Oktoberfest Happy Face - 6th Annual
Easy ride on Brooklyn Bike Lanes with wurst!
New to Brooklyn or to the 5BBC? Like safe rides with beautiful sites? Enjoy German food & the Oktoberfest atmosphere?
Whether you are a new member on your first 5BBC ride; or if you consider yourself a grizzled NYC bike veteran, you will have fun on our 6th annual Brooklyn Oktoberfest ride. This is a great, 20-mile Happy-Face ride around some of Brooklyn's best bike paths and bike lanes. We start in Prospect Park at Grand Army Plaza at 9:45 AM and then tour through scenic areas of Gowanus, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Dumbo, Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bed-Stuy.
95% of the route is on bike lanes, with many protected bike paths, and beautiful waterfront scenery. We will ride up the Brooklyn waterfront and meander in beautiful McCarren Park. At 11:00 AM, we will have a 1-hour Lunch stop at Radegast Hall during their Oktoberfest celebration. They have a special Octoberfest menu, as well as the traditional German fare. Radegast Hall will have a DJ playing German music. If you end your ride here they have live music at 3PM. Otherwise, the ride finishes back at Grand Army Plaza in the afternoon. Prost!
WHAT TO BRING
- Helmet (REQUIRED)
- Good bike lock (a U-lock or chain is recommended; cables are not sufficient.)
- A spare bike tube
- A bottle of water
- Mobile phone
- Valid identification
- Lunch money
- Octoberfest accessories if you have them (hat, etc.)
RIDE CANCELLATION POLICY
Ride will be canceled if there is heavy rain between 8:00 & 9:00AM. Otherwise, we will be at Grand Army Plaza at 9:45 AM rain or shine. If there are any serious concerns, will make a determination then. Do check this 5BBC ride page in the morning, just in case.
RIDE WITH GPS ROUTE
IMPORTANT NOTICE: YOU MUST HAVE AND WEAR A MASK WHEN NECESSARY ON ALL 5BBC RIDES AS INDICATED BY THE RIDE LEADER. THIS RIDE HAS THE POSSIBILITY OF SPENDING SOME PERIOD OF TIME INDOORS. IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE AND JOIN ANY INDOOR ACTIVITY, YOU MUST BE MASKED, VACCINATED AND BRING PROOF OF VACCINATION. ADDITIONALLY, THE 5BBC MAKES NO REPRESENTATION AS TO THE VACCINATION STATUS OF ANYONE ON THE RIDE OR ENGAGED IN ANY ACTIVITY, INDOOR OR OUT. THE RISK INVOLVED IN ANY ACTIVITY ON THE RIDE IS ASSUMED BY EACH INDIVIDUAL RIDER.