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Welcome to the 3rd Annual Bike the Branches!

Saturday, May 9


Join us on Saturday, May 9 for your favorite Library event of the year—the 3rd Annual Bike the Branches, now one of Brooklyn’s biggest all-day bike extravaganzas—and it’s going to be even better in 2015!

Get ready to explore Brooklyn’s cultural hubs, diverse neighborhoods, local eateries and breathtaking views and discover your network of 60 neighborhood libraries.

Enjoy a fun-filled day of biking and get your Branch Passport stamped at as many branches as you can visit between 10 am and 5 pm. Throughout the day, stop in at our branches to recharge and enjoy entertainment and exciting activities. Cap it off at the all-new Bike the Branches Block Party at Central Library from 5 – 7 pm.

New for 2015!
• Fun new routes curated by the Library’s Brooklyn Collection and partners including Smorgasburg, Sixpoint Brewery, Curious George, Citi Bike, Groundswell, the Municipal Art Society, Prospect Park and many others (not just for cyclists—you can walk and run the tours too!).

• The grand finale gets even bigger: This year, the Bike the Branches Block Party closing celebration expands to include food vendors, live music, awards and activities for participants of all ages!

First, second and third place prizes will go to adults and children who visit the most branches!

Your Bike the Branches participation directly supports BPL and helps provide vital services, programs and resources to every community in Brooklyn.

Saturday, May 9
10 am – 5 pm Bike Ride
5 pm – 7 pm Bike the Branches Block Party at Central Library
The Plaza at Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza
Food Vendors, Live Music, Awards and More

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