What we're about

Hi,

This group is for people who enjoy biking in and around the NY Metro area. As one of the larger biking groups on Meetup.com in the NY metro area, we always have new and interesting rides, mostly day rides, but occasionally overnight events too. Prices (if any) and meeting times and details should be posted for all events.

The group has been open to outside posters for local rides, but ride leaders should have experience leading a group, observe all traffic laws and clearly state restrictions (e.g. no children under a certain age) on all rides.

I am the new organizer here, so I'll be counting on all of you to make this an interesting and fun group to meetup on!

Upcoming events (5)

Bike ride to Captain Lawrence Brewery with lunch and beer tasting included

**Please note: this meet-up is listed on several websites and often has an enrollment higher than shown in this group. Go for a fun bike ride to one of the best craft breweries in the New York Metro region on this full-day bike tour. Take the Hudson Valley's 'Old-Put' bike path to the Captain Lawrence Brewing Company in Elmsford. Just hop on the Metro-North train (with a bike), then travel down 35 miles of scenic, car-free rail trails. At the end of the ride, sample up to 10 tastings of locally famous beer. Transportation will be waiting to drive guests and bikes back to the train station afterwards. No car or driving is required and lunch is included. (But you can also drive and park at the North White Plains train station). The Putnam Division of the New York Central Railroad – also known as the 'Old Put' – used to chug commuters into New York City from communities in Westchester and Putnam Counties. First run with steam trains, then with diesels, the route was ultimately abandoned in the 1950s as the region’s highways were constructed. Fortunately, much of the right-of-way railroad was left in tact, and now it is a bike path stretching 48 miles between Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx and Brewster. This bike tour will travel on the northernmost 35 miles of this trail, a ride that is mostly free of cars, with plenty of scenic views along the way. Enjoy how close it is to New York City and its suburbs while riding this trail. Historic markers and remnants of the old railroad line the route, giving travelers an opportunity to learn about the history of the railroad and the communities it served. Upon reaching the end of the ride, experience the Captain Lawrence Brewing Company and have a tasting of up to 10 beers. The ride begins at the north end of the 'Old Put' in Brewster, NY. Take the Metro-North train to Brewster (with a bike as they are allowed on the train) and meet the tour leaders there. They will supply energy bars, snacks, and water before sending riders 'down the line.' The train departs Grand Central at 9:10 am, Harlem-125th Street at 9:20 am, or Fordham at 9:28 am. If not coming from NYC, drive to the North White Plains train station and park for free. Then board this same train at 9:53 am. From Brewster, it is a beautiful 35-mile ride under an almost continuous canopy of trees, with plenty of interesting sights along the way. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the midway point (lunch is provided), then ride on to the 'last stop' in Elmsford at the Captain Lawrence Brewing Company. Sample up to 10 of their beers. When the brewery closes at 6pm, cyclist and bicycle will be transported to the North White Plains train station for the train ride home (or to meet a car, if parked there). The tour cost is $95 an includes lunch, beer tasting and vehicle support throughout the tour. That means the guides are there for the riders if they can’t finish the ride, or if experiencing a breakdown with a bike. The cost also includes a shuttle back to a train station at the end of the day since you do NOT want to be riding on the roads near the brewery after you have been drinking. Discount rail fare to and from the ride is also available for an additional $19.75 For full information and to register, go to: http://gothambiketours.com/portfolio-item/captain-lawrence-day-rides/ or call[masked] or email [masked]

5-Island Tour in NY City!

John Finley Walk

Join us for a 5-Island Ride ride on the EAST COAST GREENWAY RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/east-coast-greenway-alliance-5-island-ride-tickets-87554222035 START: East River Greenway entrance @ 62th St. & York Ave. - meet at the lower dog run inside this entrance at the bottom of the ramp. FINISH: Same as Start Please join us for a 29-mile, guided bike ride on the East Coast Greenway through 5 Islands of New York City - Manhattan, Randalls & Wards Islands, Queens, and Roosevelt Island. The route will head north from the starting point up to the 103rd Street footbridge, (This year, due to restrictions from the Corona virus, we will NOT be going up to the High Bridge, South through the Bronx, across the Randall's Island Connector) around Randall's & Ward's islands, then over the Triboro/RFK bridge into Queens, south to Roosevelt Island and then finally either by Tram, F train, or via the Queensboro bridge, back into Manhattan. We intend to make stops at several locations along the route to discuss notable events and landmarks including a visit to the new Four Freedoms Park on the southern end of Roosevelt Island. The ride will proceed at an easy-going pace of 10 - 13 MPH. Please bring what you'll need such as water, snacks, a spare tire, and PLEASE wear a helmet. We usually ride rain or shine but if the weather is particularly unpleasant, you will receive a cancellation email by 7:00AM on the day of the ride. RIDE LEADERS: Buzz Shatton, Anthoney Savarese, and Scott Baker and other volunteers for the East Coast Greenway Alliance. For more information, contact me at [masked] 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! FUN FACT: The ECGA was founded in New York City in 1991! 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.

