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NEW! 5-Island Tour on the EAST COAST GREENWAY from Manhattan's West Side!

NEW! 5-Island Tour on the EAST COAST GREENWAY from Manhattan's West Side!

Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 9am


Join us for a 5-Island Ride on the EAST COAST GREENWAY!
NOTE: This ride is in PLACE OF the Hudson Loop Ride which has been cancelled due to a last minute closure of the south bike path on the George Washinton Bridge. The north path alternative was judged too dangerous and difficult with 6 dangerous staircases.

Join us for a 26-mile loop bicycle ride on the East Coast Greenway from Pier 84 in Manhattan along the Hudson River Greenway north to the NEW 151st Street Bridge to Riverside Drive, then east on 158th and over the High Bridge to the South Bronx.

We will ride the bike paths in the South Bronx and then over teh new Randall's Island Connector. Then we'll stop for a break and possible eats at the Randall's Island main concession stand, circle Randall's and Ward's islands, then continue onto the RFK Bridge and into Queens. We will tour the lovely Astoria Park and several pocket parks in Queens, before crossing the Roosevlet Island Bridge. We'll stop for a photo op at the north end lighthouse, and then go to the south end and visit the just opened Cornell Campus, before stopping at Four Freedoms Park in the South end.

Those wishing to return to the starting point can take the Tram with me and we will ride from there down Manhattan's newest bike lane on Second Avenue to 55th, and then take the crosstown bike lane to the West Side Greenway agian and return to 43 and West Side Greenway.

Alternatively you can catch the F train on Roosevelt Island or cycle the R.I. Bridge to Queens. Or, from the new Roosevelt Island Ferry Terminal (near the R. I. Tram stop), catch the new Astoria ferry service that shuttles on the East River between Astoria and Wall Street.

* Each rider is responsible for the cost of their transportation back to Manhattan.

We usually ride rain or shine but if the weather is particularly unpleasant, you will receive a cancellation email at 7:00AM on the day of the ride.

RIDE LEADERS:

Scott Baker, Jeff Behm, Mike Kuimer, volunteers for the East Coast Greenway Alliance. For more information, contact me at anthony.savarese@gmail.com

This ride will be co-sponsored by NJ Committee for the East Coast Greenway.

COST:

A $20 donation to join this ride provides a reduced-cost first-year membership to the ECGA and access to all of the 4 rides scheduled by the East Coast Greenway Alliance (ECGA) this year! This tax-deductible donation supports the ECGA's mission to create a 2,900-mile trail from Maine to Florida. (FUN FACT: The ECGA was founded in New York City in 1991!)

Already an ECGA member? There is no required dontaion for the ride. Just select the ECGA member ticket.

For information about the ECGA NY Committee and its activities – including additional rides this season – please visit the NY ECG State Committee webpage.
Waiver:

I agree and acknowledge that I am participating in the ECGA Bike Ride voluntarily and under my own free will, and that I am aware that possible physical injury might occur to me as a result of my participation in this bike ride. I acknowledge that I am an experienced bicycle rider on or crossing roads and highways where there is motorized traffic and that I am physically able to participate in this bike ride. I hereby release and hold harmless the East Coast Greenway Alliance, its Boards of Trustees, individually and collectively, and its officers, employees, volunteers and agents from any and all injury and damages that result, directly or indirectly, from my participation in this bike ride.

RSVP here (link above does not work) : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-5-island-tour-from-manhattans-west-side...

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Details

Closest Intersection and/or Landmark: 

Blazing Saddles at Pier 84 @ 43rd St. and 12th Ave in Manhattan

Event Location: 

Meet at Blazing Saddles at Pier 84 @ 43rd St. and 12th Ave in Manhattan at 9:00.

Nearest Public Transit: 

42 street Crosstown Bus - M42

Borough: 

Manhattan


Event Type: 

Ride

Distance: 

26

Price: 

22.09 if non-member of ECGA

Host Group or Organization: 

East Coast Greenway Alliance