Join us on September 21st as members of the New York City Homebrewers Guild take a bicycle ride from New York City to the Captain Lawrence Brewery in Elmsford, New York. Captain Lawrence Beers will be available by the tasting flight or in 12 oz. glasses. While outside food is not allowed at the brewery there will be food available a la carte from their offical food vendor Village Dog. We have arranged for a private tour of the brewery at 2:30pm. After enjoying samples of CLBC’s offerings, participants have the option to ride as a group to the Tarrytown Metro North trains station for the return journey.
We have preset departure points in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan and the distance of the ride ranges from 25-35 miles depending upon which start point you use. We have taken care to map out routes that are bicycle friendly. We will ride mostly on a rail trail, separated from the road traffic, for perhaps 80% of the ride from Manhattan, but we will also be riding with traffic for portions of Manhattan as well as from the trail to Captain Lawrence and from Captain Lawrence to the Metro North train station for the train ride home.
Since this is a relatively long ride we recommend that you review the map of the ride to familiarize yourself with the route and the distance to be sure that your choosing a path appropriate to your skill and comfort level. It is the responsibility of each rider to ensure that they are sober and able to safely operate a bicycle for the entirety of the ride to the brewery and from the brewery to the Metro North Station. We also recommend bringing an extra tube and a pump in case you get a flat tire. Any members that would like to take mass transit and meet us at the brewery are welcome to do so.
TEN COMMANDMENTS OF THE RIDE
- Brooklyn Group will meet team leaders Simon Tepas and Chris McNally at 7:45 AM at Grand Army Plaza and depart at 8:00 AM. They will ride to meet the Manhattan Group at 508 Gastrobrewry by 9:00 AM
- The Manhattan Group will meet group leader Vlad Kowalyk at 8:45 AM at the 508 Gastrobrewery (508 Greenwich at Spring). Together with the Brooklyn group they will leave at 9:00 AM and meet up with the Queens group at the Fairway Market at 126th Street.
- The Queens group will meet group leader Chris Pagnotta at 24-13 26th Street in Astoria (two blocks from the Tri-borough Bridge) at 8:45 AM and depart at 9AM to meet up with the Brooklyn and Queens groups at the Fairway on 126th Street in Manhattan.
- Riders from Westchester are encouraged to take Metro North to 125th Street and join the tour at Fairway on 126th Street. Meet group leader Ian Passingham at street level no later than 9:30 AM if you would like to ride with a group to Fairway. If you plan to go on your own, please arrive at Fairway no later than 10:00 AM
From the MTA website:An application for a bicycle permit under this part shall be made in person at Window 27 in Grand Central Terminal, or at any outlying staffed ticket office. A bicycle permit shall be issued by Metro-North upon the completion of the application and payment of a $5.00 fee to cover administration expenses. Permits are issued immediately at Window 27 in Grand Central Terminal, or at any outlying staffed ticket office.
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Bike rentals are available from the following stores:
- Bike and Roll: http://www.bikeandroll.com/
- Danny’s Cycles: http://dannyscycles.com/about/
- Spinlister: https://www.spinlister.com