Rough map of the route. This is for decor purposes only and should NOT be used for navigation!


The Routes


The Route Sheet

On the day of the ride we will give you a great route sheet. We do not release copies of the route sheet in advance, for four reasons:


1. Not everyone is as honest as you. When we release the route sheet in advance, we get a lot of people who do the ride without paying and helping raise money for Transportation Alternatives.



2. Believe it or not, the route sheet is usually not ready until just a day or two before the ride. Why? Because our excellent route-marking crew heads out right before the ride to check for any last-minute changes. It is VERY common for them to come across a road that we have used for years, only to discover that it is closed for construction. When they return from marking the route, the route-marking team is THE final word on where the route goes -- even I don’t know the route until I hear back from them.



3. If we distribute the route sheet before the ride, we get a LOT of email like this: "I see the route goes down Maple Street. You people are idiots. Everyone knows that Oak Street is much better than Maple Street. I will be riding on Oak Street instead. Will there be a rest stop for me on Oak Street?"



4. We ALSO get a lot of email like this: "I see from the route sheet that the ride will go right past my house. I will start pedaling from in front of my house, and then do the route in reverse order. Can I get a lift back to my house after the ride?" 



Hope you understand! When we’ve released the route sheet in advance bad things happen to us, and we hate when that happens!


ROUTE TRIVIA


Route Trivia: Part I The Brooklyn escorted rides will be on the same roads as the Manhattan escortred rides, but you will not be pedaling side-by-side.  Think about it -- if the Manhattan Start/55-mile route starts at 8:00 am. and the Brooklyn Start/55-mile route ALSO starts at 8:00 am...


Route Trivia: Part II  Here's an example of how route distances are calculated:


If you pick, say, the Manhattan Start Line/35 mile route you will start pedaling in Manhattan and finish in the exact same spot 75 miles later.


If you pick the Brooklyn Start Line/35 mile route you will start pedaling in Brooklyn and reach our Manhattan finish line in 22 miles, where you can celebrate and grab some souvenir goodies. When you're ready, pedal another 13 miles back to Brooklyn, for a total of 35 miles.  (Of course you can always grab the subway from Manhattan back to Brooklyn... )


Clear as mud?  You bet!

Rest Stops


There are lots of great places along the way to stop and relax, and we'll have official rest stops too with mechanical support, food, drink, a kind word or two...


Here's the schedule. All route distancs are estimated.


HEY ALL -- WE ARE STILL SCOUTING THE FINAL ROUTE -- WE WILL FILL IN THE DISTANCE NUMBERS HERE WHEN WE GET CLOSER TO RIDE DAY -- Glen


Rest Stop #1 - Whole Foods Market Brooklyn

About 13 miles from the start line


Who Stops Here

All cyclists except those doing the 18-mile route.  


Note that this location is ALSO the same spot as the Brooklyn start line


When Is the Next Rest Stop?

35-mile route: About 16 miles

55-mile route: About XX miles

75-mile route: About XX miles

100-mile route: About XX miles


How Far to the Finish?

35-mile route: About XX miles

55-mile route: About XX miles

75-mile route: About XX miles

100-mile route: About XX miles



Rest Stop #2 - Canarsie Pier


Who Stops Here

55-mile route

75-mile route

100-mile route


When Is the Next Rest Stop?

55-mile route: About XX miles

75-mile route: About XX miles

100-mile route: About XX miles


How Far to the Finish?

55-mile route: About XX miles

75-mile route: About XX miles

100-mile route: About XX miles



Rest Stop #3 - Alley Pond


Who Stops Here

75-mile route

100-mile route


When Is the Next Rest Stop?

75-mile route: About XX miles

100-mile route: About XX miles


How Far to the Finish?

75-mile route: About XX miles

100-mile route: About XX miles



Rest Stop #4 - Astoria Park


Who Stops Here

35-mile route

55-mile route

75-mile route

100-mile route


When Is the Next Rest Stop?

100-mile route: XX miles


For everyone else, this is the last rest stop on the ride.


How Far to the Finish?

35-mile route: About 7 miles

55-mile route: About XX miles

75-mile route: About XX miles

100-mile route: About XX miles


Rest Stop #5 - Van Cortlandt Park


Who Stops Here

100-mile route only


When Is the Next Rest Stop?

This is the last rest stop on the ride.


How Far to the Finish?

100-mile route: About XX miles