Waterfront Cruise to Breakfast @ IKEA, & Back

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 08:30
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Our scenic, brisk sortie starts at the Chelsea Pier Carousel, circumnavigates the lower Manhattan waterfront, crosses the Manhattan Bridge, then cruises the Brooklyn waterfront. It's mostly bike paths and off-street riding. We arrive with deserving appetites for a casual IKEA food court breakfast nosh. That area opens 9:30 AM (1/2 hour earlier than main store).  Exiting via the food shopping mall will also give us a quick opportunity to stock up on some packaged ethnic takeaways. Then we zip across Brooklyn to the Wille-B and our Manhattan re-entry. Estimated return at Willie B (bridge) around noon. Optional:  Some riders may want to take the free IKEA weekend ferry back to Pier 11 Wall Street; that's fun, and do check the schedules and bike regs).

Trip total is 10ish miles outbound; 6ish return; short and sweet. Pace will be brisk but conversational.

Mostly bike path and bike lanes; need ability to safely ride these and in some mixed traffic. Ride as a group, only an occasional Point-drop-sweep.

 

BRING:  Dress warm for the weather and in layers. BYO the usual tubes, pump, flat repair, hydration, lock/cable for entry door area bike rack at IKEA. Print/BYO cue sheet (link below).

TIP:  In advance, join the IKEA family plan; you get free coffee, and extra discounts/specials on food and other items.    https://info.ikea-usa.com/FAMILY/?c

 

START: 8:30 AM sharp, outside the carousel on waterfront side of Hudson River Chesea Pier #62, W. 22nd Street. In advance of our start - - restrooms are insidethe northeast entrance to Chelsea Pier 62.

FINISH: Willie-B bridge bike path by noon

NOTE:  We'll not be weather wimps, so a little bit of "wet" might not deter us, although we might change the meeting place and start time. So stay tuned.

Mileage: 
17
Ride Type: 
Moderate
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