Bicycling from NYC into the Hudson Highlands and back. 100 miles start at 7:30, 62 miles at 8:00, and the shortest and most leisurely ride starts at 9am. Fee apparently includes food and profits go to charity. Guided rides possible or just follow map and markers.
Escape the crowds and cycle with us in our favorite territory: the West Hudson Highlands. It?s time for our 10th Annual Escape New York Century. Enjoy the support and camaraderie of The New York Cycle Club. We have thousands of miles and years of experience cycling in this area, which we want to share with you.
This year proceeds will be donated to Recycle-A-Bicycle and Trips for Kids Metro NY, two community organizations dedicated to bringing cycling to children and youth in the metropolitan area by recycling used and new bikes and teaching riding and mechanical skills.
Whether you enjoy riding at a leisurely pace, or speed along at 22 mph, we have a great ride for you. You and your friends may choose to follow the markers and cue sheet on your own, or you may prefer to join one of our guided groups. And of course, we ride to eat?there are lunch stops and snacks on all three rides.
All rides leave from and return to Manhattan and offer picture-postcard views of the Hudson River and Palisades as you cross the George Washington Bridge to the hidden pleasures of New Jersey and scenic New York State.
(more info at http://www.nycc.org/rides_eny.shtml)
Added by ddetering on August 24, 2004