Brooklyn Navy Yard Bike Tour
Taught by Brooklyn Brainery
Brooklyn Brainery hosts affordable classes at our two locations in Brooklyn (190 Underhill Ave in Prospect Heights and 1110 8th Ave in Park Slope), as well as additional events around the borough. We hosted our first classes in 2010 and look forward to hosting many more for years to come.
Bicycle the Brooklyn Navy Yard with Turnstile and learn about the 300-acre site's fascinating history, from stories of its early settlement to innovations in naval shipbuilding in the 19th and 20th centuries to its transformation into a sustainable industrial park.
This tour will embark on 400 years of the Yard's history and will include stories about "green" buildings and businesses at the Yard today, as well as plans for the future. Stops on the tour will include the Commandant's House in Vinegar Hill, an 1851 dry dock that is still in use for ship repair today, adaptively reused and LEED-certified buildings, the 24.5-acre former Navy Hospital grounds and future site of a memorial park, and much more! Along the way, the tour guide will share historical maps and photographs of the Yard and relay oral histories that have been collected about workers at the Yard, past and present. This tour is brought to you by Turnstile in partnership with BLDG 92.
Required: All participants must bring their own bicycle and helmet. Details are provided on Turnstile Tour's website for local bicycle rental shops. The tour begins and ends at BLDG 92 in the Navy Yard and is rain or shine.