2017 Micro-Tour 5

2017 Micro-Tour 5

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"if you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together" African Proverb

718 Cyclery's 2017 Micro-Tour 5 was a 62 mile ride from the shop in Brooklyn to Mahlon Dickerson Reservation in NJ. See route video below.

The group, consisting of 15 riders, 2 shop employees and 3 Condors left the shop at 7:30am on Saturday, September 30th. The weather was cool and seasonal, and spirits were high cruising across the Brooklyn Bridge.

The group proceeded up the

Hudson River Greenway

in Manhattan, picking up a few riders along the way. Things started to get tough when we had to navigate up and down 6 flights of stairs with loading touring bikes, as there is ongoing construction on the southbound bike lane of eth George Washington Bridge.

Across the bridge and into northern New Jersey we went

After winding through Fort Lee, Leonia, Bogota and Hackensack, the group entered the 5 miles of the

Saddle River Area Bike Path

After exiting the park at Mile 25, the climbing began. The plan was to grab lunch at Mile 38 in Oakland, NJ

Then, after lunch, the REAL climbing started.

The group made it all in once piece, and met at the next rendezvous point, an (unfortunately) alcohol free Acme Supermarket at Mile 58

Camp was only a few miles away, but it was up the side of a mountain. The sun set at 6:41 that day, and it had been pretty cloudy all day.  The goal on a Micro-Tour is to get to camp with time to set up and enjoy the camping portion of the trip.

Once everyone got setup, it was time to start prepping food and cooking

After dinner, its time to enjoy the great out doors with a great campfire. 

Temperatures dropped during the night, and it was 40 degrees at daybreak

The ride home on Sunday saw smooth roads and the best of what Fall has to offer

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