Bike ride to Captain Lawrence Brewery with lunch and beer tasting included

**Please note: this meet-up is listed on several websites and often has an enrollment higher than shown in this group. Go for a fun bike ride to one of the best craft breweries in the New York Metro region on this full-day bike tour. Take the Hudson Valley's 'Old-Put' bike path to the Captain Lawrence Brewing Company in Elmsford. Just hop on the Metro-North train (with a bike), then travel down 35 miles of scenic, car-free rail trails. At the end of the ride, sample up to 10 tastings of locally famous beer. Transportation will be waiting to drive guests and bikes back to the train station afterwards. No car or driving is required and lunch is included. (But you can also drive and park at the North White Plains train station). The Putnam Division of the New York Central Railroad – also known as the 'Old Put' – used to chug commuters into New York City from communities in Westchester and Putnam Counties. First run with steam trains, then with diesels, the route was ultimately abandoned in the 1950s as the region’s highways were constructed. Fortunately, much of the right-of-way railroad was left in tact, and now it is a bike path stretching 48 miles between Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx and Brewster. This bike tour will travel on the northernmost 35 miles of this trail, a ride that is mostly free of cars, with plenty of scenic views along the way. Enjoy how close it is to New York City and its suburbs while riding this trail. Historic markers and remnants of the old railroad line the route, giving travelers an opportunity to learn about the history of the railroad and the communities it served. Upon reaching the end of the ride, experience the Captain Lawrence Brewing Company and have a tasting of up to 10 beers. The ride begins at the north end of the 'Old Put' in Brewster, NY. Take the Metro-North train to Brewster (with a bike as they are allowed on the train) and meet the tour leaders there. They will supply energy bars, snacks, and water before sending riders 'down the line.' The train departs Grand Central at 9:10 am, Harlem-125th Street at 9:20 am, or Fordham at 9:28 am. If not coming from NYC, drive to the North White Plains train station and park for free. Then board this same train at 9:53 am. From Brewster, it is a beautiful 35-mile ride under an almost continuous canopy of trees, with plenty of interesting sights along the way. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the midway point (lunch is provided), then ride on to the 'last stop' in Elmsford at the Captain Lawrence Brewing Company. Sample up to 10 of their beers. When the brewery closes at 6pm, cyclist and bicycle will be transported to the North White Plains train station for the train ride home (or to meet a car, if parked there). The tour cost is $95 an includes lunch, beer tasting and vehicle support throughout the tour. That means the guides are there for the riders if they can’t finish the ride, or if experiencing a breakdown with a bike. The cost also includes a shuttle back to a train station at the end of the day since you do NOT want to be riding on the roads near the brewery after you have been drinking. Discount rail fare to and from the ride is also available for an additional $19.75 For full information and to register, go to: http://gothambiketours.com/portfolio-item/captain-lawrence-day-rides/ or call[masked] or email [masked]

Bike ride to Captain Lawrence Brewery with lunch and beer tasting included

**Please note: this meet-up is listed on several websites and often has an enrollment higher than shown in this group. Go for a fun bike ride to one of the best craft breweries in the New York Metro region on this full-day bike tour. Take the Hudson Valley's 'Old-Put' bike path to the Captain Lawrence Brewing Company in Elmsford. Just hop on the Metro-North train (with a bike), then travel down 35 miles of scenic, car-free rail trails. At the end of the ride, sample up to 10 tastings of locally famous beer. Transportation will be waiting to drive guests and bikes back to the train station afterwards. No car or driving is required and lunch is included. (But you can also drive and park at the North White Plains train station). The Putnam Division of the New York Central Railroad – also known as the 'Old Put' – used to chug commuters into New York City from communities in Westchester and Putnam Counties. First run with steam trains, then with diesels, the route was ultimately abandoned in the 1950s as the region’s highways were constructed. Fortunately, much of the right-of-way railroad was left in tact, and now it is a bike path stretching 48 miles between Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx and Brewster. This bike tour will travel on the northernmost 35 miles of this trail, a ride that is mostly free of cars, with plenty of scenic views along the way. Enjoy how close it is to New York City and its suburbs while riding this trail. Historic markers and remnants of the old railroad line the route, giving travelers an opportunity to learn about the history of the railroad and the communities it served. Upon reaching the end of the ride, experience the Captain Lawrence Brewing Company and have a tasting of up to 10 beers. The ride begins at the north end of the 'Old Put' in Brewster, NY. Take the Metro-North train to Brewster (with a bike as they are allowed on the train) and meet the tour leaders there. They will supply energy bars, snacks, and water before sending riders 'down the line.' The train departs Grand Central at 9:10 am, Harlem-125th Street at 9:20 am, or Fordham at 9:28 am. If not coming from NYC, drive to the North White Plains train station and park for free. Then board this same train at 9:53 am. From Brewster, it is a beautiful 35-mile ride under an almost continuous canopy of trees, with plenty of interesting sights along the way. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the midway point (lunch is provided), then ride on to the 'last stop' in Elmsford at the Captain Lawrence Brewing Company. Sample up to 10 of their beers. When the brewery closes at 6pm, cyclist and bicycle will be transported to the North White Plains train station for the train ride home (or to meet a car, if parked there). The tour cost is $95 an includes lunch, beer tasting and vehicle support throughout the tour. That means the guides are there for the riders if they can’t finish the ride, or if experiencing a breakdown with a bike. The cost also includes a shuttle back to a train station at the end of the day since you do NOT want to be riding on the roads near the brewery after you have been drinking. Discount rail fare to and from the ride is also available for an additional $19.75 For full information and to register, go to: http://gothambiketours.com/portfolio-item/captain-lawrence-day-rides/ or call[masked] or email [masked]

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East Coast Greenway Alliance group meeting

Arsenal West: Manhattan Department of Parks & Recreation

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