This post was revised on August 2, 2007.
Come out and join us on the first annual Fall NYC Bike Ride, Saturday, September 29, 2007! We will meet at 8:30am at the Denville Dunkin’ Donuts(same D&D many of us meet for Bike New York each May) and drive to Hoboken. The first leg will take us along the Hudson River on River Road in NJ including a one mile hill at the end climbing over 200 feet from river level to the upper deck of the GWB! We then cross the GWB and ride the Greenway (a dedicated ped/bike path) along the Hudson on the NYC side all the way to the southern tip of Manhattan. And then the best part, like many SkiClub events the best part, we end up at a bar! The SouthStreet location of a NY Micro Brewery – The Heartland Brewery. Good Food and Great Refreshments.
After lunch we retrace our ride back to 39th Street and take the New York Waterway Ferry back to Hoboken.
Important: Although about 1/3 of this ride is on a paved dedicated bike/pedestrian path, the rest is on city streets. Most of the remaining 2/3 is on River Road, minimal traffic and a 2-3′ shoulder. There are three sections that auto traffic will be heavier; getting out of Hoboken (1 mile), from the GWB to the Greenway (3/4 mile) and from the Greenway to SouthStreet Seaport (1/2 Mile). With this in mind, this ride is for riders experienced with cycling on roads with auto traffic; kids are not recommended.
The basic ride is about 25 miles. There are a couple of variations, we may opt to ride a loop thru Central Park, adding 5 miles (and additional riding with auto traffic). For those very ambitious on the way to the ferry may opt to continue to retrace the entire ride on the Greenway back to the GWB, cross, and back down River Road to the hoboken – this will total about 45 miles. Be sure to bring water bottle/cage, CammelBak, etcâ€¦ and a strong bike lock – needed when we stoop for lunch, remember we are in NY. I have two extra that are available to the first two requests. Also recommended: patch kit/spare tube, helmet, FRS two-way radios – a bit easier/quicker then dialing cell phones.
Costs: Parking: about $20/car Ferry: $8/person for ferry including bike, Lunch: sandwiches/entrÃ©es: $10-$20, Beer $5/pint I will be at most meeting to answer any questions. You can also email me.
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