Bike to Shea
Let's go Mets! Let's go bikes!
The StreetFilms team cycled with over 100 baseball fanatics during Bike Week on an amazin' jaunt to Shea Stadium. The 4th annual ride was organized by the NYC Department of Transportation and the great spirits at Transportation Alternatives provided the valet bike parking.
Nick Whitaker: [00:33] This is Nick from StreetFilms right here at Shea Stadium on this beautiful Saturday afternoon. We’re possibly eight miles out from Manhattan, some of us came all the way out from Brooklyn. And the Transportation Alternatives and the Department of Transportation have teamed up and actually helped to provide valet parking out here at Shea Stadium, as well as the Bike Ride to Shea which was a programme to encourage people to ride their bikes, enjoy the weather, get some exercise and enjoy the game.
Speaker: [01:01] I did a good bike ride. First bike ride of my whole life. It was good. The weather was nice. The hills were nice.
Speaker: [01:09] We ride, now we’re going to watch a good game. Let’s go Mets. Here we go, Bike to Shea Day, breaking in my little cousin, first ride, he did great.
Dani Simons: [01:25] Making sure that people’s bikes don’t get stolen and that they can have a good time, just relax and enjoy the game.
Speaker: [01:32] It’s a wonderful day.
Sandra Ven Meek: [01:43] It’s a great turnout. It’s really exciting to see that they’ve responded this year. A lot greater I think in numbers than in years past and I think a lot of it too is just the understanding that just alternate transportation is just very important and know what you can do to get to the stadium or anywhere else that, when it require a car. We encourage people to come out via bicycle, running, I don’t care, just you know find alternate transportation to get out to Shea Stadium. It’s a lot quicker. It’s faster. And if you’re biking it’s probably more scenic. There is bike parking available at Shea and we’re on parkland so if they ever wanted to take a cruise around Flushing Meadow Corona Park, it’s a beautiful park to take a little ride in just before the game. It was a very diverse group. It is a very diverse group that’s here and I think that’s very encouraging because there’s that perception that, you know, it’s the Lance Armstrong’s of the world who are going to do this and what we’re trying to encourage is families, you know, couples, friends, whatever, you just make it out here. We saw a lot of Yankee fans, what does that say?
Speaker: [02:41] And he didn’t break a sweat.
It’s the best way to get out and get around town.