This is a bucket-list ride: A 32-mile ride that goes around Manhattan, using part of the East Coast Greenway.
We’ll start along the East River and go north and counter-clockwise, through Harlem and along the Harlem River Park Greenway, eventually west to the amazing Hudson River Greenway all the way to Battery Park and then north along the East River … until the gap south of the United Nations, where the ride ends.
There are some streets and traffic to negotiate, especially on the east side, but mostly on-street bike lanes. There are some hills on northern sections.
The ride is Aug. 2 (rain date Aug. 9) and will go at an easy-going 10-13 mph, with stops. Yes, we will be riding as a group.
It’s sponsored by the ECG’s New York Committee. This is New York City, so yes, there is a charge. BUT it’s free for East Coast Greenway members, and if you are one of my sponsors for the East Coast Greenway’s Week-a-Year bike tour in October, you probably qualify as a member.
And the group will be far, far, far smaller than the insane number on the 42-mile 5-Borough Bike Tour.