if you have them (hat, Lederhosen, Drindl, etc.)



Ride will be canceled if there is heavy rain between 8:00 & 9:00AM. Otherwise, we will be at Grand Army Plaza at 9:45 AM rain or shine. If there are any serious concerns, will make a determination then. Do check this 5BBC ride page in the morning, just in case.



Saturday, September 23, 2023, 9:45 AM until 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park
Plaza Street West and Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY  11215

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s)(s):
Bob Moleti
David Meltzer
Happy Face Rides 10-12mph
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Registration cancellations will be accepted
No Fee