Dozens of bike racks are coming to Riverhead Town

03/27/2012 6:17 PM |

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Buildings and Grounds worker Dave Zebrowski with some of the new bike racks being stored at a town yard on Pulaski Street Wednesday morning.

Bike racks will soon be popping up throughout Riverhead Town.

The racks come courtesy of a $20,000 grant secured by the Cornell Cooperative Extension and were purchased last week. The racks will be going up soon at parks, beaches and elsewhere in town.

“Cornell received grant money, and they donated the money so that we can buy the bike racks,” said Councilwoman Jodi Giglio, who sits on the town’s  alternative transportation committee “And there will be a decorative one in front of the community garden, in the shape of a bike.”

The racks are currently in storage at Twin Forks bike on East Main Street.

“Nick [Attisano, the Twin Forks bike owner] got the delivery about a few days ago,” Ms. Giglio said last week. “Building and grounds will begin installing them and will install more as places open, like the beaches or the ball fields at EPCAL. They might just pop up sporadically. “

On Tuesday, the town released the proposed locations of the new bike racks.

They will be at: George Young Community Center, Jamesport; East End Arts Council; Riverhead Riverfront; F14 Memorial, Calverton; Lombardi Park, downtown Riverhead;  Stozky Park (one by the concession stand and one by the tennis courts); River and Roots Community Garden, downtown Riverhead; Town Hall;  EPCAL ball fields;  Duck Pond, Wading River; Wading River Beach;  Bayberry Park; Hulse Landing beach;  Oakleigh Avenue; Reeve’s Park; Iron Pier Beach’ Jamesport Beach/East Creek Marina;  Meetinghouse Creek Town Park;  Horton Ave; and  Miamogue Point Park

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