2017 Micro-Tour 2

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718 Cyclery's Micro-Tours are a quick way to escape the city on the weekend, on your bike. Meet at the shop on Saturday, meet new friends, ride to our destination, eat, camp, and return to the shop on Sunday. No work is missed, but worlds are opened up.

These excursions are designed to provide an excellent format for a newer rider to explore adventure cycling in a safe, fun environment.. In addition, an advanced rider will enjoy discovering new destinations and new friends to ride with.

These flash trips are considered "unsupported". No hotels, no lobster, no one ferrying your bags across the river on their head. It's you, your bike, your gear and some fantastic like-minded people. If this sounds good to you, sign up below for our 2017 Micro-Tour Season.

2017 Micro-Tour 2 was a ride from 718 Cyclery on May 20th up through Westchester County to historic

Croton Point Park

. These 47 miles was mostly traversed at a calm elevation on protected bike lanes (Hudson River Greenway, South County Trailway and North County Trailway)

The trip stated for most riders at 718 Cyclery in Brooklyn, leaving at 8am. We left with about 25, and met another 25 along the way and at the campsite.

Up and over the Brooklyn Bridge

...then its up the Hudson River Greenway, with a stop at the George Washington Bridge/Little Red Lighthouse

Right after the lighthouse, there is a ridiculously steep climb

Through northern Manhattan and into the Bronx

Group Flat #1

The next meeting spot is the parking lot of Van Cortlandt Park

Its then into a 2 mile or so stretch of rough dirt roads heading north to link up with the South County Trailway

Yep...still in the Bronx/NYC

Group Flat #2

South County Trailway

The next stop is the Elmsford Deli, where the South County Trailway becomes the North County Trailway

North County Trailway

The next stop was exiting the North County at Briarcliff

Finally at camp, it was time to set up everyone's hut

Meal prep

The ride home on Sunday is always a less formal affair, as groups meander out of the campsite and wind their way back to NYC at theior own pace.

In the end, this was an amazing trip with a great crew. To sign up for the next one,

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