2012-08-10 / Community

RWA Hosts Queens Bike Bonanza


Donovan Richards, Chief of Staff for Councilman Sanders’ office, came to meet some of the kids who were enjoying the face painting and other activities at the day’s event. Donovan Richards, Chief of Staff for Councilman Sanders’ office, came to meet some of the kids who were enjoying the face painting and other activities at the day’s event. Last week hundreds of local kids and families came out to the 2nd Annual Queens Bike Bonanza hosted by Rockaway Waterfront Alliance. The day was a great success thanks to the bike advocacy groups that attended again this year.

Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 59 Street was shut to traffic and quickly taken over by the many youngsters who were taking part in learn to ride lessons by Bike NY. Families from all over Queens and Long Island brought their kids to the event.

Recycle a Bicycle also hosted their bike swap and countless people came to get their bikes repaired by the mechanics or swap for bikes that were a better fit. The entire area was taken over with lines of people waiting to get their bikes fixed.


People lined up to get bikes repaired. People lined up to get bikes repaired. The day wouldn’t have been complete without NYC DOT Bike Safety Unit who gave out hundreds of free helmets and the NY Coalition for Traffic Safety who attended to hand out educational materials on bike safety.



Recycle a Bicycle mechanics were just glad to get through the many repairs and catch a pose with kids who were glad to have their repaired bikes! Recycle a Bicycle mechanics were just glad to get through the many repairs and catch a pose with kids who were glad to have their repaired bikes!

Kids take to the streets for “learn to ride lessons.” Kids take to the streets for “learn to ride lessons.”

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