Dad Darn Deserving
Last month it was Mom’s special day. This month it’s Dad’s turn. Father’s Day is on June 17th, the third Sunday of June, so start shopping for cheesy ties and barbecue fixins because it’ll come a lot sooner than you think. If you do procrastinate, worry not. Breakaway is always here to see you out of a last-minute shopping jam.
Now there’s a really good reason to take the A train to Harlem this Father’s Day. The Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic, aka the Harlem Crit, will take off at noon on Father’s Day. So, if your Dad is a big cycling fan, take him uptown for some lunch at Slyvia’s or the Red Rooster, and some excitement as some of the country’s best racers zip around Marcus Garvey Park. Soul food and racing; can’t beat it!
It’s almost time, and you know it. You’re pulling your hair. You’re biting your nails. All because you have no idea how you’re going to get all your stuff out to the Hamptons, or Jersey Shore, or the Catskills this summer. Well, we know. Our trucking service can deliver your living room, kitchen, pets, and wardrobe, furniture and all the coolers and big beach umbrellas you’ll need at your summer hangout. Give us a call and get planning.
Sharing is Caring
Boston has had bicycle sharing since 2011, with Hubway, and it’s been a big hit. Now, New York will follow suite with Citi Bike. For $10/day, you can have 24-hour unlimited bicycle access, so long as each ride is under 30 minutes. NYC’s will be among the largest bike sharing programs, with more than 10,000 bicycles scheduled to be available. Cool stuff for a hot summer.
Breakaway extends its congratulations to Ryder Hesjedal, the 2012 winner of the Giro d’Italia. The Giro is the first grand tour of the year, and is every bit as hard as the Tour de France. The Canadian Hesjedal, riding for the U.S. team Garmin-Barracuda, won the race overall by 47 seconds over Spaniard Joachim Rodriguez.
Wild, Wired, Walking
It’s long been a pet peeve of ours, and now Fort Lee agrees. The NJ township is cracking down on folks for “walking dangerously”: that’s walking while texting/talking/websurfing/e-mailing on a smartphone. The use of these handhelds while walking can result in serious accidents. Now, in Fort Lee, walking on the wired side can also cost you $85 in fines. Beware!
Stump the Band
Last month we asked what the largest vessels ever built at the Brooklyn Navy Yard were? Answer: four Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs) in the late 1960s. One of them, a VLCC named the Bay Ridge, was the last vessel ever to be built at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Where and when was the first bicycle sharing program instituted? The first person to call Gil Ortiz with the correct answer will win a coveted Breakaway T-shirt.