Soft Opening. Volunteers will still be needed!
These days are specifically for park maintenance training, new volunteer orientation and riding for BKMTB, NYCMTB, and Ride Brooklyn (Bike Shop) members only!
Please come and help out if at all possible. Your help is greatly needed for this to happen!
Volunteers needed through Saturday afternoon! Every person helps, any amount of time helps. If you can come out for even a short time it makes a huge difference.
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Volunteers & Park Builders needed!!
Volunteers and park builders will be needed for the construction of this unique community park. We will be converting an empty lot behind the old Domino Sugar factory in Williamsburg, NY into a mountain bike oasis! This is a great opportunity for us mountain bikers to share our love for this great sport and give a special gift to Williamsburg and the surrounding communities. So lend a hand if you can!
We will be building and preparing the site as necessary, if you have never partaken in an event such as this, now is the time to come out and learn something new about the art of trail building.
Come join the fun!
Learn more about this great project!
Full press release and rendering below.
Two Trees Announces Interim Community Uses for Domino Site-E
Empty lot will be transformed into exciting community space with an
urban farm, reading room, bike course and more!
Two Trees Management Company today announced the creative community uses that will open to the public by the end of May on Site E of the Domino Sugar property. What is currently a vacant 55,000-‐square-‐foot lot on Kent Avenue between South 3rd and South 4th Streets will be transformed by two independent operators into a neighborhood destination with a community farm, bilingual reading room, community green space, family-‐friendly bike courses, affordable food and goods from local vendors and a variety of seasonal programming, including kids days, yoga classes, and hands-‐on urban farming classes.
The western portion of the site, bordering Kent Ave, will include a free, family-‐ oriented bike course which will include a basic skills training area for children, novices, and intermediate riders, as well as an advanced pump track for the more skilled riders. The cycling area will be run by local bike shop Ride Brooklyn ( http://ridebrooklynny.com/ ), in partnership with the New York City Mountain Bike Association ( http://www.nycmtb.com/ ) , and free bikes will be available.
The eastern portion of the site will include a variety of different open spaces,including a tranquil reading room, a community farm operated by North BrooklynFarms, and a community green space which will be used for programming such as yoga, speakers, and aerobics. A group led by Williamsburg resident Bobby Redd will design, build, and operate this portion of Site E. In late 2011 Bobby Redd's group took temporary residence at 626 Bushwick Ave. and transformed a 19th century vacant church into the vibrant community space it is today.
For the full press release please view the following PDF - Press Release (http://files.meetup.com/1483996/Domino%20Press%20Release.pdf)