“Historic Mansions Bicycle Tour,” Sunday, May 15 at 10:30 AM

The Albany Bicycle Coalition continues to celebrate Bike Month with the second “Historic Mansions Bike Tour.” It will be a variation of last year’s ride. Plan accordingly: wear a helmet and bring water and a spare tube.

Sunday May 15th at 10:30 AM, meet us at the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center on Broadway across from the Palace Theater. Our group is friendly and our pace is casual. One rider on last year’s inaugural Sunday morning tour, exclaimed, “I never would have thought about riding my bicycle in downtown Albany before today,” and another, “I never knew these old mansions were right here in Albany.”

We will visit the last of the 18th century homes built by the wealthy and powerful Dutch families of Rensselaerwyck including Van Rensselaer’s Cherry Hill, Revolutionary War hero Philip Schuyler’s Pastures and General Abraham Ten Broeck’s Prospect. Ride with us back in time and hear the fascinating stories each one of these houses has to tell. Two of our scheduled stops are taking part in New York’s “Heritage Weekend Event” and will be offering open houses, historical re-enactors, and vendors.

Optional get together and lunch follows.

For more info on the ride, call John at 518-225-4209. For more info on the “Heritage Weekend Event,” visit http://www.heritageweekend.org.

See you on Sunday May 15!

Written by Lorenz Worden

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