To walk or to ride? That is the question.

Actually, it’s kind of the answer, too. Flushing Meadows Corona Park will host the World’s Fair Bike Tour on Saturday, Oct. 28, starting at about 11 a.m.

A quick rest, and then the iconic public green space will be the site of the Flushing Meadows Corona Park Walking Tour, which is set for 1 p.m. on the same day.

Bike New York, which promotes cycling in the five boroughs, is spearheading the earlier event. The nonprofit describes the endeavor as “beginner-friendly” and “leisurely” and promises to explore a dozen historic and surprising structures and monuments with a docent. An estimated five miles over mostly flat terrain, the trek is part of an ongoing series of periodic expeditions that Bike New York is organizing in Queens.

Registration is free, and there are bicycles for rent. The meet-up site is the Flushing Meadows Aquatic Center at 131-04 Meridian Rd.

The Queens Chapter of the American Institute of Architects is behind the later trip. Former Chapter President William E. Gati, who is a licensed tour guide, will put his best foot forward and share his knowledge of the Unisphere, NYS Pavilion, Tent of Tomorrow, Queens Museum, Queens Theatre, New York Hall of Science, Queens Zoo, and USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

Gati, a Brazilian who resides in Richmond Hill, is the founder and principal of Architecture Studio, which designs everything from beach houses to medical offices to factories. He also contributes to the “New York Real Estate Journal.” In fact, Gati is so respected in the field that licensed architects who take the walking tour will be awarded three continuing education credits to fulfill annual AIA membership requirements.

Registration is free. Meet at Queens Museum’s information desk.

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