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The Appalachian Mountain Club (http://www.outdoors.org/) (“AMC”) is one of the oldest outdoors groups in the United States. We offer activities for all types and levels of outdoor enthusiasts, including hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, mountaineering, kayaking, bicycling and more!

AMC has 12 regional chapters in the Northeast region that stretch from Maine to Washington, D.C. The New York-North Jersey Chapter (http://www.amc-ny.org/)is the second largest with over 12,000 members. We have over 100,000 members nationally.

Young Members (“YM”) is an affinity group within AMC for members in their 20’s and 30’s. YM holds monthly outdoors events (e.g., day hikes, camping trips, kayaking trips) and a happy hour on every third Thursday of the month (“Thirsty Third Thursdays”). A few times a year, we hold inter-chapter events with YM groups from the 11 other chapters in our organization.

If you’re interested in the outdoors and are looking to make new friends, then please come to one of our events. Please note that we’re open to everyone, including “non-members”!

LINKS:

Official Website (http://www.amc-ny.org/committees/young-members/#.VW5srM9Viko)

Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/AMCNYNJYM/)

Flickr Page (https://www.flickr.com/photos/133086632@N03/albums)

Instagram Page (https://www.instagram.com/amcyoungmembers/)

Wikipedia Page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appalachian_Mountain_Club)

AMC NY-NoJ Meetup Page (http://www.meetup.com/Appalachian-Mountain-Club-New-York-North-Jersey/)

Upcoming events (5)

Bike Trip, Three Islands Loop of Randall's-Ward's-Roosevelt Islands (9B25)

Discover famous Close to Home Landmarks this summer in a series of Bicycle Excursions that combine social cycling (properly distanced, of course) and sight-seeing. Our first trip is a tour of Randall's Island, Ward's Island, and Roosevelt Island. Just off Midtown in the East River, they are loaded with fascinating urban history, gorgeous water views, and stunning cityscapes. We start the trip at the White Castle East Harlem and cross over the pedestrian and cycling bridge. We circle Ward's Island and Randall's Island following the shore as much as possible and travel under the Hell Gate Greenway. We will stop to enjoy the fabulous bridge views, salt water marsh, and check out an electric vehicle charging station before popping over the Robert F Kennedy Bridge to Queens, where we follow the Queens Waterfront Greenway to Socrates Park, an art installation green space with a city backdrop. Then we continue to the Roosevelt Island Bridge. Only 2 miles long, the narrow finger of land once known as Welfare Island, is packed with historical sites, including a gothic-style lighthouse, the Smallpox Hospital ruins, and the FDR Four Freedoms Park. After a pizza break, we head back to Queens and connect with the Queensborough Bridge. At the end of the bridge, this trip ends. You can extend the day on your own by cycling north on the East River Greenway. This trip is a leisurely, non-technical, 25-mile group ride at a moderate pace of 8-12 mph, with breaks. It's almost entirely in parks and on dedicated bike lanes, with mostly flat, paved terrain. The Queensborough Bridge is the most difficult part of the trip with a long elevation gain of around 350 feet. There are a few places where it is necessary to carry your bike up and down stairs, cross through a deep muddy patch, or cycle on metal bridge grates. We will obey all traffic laws and maintain social distance. You must wear a helmet at all times. Cyclists with average fitness, plentiful energy, and a good attitude will enjoy this ride. Any type of bicycle in good working order is appropriate for this ride. Bring your own bicycle, spare inner tube, small bike pump, bike lock, and helmet. Eye protection is recommended. We will be out a full day, so pack lunch (or buy pizza), snacks, two liters of water, and sunscreen. There may also be other pandemic-related requirements to be announced later as determined by the AMC and local regulations, such as face mask worn at all times, gloves, hand sanitizer, enhanced waivers, symptom-free attestations, etc. Trip is limited to 10 participants, including the leaders. Pre-registration is mandatory and starts on June 27 on https://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/118833. Meeting time and place will be sent. More events are added all time on the AMC Activities Database ... https://activities.outdoors.org/search/

Bike Trip, Three Islands Loop of Randall's-Ward's-Roosevelt Islands (9B25)

