Red Hook, Brooklyn
A ride listed with the New York Cycle Club
Easter Sunday, April 11, 2004
2nd Annual Commiseration and Celebration of Paris Roubaix. COMMISERATE: Feel the sensations of the European peloton as sections of Brooklyn cobblestone rumble through bikes, arms and legs. CELEBRATE: At the route's end, riders and non-riders can join for food and drinks in Dumbo at the 66 Water Street Bar where OLN's race broadcast can be viewed on the big screen.
With a route (un)improved from last year, sample some of the finest remaining examples of Brooklyn's Pave at Bush Terminal, Red Hook, Cobble Hill and Dumbo. Don't worry, the route starts out with smooth Brooklyn neighborhoods from Prospect Park to Bay Ridge. Helmets, skillful riding and a good attitude are mandatory. Sturdy wheels and snug bottle cages highly recommended. Listed pace is the goal on clear stretches of asphalt and short climbs but will be modified for traffic and other conditions; this is an urban ride with lots of turns. Weather does not cancel, prepare accordingly.
For celebration, the 66 Water Street Bar will be open and OLN’s Paris Roubaix broadcast will be on the big screen. The ride will end at 66 Water Street. Secure bicycle parking will be available in the building. Remember, you don't have to ride to join in for food and drink. This is an event for all cycling sport enthusiasts! Cyclists, friends and family are certainly welcome.
possible, please RSVP via email
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NOTE: Ride time may be altered if OLN reschedules the broadcast time. For developing information and times visit this website, http://www.demel.net/pr. For Water Street Bar information, http://newyork.citysearch.com/customer_website/11661085.For OLN cycling broadcast schedule, visit http://www.olntv.com/htmlpage.asp?htmlid=24.