Friday, June 19th, there will be bike ride from Battery park to Harlem.
This is a ride to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Dutch discovery of the Hudson River, and will begin with a brief explanation of the Dutch influence on NYC by a local historian.
Attending this bike ride will be New York State first lady Michelle Paterson who, I am told, frequently bikes from her home in Harlem to her office in Lower Manhattan. She was recently in Haarlem, Netherlands and was fascinated by the history of how her neighborhood in New York got its name.
Start: 3 :00pm Friday, June 19, at the North Cove Marina
There will be a very brief talk from a historian, who will speak about the 400th anniversary of the Hudson, and the Dutch influence on NYC (including how Harlem got its name). We will then bike to 125th street, up the Hudson bike path – since this is open to beginner riders, we wanted to keep it short and relatively easy.
I know its at a weird time, but if can make this please come out and lets prove to the NYPD that we can ride in groups over 50 and don’t need a permit.