2004-06-11 / Community

Arverne By The Sea Hosts First Annual Bicycle Classic

Arverne By The Sea Hosts First Annual Bicycle Classic


Arverne By The Sea came another step closer to the community this week by hosting the First Annual Arverne By The Sea Bicycle Classic at Beach 73 Street, nearby the first homes that the company will open at the site. Under cloudy and chilly skies, hundreds of riders from around the area, including many from Rockaway, came to take part in both neighborhood and professional races. Pictured, part of the Arverne By The Sea staff. From left. Kathy, Jerry Romsky and Laura.Arverne By The Sea came another step closer to the community this week by hosting the First Annual Arverne By The Sea Bicycle Classic at Beach 73 Street, nearby the first homes that the company will open at the site. Under cloudy and chilly skies, hundreds of riders from around the area, including many from Rockaway, came to take part in both neighborhood and professional races. Pictured, part of the Arverne By The Sea staff. From left. Kathy, Jerry Romsky and Laura.
Police Officer Kenny Beecher, a Community Affairs Officer for the 100 Precinct, takes part. Beecher was one of the prime movers behind the event and even designed the 1.65 mile course. The event was run by the Metropolitan Cycling Foundation and Team Squiggle.Police Officer Kenny Beecher, a Community Affairs Officer for the 100 Precinct, takes part. Beecher was one of the prime movers behind the event and even designed the 1.65 mile course. The event was run by the Metropolitan Cycling Foundation and Team Squiggle.Police Officer Pete Rahaniotis, a Community Affairs Officer for the 100 Precinct, acts as the pace scooter.Police Officer Pete Rahaniotis, a Community Affairs Officer for the 100 Precinct, acts as the pace scooter.

Youngsters from the area race in the under-12 event.Youngsters from the area race in the under-12 event.Jerry Romsky, an official with Arverne By The Sea, and his wife, Beth, fight it out for next to last place in the adult neighborhood race.Jerry Romsky, an official with Arverne By The Sea, and his wife, Beth, fight it out for next to last place in the adult neighborhood race.

Riders pass the new Arverne By The Sea development on Shore Front parkway.Riders pass the new Arverne By The Sea development on Shore Front parkway.Local kids get ready for their race. Each child got a trophy, and the winner of each of the neighborhood races got a bicycle.Local kids get ready for their race. Each child got a trophy, and the winner of each of the neighborhood races got a bicycle.

Bicyclists pile up as the come off the boardwalk. Nobody was badly hurt and only one cyclist has to le3ave the race.Bicyclists pile up as the come off the boardwalk. Nobody was badly hurt and only one cyclist has to le3ave the race.Police Officer Beecher warns off other riders as he come to the aid of motorists in a pile-up coming off the boardwalk at Beach 82 Street.Police Officer Beecher warns off other riders as he come to the aid of motorists in a pile-up coming off the boardwalk at Beach 82 Street.

Winners of the Under-18 race.Winners of the Under-18 race.Pro cyclists hit the boards for a portion of each lap. This is the only race in the city that includes a boardwalk component.Pro cyclists hit the boards for a portion of each lap. This is the only race in the city that includes a boardwalk component.

Riders come off the Boardwalk at Beach 82 Street, a tough turn as speed.Riders come off the Boardwalk at Beach 82 Street, a tough turn as speed.Adult racers make the turn onto Rockaway Beach Boulevard from Beach 73 Street. They made 10 laps of the course.Adult racers make the turn onto Rockaway Beach Boulevard from Beach 73 Street. They made 10 laps of the course.

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