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Tuesday, July 21, 2015
The High Bridge Festival via Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx -- Saturday July 25th, 2015
FIVE BOROUGH BICYCLE CLUB
New York's Friendliest Bike Club
The High Bridge Festival!
via Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx
Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 12:00 Noon
To get to High Bridge, we head over to Brooklyn, up Dumbo, through
Williamsburg, LIC, the Triborough, Ward's Island and the Bronx Side
of the Harlem River, where we cross over -- a tad exhausted -- the High
Bridge into Manhattan at 170th St. The festival is from noon until 4PM
(we should arrive around 3). Followed by a SummerStage concert featuring
Jose Peña Suazo y La Banda Gorda, at 7, for those who want to stay later.
(Yeah, this is all about the music.) Return is via the Hudson Greenway. Dinner is at Covo Trattoria Pizzaria, outdoors, under the viaduct at 135th St. at 12th Ave. (depending on whether we stay for the concert). and do bring lights, front (white) and rear (red) if you plan on riding with us after dust, and into the night. NOTE: There are steps to the Triborough, the RFK, 161st St. in the Bronx, and 157th St. in Manhattan. So, if you have a lighter bike, do bring it along for this ride. But if you want to develop your upper body, this is the ride for you!