Big Jump Events

Join DOT at a local community event happening near you. As part of the Big Jump, DOT will work with community partners to create programming in the neighborhoods of Jackson Heights, Corona, Elmhurt, and Elmhurst.

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Event  Cycle to Citi Field 

On Sunday, September 29 Cycle to Citi Field with NYC DOT and fans city-wide for the last New York Mets game of the season! ⚾🚲 Cycle to Citi Field is a free cycling event featuring a guided ride to Citi Field followed by a baseball game. This event is open to the public and staff are encouraged to attend with family and friends. The goal of the ride is to showcase new and existing bike lanes in Queens while empowering New Yorkers to explore their city. All abilities are welcome for this event!

Date  Sun, Sept 29, 2019, 1PM;

Start locations: Union Square, Manhattan, Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn or Alley Pond Park, Queens. 

RSVP The ride is free to attend, and discounted tickets are available to pre-registered attendees at 

Bike rentals available at 

Bicycle parking Bike racks available at Citi Field: First Base side of the Rotunda, Third Base side of the Rotunda, outside the Right Field Gate on 126th Street and outside the Left Field Gate.

Age limit  Ride participants must be 3 years or older. Youths ages 3 to 9 must ride with an adult on a tandem bike, in a child’s seat, on a tag-along bike, or in a bike trailer. Youths ages 10 to 17 may ride their own bikes, but must remain in close proximity to the adult with whom they were registered.

Questions? Email: 

cycle to citi field flyer


Event  Big Jump Helmet Fitting and Giveaway

Date  Fri, August 24, 2019, 10AM-1:30PM;

Location  Corona Plaza, 40-04 National Street, Corona, New York 

Free Helmet Giveaway Flyer August 24, 2019 EnglishFree Helmet Giveaway Flyer August 24, 2019 Spanish

NYC DOT has partnered with Rutger’s University to better understand perception’s and desires of bicycling in Queens, specifically in the neighborhoods of Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst, Corona, and Elmhurst. The University will hold one focus group with community members and a separate one with business owners or representatives to collect input on such perceptions and desires. We are also curious as to what types of activities, programs, or marketing would impact those perceptions. If you’d like to participate please email Please provide advance notice for accessibility accommodations.

Event  Business Focus Group for business owners or representatives

Date  Mon, Feb 25, 2019, 7PM-9PM;

Location  Elmhurst Hospital, 79-01 Broadway, Elmhurst, New York 11373, Room C6-11

Business Focus Group February 25 2019

Event  Community Focus Group

Date  Thu, Feb 21, 2019, 7PM-9PM;

Location  Elmhurst Hospital, 79-01 Broadway, Elmhurst, New York 11373, Room C6-11

Community Focus Group February 21 2019

Event  Queens Holiday Lights Social Ride

Date  Fri, Dec 21, 2018, 6PM;

Location  Diversity Plaza (Broadway Ave), Jackson Heights

Description Join the TransAlt Queens Committees for ride through Northeastern Queens, visiting houses with spectacular lights displays that delight both spectators and ConEd shareholders. Riders will begin at Diversity Plaza then head to the Flushing Library to start the ride officially at 7PM. Riders are recommended to deck out their bike in lights. More information on FB Page.

Event  Holiday Helmet Giveaway

Date  Mon, Dec 10, 2018, 2PM;

Location  Elmhurst Hospital, Women's Pavilion, 78-20 41st Ave

Description Free bike helmets and protective gear will be distributed. The event is open to people of all ages.

Helmet Giveaway Dec 10


Event  Holiday Helmet Giveaway and Bike Safety Discussion

Date  Tues, Dec 4, 2018, 3PM - 4 PM;

Location Elmhurst Hospital, 41st Ave, btwn 80th St and 81st St  

Description Free bike helmets and protective gear will be distributed. The event is open to people of all ages.


Helmet giveaway Dec 4


Event  Bike With a Doctor

Date  Sat, Oct 27, 2018, 11 AM - 1 PM;

Location  Forest Park, Park entrance at 115th St and Park Lane South (near Buddy Monument)

Description Elmhurst Hospital, Go Queens Ride! grantee, is holding a free bicycle ride and helmet fitting for pedestrians and bicyclists of all ages. Health professionals, educators, traffic safety professionals, community leaders, and law enforcement will be brought together to discuss bike safety issues.                

Bike with doctor event

Event  Free Bicycle Camp for girls in Queens

Date  Sat, Nov 3, 10AM-4PM; Sun, Nov 4, 10AM-4PM; Tue, Nov 6, 10AM-5PM; 

Location  IMI Corona at 111th St & Roosevelt Ave

Description BiCi, Go Queens Ride! grantee, is holding a bicycle camp in Queens targeting young girls. There are 10 spaces available so please attend! NYC DOT, as part of the Big Jump, has partnered with Building Healthy Communities on a grant to encourage cycling as a way to increase physical activity in the neighborhoods of Flushing and Corona.

