Show your independence on Sat July 4th and ride from Nyack to the town where Wally Schirra, one of the original seven US astronauts chosen for Project Mercury, grew up. If that isn’t inspiration enough for this 30 mile ride. Also, there’s a neat bagel stop at the turnaround point, too.
The route takes us through mostly residential streets with a stretch that hugs the Oradell reservoir, which is connected by the Hackensack River to Lake Tappan and Lake DeForest (yes, these questions *will* be on the post ride quiz).
Meet up at Nyack’s Memorial Park at 830a on Sat July 4 (corner of Depew & Piermont Aves) Need to know more? There’s a route map at Strava.com/routes/2701743.
Remember to bring your helmet, water bottles and tire fixin’s.
Fair weather friends: if it’s raining 30 minutes before ride time or if WeatherUnderground.com predicts severe storms during the ride, we’re not going to risk it.
Pace & Terrain – Pace = C+ (about 15 mph);
Start/End point – Memorial Park, bottom of Depew Avenue in Nyack
This is a no-drop ride
Make sure you bring your helmet, water bottles of water and anything necessary for bike repair (air pump/CO2, tubes, patch kit, etc.)
This Bike Nyack Meetup is being run with the Rockland Bicycling Club.
Photo: Oradell Train Station. Credit: Adam Elmquist