Private Joker to bike through Brooklyn

Meet Matthew Modine (Private Joker in “Full Metal Jacket”) as he rides his bike on Tuesday, July 15 through Brooklyn and the Lower East Side. He’ll stop at a number of local bike shops to spread awareness about his September 20th event – Bicycle for a Day.

Matthew Modine as Private Joker in Full Metal Jacket

Bicycle For A Day (BFAD) takes place September 20, 2008 and is:

• a fun, open and proactive invitation designed to inspire individuals, communities, governments and corporations to take a step towards solving the current environmental issues.

• a global initiative bringing together people who choose to ride a bicycle rather than use gas-powered motor vehicles, immediately reducing their carbon footprint.

• supports organizations that restore and protect our environment and make biking safer and more accessible for everyone.

Modine will start the ride on Tuesday at 4:30 PM and stop at these locations:

  • DUMBO, 35 Pearl Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
  • Bay Ridge Bicycle World, 8916 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11209.
  • B’s Bikes, 262 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11222.
  • Nelson’s Bicycle Shop, 251 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11206.
  • Continuum Cycles, 199 Ave B, New York, NY, 10009.
  • Frank’s Bike Shop, 553 Grand St, New York, NY, 10002
  • Track Star, 231 Eldridge St, New York, NY, 10002
  • NYC Velo, 64 2nd Ave, New York, NY, 10003

Matt Modine’s ride concludes with an Art Show to support BFAD at Phebe’s Tavern, 361 Bowery, New York, NY 10003.