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    Cunningham Park Oct 6th Outdoor Adventure

    Outdoor Adventure Day at Cunningham Park 10/6
    Yesterday at 11:35pm Come join Trips for Kids and Bicycle Habitat on Saturday October 6th in Cunningham Park! Celebrate OutDoor Adventure Day and IMBA's Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day! A full day of fun!

    Times: 10:00-3:00

    We will have Trek Demo Trucks, guided rides, Skills Clinics with pros, club tabling, raffles and much much more! Fun to be had by all! RSVP at Outdoor Adventure Day - Eventbrite

    Check Out What We Have Planned!

    Highlights include ...

    •Demo bikes: Discover the fun of the newest Trek 2013 bikes, from our demo trucks straight from the factory. (Mountain, road, cyclocross, both men's and women's!) Register in advance to reserve a spot, or take yours for a spin and then try it against Trek's.

    •Kids rides: In honor of Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day, we are hosting family-friendly rides for both beginner and intermediate levels. You and the kids can bring your own bike, or pre-register to borrow a complimentary bike. An instructor will go over how to ride and enjoy the trails, as well as topics such as healthy living through cycling, geography, the enviroment and what we can all do to help preserve it. Adults must be present during the kids ride, but are not required to participate.
    •Women's clinics: Our wonderful Mel Bowen from Trek Bikes will be leading women's clinics to introduce techniques for handling, braking and rolling with power and control! All skill levels welcome.
    •Advanced rides and pump track clinics: Take your skills to the next level. Ride with a group for a fun, high-performance route through the trails of Cunningham. Then, stop by the pump track as former pro racer Tom Oates teaches advanced handling and performance techniques.
    •Meet MTB friends: Musette Bakery, IMBA climb, Peak Bikes, NYCMTB and more...
    Schedule -

    Rides and demos bikes are open and available from 10am to 3pm. You are welcome to come by anytime!

    In addition, clinics and guided rides are scheduled below. More details coming soon:

    10:30am - Advanced ride
    11am - Pump track with Tom Oates

    10:30 am - Kids ride (beginner)
    11am - Kids ride (intermediate)

    11am - Women's clinic

    12:30pm - Kids ride (beginner)
    1pm - Kids ride (intermediate)

    1pm - Pump track with Tom Oakes

    1:30pm - Women's clinic

    Weather plan: Event will cancel if case of heavy rain. If there is a light rain, we are a go.

    How to participate -

    You are welcome to bring your own bike, or borrow one of ours (kids and adults)! The event is free and open to all riders of all ages.

    Advanced registration is encouraged as clinics and demo bikes will fill up. You can always edit your registration status or clinic selection at a later date. More info will be provided on bike demo times and availability. Trek Bikes will provide all demo bikes. Trips for Kids will provide all kids demo bikes, as well as a few adult bikes. You are welcome (and encouraged!) to bring your own bike and try it on all the trails.

    Participation in all clinics is free.

    What to bring -

    Come dressed for the occasion: Comfortable shoes and clothing is encouraged. No open toed shoes. Helmets required. We will have a few helmets to borrow, but recommend bringing your own.

    You can demo a bike or try your own! Just be sure you have knobby tires to handle the dirt. Trek demo bikes are free for test rides; no waiver needed if you are riding your own bike.

    For kids' rides, parents will need to accompany their kids to the trail head and sign waiver, but do not need to ride the trail. If your kid does not have a mountain bike, please contact TFK Metro NY - a small supply is available, but are available only with pre-registration. (You can also request a bike when registering through this event page. We will send you confirmation to work out the details.)

    How to get there -

    Cunningham Park is incredibly accessible!

    Our demo trucks and host tents are at the 210th Street playground, at 210th St @ 73rd Avenue (just around the corner from the trailhead, at 210th St and 67th Avenue.)

    > By car: From NYC, take 495 to exit 26, Francis Lewis Blvd. Take a right on Francis Lewis, going south. Turn left on 73rd Ave. Event area is at 210th and 73rd ave. From Long Island, take the Long Island Expressway to exit 27, Clearview Expressway, and go south. Exit at 73rd Avenue, turn left. Go to 210th St and turn left. The trailhead is at the corner of 67th Avenue; the demo and registration area is at 210th and 73rd Avenue. On-street parking is available.

    > By train: Take the F train to Jamaica/179 Street. Ride east on Hillside Avenue, then turn left on 188th St (Saul Weprin St.) Right on 73rd Avenue to the demo area at 210th St.

    > By LIRR: Cunningham is a quick 5-minute ride from the LIRR, accessible from both Atlantic and Penn Station terminals. Take the Bayside stop and ride south to Cunningham Park, or exit at Hollis and ride north.

    > By bus: From midtown, take the express bus QM6 from one of two stops, 6th Avenue and 36th Steet or 3rd Avenue and 57th street. Exit at Union Turnpike stop and 193rd Street. (Bus is the quickest route!)

    (Route maps coming soon!)

    About the hosts -

    This event is organized by Trips for Kids NY and Bicycle Habitat, to support getting more New Yorkers finding new ways to enjoy the great outdoors. This is a family-friendly event, appropriate to all ages and all skill levels. With adult rides and clinics sponsored by Trek Bikes, we will also be doing kids rides and clinics to celebrate of the International Mountain Biking Association's national "Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day".

    Trips for Kids NY is a NYC not-for-profit organization that teaches kids to bike in the great outdoors. Proceeds from event raffles will benefit TFK. Bicycle Habitat is a supporter of Trips for Kids and its mission to make bikes more accessible to everyone.

    > Organizers: Trips for Kids NY and Bicycle Habitat

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    Great demo day, rode a slash

    And I met GARY FISHER!!!!!!

  3. #3
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    Oh Yeah. Big Thanx to TFK and Bicycle Habitat for hosting this event.

    Big Thanx To Trek for coming out with the Demos and the womans Clinic.

    Thank You Gary Fisher

    What a fantastic Day of riding and demos. I wound up Doing Trail patrol on 2 beginner rides and the intermediate ride. Got to Ride With Gary F and had a chance to chat with him. Thanked him for all his help in the activity and sport. What a gentleman.

    So Many Happy and smiling faces at this event...............Damn it was good!

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    Jun 2011
    I'm sorry I missed this event!
    A bit of a coincidence, I guess, seeing it now. I took Oceania St home through Bayside because of the traffic last Thursday. I commute from Nassau to NYC and l grew up in the north end of Bayside. I never crossed over the LIE hanging out. So, anyway, I glanced to the right and I saw the "Mountain Bike Trails" sign at Cunningham Park. I couldn't believe it. All these years. I remember guys riding dirt bikes by St Francis Prep., but I didn't think about biking there.
    My son and I started putting our bikes on my Durango this Spring and riding around Long Island on short rides. So my son and I went and had a ball on the trails there, we even came across BMX'ers riding home-made jumps. A couple of older guys had a wheel barrow and shovels and were adding another piece to the "track". In the north-west corner of the park, I guess by 73rd and the Clearview was an abandoned track better suited to mountain bikes previous guys had made and was great for a couple of newbies to ride the humps and curves without having to leave the ground! We took every conceivable path we could before it got too dark.
    The other part of the coincidence was I was debating whether to ride my Giant or the Gary Fisher!
    I rode the Giant. Gary is my backup bike. Backup bike costs more ? my son asks me.
    2012 Giant Roam 0
    2009 Gary Fisher Tassajara
    198? Peugeot Record Du Monde

  5. #5
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    Aug 2008
    Hey b 1 g g bleu, contact Jerry of Peak bikes. He usually organizes group rides on Sunday mornings.

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