Memorial Day Weekend Ride to Bear Mountain & Harriman State Parks
BEAR MOUNTAIN & HARRIMAN STATE PARKS
May 26-28, 2018 (Saturday morning to Monday evening)
Space available: 12 5BBC members
Transportation: self-contained. Start Point: Chelsea Piers, outdoors, near drinking fountain & public bathroom.
Lodging: Cabins, dorm rooms and tenting
Advanced moderate: 50 miles each way with some very steep hills. [Little Tor Hill has a 9.9% grade, .8 miles long]
Leaders: Manny Sanudo, Steve Lyon, Doug Von Hoppe
Note: We have added an option to allow friends of the cyclists to join the trip! The price is the same. The only catch is that you have to arrange your own transportation to/from the camp, e.g. car pool or train.
Our host for this adventure-filled weekend is rustic Camp Thendara, a 90-year-old mountaintop lodge on Lake Tiorati in Harriman State Park. Cyclists will do 50 hilly miles from midtown Manhattan on Saturday, going “self-contained,” meaning we’ll carry all our gear on our bikes. A rear rack and panniers to carry your gear are recommended. Sunday offers a variety of options: swimming, boating, hiking, biking in the park, or just relaxing. (Bring your swimsuit and sandals!) Two home-cooked breakfasts, two dinners and two trail lunches are all included in the price. Guests at Camp Thendara prepare their meals together and perform light clean-up chores. On Monday, we will bike home via a different route, with plenty of quiet back roads.
All participants must be 5BBC members. Not a 5BBC member yet? Join here.
Early-Bird Price: $160 through 4/30/2018. Standard Price: $180 . Price includes breakfasts and dinners at the hostel, which we will prepare ourselves, plus one trail meal. A rear rack and panniers (or comparable travel packs) to carry your gear are required. Please note that we do not have SAG vehicles or an easy non-cycling return. Cyclists must wear helmets, bring plenty of fluids, carry spare inner tubes, and bring adequate rain gear.