Bike the Branches Routes

Where's Waldo?Where's Waldo? ®

The family-focused tour will feature scavenger and treasure hunts, as well as prize giveaways across all branches. Additionally, Waldo himself will make select appearances at different libraries along the Where’s Waldo? bike route.
Route Details: 8 miles, 1 hour | View Cue Sheet | View Map

Bottoms Up, Brooklyn

Visit sites of the borough’s most notorious breweries and distilleries, as well as some of the latest and greatest in cocktail culture.
Route Details: 35 miles, 3 hours 30 minutes | View Cue Sheet | View Map

Brooklyn Baseball

Ride past landmarks of Brooklyn baseball’s past and present, including the homes and practice fields of Dodgers and other Major League Baseball legends.
Route Details: 43 miles, 4 hours 30 minutes | View Cue Sheet | View Map

Citi Bike℠

Are you a Citi Bike member or want to give it a try? Explore BPL branches that are close to existing Citi Bike℠ docks, and take advantage of a special docking station at Central Library on the day of the event! All participants age 16+ are eligible to receive a FREE Citi Bike℠ 24-Hour Access Pass to use on the day of the event.
Route Details: 9 miles, 1 hour | View Cue Sheet | View Map

Early Brooklyn

Visit some of Brooklyn’s most historic locales, ranging from important Native American grounds to some of the first structures built by European settlers.
Route Details: 34 miles, 3 hours 30 minutes | View Cue Sheet | View Map

Historic Postcards

Discover sites corresponding to some of Brooklyn Collection’s best historic postcards for a glimpse into the borough’s treasured landmarks.
Route Details: 22 miles, 2 hours 30 minutes | View Cue Sheet | View Map

Landmarks of Brooklyn

This tour takes you by some of the borough’s most interesting and important landmarked architecture.
Route Details: 57 miles, 5 hours 30 minutes | View Cue Sheet | View Map

Literary Tour of Brooklyn

Explore the backdrop to some of the most significant novels, poems, reportage, plays and children's books in American literature.
Route Details: 35 miles, 4 hours 30 minutes | View Cue Sheet | View Map

PowerUP!

Visit some of BPL’s PowerUP! Business Plan Competition alumni. PowerUP! has helped launch more than 100 businesses throughout the borough over the last ten years.
Route Details: 16 miles, 1 hour 30 minutes | View Cue Sheet | View Map

The Sounds of Brooklyn

Experience homes, schools and murals related to Brooklyn’s storied musical history, as well as some of the borough’s best contemporary music halls.
Route Details: 17 miles, 2 hours | View Cue Sheet | View Map

Underworld Brooklyn

Return to the scene of the crime and visit some of Brooklyn’s most famous–and infamous–locations of mischief.
Route Details: 39 miles, 4 hours | View Cue Sheet | View Map

Waterfront

Cruise along Brooklyn’s waterfront and take in some of the borough’s seaside history. Plus, visit branches that are newly renovated and have powered back following Hurricane Sandy.
Route Details: 39 miles, 4 hours | View Cue Sheet | View Map



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