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Lets Bike the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway

  • April 20, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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SPRING IS HERE

Lets Bike the

Manhattan

Greenway

Bicycle Path

We'll meet on the Greenway at 37th Street/FDR Drive.  We will bike along the path, down the east side, around Battery Park City, up the West Side across Riverside Parkway, through Harlem and back down the East Side, ending up at 59th St, under the Queens Borough Bridge.  This ride is over 30 miles.  Pack snacks and water! We will be stopping for lunch somewhere along the way.

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The Manhattan Waterfront Greenway is a 32-mile route that circumnavigates the island of Manhattan. The greenway builds on recent efforts to transform a long-ignored and derelict waterfront into a green attraction for recreational and commuting use. Wherever possible, it runs along the shoreline and thus reclaims the waterfront for pedestrians, cyclists, rollerbladers, and other users of non-motorized transportation. The Manhattan Waterfront Greenway and other New York City greenways continuously improve the quality of life for New Yorkers by creating improved access to the waterfront and the open spaces throughout the City.

Most portions of the greenway are beautiful off-street paths through parks or other recreational spaces. Greenway-connectors run on-street, where waterfront access is not currently possible. Some of the improvements that have taken place include: signing a bike path through The Battery, transforming the industrial waterfront in the West Village and Chelsea into Hudson River Park, and turning the neglected and inaccessible Harlem River Speedway into a beautiful promenade. This newest section of off-street path runs two miles along the Harlem River waterfront, providing a lovely green space, stunning views of the High Bridge, the Alexander Hamilton Bridge and the Washington Bridge, as well as an enhanced connection between northern Manhattan and the rest of the island.

Greenway bike route: http://www.nycbikemaps.com/maps/manhattan-waterfront-greenway-bike-map/

 

 

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  • Min

    OMG, I just woke up, but still sleepy.. :)
    It was so fun, enjoyed the lunch, flower, view, smile, smile, smile.. :)
    So hungry again now. I am ordering food for 4 people, cuase I didn't help my roomate.(a bad roommate) lol. It wss really nice day. :)

    April 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I am not a big fan of BBQ, but Dino was good! :)

      April 20, 2013

    • Min

      Anytime. I love hanging out with you guys. A lot~!! :)

      April 20, 2013

  • Roy L

    loved the ride! loved dinosaur bbq! loved the group! loved the day! thanks!

    April 20, 2013

  • mitch

    Great fun!

    April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was nice seeing everyone. Was a little bit breezy, but a fun ride! I would like to do it again on a warmer day!
    Thanks Roy for organizing it.

    April 20, 2013

  • reggie

    Great ride with a fun and friendly bunch! Wouldn't mind doing that again with you guys, minus the chilly breeze though. Cheers!

    April 20, 2013

  • Jim

    Sorry guys ... won't be able to make it tomorrow, but hope to join another cycling event soon.

    April 19, 2013

  • Matthew A.

    Do you need to bring a bike or are there rentals?

    April 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes, you definitely need to bring a bike. I doubt there is a rental place at the meeting spot

      April 14, 2013

  • Mauricio

    wished i was in ny that day! sounds cool!

    April 14, 2013

  • Chad E.

    I have to work :/

    April 9, 2013

  • Patrick

    Sounds great!!

    April 4, 2013

  • Min

    Wow, I can't miss this one. It seems like very fun. :)

    April 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      You just can't!

      April 3, 2013

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