Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > > >

Northeast Connecticut | District of Columbia | Delaware | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New York | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | Vermont | West Virginia

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-24-12, 07:12 AM   #1
Nooch
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Westwood, NJ
Bikes: 2010 Caad 9-4 with Red, 2010 Caad9-5 with Rival, GT Tequesta
Posts: 84
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Help me get from Park Ridge, NJ to Norwalk, CT...

I'm trying to figure out a route to get from Cyclesport in Park Ridge, NJ to my Dad's place in Norwalk, CT.

I'm thinking the GWB but then navigating through the Bronx and Westchester seems a little complicated..

The other option is to head to Haverstraw and take the ferry over to Ossining and go from there..

Any suggestions?
Nooch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-12, 09:48 AM   #2
bktourer1
Senior Member
 
bktourer1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Western Ma.
Bikes: Diamondback "parkway" Spec. "expedition
Posts: 786
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
There is an online NYC Bike map you can use to assist. You could try GWB to Hudson Bikeway North to Broadway, head East towards Mosulu Parkway and take Bronx River paths to Pehlam Parkway, Pelham parkway EAST towards Orchard Beach/City Island, get on Shore Road and follow to RT 1 North
bktourer1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-12, 11:56 PM   #3
neilfein
Senior Member
 
neilfein's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Highland Park, NJ, USA
Bikes: "Hildy", a Novara Randonee touring bike; a 16-speed Bike Friday Tikit; and a Specialized Stumpjumper frame-based built-up MTB, now serving as the kid-carrier, grocery-getter.
Posts: 3,788
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
I'd use the GWB. The riding through the Bronx is pretty stop-and-go, but I like city riding so I was happy when I did it. If you don't mind adding around 10-15 miles and some hills, there's always the Bear Mountain Bridge. You could also take public transit to Port Jefferson (via LIRR) and then take the ferry to Bridgeport, CT. Watch out for some psycho drivers there, but it's about 15 miles west to norwalk from there. has anyone ridden this?

About biking in NYC: It's a phenomenal experience these days, Manhattan and Queens have bike lanes everywhere (it's been a while since I've ridden in the Bronx) and the NYC bike map is great. Parts of western Long Island can be a little dicey, but mostly the areas right outside NYC. (And the LI expressway service road is a great road to bike on if it's not rush hour.)
__________________
Tour Journals, Blog, ride pix

My bands:
Uke On! - ukulele duo - Youtube channel

Ukulele Abyss - ukulele cover videos - Youtube channel

My celtic folk fusion band Baroque and Hungry's full-length studio album "Mended", available for download.

Artistic Differences - 8-track EP "Dreams of Bile and Blood" now available for download.
neilfein is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-12, 04:47 AM   #4
bktourer1
Senior Member
 
bktourer1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Western Ma.
Bikes: Diamondback "parkway" Spec. "expedition
Posts: 786
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You could try the GWB, then take the subway downtown and connect to the #6 train uptown to Pelham Bay Park, and ride the paths to City Island and connect to Shore Road to RT1. The train downtown will get you from riding through dense traffic sections of the Bronx.
bktourer1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-12, 03:14 PM   #5
Papa Tom
Senior Member
 
Papa Tom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Long Island, New York
Bikes: The same GT Outpost Mountain bike I've been riding since 1996, although I modify it throughout the year for commuting, touring, and recreational riding.
Posts: 3,175
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 197 Post(s)
>>>>You could also take public transit to Port Jefferson (via LIRR) and then take the ferry to Bridgeport, CT...has anyone ridden this?<<<<<<


Yes. I rode from Bridgeport to Darien, CT, which is a little further west than Norwalk. There are some very nice parts to this ride once you're out of Bridgeport. Here's my cue sheet. Mind you, however, that there was at least one spot where I had to ask for directions. Bridgeport to Darien (21 miles)

Ferry Access Road south, becomes RR Avenue. Follow RR Avenue east 1.5 miles
Turn left on Fairfield Avenue and go 4.5 miles to Pequot
Turn left on Pequot and go 1.5 miles to fork. Bear left onto Beachside Avenue
1.2 miles and turn right onto New Creek
Quick left onto Greens Farms Road
2.5 miles and bear right/straight onto Bridge Street
mile, cross water and turn left on Riverside Ave
Go under 95 and make right onto Charles St/Park St (Rt.136)
At fork, go left on Park.
Bear left onto Sagatauk Ave (becomes Winfield St)
2.25 miles to East Ave (E. Norwalk train station)

From here, you'll have to customize the rest of your trip!
Papa Tom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-12, 10:08 AM   #6
Nooch
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Westwood, NJ
Bikes: 2010 Caad 9-4 with Red, 2010 Caad9-5 with Rival, GT Tequesta
Posts: 84
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yeah, there'd be no real easy way, I don't think, for me to get to the Port Jeff Ferry -- and it takes some of the fun out of it.. trying to avoid mass transit, was only thinking the haverstraw/ossining ferry for convenience vs. going up to the Bear Mountain bridge, but that's another option as well..
Nooch is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:19 AM.