2010-06-25 / Community

RWA Hosts "Rockspot" Bike Tour

This past Saturday Don Riepe, the Jamaica Bay Guardian, led a bike tour of the western section of the Rockaway peninsula for the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance (RWA). Organized by Jeanne Dupont, the director of RWA, the group visited the beach and bunkers at Fort Tilden where they climbed up to the hawk watch platform on top of Battery Harris East for a panoramic view of the ocean and bay. They then biked out to Breezy Point. On the way they stopped at the “Lighthouse” or “Rook” as well as the 9/11 memorial. Heading back east they visited Riis Landing before taking the boardwalk to the Riis Park bathhouse. The tour lasted three hours and was a nice way to see the Rockaway area.

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