2018 Riverdale Riverfest
Please join us on a ride to the ninth annual Riverdale Riverfest, a free festival celebrating the Hudson River and supporting the proposed Bronx Greenway link. The ride is approximately 12-15 miles each way and has some hills, which we will take gently so don’t worry about them. The Festival is scheduled to take place from 12 to 6:00 p.m., on the campus of the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale (of course!). There will be free valet bicycle parking so the bikes will be guarded as we enjoy the afternoon.
The historic sailing ship, the Pioneer, from the South Street Seaport Museum will be available for public sails. You must sign up on the Riverfest web site as soon as possible if you are interested in a 1hour sail ($30 for adults). Sail times are 1:30, and 3:30 (We probably won’t make it in time for the earlier sailings mentioned on the Riverfest web site.) If you plan to sail, you might want to bring sandals, sunblock, and a cap. If you’re not interested in sailing, you can hang out and enjoy the festivities.
The Festival will have varied stage performers, exhibits, trinkets for sale, yummy-sounding food as well as loads of environmental/river-oriented and just-plain-fun activities and exhibits. And, there will be live music in two venues on campus.Check out the festival website at http://www.riverfestbx.org for more details and to see how you can make a tax-deductible financial contribution to help sustain this wonderful, volunteer-run community event if you feel like it. (A contribution is not required.) We are looking forward to a fabulous day.
We will plan to leave the festival around 5:00 p.m. We will also provide directions to the #1 subway (if it’s running) and a nearby Metro North railroad station in case you want to, on your own, leave earlier, later, or not ride back.
A reminder: please bring two water bottles, a spare inner tube and pump that fit your tires in case you get a flat, sunscreen, and snack food. Remember to inflate your tires on Saturday to the amount identified on the tire and make sure your bike is in good working order.
Cancels: rain or threat of imminent rain. If the weather looks iffy, check the Message Board for postings by us about the ride status.