Whimsical Winter: RIDE Freshkills Park
Join the Freshkills Park Alliance and the NYCMTB for a mountain bike ride at Freshkills Park! Freshkills Park staff will take you behind the scenes to ride areas that are currently closed to the public. On this ride we will explore via mountain bike the woods, wetlands, and grasslands at Freshkills Park.
Please, note all riders must provide their own mountain bike and helmet for this program. Helmets are required to enter and ride DSNY property.
Donation: This bike tour is donation-based and we suggest a $20 donation per participant, but we understand everyone is in a different position to give and thank you for whatever you can. Your donation supports the education, programming, and research at the Freshkills Park Alliance and makes programs like this possible.
Accessibility: This ride will be approximitely 9 miles. The roads and trails themselves can be uneven at times. If you have any accessibility needs, please let us know in advance so we can best accommodate you.
Plan Ahead: Be “tick aware” and “weather aware.” Wear appropriate clothing, including close-toed shoes and sunscreen. Stay hydrated and make sure to bring water with you. All participants will be asked to sign an activity waiver before entering the park. Those under 18 need to have the waiver signed by a parent or guardian and be accompanied by an adult.
Location: We will meet across from the composting comfort stations (restrooms) in North Park Phase 1. Gates to North Park Phase 1 are located at 350 Wild Ave (parking lot entrance) and at Schmul Park (behind the baseball field). From here, we will walk together to North Mound. Directions: https://freshkillspark.org/design-construction/north-park-phase-1