Staten Island Perimeter, 22nd Anniversary Edition
Way back when in 1996, a young Alfredo Garcia planned this ride using paper Hagstrom Maps, with trial and error scouting. He has been doing this ride for the 5BBC ever since 1997. This year, Alfredo will be joined by Mel, another fan of the Forgotten Boro. As the title says, we will be going around the outside of the scenic Isle of Staten. In doing this ride, we travel on some lovely bike paths, and some not so lovely local roads. Much of the ride is flat, but being Staten Island, you know there will also be a nice sprinkling of hills. Our last hill climbs up to Ft. Wadsworth for one of the best views in NYC.
Lunch today will be at a club favorite, Killmeyers Old Bavarian Inn. How old? Well parts of the building date from the 1700's, and the gorgeous mahogany bar was commissioned way back in 1890. All you have to know is that they have great food and a wide selection of beer and other beverages. Bikes will be secured in a gated area during lunch.
What to Bring: The usual things for a 5BBC Ride, tubes, snacks, money for lunch. Also bring a bit of love for Staten Island.
This 42 mile ride will be at a moderate pace. We are meeting at the South Ferry Terminal at 9:15AM. Please allow some extra time to allow the nice doggies to sniff your bike and bags. We will be on the 9:30AM ferry. There is no fudge factor for the start time. Please register on line for this ride, and check the web site and FB event page for any weather related cancellations. We hope that you can come and celebrate this wonderful ride's 22nd Birthday.