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Friday, May 16, 2014

You"re Invited To Roosevelt Island Bike NY Family Fun Spring Kickoff Party Saturday May 17 At Capobianco Field - Slow Bike Race, Learn To Ride, Bike Decorating, Bike Registration, Food & More

Bike New York invites all Roosevelt Islanders to a free family fun Spring Kickoff Party tomorrow at Capobianco Field. According to Bike New York:

This Saturday, May 17th, we’re throwing a party to celebrate the launch of our bike education season on Roosevelt Island! There’s be games, raffles, activities, food, classes, and all kinds of fun stuff for the whole family.
Image From Bike New York

Bike New York Roosevelt Island Community Outreach Manager Caitlin Goodspeed adds:
The schedule of events for tomorrow is as follows:

11:20 – Welcome

11: 45 – Slowest Bike Race

12:15 – Performance by the Roosevelt Island Youth Program Drum Corps

12:30 – Bike Decorating Contest

1:00 – Learn to Ride – Kids Class

3:15 – Tour de Roosevelt Island (a scenic 2.9 mile bike ride around RI)

There will also be tents set up around the basketball court with other activities such as a bike raffle, face painting, bike decorating, BikeGuard registration, pop-up bike repair shop, and a bicycle obstacle course - all of which are free! Everyone, bring your bikes.

Also, food from Fauzia's Heavenly Delights and ice cream from Main Street Sweets (MSS is giving part of their profit to Bike New York). Roosevelt Island Youth Program is going to bring their cotton candy and popcorn machine, too!
More on the Smart Sign free Bike Guard registration:
and: will provide a free bicycle registration service for residents of Roosevelt Island. The BikeGuard registry system found success on college campuses, but this is the system's pilot run supplying tags for an entire urban community free of charge. Representatives from will place a small QR sticker on residents’ bicycles. Residents enter bike return contact information privately into the highly secure system in case of bike theft or loss. When the island’s Public Safety Department finds a bicycle, a quick sticker scan can help reunite bike and owner with ease.
Bike New York's plans for Roosevelt Island as well as Smart Sign bike registration program were discussed during April 7 Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) Operations Advisory Committee meeting. Here's what happened.

Part 1

Part 2

Happy Biking.