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FriendlyFundraiser
Oct
28
10:30 AM10:30

FriendlyFundraiser

Sunday, Nov. 28th, 10:30am (Leave at 11am)

Rte. 32 & Rockwell Ln. Parking Lot 

$25 Suggested Donation, Children Free

Rose and Emily will host a weekend Slow Ride as a fund raiser for Bike Friendly Kingston. We will head south on the rail trail to Rosendale, where we will stop for an hour and half and then we will ride back. Dress and bring bikes appropriate for the trail. All abilities are welcome. 

With your donation, BFK is able to pay for the website, flyers, materials for all the free bike repairs, Bike Fests, Slow Rides, and education classes we do. We also donate bike locks and helmets every winter holidays. 

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Bike To Work Week & Happy Hour
May
18
5:30 PM17:30

Bike To Work Week & Happy Hour

Join people from all over the country and Bike To Work the week of May 14 to 18th! Here in Kingston, submit your your trips and mileage here for two categories of prizes. 

The company, school, or organization with the most number of trips will win Prize 1 as described below, a certificate, and  bragging rights. We'll take your group picture and do a press release to publicly congratulate your organization.  

Prize 1: All bicyclists from the organization with the most trips collectively, will get 10% off Revolution Cycles, 388 Hasbrouck Ave. Kingston, NY 12401, good for one time use until 12/31/2018.

Prize 2: The Individual Winner who rides the most miles during the week will get a free tune up from Revolution Cycles, 388 Hasbrouck Ave. Kingston, NY 12401 (Usually costs $62.00—parts will be extra).

Go ahead and log that home trip you anticipate for Friday afternoon before you ride it. Then we will all meet at Keegan Ales at 5:30pm on Friday May 18th, for a happy hour and award our winners. We are using the honor system for your reported trips. 

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Bike Friendly Kingston Halloween Ride 2017
Oct
28
2:30 PM14:30

Bike Friendly Kingston Halloween Ride 2017

Bike Friendly Kingston presents a 5 mile family-friendly bicycle ride on Saturday, October 28th, starting at 2:30pm at Loughran Park.  The ride is FREE, but bike helmets are required. Costumes and bike decoration encouraged! 

The ride will use quiet residential streets and meander through the Roosevelt and Lincoln Park neighborhoods to arrive at the My Kingston Kids Halloween Fest and then return to Lauren Park.

The Halloween Fest will take place from 3 - 8 pm at Seed Song Farm on Esopus Avenue.  It is a FREE event and will feature Halloween and harvest time activities for kids of all ages. 

Bike Ride Questions: info@bikefriendlykingston.org.

Halloween Fest Questions: fwaters@mykingstonkids.com

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Canceled - 4th Annual Feast on Two Wheels
Oct
15
3:00 PM15:00

Canceled - 4th Annual Feast on Two Wheels


Sorry, We have canceled this due to not enough tickets sold. Sorry for any inconvenience. 


One night, two wheels, three restaurants, lots of fun!

This event is our main fundraiser and raises funds to support BFK's slow rides, free repairs, advocacy and more! 

Each ticket includes non-alcoholic drinks, appetizers at Ole Savannah, dinner at Mi Casita, dessert at Redwood and tip. Vegetarian options will be available. Kids under 5 are free. Please wear a helmet and have working front and rear lights. We meet at Dietz Stadium parking lot at 3pm and head to Ole Savannah. If you'd like to meet us there plan on 3:30pm. 

You must buy a ticket beforehand here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bfks-fourth-annual-feast-on-two-wheels-tickets-37915899476

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Cycling at O+ Kingston
Oct
7
to Oct 8

Cycling at O+ Kingston

Are you excited yet for the 2017 O+ Festival?!?

