Bronx River Parkway Skate
Sunday, June 14th, 2009

This is a beautiful skate through southern Westchester on the traffic-free Bronx River Parkway. It's a curvy, rolling 7-mile stretch of a 4-lane parkway that is reserved for cycling and skating for 4 hours every Sunday in the spring and fall. The road is smooth, the bike traffic is light, and the hills are ‘just right’.

We’ll meet at the Bronxville train station (Metro North Harlem Line) at 11AM and plan to get rolling at 11:15 sharp, since we have to be off the parkway by 2. From the train station, we'll skate through a park for a couple of miles, and then take the parkway to White Plains. If we get to White Plains early enough, we’ll skate the path to the Kensico Dam before returning to Bronxville for lunch. Total distance will be about 22 miles (18 if we don’t go to the dam).

If you’re traveling by train, take the 10:25 from Grand Central (get your ticket and meet up with fellow skaters at the information booth at 10:15). It's a 35-minute ride, and round trip off-peak fare is $12.00. The train also stops at 125 St. (Park Avenue) at 10:35. We’ll be done in time to catch the 2:25 or 3:25 back to NYC. We’ll also have a car in Bronxville where you can stash your shoes and bags.

If you're driving, check maps.google.com for directions. Note that they usually close off the Bronx River Parkway exit off the Cross County Parkway, so you may have to take some local roads to Bronxville (see Google map).

Bring your helmet, wrist guards, sun protection, some water (or buy some in Bronxville before we take off), and some lunch money.

Check out the following links for some background on the BRP:
www.nycroads.com/roads/bronx-river
www.westchestergov.com/Parks/BicycleSundays.htm

The skate will be led by Alan.



Helmet and Writst Guards are required.



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