Experienced guides from East Coast Greenway Alliance & Common Ground-NYC will lead the 3rd annual Circle Manhattan by Bike ride on June 30th. Last year saw a kickoff speech by State Senator Liz Krueger talking about closing the 1-mile gap in the esplanade by the U.N. This is a bike ride for fun and purpose!
Starting Point: Just south of East 61 Street Dog Run at the bottom of the 60 Street & York Avenue ramp (See Starting point on map).
The Route: Ride the Greenway counterclockwise (including gaps) from the bottom of the ramp. Ride north to 120th Street footbridge - after checking out the Gap at 124th - up the Harlem Gap to Harlem River Park Greenway (10 blocks). Will this be the year it is finally closed?
Continue onto Speedway at 165th Street, then to Dyckman Street, west to Greenway, then south to Battery Park, after stopping for lunch midway! Loop east, then head north on the Lower East Side Greenway, ending at Glick Park at 37th Street - See Ending Point on map!
We will stop for breaks/lunch at the bike symbols on the map.
Optional final 23-block Gap Protest Ride back up First/York Avenue Gap (the red lines on the map) back to starting point.
More info here: http://bikenyc.org/event/642