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BKtotheBeach

June 09, 2024

June 9, 2024
 

Join Friendship Circle for a one-of-a-kind adventure. Pedal for an amazing cause that empowers a dynamic community of love, support, and belonging for individuals with special needs. Feel the excitement and thrill while riding alongside tens of fellow BKtotheBeach cyclists! You will conquer mile after mile of the hustle and bustle of Brooklyn and Long Island views. Friends and family will gather at the finish line to celebrate your accomplishment with you.

   


FUNDRAISING MINIMUM
The minimum fundraising requirement is $1,800.

Reach out for more information on recruiters' rewards!  

 

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RIDE INFO
 
ITINERARY + ROUTE

Your journey will begin in Brooklyn at 7 AM! We will then be off on our adventure through Brooklyn. We will take breaks between every 15-20 miles for cyclists to replenish snacks and drinks and make basic bike adjustments. We will be refueling for a lunch break after riding 45 miles. Once we nourish our bodies we will then finish the remainder of the miles and celebrate our victory in Port Washington, NY at 6 PM at the latest.

Different Route Options Available |Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner 
 
All current information is subject to change. A full schedule with exact times will be available closer to the event time.
 

START LINE

The starting line location is:
Sparkles Party and Gift Shop
820 Remsen Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11236



*Starting line location is subject to change*


 


FINISH LINE

The finish line location is:
North Hempstead Beach Park
175 W Shore Road
Port Washington, NY 11050



*Finish line location is subject to change*

SUPPORT AND MORE


Upon arrival, we will have a check-in booth where cyclists will receive their BKtotheBeach gear kit and will be able to check in their go bag. Cyclists can leave any extras belongings including clothing, sunscreen, own snacks, and essential items with the SAG (Support and Gear) vehicle and have access to the vehicle along the route and at lunch.

Bicycle mechanics will be present at both the starting line, to help with any last-minute details, and along the route. They will be equipped to provide help with flats and any small repairs that are needed. If a cyclist has something break on their bike other than a small repair, we can sometimes find it at a local bike shop on the route. 


NEW THIS YEAR: Bike Rentals! 
We have partnered with
UNLIMITED BIKING  for you to rent a bike with ease! All bikes will be brought to the start location and picked up at the end location. Helmets are provided with all rentals.
Click here to rent! All costs payable by the cyclist. 

Please note: Cyclists are responsible for any additional costs to their bikes along the route.

 


SCHEDULE

Thursday, June 6, 2024
7:00 - 9:00 PM: Gear Pick-up and dinner

Sunday, June 9, 2024
7:00 - 8:00 AM: Breakfast and ride prep
8:00 AM: Departure

8:00 AM- 3:00 PM: Ride
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Lunch
3:00-6:00 PM: Post-ride recovery meal & finish line celebration
6:00 PM: Ride back to Brooklyn

NEW THIS YEAR
Celebrate at the Finish line with our Friendship Circle members, their families AND yours!

 
*Schedule is tentative and subject to change.

SAFETY

There will be multiple vehicles following the bike route including a SAG (Support and Gear) vehicle and Wilderness First Aid (WFA) responders.

Cyclists will have the guide numbers and can be picked up if they need a break, need to be advanced up the route due to time constrictions, or have a bike issue.

Cyclists will be spread out over time due to varying riding speeds. 


 

TRANSPORTATION


The majority of the traveling will be on the seats of the bicycles. The routes will be well marked and easy to follow. All cyclists will have access to the route on their phones with the Ride With GPS cycling route app.
We suggest for you to cycle to the start line. Rides will be offered back to Brooklyn post ride.


MEALS

All meals will be strictly kosher and designed to provide cyclists with sufficient energy for the ride. A full breakfast will be served before the ride in the morning. Lunch will be nutritionally designed to keep you going throughout the ride. A hot dinner will be served post-ride.