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Bike Nyack on Sat: Tour de Orangetown (it’s free)

Camp Shanks Monument Photo Credit: Michael Herrick via hmdb.org

Camp Shanks Monument
Photo Credit: Michael Herrick via hmdb.org

Bike Nyack’s ride on Saturday will have a guest ride leader, Orangetown Supervisor Andy Stewart. The 17 mile ride will include stops where Andy will show off some of the bicycling improvements in the Town of Orangetown as well as a few historical sites and points of interest. The ride leaves from Nyack’s Memorial Park, at Piermont & Depew Aves at 8:30a on Sat Sept 26.

The route will include stops at:

  • JB Clarke Rail Trail: Construction is now underway to extend the existing rail trail another 1.2 miles past Lowes to the Blauvelt Library. The estimated completion date for this project is sometime early next year.
  • Memorializing Camp Shanks. More than one million GIs trained at Camp Shanks before shipping out form the Piermont Pier for battle in WWII.
  • Your cousins from Kansas know it best as the film location for “Orange Is The New Black,” but the Rockland Psych Center has a separate history beyond it’s current TV fame. And it has a golf course, too.
  • A $100,000 cycling / safety infrastructure investment to create a bike bypass at Greenbush Rd. and 303 to remedy a dangerous stretch for cyclists. (Funding was announced for this project at a press conference on September 21).

This ride will have an avg speed of 13-15 mph — there will be several stops where we will regroup, too. If you are slower than that, not to worry — every effort will be made to keep the group together so no one is left behind!

Remember to bring your helmet, water bottles and tire fixin’s.

If it’s raining 30 minutes before ride time or if WeatherUnderground.com predicts severe storms during the ride, consider this ride canceled.

This Bike Nyack Meetup is being run with the Rockland Bicycling Club.

 

 

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