San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Start Time: 8:00 a.m.
Date: Thursday, November 23th, 2017 -- light snow or shine
Start/End Point: 23rd Street and the East River, Manhattan
Destination: a Brooklyn pancake diner via Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn
Mileage: 10-12 miles one-way; 20-24 miles round-trip
Terrain: Fairly easy with low-traffic local streets and bike lanes.
*Pace: Family Ride Speed. This means that we will ride at a leisurely pace — unless it’s really cold!
Get your Gobble Gobble costume and set your DVR to record the parade and ride with us so you can eat more later! This ten- to 12-mile FAMILY bicycle ride (one-way) starts and ends in Manhattan but goes through Brooklyn and Queens!
This fun tour with Tom Pedro (yes, we named our turkey) is for everyone -- best suited for children riders aged 8.5 years and up!
The Pilgrim Pedal ride also includes a prize for the best costume and best-themed bike. “Costumes” can be anything simple that’s related to Thanksgiving. You don’t have to don a full-on, zip-up costume — although that would be fun! Just make sure that whatever you choose can be worn safely while riding.
One of the best features of this tour is the sit-down social during the breakfast stop for coffee and pancakes — or eggs — at our favorite Brooklyn diner midway through this casual ride. And, riders can order a coffee mug proving they rolled out on Turkey Day weekend!*
Cost: $32 before November 10th, 2017; $37 after November 10th. All participants must be registered -- this includes all "passengers". NO WALK-INS. MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED.There are no refunds. All sales are final. *Coffee mug is an additional $15 and shipping times may vary.* Bike/helmet rentals are done separately.
Bring a lock — and the right key! As usual, riders must wear properly fitted helmets and agree to ride bicycles in good working condition. There are no refunds or rain dates, and participants must sign a waiver.
Please see the FAQs below.
For Parents: We ride on the streets and follow all traffic laws. On Thanksgiving Day, there are fewer vehicles on the road. And, we do our best to ride on greenways and low-traffic streets with bike lanes. Of course children who are passengers are welcome. Please note that each person — child or adult — will need to be fully registered for this ride.
**Children under 1 year are not eligible, and all other children must be helmeted and accompanied by a helmeted parent or guardian.**
***Solo riding children ages 8.5 years and up are best suited for this ride as we'll be on streets.***
For more information: (917) 536-6120, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: I wanna go but I don't have a bike. What do I do?
A: If you don’t want to arrange a bike rental near your hotel or residence, just grab a Citibike! There are several bike stations near the start point, and we can stop while you re-load during the ride!
Q: And if I don't have a bike, I won't have a helmet...
A: Consider packing one in your luggage -- it's easy if you load it up with underwear and socks -- or consider buying one the day before and shipping it home later. You probably need to replace your regular one anyway...
Q. Can I join the day-of?
A: ONLY if you are pre-registered. Registration will be open until 7AM on ride day. Please register online. We are not taking any walk-ins.
Q. Can I pay for just the ride because of my wacky diet?
A: Nope. There are no changes or accommodations for any registrant. This is a ride for PANCAKES* at a diner. You can, however, bring your own snack.
(*If there are enough folks who want gluten-free pancakes, we may be able to get the owner to whip up some. However, we cannot guarantee that it will happen, and we certainly cannot guarantee that if it happens, it will be celiac-friendly. Please do send us an e-mail with your GF pancake request.)
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