Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: South shore, L.I., NY
Bikes: Flyxii FR322, Soma Smoothie, Miyata City Liner, Specialized FSR Comp, Fuji Professional
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You don't want 9W. That's over in Jersey and north into NY on the west side of the river. Perhaps you were thinking of Rt 9, which you essentially do not want to be on thru Yonkers and north, as it's mostly 1-2 lanes each direction, no shoulder w/ cars doing 50 in a 30 zone. Friggin nightmare on a bike at rush hour.
The South County Trail is a rail trail - bike and pedestrians only, that really starts in the south at Barney Ave. in Yonkers (last I checked), just west of Saw Mill River Road. It goes north to Elmsford, but if you get off in Ardsley, you can take Ashford Ave. west over the NY Thruway and into DF.
Others have posted ideas for routes to Yonkers out of the city.