East West Border Ride - Including "The Hole"
This is a classic 5bbc ride originated by Bill Mastro. It takes us to eastern Brooklyn and western Queens through some less-seen neighborhoods. We plan on visiting "the Hole." The Hole is a five-block triangle straddling the Brooklyn-Queens border. Detached from the municipal sewer system, one of the The Hole's signature sights is murky pools of water because the liquid has no place to drain. Plus, no sidewalks. It is also known as a "Mob burial site."
This will be a moderate-pace ride. If you can't maintain 11-12 mph on flat terrain, please skip this ride. Our snack/lunch break is late in the ride, near mile 20, so bring pocket snacks to fortify yourself. We also hope to have time to stop at Grimaldi's Bakery on the way back.. The ride will start in the vicinity of Prospect Park.
ALL CLUB COVID RULES WILL APPLY STRICTLY SO MAXIMUM 8 + 2 leaders per ride and you must have masks with you and maintain 6 feet distance at stops.
IMPORTANT REQUIREMENTS: A reminder that you must register for the ride and that the exact start location will be forwarded to the registered riders. Please 'unregister' if you can not make the ride so waited list folks can move up and take the slot. All riders should come equipped with a mask, hand sanitizer/wipes, a spare tube, sunscreen, snacks and a bike in good condition, as well as being familiar with the current criteria for riding with the Club.