Bike Friendly Kingston will be partnering with the Kingston Land Trust to manage the Bike Valet, Sat & Sun, 5-10pm, for another year! Enjoy the festival by bicycle and park it with us at the Peace Park, corner of North Front and Crown streets. We'll keep it safe and have lots of pamphlets and info. Then join us Saturday for the Mural to Mural / Recovery Ride, 10am, at the YMCA. On Sunday there are 4 different bicycle rides to choose from, kicking off from Keegan Ales starting at 9am! Finally, also on Sunday is the Forsyth Fall Festival, 10am-4pm, where BFK will be doing a kids rodeo and helmet fitting! Read more details below.


An O+ Kingston wristband is your all-access pass to the cycling events and parties plus nearly 60 bands, 20+ artists, classes in yoga, meditation & dance, Wellness EXPO+, Literary SALO+N and more! Full lineup, schedule (coming soon) & wristbands: opositivefestival.org/kingston#opositivefest

Partners include AlchemistBike-Friendly Kingston, NYKeegan AlesThe Kingston Land TrustOverlook Mountain BikesRevolution Bicycles andYMCA of Kingston & Ulster County

DAY BY DAY SCHEDULE:

Thursday, Oct. 5
5:30-9 p.m. O+ Kingston warmup party at Keegan Ales with Ten Pound Chicken. Join us after the weekly Dietz Stadium ride. Pick up O+ Kingston all-access wristband and limited edition cycling T-shirt -- choose the $50 donation Wristband and Cycling T-shirt package: http://bit.ly/2017opositivekingstonwristbands

Friday, Oct. 6
5:30 p.m. O+ Kingston kickoff parade. Meet at Seven21 Media Center, 721 Broadway

Saturday, Oct. 7
10 a.m.-noon Family-friendly Mural to Mural / Recovery Ride for all skill levels. Meet at YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County
Noon View exhibition of artists in recovery, YMCA
5-10 p.m. Complimentary bike valet courtesy of Bike-Friendly Kingston, NY and The Kingston Land Trust at Peace Park, corner of North Front and Crown streets. Enjoy all the art, music and wellness offerings at venues throughout uptown and midtown Kingston! 

Sunday, Oct. 8
Morning trail and road rides all start and end at Keegan Ales. 55-mile road ride -- 9 a.m. start; 25-mile road ride -- 10 a.m. start; 18 or 30 mile trail rides -- 9 a.m. start
25-mile road ride route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16035265
55-mile road ride route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24112559
Post-ride barbecue at Keegan Ales
Questions? Please email Jim Tomassetti: jtskirat@gmail.com
5-10 p.m. Complimentary bike valet at Peace Park, corner of North Front and Crown streets. Enjoy all the art, music and wellness offerings at venues throughout uptown and midtown Kingston!

Forsyth Nature Center 15th Annual Fall Festival 
Sunday October 8, 2017, 10:00am-4:00pm
The Friends of Forsyth Nature Center and the City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce our 15th Annual Fall Festival. This Festival will feature live entertainment, music, crafts, children’s games and activities, delicious foods and baked goods, raffles, hayrides and much more.

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Free Bike Repair at the Repair Cafe
Sep
30
11:00 AM11:00

Free Bike Repair at the Repair Cafe

On Saturday, September 30th, 11am – 2pm, at the Clinton Ave Methodist church, 122 Clinton Avenue, Bike friendly Kingston and the Repair Café of the Hudson valley with the gracious support of SUNY Ulster Health and Safety Institute, Live Well Kingston, YMCA Ulster, The Clinton Avenue Methodist church, and other community volunteers, will be offering a free community bike repair clinic. First come - first served. Join our capable volunteers to repair and tune up bicycles. Come in, sit down, watch the repairs, and maybe learn how to fix a flat tire, clean your gears, or hem your favorite bike pants. We will also provide bike helmet fittings and lots of bike friendly information about the exciting trails projects and bike programs coming to Kingston. 

