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Urban Athletics: Christmas Lights in the Heights Ride

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  • Yeah, I know. This isn't a new idea and a few other groups do this bike ride but I've never been much of a follower, I like to go when I want and stop when I want. So I'm braving the December cold and taking you guys on a ride to see this nationally renowned spectacle -- the Dyker Heights Christmas lights displays.

    If you don't know, now you know ...

    If you think the must see Christmas displays reside in Manhattan's Rockefeller Center and along Fifth and Lexington Avenues then please crawl out from under that rock where you reside. Some of the most extravagant Christmas light displays are to be found in the nondescript Brooklyn neighborhood of Dyker Heights. Many of the Christmas light displays are professionally done and evolve each year as neighbors attempt to out-Christmas each other. In addition to over-the-top light displays, there are large inflatable Christmas decorations and even motorized Christmas displays. Even if you are the grinchiest of the Grinches you'll be hard pressed not to end this ride with a warm heart and a smile on your face.

    Before we make our way back home we'll cap the experience with a local dessert and hot chocolate stop.

    The important stuff ...

    • Distance to cycle will be about 20 miles round trip. This is going to be a casually-paced ride of about 10 - 12 mph. We'll be riding in bike lanes whenever possible but you should be comfortable riding in traffic and in a group. Helmets are a smart choice but we are all adults.
    • Make sure your bike is in good working order before the meetup and bring a lock to leave our cycles. Bring a spare inner tube, patch repair kit, and air pump.
    • It may be cold for this ride, dress accordingly.
    • Check your email 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, snow or bitter cold cancels the meetup.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Also, there is a threat of Blizzard for Fri night into Sat afternoon. Anyone want to go sledding?

    December 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Since I am in Brooklyn area, I don't see the point of me going to the city and return back to Brooklyn. Could a way point be set up to pick up the rest of the Brooklyn area attendees? Does anyone from the Brooklyn area want to gather at a location for Kev and the others to get there?

    December 19, 2012


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