Poughkepsie Walking Bridge

 24 May
 Poughkepsie Highland RR Bridge
 85 Haviland Rd - 12528 - Highland - United States
 Ronnie Pichson
This is the ride not to miss. It is one of the most ambitious rides all year. Its a big all day ride 100 miles each way Last year we were 45 riders.... To all of our sadness the following day one of our brothers Deshawn Artope (D.O.T.) of We R One MC died in an unfortunate accident. Please all come out for his honor, memory and to make this an anual tradition...It is such an gorgeous scenic tour to help celebrate his life and good times. The route is thru palisade park up river road to perkins tower in bear mountain; then onto storm king mountain leading to Poughkeepsie walking bridge - visiting on the west of the Hudson River in Highland NY. Pack lunch and snacks. Have a full tank of gas and be prepared to fill up again and have $ for tolls 1st meet up location; Brooklyn: End of Atlantic Avenue off of BQE exit; bottom of the hill, (near Columbia Street) Start meeting @ 9; departing @ 9:30 Brooklyn Bridge to the FDR 2nd meet up location; Manhattan: York Ave between 60 & 61 street @ Twenty Four Sycamore Park Start meeting @ 10; departing @ 10:30 FDR to the George Washington Bridge Upper level of the GWB bear right to Palisades Pkwy. North to exit 1. We will have a short stop at the Ross Dock Picnic area in Palisades Park and then continue up scenic and winding River Road. 1/2 hour will be spent here; we return to the Palisades Pkwy North by 11:30 Gas / pit stop on Palisades before exit 5; departing by 12:00 Continue onwards to Bear Mountain; Perkins Drive exit 19. (30 miles) Estimated arrival 12:45 Explore Bear Mountain and reach Perkins Tower. Depart by 2:00 Take 9W N/N Rte 9W N; 22 miles to Storm King Highway Mountain Road, Cornwall on the Hudson. Depart by 3:30 Back onto 9W N; 25 miles... 39 minutes to the Poughkeepsie walking bridge ... depart by 5 Returning back down thru the Bear Mountain Bridge ($1.50 toll) into Croton on the Hudson onto Rt 9 down to multiple choices to get back to the city. Any questions call me- Ronnie 6463207528

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