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Bike Fest at the Town of Ulster Library
Jul
15
12:00 PM12:00

Bike Fest at the Town of Ulster Library

Town of Ulster Public Library, Kingston Elks Lodge #550 and Bike-Friendly Kingston, NY present:
BIKE FEST
Saturday July 15th, 12 - 3pm
At the Town of Ulster Public Library, 860 Ulster Avenue, Kingston

• Free BBQ by the Elks
• Kids Bike Raffle
• Handouts and Flyers
• Bicycle Skills Clinic
• Free Basic Bicycle Repair
• Helmit Fittings

Join us for an afternoon of bikes! BBQ will be provided by the Kingston Elks Lodge #550. Enter to win a kids bike! There will be a bicycle safety skill clinic and helmit fittings along with tons of safety brochures and activities. Free basic bike repair will be provided, first come–first served, for all kinds of bikes.

Thanks also to the YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County and the Mid-Hudson Health and Safety Institute.

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BFK at the Children's Day Parade
Jul
7
4:30 PM16:30

BFK at the Children's Day Parade

Ride with us in the Children's Day Parade! Calling all BFK families and friends who would like to slow roll with us in the parade. Line up is at 4:30 at Pine Grove Ave (next to the YMCA). We will be riding behind the Kingston parks and rec bike trailer. Join us! 

For more info on the parade: https://www.facebook.com/events/210822839426114/

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Bike Rack Design Winner Reveal
Mar
30
5:30 PM17:30

Bike Rack Design Winner Reveal

YO+U'RE invited to the Design A Better Bike Rack Final Vote & Reveal Party on Thursday, March 30 at The Lace Mill.

The evening includes:
•Exhibition of the five bike rack design finalists. View the finalists here:https://www.facebook.com/pg/opositivefest/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1570313036316982
•In-person voting for your favorite design
•Screening & discussion of "Groningen: The World's Cycling City"
•Vote tally & reveal of the winning design, which will be fabricated for installation along Cornell Street

Refreshments will be served.

At 5:30 p.m. join Bike-Friendly Kingston, NY for an easy pre-party ride that includes stops at O+ murals. Meet at the front entrance of the Lace Mill:https://www.facebook.com/events/1114906968620522/ Dress appropriately for the weather. If you plan to bike home after the party please have working front and rear lights.

The bike rack design competition is a partnership between O+ FESTIVAL,Live Well KingstonBike-Friendly Kingston, NYComplete Streets Advisory Council in Kingston, NY & Kingston Greenline.

This competition was made possible by a grant through APA NY Metro as part of the Plan4Health program.

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Free Movie, Breaking Away
Feb
26
6:00 PM18:00

Free Movie, Breaking Away

Join us February 26th, 6pm, for a free showing of the classic bicycle film Breaking Away at the Andy Murphy Mid-town Community Center hosted by Bike-Friendly Kingston.

Breaking Away, rated PG, is a coming of age story about a small-town teenager obsessed with the Italian cycling team who vies for the affections of a college girl, while his friends develop a rivalry with the college students. This is a cycling classic that will warm your heart!

Bring your own chairs and blankets and pretend it's a summer movie under the stars. The bleachers will also be available. Kids are welcome.

Come early for an easy community chill bike ride at 5pm. We'll meet in the Andy Murphy parking lot. All are welcome and this will be at a very easy pace. Dress appropriately for the weather.

 

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Canceled - Free bike repair by Bike-Friendly Kingston at the Repair Cafe
Nov
19
11:00 AM11:00

Canceled - Free bike repair by Bike-Friendly Kingston at the Repair Cafe

  • Clinton Avenue United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

*********************CANCELED************************

This bike repair event has been canceled. Sorry for any inconvenience. The Repair Cafe was canceled and we're not sure if we can still use the space. We will try to organize another event soon. Thank you. 

  A participant shows his newly repaired bike at the Bike-Friendly Kingston free bike repair at the Repair Cafe.

A participant shows his newly repaired bike at the Bike-Friendly Kingston free bike repair at the Repair Cafe.

