A bicycle ride down the North County Trail -
Sunday December 13, 2015 10:30 AM
NOTE: This ride is for East Coast Greenway Alliance Members only
START: Brewster NY Metro North Station
END: Pleasantville NY Metro North Station
Join us for a 30-mile one way bicycle ride from Brewster NY south starting on the Putnam Trail and then down the North County Trail in Westchester County NY ending in Pleasantville, NY. This is a very pretty ride crossing over the Croton Reservoir and passing through some very nice bucolic stretches in Westchester county. A trail map and description can be found here: http://parks.westchestergov.com/images/stories/pdfs/NorthCountyTrailway09.pdf
We plan to travel at approximately 10 - 13 mph during the course of the ride. It is generally downhill so at times we may pick up additional speed. We plan to buy lunch in Yorktown Heights in the middle of the ride at approximately 12PM.
Metro North Train - For NYC Residents take the 8:50AM Harlem line departure from Grand Central Station arriving in Brewster NY at 10:16AM. We will meet at the information kiosk in Grand Central Station at 8:30AM. Note to ride the Metro North with a bicycle you must have a bike pass which can be purchased at the ticket window for $5 (pass is good for life). To return home from Pleasantville there are 1-2 departures per hour. Each rider is responsible for the cost of their transportation to and from Manhattan.
By Car - Parking is available for free at the Brewster Metro North station at the beginning of the ride. The ride will depart at 10:30AM.
You should bring everything you need for a ride of this length and duration including water, snacks, proper attire, spare tire or flat fix gear as necessary and most importantly a HELMET.
NOTICE OF CANCELLATION:
If there is projected sub 30 degree weather or a significant chance of precipitation forecast for the day of the ride we will cancel. Pre-registrants will receive a cancellation email before 7:00AM on the day of the ride.
Anthony Savarese and Catherine McCaw, volunteers for the East Coast Greenway Alliance. For more information, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
EAST COAST GREENWAY ALLIANCE:
This ride is being sponsored by the East Coast Greenway Alliance to support their mission to create a 2,900 mile trail from Maine to Florida. Check out our website at www.greenway.org, we're well on our way there! The ECGA was founded in New York City in 1991. For information about the ECGA NY Committee and its activities visit www.greenway.org/ny1.php.