Today, Tuesday, May 7, 2019 marks the first time in 25 years that the Tuesday Night Floyd Bennett Field bicycle race series couldn’t happen.
“A private corporation took over the permitting process from the National Park Service (NPS) and suddenly and arbitrarily increased permit fees by 22,667%. Aviator must reduce the permit fees in order for racing to continue. Without this reduction, New York City bike racing starts dying: road racers have nowhere else to go.
We ask that Aviator Sports and the NPS drop the fee increase. We ask for it because it’s the right thing to do. The bike races are entirely self-contained and are no drain on park resources. The bike racers are responsible park users, who have no other place to practice the sport we love.”
Hit to the link in the bio, sign the petition, and spread the word. Let’s keep FBF Tuesdays alive. #SaveFBF