NYC Civil War Monuments Ride

Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 09:00
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NYC Civil War Monuments Ride

The Civil War was a major turning point in American history that still influences our country today.  Cities in the South are in conflict over removing their Confederate monuments. Here in New York City we have many monuments dedicated to the heroes of the Union who fought for freedom for all men and women. Many were designed and sculpted by leading artists of the day.  We’ll take a 27 mile ride to visit nine of these historic monuments in Manhattan and Brooklyn.  At each monument we’ll compress and hear a brief description of the monument and soldiers, sailors or ships that are honored there to understand why people were moved to erect these monuments after the war.  We’ll stop for lunch at Zaytoons in the Brooklyn’s Prospect Heights neighborhood. Join us for camaraderie, a little history and a city ride.  

This is a new ride.

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==> Rain cancels the ride.  Check this site the morning of the ride to see if it has been canceled.

WHAT TO BRING

Bring a bike in good condition, a bike lock and a spare inner tube.

Bring money for lunch.

LUNCH

Zaytoons -- 594 Vanderbilt Ave. & St. Marks (Comfort food)

Dessert -- Ample Hills Creamery, 623 Vanderbilt Ave. (Excellent ice cream)

Mileage: 
27.4
Ride Type: 
Moderate
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