                                BiCi camp

Event  Lemon Ice King & Empanada Ride

Date  August 8, 2018, 6PM - 8PM

Location  Queensboro Bridge, Queens

Description Transportation Alternatives Queens Volunteer Committee is holding a social ride to Corona for empanadas and ices. Meet up will be by the Citi Bike docks on the Queens side of the Queensboro Bridge at 6 p.m. Ride, eat, and hang out. Bring your bike and your wallet. All are welcome to join! Visit Facebook for more information.             

 Picture of icee and text invitation to bike ride


Event  NYC Plaza Program 10 Year Celebration

Date   July 14, 2018, 11AM

Location  Corona Plaza, Queens

Description Join NYC DOT Commissioner Trottenberg to celebrate 10 years of the NYC Plaza Program at the newly opened Corona Plaza in Queens. The event will feature information from our partners, live performances 💃, and food 🍴! New amenities will include tables and seating, bike racks, and public art. Bike parking is a common requests we receive during outreach.


Event  Queens North Bike Bonanza

Date   July 14, 2018, 11AM - 2:30PM

Location  Frank O'Conner Playground, Elmhurst

Description As part of a Parks Build Healthy Communities grant, Jackson Heights Beautification Group and Make Queens Safer will be the hosts for a DOT helmet fitting and giveaway, a Bike New York Learn to Ride Class and a bike swap/repair session. Learn more about safety, group rides, mountain biking and track bike riding, and specific groups for women and latinos. For updates visit FB


Event  Bike Film Festival for New York

Date(s)   June 19-24 2018

Location  Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave, New York, NY

Description The Bicycle Film Festival is a platform to celebrate bicycle through music, art, and of course, film. Ticket purchase is necessary. Check out the 2018 NY Program


Event  Big Jump Mobile Workshops

Date 1   Monday, June 18, 2018

Date 2   Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Location Queens Center Mall, 90-15 Queens Blvd, Queens, NY 11373, By the escalator in front of JC Penny

Time  1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Description NYC DOT NYC DOT will hold pop-up workshops in Big Jump neighborhoods to discuss different levels of bicycle network protection and provide an opportunity for input from residents. Stroll on by we’d like to hear from you!


Event  Queens Community Board 3 Health Fair

Date    Saturday, June 9, 2018

Location Corona Health Center, 34-33 Junction Blvd, Corona, NY, 11368 

Time  10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Description CB3’s annual health fair which includes raffles, giveaways, entertainment, and free screenings. Stop by NYC DOT’s table for bike maps, giveaways, and updates on the Big Jump.
Contact: 718-458-2707 (CB3)

CB3 Health Fair, Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Corona Health Center


Event  Big Jump Community Advisory Committee (CAC) Meeting

Date    Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Location Elmhurst Hospital, 79-01 Broadway Ave, Room A1-22, 1st Floor, Elmhurst, Queens, NY

Time  6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Description NYC DOT will hold the second Community Advisory Committee meeting for Big Jump and we are inviting local residents, community organizations, city agencies, and elected officials to discuss next steps for this project and provide updates on where we are. We hope you can join. If you would like to attend please RSVP.


Event  Get Pumped! - Jackson Heights

Date    Sunday, October 22, 2017

Location 78th St Plaza, 34th Ave & 78th St.

Time  10 AM – 6 PM

Description NYC DOT launched Get Pumped! Pop Up Commuter Assistance Stations as part of the #biketoberfestnyc cycling promotions in October. Find bike maps, bells, lights, and information at our Get Pumped! stations. Learn about the bicycle program and tell us what you think! There will be free bike tune ups provided by Mechanical Gardens and a guided bike ride starting at 1 PM from the station.


Event  Queens Hispanic Day Parade

Date    Sunday, September 24, 2017

Location 37th Avenue from 69th St. to 86th St.

Time  12 PM - 5 PM


Event  Carnaval de la Cultura Latina

Date    Sunday, September 17, 2017

Location Junction Blvd., between Roosevelt and 37th Avenue

Time  12 PM - 6 PM


Event  Jackson Heights Greenmarket

Date    Sunday, August 6, 2017

Location 34th Ave at 78th St, Queens, NY 11101

Time  9AM - 3PM


Event  Queens Pride Festival

Date    Sunday, June 4, 2017

Location 75th St and 37th Rd., Queens, NY

Time  11AM - 5PM


Event  Queens CB 3 Health Fair

Date    Saturday, June 10, 2017

Location Corona Health Center, 34-33 Junction Blvd. Corona NY 11368

Time  10 AM - 3 PM