Northeast - Coney Island Cyclone Ride (make-up)
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Time's Up is doing a make-up for the Coney Island Cyclone ride that got cancelled due to rain 2 weeks ago. I've done the Manhattan-Coney ride solo before and loved it, and am really looking forward to this Friday's ride.
Who else here is going?
Details available here: http://times-up.org/index.php?page=cyclone-ride
07-11-08, 12:41 PM
I'm heading out to Bay Ridge after work so I might see you guys ride past if you take 3rd Ave. to Shore Pkwy. I'll probably be on my way home around that time.
the Coney Ride on Friday was lots of fun! there was about 2 dozen people, wide variety of ages, levels, and bikes. average speed was around 8-9mph so I did a lot of fooling around on my bike, coasting, bopping along to some tunes. everyone I met was very cool, especially one dude who schooled me on some track bike knowledge - gotta admit it's more fun to learn about in conversation with a real person than online!
the ride along the greenway past the Verrazano Bridge was the best part, with gorgeous weather and a fantastic view. the fireworks at Coney were also quite a sight - they are almost right above you! the ride back went up Ocean Ave and through Prospect Park, an easy and straightforward trip home. despite the fairly laid-back pace of the ride, or maybe because of it, I was pretty worn out when I finally reached home around 12:30am... I guess the total mileage was around 40 or so, maybe a bit less.
i'm looking forward to participating in more Times Up rides, and I think I will start going to their free classes on bike mechanics. definitely a recommended ride!
...and btw, after this summer, a lot of Coney Island's boardwalk will be torn down for re-development. So if you live in the area and have always wanted to do this ride but not gotten around to it - this summer's you last chance! if you're looking for a route, try this one I did a month ago: http://www.mapmyrun.com/run/united-states/ny/new-york/328887224796
07-14-08, 10:34 AM
I did this ride last year with a group of friends. We started with a loop around Central Park, then shot down the West Side bike path over the Brooklyn Bridge and down to Coney Island with a Prospect Park loop on the way back. Fantastic ride! Have a hot dog and a beer on the boardwalk for me. It's a great NYC treat. Wish I were there.:thumb:
07-14-08, 11:12 AM
Riding out there is a good, fun ride with guaranteed good food when you get there. And you can continue on to Sheepshead bay if you still want to keep riding.
Yeah - I love the Coney Island ride. Times-Up has some great rides - New Year's last year was out of this world and the lights in the heights was awesome (around Christmas to look at all the lights).
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