Join us for this year's Peter Odell Ride to Brooklyn!
||Most of our riders will follow the original
route from New Hope to Brooklyn, but several options are
available. You could choose to:
The bus from New Hope will bring riders and bikes to the 70-mile and
50-mile starts, and will bring all riders' bags to Brooklyn.
- start in New Hope to ride the original 90-mile route to
Brooklyn with an A, B, or C group.
(7:30 am ride departure from New Hope)
- take our bus (with your bike) from 30th Street in Philadelphia
to New Hope to join the riders starting at New Hope.
(6:00 am bus departure from 30th St to New Hope)
- ride 130 miles from 30th Street in Philadelphia to Brooklyn
with an A group.
(6:00 am ride departure from 30th St to Brooklyn)
- ride on our bus from New Hope to the 70-mile C group or or
50-mile D group rides into Brooklyn.
(7:30 am bus departure from New Hope)
||Our route meanders along the South Branch
of the Raritan River, across the Watchung Mts, and down into Basking
Ridge NJ, before riding through the Great Swamp National Wildlife
Refuge. It then transitions to an urban route through
Elizabeth, Newark, and Jersey City before taking the ferry
from Hoboken to Manhattan.
In New York, the route goes down the Hudson River Greenway bike path
and over the Brooklyn Bridge to our destination, the Nu Hotel in
Brooklyn Heights. (See: www.nuhotelbrooklyn.com)
Refreshments will be available upon arrival at the hotel in
Brooklyn. We’ve also made arrangements for showering and changing at
the hotel. You can pick up your bag from the bus, which will be
waiting upon arrival. For dinner, many affordable fine dining
establishments are nearby, featuring Thai, Italian, Greek, Indian,
and Continental cuisines.
We will leave at 9 pm to return to New Hope and Philadelphia via
motor coaches. Professional movers will transport our bicycles back
to the starting points, where they will be waiting upon our return.
The truck bringing back the bikes will go on to 30th Street after returning to New Hope.
This is a fully supported ride with SAG support, cue
sheets, electronic GPS files, and ride leaders with each group. Groups
will operate according to BCP ride policies.
|Registration is $85 for BCP members and $95 for non-members.
The registration deadline is Wednesday, August 23, 2017
The fee includes showers, refreshments and snacks at the hotel in Brooklyn,
and transportation back from Brooklyn for you and your bike.
You are responsible for in-ride snacks, lunch, dinner, and the fare
for the ferry to Manhattan. ($10.25; discount for senior citizens;