velojoy presents a list of bike rides in New York City, Long Island, Connecticut and New Jersey for your weekend enJOYment.
Friday, July 23 – #bikenyc tweetup at Adeline Adeline
Meet up with like-minded members of the #bikenyc twitterati. Start off at 6:30 pm at Adeline Adeline, the Tribeca emporium of beautifully designed city bikes at 147 Reade Street, to mingle, admire stylish rides and accessories, and enjoy refreshments. Then at 7:30 pm, weather permitting, pedal up the West Side Greenway to the Pier i Café at West 70th Street and Riverside Park South for sunset drinks and dining.
facebook event page here. (Help spread the word — the less digitally savvy are counting on you.)
Saturday, July 24 – Third Annual Soldier Ride, The Hamptons
The Wounded Warrior Project, a national not-for-profit organization that assists severely injured service men and women, presents this fund-raising event on Eastern Long Island. Honor and ride with veterans along a 30-mile route from Amagansett through East Hampton to Sag Harbor. The 60-mile route extends the ride to majestic Montauk. Registration begins at 8 am; saddle up at 10 am. Options for walkers and runners, as well.
The event honors the memory of Lance Corporal Jordan C. Haerter, USMC, of Sag Harbor, who lost his life to a suicide bomber in Ramadi, Iraq while protecting 50 others at his post.
Additional information and registration.
After the ride, Rock the Farm, also benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project, kicks off at 6 pm and features cocktails, a BBQ and live music. Ticket information here.
Sunday, July 25 – Harlem Valley Rail Ride
Bike New York presents a fully supported ride on the car-free, scenic Harlem Valley Rail Trail through the countryside of New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts, starting and ending in Millerton, New York, in northeastern Duchess County. Event organizers note that new ride routes are featured. Options of 20, 30, 55, 75 and 100 miles suit all riding levels.
Information, including photos from last year’s ride.
Sunday, July 25 – Museum of Arts and Design Bike Clinic
The Museum of Arts and Design, where Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle continues on display through August 15, hosts a bike clinic and offers rentals by Blazing Saddles, including high-end carbon fiber bikes, from 11 am to 4 pm at the MAD loading dock, 58th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue. Information.
Conclusion of the Tour de France
Bid a fond adieu to the 97th Tour de France. Cheer the finale of this grueling race, including the Stage 19 individual time trials on Saturday and the triumphant finish in Paris on Sunday. Join fellow fans for daily screenings of television coverage of Le Tour at the Rapha Cycle Club NYC, 352 Bowery (at Great Jones). velojoy has heard talk of mimosas.
Hours and information.
The road ahead:
- Time’s Up! Moonlight Rides
- Summer Streets 2010
- Ride the Zone Benefit Outdoor Spin
- Tour of the Litchfield Hills, Connecticut
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