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Let's Bike Metro NYC Sunday, 2nd of 3 days, Memorial Day Weekend
!!NEW UPDATE!! Start time pushed back to 11:30 am. at 11:45am we will be at the Paulus Hook ferry. There is light at the end of the tunnel, this afternoon will be nice!! There are nice (free) indoor places in downtown NYC where we can visit while roads dry out. !!/NEW UPDATE!! Here we go three days of rides in NYC! Join us for one, two or three! Note please RSVP separately for each day Sunday, May 27 Ride starts at 10:30am in Liberty State Park light rail station, catch 10am Paulus Hook ferry to NYC. 47 mile moderate-difficult - Manhattan East Side Bridges. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/23806996 This route has the nickname East Side Zipper because it alternates up the bridges on the east side of Manhattan. Ride starts on the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, then Manhattan, Williamsburg and Queensboro. Next stop is on beautiful Randalls Island then up the Harlem river with 5 more bridges. There 12 river crossing in all with lots of fantastic views. Challenging route for intermediate bikers, There are cutoffs to make it shorter. Mon, May 28 Ride starts at 9:30am in Liberty State Park light rail station, catch 10am Paulus Hook ferry to NYC. Total duration could be very long given all the parks being visited. 25 miles easy moderate - Battery Park, Govs Island, South Manhattan Parks - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26594939 Easier Route though Downtown Manhattan, Governors Island, Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Bridge, East River Park,Washington and Tompkins Park, Hudson Greenway back to New Jersey. Easy NYC Ride for relative casual bikers. Lots of stops. Saturday Let's end up at the Wicked Wolf in Hoboken which is right by the trail and the views of NYC are sharp. Last Labor Day our group went there and it was a howling good time. adventure. Bring a bike lock though we may be distracted at dinner. For menu etc. http://www.wickedwolfhoboken.com/ Pictures from their website See their menu and more at http://www.wickedwolfhoboken.com/ Lots of photo ops! I actually feel safer in the bike lanes in NYC then on so me of the roads in Burlington County, in NYC they are watching for you. Look at the cool red light, and see we behaved and stayed in the lanes. It was great adventure last year! Besides red lights and photo ops, we stop for ice cream. HOTEL I am working on a block of 16 rooms for those who are interested in making a weekend of it. You may book Saturday and Sunday night. It may be at Candlewood in Jersey City or the Sheraton again in Weehawken, RSVP so you get updates, of course you may book at airbnb or just come one day. Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel IMPORTANT For these weekend events, current Delaware Valley Bike Club Membership or current Outdoor Club of South Jersey membership is required. You will need money for parking, food, and the ferry, and of course your overnight accommodations and other transportation if any. DVBC-The Delaware Valley Bicycle Club (DVBC) is a small non-profit organization staffed entirely by volunteers which serves Delaware County and adjacent areas, including rides in nearby DE and NJ. DVBC is one of the oldest bicycle clubs in the Philadelphia area, formed in 1973 and informally, circa 1968. The Delaware Valley Bicycle Club (DVBC) purpose is to promote, encourage, and facilitate safe bicycling activities, including scheduled group rides, tours, beginner rides and mountain biking. We promote the bicycle as a safe and efficient form of exercise, recreation and transportation. The Delaware Valley Bicycle Club (DVBC) is affiliated with the League of American Bicyclists and the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. We lead many rides every month for all level of cyclists and our meetings and our regular rides are open to the public. Learn more at: http://dvbc.org/ OCSJ- In 1967 the Outdoor Club of South Jersey (OCSJ) was formally organized. Besides biking the Outdoor Club offers hiking, kayaking, canoeing and cross country skiing. One must be a member to attend outings. . Learn more at: http://ocsj.org/ If you live in NJ or NY perhaps you will prefer to join the Outdoor Club of South Jersey, individual is $20, family is $25 https://ocsj.wildapricot.org/join-us If you live in PA, DE, or MD perhaps you will prefer to join the Delaware Valley Bike Club, individual is $20, family is $25 http://dvbc.org/join-club/membership-form-2/ All attending individuals will need to have RSVP’ed on DVBC or OCSJ meetup groups, and at the meetup you must sign both the DVBC and OCSJ waivers (which leader will have) and have proof of membership in one or the other club to participate (for insurance purposes). RSVP is limited to 28 so that we do not get too spread out or have too hard a time staying together. Anticipating about 25% no show or last minute cancellations 20 will be a manageable group. So basically if you are a dues paying member of either DVBC or OCSJ clubs this event is free, you just pay your own costs and refreshments. Compare that to doing the five borough ride for $94 and having to stand in long lines with over 30,000 other cyclists. See pictures and details at http://brokelyn.com/more-like-3-boro-walk-bore/ If you aren’t a member by joining now for $20 you will get to go on great rides one or both days and the benefits of club membership all year. For these weekend events, ALL RIDERS MUST BE EITHER A DVBC OR OCSJ MEMBER to participate (insurance purposes) in these two rides. You also must be on the RSVP signup list on the Meetups at either https://www.meetup.com/Delaware-Valley-Bicycle-Club-Greater-Philly-Area/ or https://www.meetup.com/Outdoor-Club-of-South-Jersey/. Remember, being a dues paying club member is not the same as just being a member of their free Meetup group. You will need money for parking, food, and the ferry, and of course your overnight accommodations and other transportation if any. TERMS OF PARTICIPATION By registering and participating in this meetup, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the following statement: I understand that bicycling involves certain dangers and risks which I am prepared to assume for myself and all children accompanying me. I will abide by all traffic laws and regulations and agree to bicycle in a safe and prudent manner. In addition, I agree and acknowledge that I am participating in the 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 posting group's and individuals, it's Board, individually and collectively, and it's officers, employees, volunteers and agents from any and all injury and damages that result, directly or indirectly, from my participation in this bike ride. I understand and will bring a spare tube (preferably two), a bike lock and plenty of liquids, that blinking lights which can save my life are highly suggested, and as is this a Delaware Valley Bike Club and Outdoor Club of South Jersey jointly sponsored event a signed waiver (which leader will have) of liability and a certified helmet (which you should bring) will be required by both clubs. I will bring an operable and safe bike with fully inflated tires (best way to avoid flats), with good brakes and hopefully lights. Make sure you have plenty of water, Camelback or 2 water bottles or both and bring some snacks such as nuts, power bars, etc. I understand I should bring spending money in case I want refreshments afterwards or want something along the way, and a fun attitude and smiles which are best when shared!! Bike maintenance: Be sure to have a mechanically sound bike. Do bring tools to fix your bike and a spare tube(s). i.e. If you don’t have quick release wheels make sure you have a the appropriate tools to remove your wheel. I understand there is no maintenance vehicle or team on this meetup ride, and should I have a mechanical failure I should anticipate getting a taxi or an Uber. I understand I should get there at least 15 minutes early to set up, as the ride will start punctually. This should not be the first time I have attempted these mileages. It is not fair to the group if certain individuals are not capable of the distance and cause the whole group to have to stop or not finish. If I have a smart phone I understand I can down load the ap ridewithgps and use the map links to stay on course. If you have any questions feel free to post here, or call or text me. four eight four -seven five seven- eighty eight twelve. Or send me a message here through meetup! Just click the dialog box on my profile. A benefit of posting most questions here is other folks may have the same question and will benefit by your asking it here. ALL RIDERS MUST BE EITHER A DUES PAYING MEMBER OF DVBC OR OCSJ to participate (insurance purposes) in these two rides. Remember, being a dues paying club member is not the same as being a member of their free online Meetup group. For maximum viewing effect and to see the embedded photos this listing is best viewed on a lap top or desktop, not a mobile device. My plus one count may be high to account for members from the other sponsoring club. Want to see pictures from last years rides? Note routes were different, Day 2 https://www.meetup.com/Outdoor-Club-of-South-Jersey/photos/28121367/ Day 3 https://www.meetup.com/Outdoor-Club-of-South-Jersey/photos/28121372/ RSVP Here for Sunday. ------------------------------------------------------------ For Saturday and Monday will require separate RSVPS. RSVP now so you get updates. ------------------------------------- Monday is easiest ride, Mon, May 28 Ride starts at 9:30am in Liberty State Park light rail station, catch 10am Paulus Hook ferry to NYC. Total duration could be very long given all the parks being visited. 25 miles easy moderate - Battery Park, Govs Island, South Manhattan Parks - https://ridewithgps.com/routes /[masked] (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26594939) Easier Route though Downtown Manhattan, Governors Island, Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Bridge, East River Park,Washington and Tompkins Park, Hudson Greenway back to New Jersey. Easy NYC Ride for relative casual bikers. Lots of stops. ---------------------------------------- Obviously details are subject to change.

