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Community Garden Bike Tours 2022

In partnership with NYC Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) and help from Transportation Alternatives, we are offering a series of community garden bike tours throughout the city starting in May to celebrate Bike Month! These tours will then be released as self-guided bike tour maps. Please see below for more information and links to download last year's community garden bike maps. 

2022 GreenThumb Community Garden Bike Tours:
*Please note, registration is required for all bike tours.

  • Saturday, May 14, 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: 
    Bronx Gardens Bike Tour - Soundview
    In partnership with NYC DOT's Bike Unit and Transportation Alternatives
    Join us for a guided 5-mile bike tour through Soundview as we visit GreenThumb community gardens and enjoy gorgeous waterfront views! The route will start at Concrete Plant Park, followed by a scenic ride through Soundview Park along the Bronx River, featuring four charming community gardens. Highlighting various functions; food production, event space, rows of flower and vegetable beds, there's a garden for every interest along the tour. The ride will culminate at Waterfront Community Garden for a meet and greet of community members. These gardens are perfect for theose interested in joining a garden, but are not yet members. 
    Register on Eventbrite
  • Saturday, June 4, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Part of the fifth annual Open Garden Day NYC 
    North Brooklyn Gardens Bike Tour 
    In partnership with the NYC DOT, Transportation Alternatives, North Brooklyn TransAlt, North Brooklyn Parks Alliance, North Brooklyn Mutial Aid, Council Member Lincoln Restler, and CitiBike
    Rain Date is Sunday, June 5th, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Join us for a guided 6.5 mile bike tour of North Brooklyn community gardens for Open Garden Day NYC on Saturday, June 4th. This bike tour will take you to a variety of GreenThumb community gardens and open spaces throughout North Brooklyn, including food-producing gardens, event spaces, and botanical spaces. With a long history of advocacy around environmental justice, community leaders in Los Sures, Williamsburg, and Greenpoint have played a pivotal role in protecting and stewarding green spaces for all residents in North Brooklyn. Many community gardens were created by residents on vacant lots that were scattered across New York City, particularly in Black and Brown neighborhoods at the height of disinvestment in the 1970s and 1980s. Today, these spaces are critical to the health, well-being, and cultural life of North Brooklyn. Come hear from stewards of community gardens and see what they are growing!
    Register on Eventbrite

    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.
  • Saturday, July 16, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Queens Waterfront Bike Tour

    In partnership with NYC DOT and Transportation Alternatives
    Join us on a 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 LIC 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.
    Registration coming soon!

2021 Self-Guided Community Garden Bike Tour Maps available for download below:

To learn more about NYC Department of Transportation’s bike programming, safe cycling resources, and more, check out their website.

We encourage you to plan self-guided bike rides with friends and family, and post on social media and tag us @GreenThumbNYC on Instagram and Facebook and @NYCGreenThumb on Twitter

Open Garden Day 2022 Bike Tour

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