Old Croton Aqueduct to Tarrytown
The Croton Aqueduct (c.1840) was built to carry fresh water to New York City from the Croton River through Westchester and over the High Bridge into Manhattan. It was renamed "Old Croton Aqueduct" after the higher capacity New Croton Aqueduct was built. The OCA no longer carries water but much of its right-of-way is now maintained as the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail.
We will ride a portion of this trail as far as Tarrytown. The trail surface consists of grass, weeds, gravel, dirt (sometimes mud), rocks, roots, and ruts. In a few places we will need to dismount and walk. Tires 28 mm or wider are recommended and cleats are discouraged.
Bring your lunch or buy at a deli in Tarrytown. After lunch (followed, of course, by a steep climb) the going gets much easier with return on the freshly paved South County Trailway and Putnam Greenway.
Check your email before setting out. Any change of plans will be emailed by 8:00 AM.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: YOU MUST HAVE AND WEAR A MASK WHEN NECESSARY ON ALL 5BBC RIDES AS INDICATED BY THE RIDE LEADER. THIS RIDE HAS THE POSSIBILITY OF SPENDING SOME PERIOD OF TIME INDOORS. IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE AND JOIN ANY INDOOR ACTIVITY, YOU MUST BE MASKED, VACCINATED AND BRING PROOF OF VACCINATION. ADDITIONALLY, THE 5BBC MAKES NO REPRESENTATION AS TO THE VACCINATION STATUS OF ANYONE ON THE RIDE OR ENGAGED IN ANY ACTIVITY, INDOOR OR OUT. THE RISK INVOLVED IN ANY ACTIVITY ON THE RIDE IS ASSUMED BY EACH INDIVIDUAL RIDER.