Liberty State Park Light Rail Station

200 Communipaw Ave · Jersey City, NJ

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This Meetup Page is a supportive page of the Outdoor Club of South Jersey

There are boating trips; hiking trips; biking trips; camping trips; backpacking; snow sports

Visit our main club website at - http://www.ocsj.org -- for all meetup Schedules.

RIDE CLASSIFICATIONS

CLASS A+ Crusing Speed: 22+ For very experienced and seasoned riders. No obligation to wait for stragglers or breakdowns as long as cue sheets or directions are provided. Be prepared for longer distances. Rotating pacelines likely.

CLASS A. Crusing Speed: 20 – 22 Similar to A+

CLASS B+ Crusing Speed: 18 – 20 For the above average rider. Should be capable of riding long distances with some stops. No obligation to wait for stragglers or breakdowns as long as cue sheets or directions are provided.

CLASS B. Crusing Speed: 16 – 18 Similar to B+

CLASS C+ Crusing Speed: 14 – 16 For the above average rider. Rest stops about every 25 miles. No obligation to wait for stragglers or breakdowns as long as cue sheets or directions are provided.

CLASS C. Crusing Speed: 12 - 14 For the average rider. Shorter distances with frequent rest stops. The group will wait for stragglers and breakdowns. Cue sheets are not mandatory.

CLASS D. Crusing Speed: or less 12 or less For the SLOWER or SOCIAL rider. Frequent stops by leader or upon request of rider(s). Cue sheets are not mandatory.

CLASS HILL various various Includes climbs of 5-10% grade and shorter lengths

CLASS HILL + various various Includes climbs of 10-20% grade and longer lengths

All available at www.ocsj.org (http://www.ocsj.org/), or visit our hiking and canoeing meetup pages directly:

http://www.meetup.com/Outdoor-Club-of-South-Jersey-Hiking/

http://www.meetup.com/Outdoor-Club-of-South-Jersey-Canoeing/

The Outdoor Club of South Jersey is a not for profit organization dedicated to providing opportunities for extending the individual's awareness, knowledge, appreciation, and enjoyment of the environment through experiences in outdoor activities. Including but limited to, Hiking, Biking, Boating, X-C skiing, camping, and backpacking. The Club is made up of people of all ages who are involved with the outdoors. All activities are led by volunteer members. The Club offers all members an opportunity to be a part of or to create their own outdoor experience or activity.

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