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Circle Manhattan by Bike - Exploring the Greeway

We'll meet @ Washington Square Park, under the Arch - http://goo.gl/maps/2A3IU

We'll head for the West Side path, ride south, and continue to follow the entire greenway path all around Manhattan.  Approximately 40 miles.

FYI, the path breaks near WTC and again at United Nations and I think again around 72nd street if I remember right. We'll be getting back on the greenway at every chance. Be OK with riding in Manhattan traffic.

Also, the east side path is not maintained as well as the west side. Conversely, this means very few bikes in our way.  There are, however, runners and fisherman to watch out for.

If you've never ridden completely around Manhattan, you need to do this.

Things to bring:

  • Helmet
  • Hydration
  • Spare tubes, patch kit & mini tools to change a flat
  • Cash, credit card, metro card, ID
  • Positive Attitude

This is a very easy, fun recreational exercise ride. Due to the nature of the greenway, the pace will be about 10-12mph for the vast majority of it. Especially the east side. Safety 1st.

 

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  • Sharon G.

    good to ride with you guys and gals today. how many miles did you end up riding?

    July 21, 2013

    • David

      Round trip for me was around 39. It was fun finding a route through uptown.

      1 · July 22, 2013

    • Sharon G.

      Just under 33 miles for me.

      July 22, 2013

  • Farras A

    was planning to attend the event but somehow managed to miss it. must have been awesome!

    July 22, 2013

    • Steve H

      It was.. An adventure :-)

      July 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Back home in the West Village with an early out in Harlem. Plenty of time for something at 5. At last, a good day for a ride. Great group, friendly, fit and fun and didn't throw rocks at me because I'm an Old F..t. Or because of the evaluation I gave our "leader" whose idea of a route plan is... "whatever."

    July 21, 2013

    • Steve H

      I did say, the path breaks in several places. Now I know it breaks in even more places than I remember. The fact is, sometimes you have to wing-it, and yes.. "whatever" is a good plan. The objective was to find a way back on the path @ Harlem, and we discovered that much more of it was closed off than used to be.

      We did finally find another access point, and made it nearly all the way around.

      No one throws rocks, here.. but everyone should be ready to do some Exploring. Even if that means winging it, at times.

      1 · July 21, 2013

  • Dan K

    Runnin late. Train at 59th now

    July 21, 2013

  • Steve H

    Saddle Up. The weather is with us!

    July 21, 2013

    • Holly R.

      Woohoo!!! On our way.

      July 21, 2013

  • Brenda L.

    Nicholas,
    NYC rental bikes are parked by Christopher Street and Hudson Street. Just swipe a credit card and pull out your bike and go.

    July 19, 2013

    • Steve H

      The Citibikes are not viable for rides like this. Rental time is limited.

      July 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to bail last minute but woke up sick.

    July 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I may show up anyway, but I didn't want to be a no-show without any notice. I have to see how things work out.

    July 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm new here in town. So anyone know wherei can rent a bike near the meeting point?

    July 19, 2013

  • Farras A

    Why not start east? Also, the path breaks big time in Halrlem along the Harlem river, 120th Street. The path can then be joined around 155th street.

    June 30, 2013

    • Steve H

      Still? I thought they'd have that repaired by now. Oh well. There's no way around it. We'll run into breaks, so we'll jump off and back on. It'll will be an adventure!

      2 · June 30, 2013

    • john

      Only for 3 blocks it's no big deal

      July 16, 2013

  • Mark

    Sorry, just realized I double-booked.

    July 14, 2013

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