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BFK Slow Ride - Emily's Redo
May
31
6:00 PM18:00

BFK Slow Ride - Emily's Redo

This will be an easy 6 miles around town. One hill at the beginning and then it is all smooth sailing from there. The route can be seen here: https://www.strava.com/routes/12862141

IMPORTANT! Rides will start from the YMCA this year. It looks like we will have a slow ride every Thursday to Aug. 2nd (as the season gets going we hope to have more ride leaders sign up for continuing Thursdays. 

Be sure to wear a helmet, have a front and rear light (some rides may finish at dusk), bring water and wear comfortable clothing. If you need a helmet or lights email eflynn at kingston-ny dot gov and we will try to get you them.

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BFK Slow Ride - Ulster Landing Park
May
24
6:00 PM18:00

BFK Slow Ride - Ulster Landing Park

This slow ride will be be a 15.4mile route through East Kingston. It's a road ride on mostly quiet streets and a break at a park. Plan for a two hour ride. Bring snacks and drinks and lights. Wear a helmet. Rose Quinn will host.

IMPORTANT! Rides will start from the YMCA this year. It looks like we will have a slow ride every Thursday to Aug. 2nd (as the season gets going we hope to have more ride leaders sign up for continuing Thursdays. 

If you need a helmet or lights email eflynn at kingston-ny dot gov and we will try to get you them.

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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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Ride of Silence, Wednesday at Dietz (Instead of Slow Ride)
May
16
6:30 PM18:30

Ride of Silence, Wednesday at Dietz (Instead of Slow Ride)

I know we said the Slow Rides were every Thursday at the YMCA, but here is the exception! 

Instead of a Slow Ride we are encouraging everyone to participate in the Ride of Silence, WEDNESDAY, May 16th, 6:30pm at the DIETZ Stadium parking lot. 

Join bicycle riders from around the world to:

  • Raise Awareness that we have a right to ride. 
  • Ask that we all Share the Road responsibly. 
  • Honor those injured or killed while cycling. 
  • Helmets Required
  • Bring Lights if you have them

For more information on this Free, Slow paced, 8-mile local ride call: Bill at: (845) 657-9764 or e-mail: wvmillerjr@yahoo.com
For more information on the Ride of Silence go to: www.rideofsilence.org

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Slow Ride - To The Rosendale Trestle (and Back!)
May
10
6:00 PM18:00

Slow Ride - To The Rosendale Trestle (and Back!)

Join us for our second Slow Ride of the season! John Seymore Bear will be leading this ride on the rail trail to the Rosendale Trestle and back. It will be around 16 miles but if you would like to meet at the Rockwell Lane & route 32 Trailhead it would only be a flat 12 miles. 

REMEMBER! Rides will start from the YMCA this year. Be sure to wear a helmet, have a front and rear light (it's darker on the trail and this ride may finish when it is dark), bring water and wear comfortable clothing. If you need a helmet or lights email eflynn@kingston-ny.gov and we will try to get you them.

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Slow Ride - First of 2018 Season
May
3
6:00 PM18:00

Slow Ride - First of 2018 Season

Join us for our first Slow Ride of the season hosted by Bike Friendly Kingston! This will be an easy 6 miles around town. One hill at the beginning and then it is all smooth sailing from there. The route can be seen here: https://www.strava.com/routes/12862141

IMPORTANT! Rides will start from the YMCA this year. It looks like we will have a slow ride every Thursday to Aug. 2nd (as the season gets going we hope to have more ride leaders sign up for continuing Thursdays. 

Be sure to wear a helmet, have a front and rear light (some rides may finish at dusk), bring water and wear comfortable clothing. If you need a helmet or lights email eflynn@kingston-ny.gov and we will try to get you them. 

Visit the FB event for any last minute changes, like if the weather looks bad. https://www.facebook.com/events/198807293945642/

 

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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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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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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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NYBC Regional Meeting, Kingston
Jun
10
9:00 AM09:00

NYBC Regional Meeting, Kingston

You're invited you to a New York Bicycling Coalition Regional Bicycle Meeting in Kingston on Saturday, June 10th from 10am to 2pm, followed by a slow community ride around Midtown Kingston. 

We will be getting to know each other, and will hear from NYBC Executive Director Paul Winkeller to start off the day. There will also be a panel with BFK's own Emily Flynn! Other speakers include Peter Kaufman from the New Paltz Bike-Ped Committee, Emily Dozier from the Dutchess County Bike-Ped Committee, Steve Rice from the Renegades MTB club and Michael Reade from the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail Association.

We'll enjoy lunch catered by Peace Nation https://www.peacenationcafe.com/ 
and spend the afternoon in breakout sessions where you can help set the agenda for our region. There is no charge, but please register so we can plan for lunch!

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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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