Bike and Hike the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge (August 10, 2014)

Ride with the NYC DOT to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge!

Sponsored by the NYC Department of Transportation

What to bring: Bike, lock, MetroCard (if taking the train back), sun block, snacks, and water.

What to expect: We will ride on a combination of bike lanes, city streets, and off-street paths (including the Jamaica Bay Greenway) to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. At the Refuge, the American Littoral Society will provide a -FREE- guided tour, lasting about an hour. After the ride, bike home on your own, or follow a ride marshal to the Broad Channel A train. Children welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.

Where to go: Take the L to 105th St and exit on the J street side (or ride your bike!)

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About the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

The Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge—part of Gateway National Recreation Area—is one of the most significant bird sanctuaries in the Northeastern United States and one of the best places in New York City to observe migrating species. With more than 330 bird species—nearly half the species in the Northeast—sighted at the refuge over the last 25 years, it is a must-see for avian enthusiasts. Jamaica Bay also has miles of bike paths that connect you to beaches, historic sites, and natural areas. Learn more.