Lets Ride up to see some Frank Lloyd Wright houses, and a Mansion on the Hudson
The weather has been good to us for January, so lets take advantage of the dry roads and semi-mild temps to get some riding in! The Usonia Historic District was a planned Community, created in 1945 when a group of young couples purchased a 100 acre rural parcel of land, and hired Frank Lloyd Wright to build his "Broadacre City" concept. 3 out of the 47 homes there were designed by Wright, and the other 44 had their architecture approved by him. the layout was planned in a circular manner, with most of the original tress preserved, and keeping the "natural flow of the land". We will meander through the quiet streets of this neighborhood, and see which of the homes calls to us. we will then head East, towards the riverside estate of Lyndhurst, which was home to the Railroad Baron Jay Gould. it is now a state park, where the home is preserved, and you can walk around the property and take in the wonderful vistas of the Hudson from the hilltop.
This Ride will start and end in Van Cortland Park, and is a 50 mile loop, with 2500' of elevation. this is an advanced moderate ride, where we will be keeping 12-15 MPH on the flats. There will be a lunch stop in Pleasantville, NY where there are a good selection of food options.
IMPORTANT: It's Winter, so please look at the forecast and dress or bring appropriate clothing. there are multiple options to bail out along the way VIA Metro-North, if the weather turns bad. If the weather the morning of looks bad, we will make a call to cancel by 7 the night before, AND POST IT HERE. Please check this ride listing for any updates.
THINGS TO BRING:
Helmet- Always required
Spare tube or patch kit
Money for lunch or Train (if needed to bail out)
Lock, if you want it
Sense of fun and adventure!