2018 Micro-Tour 5

Micro-Tour 5 was a 37 Mile ride from New York City to Camp Glen Gray, 

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Camp Glen Gray is an overnight campground nestled in the Ramapo Mountains near Mahwah, New Jersey.    Open year round, the camp offers a wide selection of cabins, lean-tos and tent sites.    Its large capacity cabins and campsites are particularly attractive for scouts and other youth groups.   While camping in the Glen, you can hike trails with scenic overlooks,  fish in Lake Vreeland, or simply enjoy nature.   All this less than an hour’s drive from New York City, West Point and many other New York area attractions.

The group left from lower Manhattan at 7am on August 25th, 2018, picked up some people along the way on the Hudson River Greenway, and motored our was to the George Washington Bridge.

 Traditional morning ride from 718 Cyclery to Lower Manhattan Meeting place

Traditional morning ride from 718 Cyclery to Lower Manhattan Meeting place

The first section of the ride is in commercial northenr New Jersey, so there are alot of cars and traffic lights

 Over the George Washington Bridge, from Manhattan to New Jersey

Over the George Washington Bridge, from Manhattan to New Jersey

The best part of teh ride is going through the Saddle River Park, which is 5 milkes or so of protected bike paths along teh Saddle River

 Saddle River Park

Saddle River Park

After the park, the group has their next berak in Ridgewood, NJ for lunch

 Ridgewood, New Jer4sey

Ridgewood, New Jer4sey

After stopping in Wyckoff, New Jersey for final meal provisions, we arrived at Camp Glen Gray at around 1:30pm

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 As always, the campsite is at the top of a hill/mountain

As always, the campsite is at the top of a hill/mountain

 Here is a group shot, before 4 late-comers arrived

Here is a group shot, before 4 late-comers arrived

 There was a slingshot

There was a slingshot

Soon, a fire was started and dinner prep began

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The site has platform tent spots, an great open field, and a 16 person lean-to.  Many people didnt brings tents

 Lean-to situation

Lean-to situation

Surprisingly, most of the crew woke up early to break camp.  The prospect of a 37 mile ride back seemsed to open the possibility that if the group left, they could have most of teh day back in NYC.

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