A Little Bit of Everything in Northeastern Queens
***INFO ON STARTING LOCATION BELOW.***
Queens is the largest NYC borough by land area, so we tend to have a little bit of everything! Join us on a 35-mile ride to take it all in, busy streets, quiet streets, parks, bike paths, affluent neighborhoods, gritty neighborhoods, gorgeous water views, quite a few hills, and a nice diner with a fenced-in patio where we can put our bikes while we lunch. This ride is partly inspired by Ed Pino and Liz Baum's annual Turkey Ride as well as Randy Horowitz's Queens Treasures Ride, with a few wrinkles thrown in by yours truly.
Because this ride will involve riding alongside motor traffic on some busy streets as well as numerous hills to climb, this is categorized as an Advanced Moderate ride, not for beginners-- There isn't any convenient bailout points on this ride. Road bikes or skinny-tire high-geared hybrids are strongly recommended for this ride due to the number of hills we have to climb.
STARTING LOCATION INFO:
We will meet in front of the Ridgewood Savings Bank building at the corner of 108th Street and 71st Avenue in Forest Hills, Queens. This is where the ride will start and end. To get there by subway, take the E, F, M or R trains to the 71st Continental Avenue stop on the Queens Boulevard IND line. If you need a restroom before the ride, on the other side of Queens Boulevard (careful crossing this road!) on 71st Avenue there is a Starbucks which would have a restroom open for use.
Bring a lock, money for lunch, and a "I'll try a little bit of everything at least once!" attitude for adventure!