Civil War Monuments Ride

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 09:00
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Civil War Monuments Ride

The Civil War was a major turning point in American history that still influences our country today.  Cities in the South are in conflict over removing Confederate monuments. Here in New York City we have many monuments dedicated to the heroes of the Union who fought for freedom for all men and women. Many were designed and/or sculpted by leading artists of the day.  We’ll take a 27 mile ride to visit nine of these Civil War monuments in Manhattan and Brooklyn of which all New Yorkers can be proud.  At each monument we’ll compress and I’ll give a brief history of the monument and soldiers, sailors or ships that are honored there. We’ll stop for lunch at the Soda Bar in the Brooklyn’s Prospect Heights neighborhood. So join us for camaraderie, a little history and good food.  

Please RSVP.  Note: This is a brand new ride.

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WHAT TO BRING

Bring a bike in good condition, a bike lock and a spare inner tube.

Bring money for lunch.

LUNCH

Soda Bar -- 629 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Dessert -- Ample Hills Creamery, 623 Vanderbilt Ave. (Excellent ice cream)

Mileage: 
27.4
Ride Type: 
Moderate
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