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• Contact Lodge - Reservations.
• Reservation Rules/Guidelines.
    • Summer/Fall Lodge Openings - 2017-06-12 09:57:40 -

      The lodge will be open for a number of weekends through the summer and fall.  Please check out the calendar to see the open dates.  Reservations can be made through the lodge reservation email or the reservation contact link.  Hope to see you up there!

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    • Lodge Update 1/2/17 - 2017-01-02 18:39:12 -

      We are now taking reservations through the end of February.  We have a lot of openings in February - we hope to see you up there.

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    • January Reservation Reminder - 2016-11-17 16:38:11 -

      Just a reminder - we will start taking reservations for January on December 1st.  There are a lot of midweek dates available - the lodge will be open from 12/15/16 through 1/16/17...

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When: 9:00am

Where:  Meet at the pedestrian entrance to the GW Bridge in Fort Lee, NJ.  The entrance is located on River Road/9W.   North of here the River Road is called the Palisades Parkway or Route 9W.

How to get there:    Drive along River Road until I see the entrance to the bridge on my right.   Then look for the next available parking spot on the road.   If it’s nice day you might have to really hunt for a spot.   This is probably one of the most popular biking routes in the area.

 

9:15am Start ride.

 

The ride is:

 

GW Bridge (smile, pictures)

Hudson River Greenway/Riverside Park (go all the way downtown, watch out for pedestrians)

Left on Christopher Street (through the Village)

Right on Chrystie (down to bridges)

Across Manhattan Bridge (smile, pictures)

U-Turn back across Brooklyn Bridge (smile, pictures)

Up Lafayette into Little Italy/Chinatown area

Eat at La Mela on Mulberry Street in Little Italy for lunch (http://www.lamelarestaurant.com)

Now here’s the tricky part.   After lunch we will continue riding uptown along Broadway (yes, there’s a bike path on Broadway).  If we get tired we will are not too proud to hop on the subway.   The subway takes us all the way back to the GW Bridge.   I’m sure we’ll figure out what is the best thing to do when we get to this point (also depends on how much we eat, weather, etc.). 

 

I have done this ride before (I didn’t go to La Mela, but Little Italy, yes, and the subway part too).   It is not a difficult ride but it is tricky.   We will be on NYC DOT bike paths 99% of the time.   This doesn’t mean that the ride will be smooth.   There will be moving vehicles of all sizes everywhere, not to mention pedestrians, rickshaws, horses, baby carriages, joggers, hand-holders, and people with really big thighs on rollerblades.   This is totally fun and, best of all, it supports NYC’s  initiative to make the city bike friendly and green. 

 

Although, mostly on dedicated bike lanes this ride is not recommend for kids unless they are really, really good with riding on city streets and they promise to wear every piece of protective equipment known to man.

 

As for us adults, take your chances folks.  

 

Hope to see you there.   If you have any questions please write me at: Click here for Contact Form  

Also, check out maps at:  http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/bicyclists/bikemaps.shtml

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