NYC Local Bike Tours: Lost In Brooklyn Ride Report 9/1/2019

On Sunday, September 1st, we took a group of 11 riders out to explore Brooklyn by bike on our Lost in Brooklyn Tour.

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The Ride

The ride took exactly 3 hours and covered 9.6 miles. We climbed and returned 437 feet of elevation. Full Ride Report here

Carroll Street Bridge

Carroll Street Bridge

Park Slope

Park Slope

Maryland 400 Monument

Maryland 400 Monument

Ebbets Field

Ebbets Field

Prospect Park

Prospect Park

4th Avenue and 9th Street

4th Avenue and 9th Street

Baltz Memorial, Methodist Hospital

Baltz Memorial, Methodist Hospital

Maryland 400 Monument

Maryland 400 Monument

Prospect Park

Prospect Park

Prospect Park

Prospect Park

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Itinerary

  1. Carroll Street Bridge: Dating from 1889 and still functioning, this is the only Trapezoidal-Retractable bridge left in the world

  2. Stadium Wall: The Brooklyn Tip-Tops, Federal League rivals of the local Dodgers, played in this stadium in 1914-1915. Dodgers played here from 1898 to 1913.

  3. Burial location of the Maryland 400: The Maryland 400 gave their lives against a powerful British force in order to allow Washington’s Army to retreat to Manhattan during the Battle of Brooklyn in August of 1776.

  4. Old Stone House: Location of the last stand of the Maryland 400

  5. Washington Field: The ballpark was the home of the Brooklyn baseball club during 1883–1891

  6. Blatz Memorial: Stephen Blatz briefly survived a 2 plane collision over Brooklyn that killed 134 people in 1960. The contents of his pockets were poignantly made into a memorial decades ago.

  7. 126 Stirling Place: Damage from the above-mentioned plane crash can be seen on buildings on this block

  8. 640 2nd Place: Former home of Barack Obama

  9. A Brief History of Prospect Park

  10. Quaker Cemetery. Although we are not permitted to enter the cemetery, we are allowed to observe the grounds from an outer fence in order to preserve the site’s privacy

  11. Maryland 400 Memorial:

  12. Site of Malbone Street Wreck: 93 people lost their lives at this spot in NYC’s deadliest subway crash on 1918. This event was so horrific that the city renamed the street to Empire Blvd ((except for a tiny sliver at Clove Road, see below).

  13. Site of Ebbets Field: Home of the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1912 to 1957

  14. Clove Road: Original Revolutionary War Road that dates back even farther to a Native America Trail

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