Bike Friendly Kingston Hosts Second Annual Feast on Two Wheels



Riders take a break during last year’s Feast on Two Wheels

Kingston NY – On Wednesday, September 17th, from 5-8pm, cyclists will fill the streets of Kingston on a three part journey known as the Feast on Two Wheels. The annual fundraiser was created by Bike-Friendly Kingston, an advocacy group that promotes improvements that would make the city more “bike-able”. Over the course of three hours, ticket holders will bike from uptown to midtown to the Rondout, with stops along the way for food and conversation. Tickets are available for purchase online .

This year, riders will enjoy appetizers from Santa Fe (11 Main Street), vegetarian or chicken tamales from Just For You (375 Broadway), and dessert at the Kingston Home Port and Education Center at the Hudson River Maritime Museum (50 Rondout Landing), provided by Grounded, a new bakery opening on lower Broadway.

The proceeds from tickets will help fund future Bike Friendly Projects including expansion of the pilot installation of “sharrows” along Delaware Avenue, a bike-ped master plan, a bike rack art installation contest and bike parking at Kingston events.

The feast begins with appetizers at 5pm at Santa Fe on 11 Main Street. After stopping at Just For You, the group will arrive at the Maritime Museum by 7pm, where local and county representatives will be on hand to talk about bicycle-friendly projects that are currently in the works. In addition to a fun ride and great food, this event is a great opportunity for attendees to learn more about Bike Friendly Kingston’s work and how  can help support the group’s mission to make Kingston the best city in the Hudson Valley for bicycling.

Parking is available at Dietz Stadium in uptown Kingston and in the municipal lot near Gallo Park in the Rondout. Participants should plan to bike back to Uptown after the conclusion of the event (about 2 miles each way), or should park downtown and ride to the start location in Uptown before the event begins at 5pm.

For more information, visit the Bike-Friendly Kingston page on Facebook. Note that tickets are limited and are expected to sell out quickly. Participants are required to bring a helmet. Bike locks and flashlights are suggested.

About Bike-Friendly Kingston – Bike-Friendly Kingston is a place for people who care about bicycling in and around Kingston, NY to connect, network, and communicate. Through our Facebook group , we share about bicycling resources, adventures, and efforts to improve the bicycling facilities and experiences in and near Kingston. We meet in real life, currently once a month, either at Keegan Ales or the Everett Hodge Center; check Events or the group Wall for more info.

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