Over 60 bikes have been repaired at four previous free bike repair events that Bike-Friendly Kingston has hosted serving a wide variety of riders. For many riders their bicycle is their only form of reliable transportation. By providing free bike repair, we are supporting our mission of making bicycling safer in the City of Kingston.

We Need Donations! 

  • Bells
  • Helmets
  • Lights
  • Bike parts
  • WD-40
  • Shop rags
  • Plus, baked goods for a pop-up bake sale
  • and financial support!
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Sustainable Saturday Parking Lot Party
Sep
17
11:00 AM11:00

Sustainable Saturday Parking Lot Party

  • Ulster County Office Building Parking Lot (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bike Friendly Kingston will be at the Sustainable Saturday Parking Lot Party! Rose Quinn from Traffic Safety Assistant, Mid-Hudson Health and Safety Institute; SUNY Ulster, will be giving out helmets and organizing FREE bike repair. 

More info about the larger event can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/992088094238872/

 

 

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See BFK Members Present at the Walk-Bike New York Symposium!
Sep
13
to Sep 14

See BFK Members Present at the Walk-Bike New York Symposium!

Are you interested in neighborhoods that are good for pedestrians and cyclists? Do you want to see a bike lane in Kingston? Want to find out more about how to advocate for active transportation and rail trails? Join us as BFK members present "Lessons for Bicycle Infrastructure Planners and Advocates" and learn from many other great presenters at the Walk-Bike New York Symposium!

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Free Bike Valet Parking at the Chronogram Block Party
Aug
20
4:00 PM16:00

Free Bike Valet Parking at the Chronogram Block Party

  • Wall Street Kingston, NY, 12401 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Ride your bike to the Chronogram Block party Aug, 20th!
FREE bike valet parking will be available from 4pm — 10pm.

 

How Does It Work?

Just like a coat check, you sign a claim check and give us your bike. We give you the ticket stub. After the event, you return the stub and we give you your bike back.

How Much Does It Cost?

Nothing! The Kingston Land Trust is providing bike parking for this event for free. In return, we ask you to take a moment to learn more about our work, and if it piques your interest, consider volunteering with us in the future, or making a tax-deductible contribution. Ask your valet for more information.

Is It Safe?

Yes! Our volunteer valets will be present throughout the event to keep an eye on the bike storage racks. We’ll take good care of your bike while it’s in our hands. Just don’t lose your ticket! It’s needed to reclaim your bike later.

Can I Leave My Stuff With My Bike?

Yes (helmets, locks and panniers only please). Because we can’t inventory your accessories, we can’t be responsible for them, but anything securely attached to your bike will be safe.

What If I Can’t Get Back In Time To Pick Up My Bike?

You must retrieve your bike by closing time, which is typically 30 minutes after the end of an event. After that time, valet will close. We cannot be responsible for bikes left at our facilities after the close of valet and we urge you to be prompt in picking up your bike. If you are unable to pick up your bike after an event, you must contact our office at 845-877-LAND.

Can I Park My Skates, Jogging Stroller, Etc.?

Yes. We’ll park skates, strollers and other human-powered people movers, though bicycles take priority.

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Ulster County Breakfast to Focus on Trail System
Aug
15
7:30 AM07:30

Ulster County Breakfast to Focus on Trail System

Registration is now open for the upcoming Building Ulster County Together Breakfast on Monday, August 15th at the Best Western Plus in Kingston. The guest speaker will be Cynthia Nikitin, Senior Vice President of Project for Public Spaces, who will present More Than Just a Trail: Preparing for the Potential of a County-Wide Trail System. For additional details and to register now, please visit the following link:
http://ulstercountyny.gov/summer-2016-breakfast

BFK will be there with a table during the networking session beforehand. Come say hello! 

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BFK Free Bike Repair at the Repair Cafe
Jul
30
11:00 AM11:00

BFK Free Bike Repair at the Repair Cafe

  • The Clinton Avenue United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

BFK is happy to host FREE bike repair at the Repair Cafe again this July 30th, 11am - 2pm with a Fix-a-Flat Workshop from 12:30 - 1:30PM. Other basic bike repair and Information will be available.

