KRC, a 16-year-old non-profit program that introduces youngsters to cycling, joined One Brooklyn Bridge Park (OBBP) to give out special OBBP and KRC tagged water bottles and frisbees to the 500 visitors who stopped by the tent. In addition to the free giveaway, KRC sold hand-made jewelry fashioned from recycled bike materials. All proceeds from the sales will go towards children with asthma.
“We were glad to participate in such a great community event and partner with KRC in support of their efforts. The synergies of an active lifestyle and One Brooklyn Bridge Park’s location within Brooklyn’s newest park and the Brooklyn Greenway seemed to be a perfect match in connection with this event,” said Ian Levine, president and COO of RAL Cos., developer of OBBP.
The first-ever Five Boro Bike Fest was a huge success , offering a free, family-friendly environment that was open to the public and featured live entertainment, classes, bike repair, and an expo with demos and giveaways. The entertainment line-up at the event included The Meetles, New York's most popular Beatles and 1960s tribute band; Bomba Yo, an African-Puerto Rican drum group; JamX Courtesy of the Jamaica Tourist Board; as well as a roster of kids' performers, including the multi-talented Looney Louie and mesmerizing Magic Al.