Discover famous Close to Home Landmarks this summer in a series of Bicycle Excursions that combine social cycling (properly distanced, of course) and sight-seeing. Our first trip is a tour of Randall's Island, Ward's Island, and Roosevelt Island. Just off Midtown in the East River, they are loaded with fascinating urban history, gorgeous water views, and stunning cityscapes. We start the trip at the White Castle East Harlem and cross over the pedestrian and cycling bridge. We circle Ward's Island and Randall's Island following the shore as much as possible and travel under the Hell Gate Greenway. We will stop to enjoy the fabulous bridge views, salt water marsh, and check out an electric vehicle charging station before popping over the Robert F Kennedy Bridge to Queens, where we follow the Queens Waterfront Greenway to Socrates Park, an art installation green space with a city backdrop. Then we continue to the Roosevelt Island Bridge. Only 2 miles long, the narrow finger of land once known as Welfare Island, is packed with historical sites, including a gothic-style lighthouse, the Smallpox Hospital ruins, and the FDR Four Freedoms Park. After a pizza break, we head back to Queens and connect with the Queensborough Bridge. At the end of the bridge, this trip ends. You can extend the day on your own by cycling north on the East River Greenway. This trip is a leisurely, non-technical, 25-mile group ride at a moderate pace of 8-12 mph, with breaks. It's almost entirely in parks and on dedicated bike lanes, with mostly flat, paved terrain. The Queensborough Bridge is the most difficult part of the trip with a long elevation gain of around 350 feet. There are a few places where it is necessary to carry your bike up and down stairs, cross through a deep muddy patch, or cycle on metal bridge grates. We will obey all traffic laws and maintain social distance. You must wear a helmet at all times. Cyclists with average fitness, plentiful energy, and a good attitude will enjoy this ride. Any type of bicycle in good working order is appropriate for this ride. Bring your own bicycle, spare inner tube, small bike pump, bike lock, and helmet. Eye protection is recommended. We will be out a full day, so pack lunch (or buy pizza), snacks, two liters of water, and sunscreen. There may also be other pandemic-related requirements to be announced later as determined by the AMC and local regulations, such as face mask worn at all times, gloves, hand sanitizer, enhanced waivers, symptom-free attestations, etc. Trip is limited to 10 participants, including the leaders. Pre-registration is mandatory and starts on June 27 on https://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/118833. Meeting time and place will be sent. More events are added all time on the AMC Activities Database ... https://activities.outdoors.org/search/

BeOnlineWithAMC - In Search of Hannibal, 2017 with James Dyer

In June 2017 James Dyer, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, decided to go in search of the route of the legendary Hannibal across Spain/ France/ Italy. Join James as he followed the route of Hannibal's infamous crossing of the Alps by bicycle! James Dyer has had a 20 year career in outdoor learning, adventure sports coaching and expedition leadership. He is been involved in over 30 expeditions, leading on more than 20, to all environments involving adventure tourism, mountaineering, canoeing, scientific research, community projects and exploration, with participants ranging from young people to adventurous retirees! James has also set up and led a series of expeditions for RAF Air Cadets from a range of units in Kent, including the 2014 "In the Footsteps of Lawrence" Expedition which won the 2014 Ulysses Trust Best Cadet Forces Expedition and the RAF Air Cadets Shackleton Trophy for best Expedition This is an ONLINE Meeting on the Zoom platform. Register by clicking in Eventbrite on https://www.eventbrite.com/e/in-search-of-hannibal-2017-with-james-dyer-registration-110212047200 You will receive dial in details, including password, in your EventBrite email confirmation. Check back frequently to see all AMC's Virtual Programs at https://activities.outdoors.org/search/?mode=tile&keywords=BeOnlineWithAMC

North Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway and Green Spaces Bike Tour

North 5th Street Pier and Park

NOTE: Registration is required via AMC Registration at https://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/118828 Join us for a social bike ride as we explore sections of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway and many of the green spaces in North Brooklyn and Brooklyn Bridge Park along the way. The Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway is a planned 26 mile protected and landscaped path for pedestrians and cyclists that will connect the Brooklyn waterfront and green spaces. We will bike along completed sections of the Greenway from North Brooklyn to Brooklyn Bridge Park and back, exploring many of the parks and green spaces along the way. We will stop along the way for a lunch or snack break. Depending upon conditions, we may not be able to find a suitable location to stop or sit down and participants should be prepared to enjoy their lunch break while walking their bikes in order to appropriately maintain social distancing guidelines. A local supermarket is available near the ride start if participants need to purchase any food or drink for personal use. At the end of the ride feel free to enjoy some of the local parks or enjoy a to-go margarita from a local restaurant. Expected total distance is 15-20 miles. Meeting location is available on the AMC Registration page at https://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/118828 While the majority of the route will be on protected and car-free bike paths, some sections may be on shared, on-street routes with traffic. Riders should be comfortable riding with traffic during on-street segments and able to maintain a pace of 10 mph. In light of requirements surrounding COVID-19, this ride is limited to 10 people including leaders and will require advance registration on the AMC website. If you register and are unable to attend, please cancel your registration in advance so that your space can be provided to a the next person on the waitlist. Unfortunately, unregistered attendees in excess of the 10 person limit will not be able to participate in the ride. The following equipment is required for all riders: - bike helmet - spare inner tube, patch kit, pump and/or equipment for a flat tire - personal water bottles and food (sharing is not recommended) - face coverings (will be required whenever we are in public and not able to maintain adequate social distance) - personal hand sanitizer The ride will take place on paved surfaces and any human-powered bike is permitted. Pedal-assist bikes as defined in the Rules of the City of New York, Chapter 4, Title 34 are permitted. NOTE: Registration is required via AMC Registration at https://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/118828

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