Sleepy Hollow Skate, Sunday October 26, 2008

Join us as skate down the Headless Horseman on SUNDAY OCTOBER 26.

We’ll depart from Columbus Circle at 10AM, heading north along the Hudson to the historic town of Sleepy Hollow. This will be a ~30 mile skate, along Riverside, Riverdale, Broadway, and Warburton, including short stretches along Broadway just north of Yonkers. We’ll end our skate at the old cemetery used by the earliest Dutch settlers, from 1640 on, where "Headless Horseman" author Washington Irving reposes.

We'll then return to Manhattan on Metro North, which runs just next to the Hudson. The hardier may wish to skate back via White Plains and then head back down further inland. We will skate at an intermediate speed but for about 30 miles.

Note that we will leave New York City limits, beyond which train stops (Metro North) occur only once per ~ 1.4 miles. Most roads have nearby bus routes--Westchester line ($1.40) 1 from Tarrytown to Dobbs Ferry; line 1T from Dobbs Ferry to the 1 subway stops in Riverdale)--so you can turn back from most points on route.

Skaters must be comfortable on hills and with traffic. Helmets and wrist guards required, all other protective gear recommended.

We will stop in Sleepy Hollow for food, and I suspect most will return by train, so please bring money and shoes.

Bikers are welcome.

Any questions contact Pete Lux 551- 689 4760

  Sunday October 26, from Columbus Circle, 10AM  


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