The Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge
In 2017, the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge replaced the 1955-vintage Tappan Zee Bridge linking Westchester and Rockland Counties. In June 2020, the Cuomo Bridge added a shared use path for cyclists and pedestrians.
Our mission is to bicycle across the Hudson River on this bridge path and return safely to NYC.
The ride meets on the Upper West Side (exact location provided to registered riders). The route includes GWB, Hudson Terrace, 9W, Lamont Observatory, Tallman Mountain Park, Piermont Road, Cuomo Bridge path, Broadway, Neperan Road (hill), North and South County Trailways, and the newly paved Putnam Greenway in Van Cortlandt Park (which might still be under construction). At least 1 leader will guide the optional return from Bronx to Manhattan.
We will eat lunch on a bridge overlook. There are food vendors at the bridge entrances but there could be long lines and we recommend that you bring your lunch.
Rides during the current pandemic are limited to 6 riders + 2 leaders. Everyone else gets wait-listed. Important: you must remove yourself from the list (or email the ride leader firstname.lastname@example.org) if you will not be riding. Failure to follow this instruction could get you restricted from signing up in the future.
You must wear a helmet when riding and should carry water, sunscreen, and a spare tube. In addition, please observe these rules:
1. Wear a face mask at all times when you are out in public. (Maybe not while eating or drinking.)
2. Even with a face mask, keep 6 ft. "social distancing" at the ride start, at rest stops, and at lunch stops.
3. Wash or sanitize your hands when using the rest room, before eating, and before touching your face.
4. Ride single file and at least 2 bike lengths behind the rider in front of you.
5. If you need to pass another rider (or pedestrian), do so quickly; don't linger at close range.