New Meetup: Montclair if you Dare !

From: Raven
Sent on: Wednesday, April 7, 2010 8:43 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for NYC Cycling & Food!

What: Montclair if you Dare !

When: Sunday, May 9,[masked]:00 AM

Where:
Bay St. NJ transit PATH train stop
43 Glenridge Ave.
Montclair, NJ 07042

Nani and I have thought up some fun for you. This ride will be 20 miles but, don't believe it will be easy. . . Montclair got its name because the whole town is pretty much one big mountain - "Montclair" being French for "Clear Mountain." I grew up here so I take its beauty for granted but the town is gorgeous in the spring and summer. Well, the fall too. We'll start at the Bay St. stop because that's where many of you would get off if you take the NJ Transit Path Train (take at NYC Penn Sta). That is the first stop leaving Montclair and the last stop coming to Montclair on the weekends.

Since Montclair is one big mountain, we will circle around it and slowly rise to the top and then come back down again - going through Glenridge, Cedar Grove, Verona, and West Orange along the way. Spots will include Brookdale Park, Eagle Rock Diner (largest menu I have ever seen in my life), 9/11 Eagle Rock Memorial, Montclair Art Museum (art from a lot of different cultures showing in May - 6 to 12 dollars depending on group rate TBD), Montclair Book Center (which has a lot of great hard to find used books for really cheap), Cha Ma Gu Dao Tea House (big tea selection and very quiet - ssssshhhhh!), Dem Two Hands (I love the energy and the colors in this store), and Eagan & Sons (I think the best bar in Montclair).

Spots :

http://www.brookdaleparkconservancy.org - Brookdale Park, Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Eagle Rock Diner - 410 Eagle Rock Ave. West Orange, NJ
http://www.montclair-art.com - 3 South Mountain Ave. Montclair, NJ 07042
http://www.montclairbookcenter.com - 221 Glenridge Ave. Montclair, NJ 07042
http://www.southsilkroad.com - 212 Glenridge Ave. Montclair, NJ 07042 (Cha Ma Gu Dao means South Silk Road. . . I think)
http://www.demtwohands.com - 61 North Fullerton Ave. Montclair, NJ 07042
http://www.eganandsons.com - 118 Walnut St. Montclair, NJ 07042

Party On !

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/nyc-bike-food/calendar/13114961/

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