Rollin' to the RiverFest

Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 09:30

Join us for a leisurely ride to the fourth annual Riverdale Riverfest, a free festival celebrating the Hudson River and supporting the Bronx Greenway link. The ride is approximately 15 miles each way and has a few steep hills, which we will take gently so don’t worry about them. The Festival is scheduled to take place from 12 to 6 p.m., on the campus of the College of Mount Saint Vincent. The renowned John J. Harvey Fireboat, the lovely old AJ Meerwald oyster schooner, and the Mystic Whaler will be available for public sails. You must sign up online if you are interested in a two-hour sail ($25 for adults) on the AJ Meerwald @ 1:30. We would suggest not signing up for any of the other sails before 1pm or after 2pm if you want to be able to ride up and back with us. If you plan to sail, you might want to bring sunblock, and a cap. Or, if you’re not interested in sailing, you can hang out and enjoy the festivities until the boats return. There will be valet bicycle parking so the bikes will be safe as we enjoy the afternoon. The Festival will have varied stage performers, exhibits, yummy-sounding food as well as a greenmarket, a medieval renaissance battle, and loads of environmental/river-oriented, and just-plain-fun activities and exhibits. Bring: $$ for lunch, water, spare tube. Cancels: rain or threat of imminent rain.

This ride is being listed as 'Moderate' due to some hills, but it will be a slow (10-11 mph) pace.

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