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Queens Waterfront Garden Bike Tour

Saturday, July 16, 2022

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.

Join us on City of Water Day for a breezy ride along the Queens Waterfront! On this easy 3.5-mile ride, we'll be biking to GreenThumb community gardens in Long Island City and Astoria. Along the way, we'll visit gardens that have transformed traditionally industrial waterfront areas into vibrant green spaces where nature, culture, and community thrive. Riders will experience varied garden spaces, from urban farms with a focus on social justice to relaxing botanical gardens dotted with works of art.

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Rain Date is Sunday, July 17, 11:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

No bike? No problem! Citi Bikes will be available at no cost. Please make sure to bring a smartphone with the Citi Bike app downloaded on to your phone to access the bikes.

Community gardens are volunteer-run green spaces where people can come together around growing food and community. Gardens across the city are seeking new members to plant produce and flowers, host events, maintain community spaces, and contribute extra hands for garden projects! Beginners and experienced gardeners are welcome! NYC Parks GreenThumb supports over 550 community gardens and 20,000 gardeners by providing gardening space, materials and supplies, and technical assistance at no cost. GreenThumb hosts innovative gardening workshops, trainings, and conferences. Learn more at

Ride Details:

  • Please be sure to bring your own bike, helmet, water, sunblock, snacks, whatever you need!
  • Smiling Hogshead Ranch (start)
  • Long Island City Roots Community Garden
  • Windmill Community Garden
  • Two Coves Community Garden (end)
  • Total length: ~3.5 miles

This event is in partnership with the NYC DOT, Transportation Alternatives, and Citi Bike


Smiling Hogshead Ranch
25-30 Skillman Avenue Long Island City, Queens, NY, Queens
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LIC Roots Community Garden
29-08 47th Ave., Queens
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Windmill Community Garden
39-22 29th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101, Queens
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Two Coves Community Garden
11-01 30 Avenue at Main Ave/Astoria Blvd Astoria, NY 11102, Queens
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