To The High Bridge Festival!
And to get to High Bridge, we head over to Brooklyn, up Dumbo, through Williamsburg, LIC, the Triborough, Ward's Island and the Bronx Side of the Harlem River, where we cross over -- a tad exhausted -- the High Bridge into Manhattan at 170 St. The festival is from noon until 4PM (we should arrive around 3). Followed by a SummerStage concert featuring Jose Peña Suazo y La Banda Gorda, at 7, for those who want to stay later. (Yeah, this is all about the music.) Return is via the Hudson Greenway.
Dinner is at Covo Trattoria Pizzeria, outdoors, under the viaduct at 135 Street@12 Avenue (depending on whether we stay for the concert). And do bring lights, front (white) and rear (red) if you plan on riding with us after dusk, and into the night.
NOTE: There are steps to the Triborough, the RFK, 161 in the Bronx, and 157 in Manhattan. So if you have a lighter bike, do bring it along for this ride. But if you want to develop your upper body, this is the ride for you!