Sunday, June 11, 2023
A thrilling ride around NY Harbor!
A finish festival with live music!
Food and entertainment!
Spring 2023 Harbor Ring Ride
We are excited to announce our third annual Harbor Ring Ride taking place on Sunday, June 11, 2023 complete with a finish festival at the end at the Alice Austen House in Staten Island. The finish festival will have live music (August James and Friendly Company), free snacks, a food truck, and a photobooth!
We’ll send our ride leader off at 9AM and you’ll have the option of riding the 35 or 60 mile route, taking in the beautiful views of the harbor.
If you want to ride the route in any capacity you MUST fill out our waiver HERE.
In addition, feel free to join our whatsapp group for riders. This is the best way to communicate any questions/concerns on the day of and keep in touch with other riders!
While the ride is self-guided and FREE, we have a ride leader that you can ride along with, and several marshals. We also have recommended stops and meeting times (see Route) for when we anticipate the ride leader will arrive. However, PLEASE FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE ROUTE prior to the day of the ride.
We will begin checking people in at 8:00am. However, please arrive no later than 8:30am to prepare for the ride. The ride leader will start at 9am.
You’ll also have a chance to meet other riders including our co-chairs, and support Harbor Ring by purchasing our swag! You can also directly donate to Harbor Ring using our Venmo or using cash at check in. Your donation and/or purchases will go directly towards the fight to open up the Verrazzano to bikes and pedestrians, and more local rides we have planned for 2023.
Before the ride.
Please make sure your bike is in good riding condition, and your wheels are pumped. We will have several pumps available at the start in Fort Wadsworth, and will be doing bike checks if desired. Please also don’t forget to wear BLUE (any shade) to locate other Harbor Ring riders and volunteers. We will be handing out blue bandanas as well on a first come first serve basis.
35 mile route [short] – RidewithGPS link
60 mile route [long] – RidewithGPS link
You have the option of doing the 35 mile – short route* (using the ferry to Paulus Hook) or the 60 mile – long route and joining on at any of these stops with estimated time stamps of when the ride leader will arrive. Our preferred app is ridewithgps, and we recommend downloading or printing the cue sheet for the route you choose to take prior to the ride, exporting the route to Garmin, Google, and other compatible devices.
*You can buy ferry tickets on arrival at the ferry terminal.
Note: The Ride leader will wait approximately 10-15 minutes at each stop.
Stop 1: Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse – Montague Street @ 10:25AM
Stop 2: Pier 62 – next to Skatepark @ 11:15AM
Stop 3: Riverside Park – Ten Mile River Playground @ 12:10PM
Stop 4: James J Braddock – North Hudson Park – next to Nature’s Park Cafe @ 1:20PM
Stop 5: Liberty State Park – Flag Plaza @ 2:20PM
Stop 6: Stephen R Gregg – Bayonne Park – next to playground @ 3:00PM
Arrive at Alice Austen House @ 2PM to 6PM
Finish Festival: Alice Austen House @ 2PM to 6PM
**We expect the bulk of riders to arrive between 3PM to 6PM, where we will hand out more snacks, mingle with other riders, and hand out Harbor Ring swag with a backdrop of live music (August James and Friendly Company) and the option to purchase food from our food truck. This year we’ll also have a photo booth and some fun games and prizes!!
We need bike marshals who know the route and can help guide riders, as well as volunteers to help with checking people in at the start, setting up, and breaking down! Please fill out this form or email [email protected] if interested. Thank you!
Follow us on instagram or twitter @theharborring and tag us in your photos/videos of your ride!
Don’t forget to bring:
- Water/water bottle (there are several water fountains listed on the route)
- Snacks (we have limited snacks available at the start in John Paul Jones Park)
- Sunscreen, hat/sunglasses
- A buddy! (We recommend doing the ride with a friend or two for safety, especially for more inexperienced riders.
- Staten Island -> Manhattan – Take Staten Island Ferry from St. George. Be sure to check the ferry schedule.
- Staten Island -> Brooklyn – Take the S53 bus from Lily Pond Avenue and McClean Avenue. There are two bicycle racks per bus, however, not all buses have racks. Please plan accordingly.
Jon Orcutt of BikeNY
Brian Hedden of Brooklyn Greenway Initiative
Rose Uscianowski of Transportation Alternatives
Harbor Ring is fueled by volunteers and volunteer work! We need bike marshals, rest stop volunteers, and more. Please fill out our form below to volunteer.
Come celebrate the end of our Harbor Ring Ride at the finish line in Staten Island! This festival is open to riders and the public. We will have live music, food trucks, an REI/Citibike + swag raffle, and more!
Where: Alice Austen House
(2 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10305)
Frequently Asked Questions
How should I prepare for the ride?
Please make sure your bike is in good riding condition, and your wheels are pumped. We will have several pumps available at the start in Fort Wadsworth, and will be doing bike checks if desired.
How will I identify other riders/bike marshals?
Please wear BLUE (any shade) to locate other Harbor Ring riders and volunteers. We will be handing out blue bandanas as well on a first come first serve basis. Bike marshals will be wearing safety vests. You can also join our whatsapp group to communicate with/locate other riders
What can I expect at the start?
What time is check-in?
Check-in begins at 8am.
What can I expect at the finish?
We will have a finish festival open to riders and the public with live music, food, a raffle, and more! The finish festival will take place at Alice Austen House in Staten Island from 2-6pm.
What is the pacing of the ride?
The ride is self-paced, but the ride leader will be going approximately 11-13mph and stop for 10-15 minutes at every designated rest stop.
How can I support Harbor Ring?
Harbor Ring is completely volunteer run, and funded by donations. You can support us by donating to our venmo, purchasing our merchandise during our events, and getting involved by volunteering with us! To volunteer, please email [email protected]
Does Harbor Ring have social media?
Yes! We are active on instagram and twitter, both using the handle @theharborring. We’d love to see your photos and videos – please tag us and use the hashtags #VB4P #theharborring #harborring22