As stoked as I am for tomorrow’s trip to Rockaway Beach and Boardrockin‘ our beach party with Brooklyn Brewery and the Rockaway Beach Club, I’m almost as excited about Rockabus, the new Williamsburg-to-Rockaway Beach bus services that is starting up soon. Here’s how Sam Morrill, one of the founders of Rockabus, described the service in an email to BB:
The Rockabus will be leaving from Williamsburg near the Lorimer L stop every forty minutes. We will only be serving Rockaway Beach initially (Shore Front Parkway and 86th St.), but we are planning to add service to the rest of the peninsula later in the summer.
Fares will be $10 one way, $18 round trip and tickets will be sold on our website as well as at the pick-up/drop-off locations.
Morrill also said that although they wanted to launch this weekend (and we really wanted that to work out for all you Boardrockers, too!) there are still some logistical hurdles to clear. They are very much hoping to start service next weekend and as soon as they let us know it’s happening, we’ll pass it on to you so you can get tickets. There are so many frozen bananas, Rippers burgers and frozen piña coladas to look forward to, without the A train ride or the Zipcar bill. Check them out on Facebook and for Twitter updates follow @rockabusNYC.