The tour meets at the Ridgewood Reservoir (see map in link).
Michael Miscione, the Manhattan Borough Historian, will lead a bicycle tour of the now defunct water supply that served the once-independent City of Brooklyn. The system built in the 19th century brought fresh water from Queens and Long Island into the city. It was largely abandoned after Brooklyn was consolidated into NYC in 1898, and its components -- pipes, reservoirs, pumping stations, wells etc. were dismantled, built over or repurposed. But some remnants and ruins still exist, and can be seen if you know where to look. The ride will last about 3 hours and cover about 15 miles. Bring your own (functional) bike and a sandwich. Note, this is NOT a free event! The tour is sponsored by NYC H2O.