Are you ready to ride?
Mark your calendars and tune up your bikes: your favorite all-day bike extravaganza is coming back to Brooklyn on Saturday, May 7th. Space is limited — sign up today!
Saturday, May 7
|10am - 5pm||Bike Ride|
|3pm - 7pm||Bike the Branches Block Party
Grand Army Plaza
Food Vendors, Live Music, Awards and More
New for 2016
Thanks to our partners we've got tons of great prizes for the kids, adults and teams who visit the most branches plus raffles and giveaways for everyone who turns in their passport! Prizes include a Brompton folding bike and Ortlieb Mini Bag, entries into the 2017 TD Five Boro Bike Tour, Bike New York helmets, gift certificates to local bike shops, BioLite bike lights, Citi Bike® Annual Passes, and goodies from Sixpoint Brewery, Vespertine, Ryde Safe Reflective Decals, Prospect Park and more!
Expanded Block Party!
Entertainment includes Cheer New York, Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights, Carlos Almeida Brazilian Band, Street Beats Brass and more. Food vendors include Brooklyn Soda Works, Butter & Scotch, Four and Twenty Blackbirds, Island Tingz, and Oaxaca.
Smorgasburg Food Vendors!
Enjoy your favorite Smorgasburg treats at Central, Greenpoint, Bedford and Windsor Terrace libraries.
Dora and Friends Family Ambassador!
Join us at your local branch for special activities, book displays and giveaways for the kids.
We've partnered with GET UP & RIDE to bring you a guided ride of six of Brooklyn Public Library's branches & the neighborhoods they serve.
No bike? No problem. You can rent a bike to use for the day.
Join The Fundraising Challenge
Ask your family and friends to sponsor your ride by taking our Bike the Branches Fundraising Challenge. The top fundraisers will receive prizes!
Free bike helmet fitting and distribution event presented by the NYC Department of Transportation on Thursday, May 5 at Central Library 3:30-6:30pm. Helmet Fitting Flyer (PDF)
Free Family Cycling Class Presented by Bike New York
Join us on Thursday, May 5 from 3:00-5:00pm for a free evening presentation and discussion for parents or guardians who want to learn how to ride with children. This free educational class takes place in the Leon Levy Information Commons meeting room 4, located in the Central lobby. Registration is required, sign up now.
Don't want to ride but still want to participate? You can volunteer on the day of the event, greeting visitors and stamping passports. Learn more.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Water generously donated by American Paper & Supply Company, ReadyRefresh by Nestlé and W.B. Mason.