Our first bike repair at the Repair Cafe was a huge success! 25 bikes were fixed up totally for free and more had to be turned away. This time we hope to have more mechanics available and will be able to have a Fix-a-Flat workshop so people can learn to do some basic maintenance of their own. 

Signing up is suggested, by not required, with Rose Quinn at quinnr@sunyulster.edu or (845) 453-8012. You'll have to sign a waiver, and if you are under 16 you will have to have a guardian sign on your behalf. 

We could use a few more people to help out with general organization and hosting the day of. No mechanical ability required just a friendly attitude. Email Rose at quinnr@sunyulster.edu. Hope to see you there!

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Ready, Set, Ride!
Jul
13
5:30 PM17:30

Ready, Set, Ride!

This ride is a collaboration with the Kingston Library to support their adult summer reading program "Exercise Your Mind." Tom Polk will have a short talk on bicycle safety before the ride and Emily Flynn, certified by the League of American Bicyclists for the Smart Cycling class, will lead the ride. For more information about the reading program call  845-331-0988 and/or email reference@kingstonlibrary.org. Registration will be on the Kingston Library website: tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar

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Tour De Kingston
Jun
26
8:00 AM08:00

Tour De Kingston

See the historic, cultural and scenic attractions of Kingston and Ulster County as your participate in the Tour De Kingston! The rides use low-traffic back roads and the extensive rail trail network to let you explore what Ulster County has to offer. And as you ride, you will be helping to support the YMCA, the HealthAlliance Foundation and the Tour De Kingston Community Scholarship Fund.

8am – Registration Opens, 9am – 25 and 50 Mile Road Rides and 28 Mile Road and Trail “Endurance Ride” start, 10am – 10 and 18 Rail Trail Rides start, 11am – 5 Mile Family Ride start, 12:30 - BBQ lunch for all riders, 1:15pm – Raffle Winners Announced, 1:30pm – Scholarship Awards Presented.

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YMCA/BFK/ShopRite Bike Fest
May
15
11:00 AM11:00

YMCA/BFK/ShopRite Bike Fest

A celebration of all things biking as part of National Bike Month. Bike education for kids, a community bike ride, repair clinics, refreshments and nutrition advice from ShopRite, plus the opportunity to donateyour old bicycle to the YMCA’s Lend-A-Wheel program. Free and open to the public. Sunday, May 15, 11am-2pm, YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County, 507 Broadway, Kingston NY.  Info: Tom Polk, 338-3810, x102, tpolk@ymcaulster.org

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Love Your Parks Ride
Apr
30
9:30 AM09:30

Love Your Parks Ride

Celebrate Kingston's beautiful parks with two bike rides, a kid's rodeo, raffle and refreshments all for FREE! Hosted by the City of Kingston Parks and Recreation. 
• 9:30am Start for the 15mile loop
• 10:00am Bike Rodeo by SUNY Ulster, Mid Hudson Health and Safety Institute
• 11:30am family-friendly 3mile loop
12:30 Raffle Drawing! Two grand prizes: $250.00 Gift Certificates to Bike Brothers Bike Shop for a youth bicycle! You gotta be there to win!

Register online at http://www.kingstonparksandrec.org/
Walk in are welcome and waivers will be available

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Apr
28
6:00 PM18:00

Bicycle Rodeo Train the Trainer

In this work shop you will learn

  • To be a skilled volunteer at a bike rodeo
  • How to organize a successful bike rodeo/safety event
  • Basics and best practices to teaching children bicycle safety and skills
  • How to correctly fit helmets
  • Tricks to teaching kids basic bike maintenance
  • The skills required to train staff for your own bike safety event

This program is free to participants – No prior training necessary

Sponsored by The Mid-Hudson Health and Safety Institute – GTSC - The City of Kingston

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