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Summer Streets is Saturday, August 5! Stop by the 5BBC tent and go on a 5BBC Summer Streets ride

Eric Brooks | Published on 8/2/2023

Connect with the 5 Boro Bike Club at Summer Streets this Saturday, August 5!


Summer Streets is returning to Manhattan this Saturday, and the 5 Boro Bike Club will have a tent there. At the 5BBC tent, you can have your bike fixed at no charge, go on a ride with the 5BBC, or just stop by and chat.


On Saturday, Park Avenue, Lafayette Street, and adjoining streets between the Brooklyn Bridge and 125th Street will be closed to cars and trucks, and open only to pedestrians and bicyclists, from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Join thousands of your fellow New Yorkers on car-free streets! When you are riding at Summer Streets, stop by the 5BBC tent on the east side of Park Avenue South between 25th and 26th Streets. While there, you can do the following:

  1. We’ll fix your flats, pump tires, adjust brakes, adjust gears, and adjust chains. There is no charge for this.
  2. Chat with 5BBC members and explain 5BBC rides to non-members.
  3. Go on a 5BBC ride. The following rides will be leaving from the 5BBC tent at Park Avenue South near 26th Street:
    1. 10:00 a.m.: Governor’s Island or Bust! A 10-mile ride that will be at a 10-12 mph “happy face” pace and will take the ferry to Governor’s Island. Leaves the 5BBC tent at 10:00.
    2. 11:00 a.m.: Harlem to Summer Streets: This ride will leave Larry’s Freewheeling Bike Shop at 301 Cathedral Parkway at 10:00 and stop at the Club’s tent on Park Avenue near 26th Street. It will leave the Club’s tent around 11:00. You can join the ride at either location. This will be at a 10-12 mph “happy face” pace and will be about 11 miles round trip.
    3. 12:30 p.m.: Summer Streets to John Brown BBQ: This will be a 15-mile ride moving at a 10-12 mph “happy face” pace across the Queensboro Bridge for delicious BBQ in Long Island City, Queens. After lunch, the ride will continue across the Kosciusko Bridge then onto the waterfront greenway to Grand Army Plaza, where there are several nearby subway stations. Leaves Grand Army Plaza at 11:00 a.m. and leaves the 5BBC tent at 12:30 p.m.
    4. For insurance reasons, you need to be a Club member to do a 5BBC ride. If you’re not already a member, you can do a 30-day trial membership for $3 or join for a full year for $25/year or $30/household. (Best deal in town!) You can sign up on your smart phone and use your credit card. You can do this before the ride leaves; the process will take a few minutes. Click here to join:
    5. You’ll get a 5BBC reflecting string bag if you sign up for a full year.


So be sure to stop by the Club’s tent on Saturday to say hi. If you can’t check out Summer Streets this weekend, it will be back on August 12th and August 15th, and so will the 5BBC. And you can check out our upcoming rides at See you soon!