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Staten Island Training Ride July 24th [NY Area Cycling]

UPDATE 7/21/11 6:14 PM: Due to the expected Heat, we are changing the start time on Sunday.

NEW Start Locations and Departure Times

You can meet us in Manhattan at the JCC Manhattan (76th and Amsterdam) at 7:00 am
or in Brooklyn at Grand
Army Plaza at 7:30 am if you want to bike to the ferry. 

Both groups will meet at the Staten Island Ferry to catch the 8:30 am ferry, or you can take the subway and meet us at the ferry terminal.

Note about the heat: We have moved this ride extra early because of the current heat wave – the high on Sunday is 90 degrees. Please be sure to bring TWO water bottles, ideally one filled with an energy drink. We strongly recommend having snacks to eat on the ride, especially something salty.  For more about about the heat, check out the tips sent this week from our friends at Bike New York.

This Sunday, Ride to Staten Island with Hazon!

Start at the JCC Manhattan (40 miles total) or starting at Grand Army Plaza (35 miles total) and ride to Staten Island for a 25 mile loop around the northern half of the island.

Hazon rides are open to everyone but you should be able to maintain a minimum speed to stay with the group. We suggest leaving your lock, backpack and any other unnecessary weight at home. Please make sure your bike is in working condition before you leave. If you cannot keep up with the group or if your bike does not work, the Ride Leader may “release” you from our ride.

Staten Island Ride

Explore Staten Island with a 25-mile loop around the northern half of the island.  Groups will leave from both the UWS and Brooklyn and catch the 8:30 am ferry, or you can take the subway and meet us at the ferry terminal.  We will have a pit stop for lunch at Great Kills Park, on the beach overlooking the New York Harbor and part of the Gateway National Recreation Area.  We will return to Manhattan by Ferry, and then head home via bike or subway.

Please note that this is an urban ride, although we have taken strides to keep the route on roads with bike lanes. While Staten Island may feel suburban please remember that it is still paved by New York City, so the roads can be bumpy at times. All riders must have a spare tire on them in case you get a flat.

Start Location and Departure Time

The JCC Manhattan (76th and Amsterdam) at 7:00 am
Grand Army Plaza at 7:30 am
The Staten Island Ferry Terminal in Manhattan at 8:30 am
St. George Ferry Terminal in Staten Island at 9:00 am

Be sure to RSVP for the ride online (We will contact people who RSVP if we cancel due to rain.  The current forecast is lovely, but you never know.)

We are still looking for ride leaders for this Sunday.  If you are able to lead please let us know. 

We are looking for additional leaders for future rides- if you are interested, please contact dylan.kurlansky@hazon.org

What you should bring on a Hazon summer ride:
  • A helmet (mandatory – no one will be allowed to ride without a helmet)
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Food or money for food – you should have something to eat about every hour – either a few bites from a sandwich, a powerbar, etc.
  • Spare tubes – we usually have people on the rides who can help you fix flats, but you are responsible for having spare tubes
  • Extra layers (recommended)
  • Subway card, just in case
What you should do to prepare for a summer ride:
  • Eat a good breakfast! Banana pancakes with maple syrup is ideal
  • Fill up your water bottles
  • Come to the starting location on time
  • Come dressed with appropriate cycling clothing
  • Come to the starting location with your bike ready to roll, tires pumped, and water bottle full

If you have any questions, please email me or call 212 644 2332 x326

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