Friday, August 06, 2010

Grand Army Plaza Gets Ready to Bike and Roll!

Bicycle Rentals in the Heart of Brooklyn are a Convenient Way to Bike the Borough

Brooklyn, NY-- Heart of Brooklyn (HOB) is excited to announce a green new way to visit its cultural campus and Olmsted and Vaux designed Prospect Park: on the seat of one of the bicycles now available to rent at Grand Army Plaza thanks to Bike and Roll NYC’s arrival in Brooklyn! In partnership with Prospect Park Alliance, a Bike and Roll kiosk offering bicycle rentals for both adults and children will be on site just east of the Grand Army Plaza arch each Friday, Saturday and Sunday through September 26.

Bike and Roll NYC bicycle rentals provide an engaging new way to explore the cultural offerings in the Heart of Brooklyn and the unique small businesses nearby. A cultural partnership comprised of Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Public Library, Prospect Park and Prospect Park Zoo, Heart of Brooklyn is accessible by several major subway lines, and current transportation links onsite include The HOB Connection, which offers free monthly trolley rides between the popular Target First Saturday at Brooklyn Museum to nearby places to eat, drink and shop. Bicycle rentals at Grand Army Plaza are a fun, green new way to further explore the cultural campus. Information about bicycling in Prospect Park can be found at .

“Two-wheel travel is a superb way to explore everything our cultural campus has to offer, and the rich landscape of Prospect Park,” said HOB Director Ellen F. Salpeter. “We are thrilled to welcome Bike and Roll to Grand Army Plaza.”

“Bike and Roll helps visitors and residents alike get around town in a fun, healthy, and green way. Bike and Roll NYC is excited to be coming to Brooklyn, and to Grand Army Plaza, a gateway to beautiful Prospect Park,” said Scott Cavanaugh of Bike and Roll NYC.

The Bike and Roll kiosk will be at Grand Army Plaza (located across from the entrance to Brooklyn Public Library on Eastern Parkway) Fridays-Sundays through September 26, 2010. For more information, visit

Bike and Roll NYC is the New York branch of America’s leading bicycle rentals and tours company with six locations in the city. Bike and Roll locations nationwide are known for outstanding customer service, exceptional value, and quality rental equipment with additional locations in Chicago, Miami Beach, Washington DC, and San Francisco. For more information, visit

In partnership with the City of New York and the community, the Prospect Park Alliance restores, develops, and operates Prospect Park for the enjoyment of all by caring for the natural environment, preserving historic design, and serving the public through facilities and programs. Prospect Park's 585 acres of meadows, waterfalls, forest, lakes, and athletic facilities comprise a masterwork of urban green space. For more information on Prospect Park events, programs, membership, and volunteering, call the Park Hotline at (718) 965-8999 or visit

Heart of Brooklyn (HOB) is a partnership of the leading cultural institutions located near Grand Army Plaza in central Brooklyn: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Public Library, Prospect Park, and Prospect Park Zoo. Heart of Brooklyn encourages tourism and learning by making its world-class collections and historic treasures more visible and accessible. As an integral part of Brooklyn’s renaissance, Heart of Brooklyn is committed to strengthening the future of its neighborhoods. Learn more at