This Saturday! One night only! You, on the bike! Actually, it's not one night. It's three days. I just like saying anything from the Blues Brothers. Like in case you're wondering how often the N train rumbles by my house... duh!!!: So often you won't even notice.
Bet you didn't know that John Belushi is buried just 50 feet from my father and grandfather. Or at least there's a tombstone for him--there are rumors he's actually buried in Martha's Vineyard, but who can say for sure? There's a little picture of him and his epitaph is, "He gave the world laughter." I like that.
Anyway, let's get back to: You, on the bike! This is amazing. Really. A big long street being made car free. In New York. For three Saturday mornings. 7am to 1pm.
Make it a smashing success and going there and having a good time. If it's a success, it'll keep happening. Again and again, till we can all bike arm-in-arm up and down Manhattan Island every goddamn day.
Here's the link to the general event.
Also, there's a "feeder ride" coming from Astoria Park. Thanks to my buddy at Queens Transportation Alternatives for letting me know. Imagine my disappointment when I found out it's early and they don't feed you.
This is great... if you're an early-rising freak. No I mean it's great if you want to bike but are afraid of New York traffic. Or just don't know how to get to Manhattan on a bike. Or you just happen to be riding a bike at 9am and want to join the crowd.
August 9, 9am.
Astoria Park Bike Ride to Summer Streets.
Meet at the WWI Memorial.
To RSVP for the ride send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your info and mention Astoria.