Know someone who has a bicycle in your garage that they rarely ride? Invite them to join the RBC at Rolling By The River on June 2 at 2p for a Sunday afternoon "slow roll" cycling event when you can join your family, friends, and neighbors near the Nyacks and Piermont to get out and Roll Along The River.What's a Slow Roll?
It's a bicycle ride for everyone. All ages (8 and up) and experience levels are welcome. The slow pace keeps the group safe and gives riders a unique perspective of our villages and their neighborhoods. It's a chance to socialize, meet up and ride safely as a group.
The Rockland Bicycling Club is teaming up with local villages and the Edward Hopper House for Rolling By The River, the first of what hopefully will be regular "slow roll" community bicycle rides through the Nyack river villages and Piermont. It's a family friendly, group event intended to teach safe cycling practices while encouraging local residents to get some exercise with their friends and neighbors. We'll also share some factoids about local history; relay important community updates about cycling infrastructure; and hear about some ambitious open space plans, too.Ride Marshals Needed!
Please sign up for this ride if you can help, and wear your RBC Jersey (if you have one) on June 2.
Meetup at Upper Nyack Elementary School on June 2 at 2p. HELMETS ARE REQUIRED. Participants must sign an event waiver. Route is flat and about 3 miles round trip to Nyack Beach State Park with a social meet and greet at the Edward Hopper House Museum and Art Center on N Broadway in Nyack after the ride.
If this proves popular future rides will be scheduled in the adjacent river villages on a regular basis.
Illustration: American realist painter and Nyack native Edward Hopper used this bicycle with wooden wheels to pedal around the Nyack river villages and Piermont in the late 1800's. The bicycle is on permanent display at the Edward Hopper House. Illustratation by ©2019 Bill Batson.