Goethals and Bayonne Bridges
Let's ride over these two bridges between Staten Island and NJ.
We'll take the PATH from The Oculus/WTC into Newark, ride south to Elizabeth and cross the Goethals Bridge, ride east in Staten Island and cross the Bayonne Bridge, ride north in Bayonne to lunch at a 5BBC favorite, The Broadway Diner, ride south again to re-cross the Bayonne Bridge, and finish by riding east to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in St George.
The mileage from Newark to St George is 32 miles. There are a few hills, but nothing over a 5.5% grade.
The ride begins in Long Island City (western Queens). The exact starting locations will be emailed to the first 12 registered members.
Bring the usual bike repair equipment (spare tubes, multi-tool, etc.).
Bring snacks and hydration. Dress appropriately for the forecasted weather that day.
Be familiar with the Club guidelines for riding during COVID. Bring and wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth at all times including while riding and except while drinking or eating (but maintain social distancing). Bring hand sanitizer.
Please ensure that your bike is in good working order and that you can maintain a moderate speed range.
Note that the PATH accepts Metrocards loaded with money but NOT unlimited Metrocards. It will help speed the process if you bring a Metrocard loaded with at least $2.75