Sunday, May 19, 2013
[CANCELED] BIKE/HIKE: BRONX RIVER PARKWAY & CRANBERRY LAKE
9:00 AM, Woodlawn (Jerome Ave & Bainbridge Ave) Bronx, 40 miles, rolling terrain with some steep hills
[Sorry, this ride is canceled due to inclement weather] Visit Westchester County's car-free spaces: part of the Bronx River Parkway will be just for bikes today, and we'll also use nearby paths to make the ride 44% car free. Lunch is at a nature preserve in a quiet, forested area, where we take an (optional) walk around the lake. All paths are paved and suitable for road bikes. Bring appropriate walking footwear and a lightweight lock. Bring or buy lunch.
OLD GREENWICH, MAYBE STAMFORD, OR BUST!
10:00 AM, RING Garden (Dyckman St. Broadway, Riverside / 200th St "A" train)
Bring your Metro North pass for this ride. We'll cruise through the manicured burbs of Westchester into Connecticut, where it gets a little hilly, so bring your low gears. The estates get grander as we go eastward. Lunch is at a deli in Cos Cob. If we can get in, we'll "do" the Old Greenwich Point park, which is a peninsula that sticks way out into Long Island Sound. We'll end up either at Old Greenwich or Stamford station for the ride home late in the day. 50% chance of rain cancels. Check weather.com hourly forecast. If in doubt, call Maggie AFTER 8 am.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
BUSTED IN THE BRONX - TAKE TWO
10:00 AM, City Hall, 30 Miles with some hills
When the Munchkins sang to Dorothy "You will be a bust, be a bust, be a bust, in the Hall of Fame", this was the place that they were singing about. Situated high above the Harlem River, this Stanford White masterpiece contains bronze busts of the famous and not so famous. Including those Dayton bike makers, Orville and Wilbur Wright. All this, and a delicious jerk chicken lunch at The Feeding Tree. Bring: Spare Tube, Lock, Money for Lunch and a Great Attitude.
Sunday, May 26, 2013
PATERSON FALLS RIDE
10:00 AM, GWB Bus Terminal, Fort Washington Ave & 178 St, (NE Corner), Manhattan, 30 miles, leisurely pace
We ride to one of the East Coast's wonders of the world, the Paterson Falls, and indulge in labor history at the turn of the century. Plan for several hours out of the saddle as we make stops in town and at a museum or two. Multiple early return options via NJ Transit.
SNUG HARBOR & CHINESE SCHOLAR GARDEN
10:00 AM, CITY HALL PARK, 20 miles
We'll take the PATH from the WTC to the wilds of N.J. Then bike down to and over the Bayonne Bridge to Staten Island, and our destination, Sailors Snug Harbor & the Chinese Scholar Garden, few miles farther. The sprawling, historic, beautiful former retirement home for sailors boasts buildings with truly breathtaking details. To put a cherry on top there is the Chinese Scholars Garden. Visit www.snug-harbor.org for details.