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Join us for a Hudson River loop ride on the EAST COAST GREENWAY! START For NJ residents: Take one of the NY Waterways ferries to 39th Street in NYC (note, maximum of 10 bikes per ferry). See schedule here: https://www.nywaterway.com/FerryRoutesSchedules.aspx Note: you will NOT be met by a ride guide for this part of the trip. START For NY residents: Meet at Blazing Saddles at Pier 84 @ 43rd St. and 12th Ave in Manhattan at 9:00AM. We will leave from Pier 84 at 9:30 AM. END: Paulus Hook, NJ or Brookfield Place, Battery Park City, Manhattan, NY (Alternate ferry routes may be taken as desired, or PATH train may be taken apx. 10 blocks north of Paulus Hook ferry terminal) Lunch Stop: Turning Point Cafe (outdoors) Join us for a 24-mile loop bicycle ride on the East Coast Greenway from Blazzing Saddles @ Pier 84 in Manhattan along the Hudson River Greenway north to and across the George Washington Bridge into NJ and then south along the Hudson River Greenway's NJ sections down to Paulus Hook, past Newport. Those needing to return to Manhattan may do so by Ferry*, PATH train*, or by cycling back over the GW Bridge. The ride will be at a very easy pace of 9-11 MPH. This ride very popular and with good reason, it's a beautiful and fun ride! There is a cautionary route on River Road in NJ with no bike path for about a mile, and bikes must have good brakes and multi-geared bikes are recommended. Parking is available on the street as well as in parking garages at the beginning of the ride for those crossing over by ferry to Manhattan. Need to rent a bike? Our start location is at Blazing Saddles, which rents bikes. They open at 9AM. * Each rider is responsible for the cost of their transportation back to Manhattan. We usually ride rain or shine but if the weather is particularly unpleasant, you will receive a cancellation email at 7:00AM on the day of the ride. RIDE LEADERS: Scott Baker, Anthony Savarese, Jeff Behm, volunteers for the East Coast Greenway Alliance. For more information, contact me at [masked]. This ride will be co-sponsored by NJ Committee for the East Coast Greenway. COST: There is a suggested donation of $10 to join this ride, which supports the ECGA's mission to create a 3,000-mile Greenway from Maine to Florida. Donate $50 or more and you'll receive a year membership to the ECGA! This tax-deductible donation supports the ECGA's mission to create a 2,900-mile trail from Maine to Florida. (FUN FACT: The ECGA was founded in New York City in 1991!) Already an ECGA member? There is no required dontaion for the ride. Just select the ECGA member ticket. For information about the ECGA NY Committee and its activities – including additional rides this season – please visit the NY ECG State Committee webpage. Waiver: I agree and acknowledge that I am participating in the ECGA Bike Ride voluntarily and under my own free will, and that I am aware that possible physical injury might occur to me as a result of my participation in this bike ride. I acknowledge that I am an experienced bicycle rider on or crossing roads and highways where there is motorized traffic and that I am physically able to participate in this bike ride. I hereby release and hold harmless the East Coast Greenway Alliance, its Boards of Trustees, individually and collectively, and its officers, employees, volunteers and agents from any and all injury and damages that result, directly or indirectly, from my participation in this bike ride. • What to bring: water, helmet • Important to know: You must register @ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/east-coast-greenway-alliance-hudson-loop-tickets-87555036471
This is not a ride, but a survey (hey, it's snowing anyway. Where are you going to ride? :) ) Electric-assisted bicycles (e-bikes) are gaining in popularity worldwide. Please help us understand e-bike awareness by completing our survey - whether you bike a lot, sometimes or not at all, tell us what you think about e-bikes! The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete. Everyone completing the survey will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 gift card, if you provide your contact information. This survey is being conducted by the Greater Mercer TMA (http://gmtma.org) in conjunction with the Morris Area Freewheelers Foundation (http://roadshare.org). Please visit our websites for more information about us! http://goo.gl/forms/ErnGHtYxo2 It's for a panel discussion at the nj bike/walk summit, hoping to get some data to present.