2005-04-08 / Community

Floyd Bennett Bike Tour Set By NPS

The National Park Service at Gateway National Recreation Area is offering the public an opportunity to learn about the many historic, recreational, and natural treasures found at Floyd Bennett Field on a guided bicycle tour. This tour will take place on Saturday, April 16 at 1:00 p.m., meet at the Ranger Station at the entrance to Floyd Bennett Field.

A National Park Service ranger will lead visitors along the runways of New York’s first municipal airport, and talk about the history of aviation, and Floyd Bennett Field’s role in its development, in both peace and war. In addition, many sites of natural and recreational interest will be discussed along the route.

Participants will also explore Hangar B, and visit the Historic Aircraft

Restoration Program.

This program is free but reservations are required. To reserve, please phone the Floyd Bennett Field’s Ryan Visitor Center at (718) 338 – 3799. Visitors must provide their own bicycles and helmets. Wear comfortable clothes, and bring drinking water. Floyd Bennett Field is located on Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn just north of the toll booths to the Marine Parkway Bridge.

For information on other programs that are being offered at Gateway National Recreation Area this spring, pick up a program guide at any Gateway location or visit the web at: www.nps.gov/gate

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