Come out and join us on the Fourth Annual Fall NYC Bike Ride, Saturday, September 25, 2010! We will meet at 8:30am at the parking lot for the Weehawken Port Imperial Ferry. 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! First pitstop to regroup. 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 somewhere for refreshments ! 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 New Jersey.
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 foot shoulder. There are three sections that auto traffic will be heavier; 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 ride is about 30 miles. 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 Weehawken. This will add about 25 miles. Be sure to bring water bottle/cage, CammelBak, etc… and a strong bike lock needed when we stoop for lunch, remember we are in NY. I have a couple of extras that are available to the first requests. Also recommended: patch kit/spare tube, helmet.
- Rt. 46 east to Rt. 3 east to Rt. 495 east
- Exit at Weehawken (last exit in NJ)
- At the traffic light keep right of ramp and continue through traffic light bear right
- At the next light (Baldwin Ave.) make a left
- Proceed over the railroad tracks and make an immediate left onto Pershing Road
- Follow road to ferry terminal about 1/2 mile on the right
Costs: Parking: about $10/car Ferry: $8.75/person for ferry including bike, Lunch: sandwiches/entres: $10-$20, Beverages ~ $5/pint I will be at most meeting to answer any questions. You can also email me at Craig DeSantis