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Turn the Tide: Motorcycle Beach Cleanup

  • Plumb Beach Shore Pkwy NY, 11229 United States (map)

On Saturday, September 21st, the New York City motorcycling community will come together to clean up one of the area’s most polluted beaches. The effort coincides with International Coastal Cleanup Day, a worldwide event organized by the Ocean Conservancy. This will be the first of many environmental efforts for the NYC motorcycling community, and the cleanup will be the inaugural event for Engines for Change.

The event will begin on Saturday morning with an 8am meet-up for coffee (location TBA). From there, the motorcyclists will ride to Plumb Beach, the chosen site for this year’s cleanup. Plumb Beach was selected due to its geographic position at the Gerritsen Inlet entrance, an area that accumulates substantial ocean waste. The beach is relatively difficult to get to via public transportation, but easily accessed via motorcycle, making it an ideal spot for this crew. The motorcyclists will be aided in their cleanup by a group of resident kiteboarders who use the beach regularly and want to see it maintained. Members of the public also are welcome to join as long as they coordinate their own transportation. The cleanup will end around 1pm.

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Event Schedule:

8-8:30am - Morning coffee, location TBD

8:30am - Kickstands up, ride to Plumb Beach

9:30-10am - Volunteer sign-in

10-10:30am - Welcome and rundown of day’s event

10:30am-12:30pm - Beach cleanup!

12:30-1pm - Trash collection weigh-in and counting, prizes for top collectors distributed

1pm - Afterparty, location TBD