2008-10-24 / Community

Rockaway Waterfront Alliance Hosts Annual Bike Tour

East, which offered the group a sweeping vista from bay to ocean. At far right bottom row is Jeanne Dupont, Executive Director of RWA and organizer of the East, which offered the group a sweeping vista from bay to ocean. At far right bottom row is Jeanne Dupont, Executive Director of RWA and organizer of the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance and Transportation Alternatives held their Second Annual Fall Bike Tour on October 18. The group traveled from Astoria to the western tip of the Rockaway Peninsula. Transportation Alternatives' Emilia Crotty led the group from Astoria through Brooklyn to Rockaway. The Wave's own Vivian Carter brought bikers on a historical tour of Fort Tilden and Battery Harris East for a fantastic view of the Atlantic Ocean.

Tour Guide Vivian Carter (center) displays some of The Wave's vintage photographs of the coastal defenses in Fort Tilden to Emilia Crotty (left) and Janet Fash, teacher and Rockaway lifeguardactivist. Tour Guide Vivian Carter (center) displays some of The Wave's vintage photographs of the coastal defenses in Fort Tilden to Emilia Crotty (left) and Janet Fash, teacher and Rockaway lifeguardactivist. Participants visited and learned surprising facts about the military purpose of the "Lighthouse" Fire Control Tower on the bay shore of Breezy Point. Participants visited and learned surprising facts about the military purpose of the "Lighthouse" Fire Control Tower on the bay shore of Breezy Point. Riders got lots of background information on the dunes and plants of Fort Tilden. Riders got lots of background information on the dunes and plants of Fort Tilden.

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