Urban Athletics: Bike and Eat, The Pizza Edition Part 1: Brooklyn

  • March 30, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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Look at that meetup title, that's a mouthful, eh? Questionable grammar aside, that is exactly what this meetup is about -- I'm a pizza head and for those like me, this day is our culinary nirvana as we ride to taste some of the best pizza in NYC. Today we focus on borough of Brooklyn.

The best pizza? Says who?

As much as I love pizza and have my favorites places, I'm but a rank amateur when it comes to picking the best in the city. For this task I look to the aficionados at slice.seriouseats.com/slice_new_york/ for guidance. These guys live and breathe all things pizza daily and have eaten more slices than I can hope to in two lifetimes. Let's see if they know what they are talking about. For this trip we're going to sample the pizza at L & B Spumoni Gardens, Di Fara, Lo Duca, Best Pizza, and if we still have room in our bellies at the end of the day, Pauli Gee's.

Here is the cue sheet for the ride http://goo.gl/maps/nbke5. Print and bring it so you can catch up with the group in case you get separated.

The important stuff ...

  • This is going to be a casually-paced (10 - 12 mph) ride of about 28 miles round trip. Most of the ride will take place on bike paths but there will be parts with street riding and some automobile congestion. You must be comfortable riding in a group and in traffic. Helmets are suggested.
  • Bring cold, hard CASH. Some pizzerias don't take credit cards and you don't want to be scrambling trying to find an ATM.
  • Make sure your bike is in good working order before the meetup and bring a lock to leave our cycles. Bring a patch repair kit, air pump, and spare inner tube. Bring your bike lights as we may be out until after dark.
  • Check your email the evening before you head out for last minute meetup updates as well as my mobile phone number which will be sent to those who RSVP.
  • Please DO NOT RSVP if you do not seriously plan to attend as space is limited. No flakes allowed! If you RSVP and I notice that you have a number of no shows or have a history of last minute cancellations, you will be removed.
  • Sorry, no guests allowed for this one.
  • Rain cancels the meetup.

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  • AmerikaG

    Here's the link I was asked about opening the Verrazano Bridge to bikes. https://www.change.org/petitions/support-bicycle-and-pedestrian-pathways-on-the-verrazano-narrows-bridge

    April 1, 2013

  • Kevin

    Excellent ride with lots of good food and people, thanks everyone. On my scorecard for the day, Best Pizza came out on top by a hair, followed by Di Fara, then Lo Duca and L&B.

    1 · March 31, 2013

    • Eva

      I'd say best sicilian (square) goes to Di Fara and best specialty( white pizza) goes to Best Pizza.

      1 · March 31, 2013

  • Raza

    A lot of fun with an amazing group of people.

    1 · March 30, 2013

  • mballou-danielle

    Today was the perfect day to open this biking season. Great company, good weather and let's not forget the pizza.
    Thanks for another unforgettable day in Brooklyn!

    March 30, 2013

  • Anne S.

    Great day ! Thanks Kevin for organising ! See you all soon

    March 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wonderful ride, except I couldn't pedal faster than I could. Forgot who it was I spoke to about donut ride. We should do it.

    March 30, 2013

  • AmerikaG

    Pizza! Sunshine! Parks! Today was so much fun I'm running out of superlatives. Kevin, thank you for impeccable planning, everyone else, thank you for being so much interesting and great bike trail companions

    1 · March 30, 2013

  • Kevin

    Folks, if your plans have changed and you can't make the meetup, please be courteous and change your RSVP to not attending. DON'T BE A NO SHOW! No shows will be barred from RSVPing for my future events. Many thanks.

    March 22, 2013

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