We meet at the south entrance to VC Park @ Broadway & 240th. If you take the train, take the 1 train to either 238th or 242nd and ride to 240th.
This will be a 35-40 mile ride, primarily on isolated rail-trails and paved bike paths. However, there will be SOME street riding required.
Rough guess is 70% on bike paths & trail.
We will ride the Putnam Trail from Van Cortlandt (VC) Park to Kensico Dam and chill out up there for a while.
Our return route will be south on the Bronx River Pathway. I have never ridden this path before, and I'm looking forward to a new trail to enjoy.
Here's the route. You can download a GPS (GPX, KML) file to import to your device, if desired. - http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/434746708
As always.. Helmets Mandatory. No lid? No Ride. No exceptions.
Bring spare tubes, air/pump, hydration, trail munchies. There are very limited opportunities to stop along the trail for food, so keep your energy up.
Also bring cash/credit card/insurance card/ID card.
And.. your cameras!
Also as always.. not a race, all are welcome, any bike can navigate this route. Our pace will be a bare minimum 10mph, but more typically, 12-15. Very easy to do, because this route is flat, Flat, FLAT! The elevation profile you see is spread out over miles. So while you'll gain elevation, you won't realize it, as any climbing is low and long.
There will be time to pick up the pace, as well as time to cruise and smell/see the sights and take pics along the way.
Plan for an all day outing, but realistically about 6 hours at most.
A little info about Kensico Dam @ http://parks.westchestergov.com/kensico-dam-plaza