MAIN START: 9:00am Glick Park @ the Con Ed pier uptown of park (park is closed for repairs (summer 2019).
SECOND START: 9:45am @ Under the Manhattan Bridge at entrance to bike lane, Brooklyn. We will meet with Manhattan riders here and leave by 10:00am.
FINISH: Glick Park @ the Con Ed pier uptown of park (park is closed for repairs (summer 2019).
Please join us for a 24-mile, guided bike ride on the Manhattan east side East Coast Greenway and bike paths through Brooklyn's Red Hook and Park Slope neighborhoods! The route will head South from the starting point down to the Manhattan Bridge, over the bridge to where we will pickup additional riders from Brooklyn, down Jay Street's bike path to Brooklyn Bridge Park's lovely new bike path, through Red Hook to the Erie Basin Peninsula. Then we will head east over 9th Street Bridge to Prospect Park, loop around park, go past the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and return to the Manhattan Bridge. Those returning to Manhattan will ride back across the Manhattan Bridge to Glick Park Con Ed pier again.
We intend to make stops at several locations along the route to discuss notable parks and landmarks including several photo ops. 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.
Buzz Shatton, Anthoney Savarese, Jeffrey Behm and Scott Baker and other volunteers for the East Coast Greenway Alliance. For more information, contact me at Ssbaker305@yahoo.com
A $50 donation to join this ride provides a reduced-cost first-year membership to the ECGA and access to all of the 4 rides scheduled by the East Coast Greenway Alliance (ECGA) this year! 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.
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.
Glick Park, Con Ed pier (park is closed for repair)