Newark Outback III
THE INDUSTRIAL OUTBACK RESURRECTED.
10:00 AM Newark Penn Station (Ferry Street side),You can take Path or NJ Transit from 34 Street. 30 miles, easy pace
Newark Rough Riders, a.k.a. Brick City Rogues, takes you on a one-way adventure to Newark's industrial outback, that strip of no-man's land between the Arthur Kill and the airport, dotted with refineries, trucks, containers, and small isolated villages, remote and pristine. The rough part is the fear we need to work out: the miles of desolate roads, with huge simmering refineries with nary a soul in sight and the metal planking we'll ride out on into the Kill itself. Road bikes are fine, but razor-thin tires are not ideal for RR track hopping. Ride ends in Perth Amboy at the long-abandoned Amboy-Tottenville ferry terminal; lunch is at the Barge, across from the Perth Amboy Yacht Club. Return is via NJ Transit. Note: Air Quality Index of 100+ cancels.