To: All Who Love to Bicycle, Explore, Discover, and Socialize:
Join us for a Hudson Valley Ramble Bicycle Tour this Sunday September 15, 2013. We will meet at 10:00 – 10:30 at the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center, 25 Quackenbush Sq., corner of Clinton and Broadway in downtown Albany for an 11:00 am start.
This ride will be 25 miles, a casual pace with a couple of short climbs, on roads with medium traffic and short sections of unpaved bike paths. We will visit the sites and cities that were part of the great American Industrial Revolution of the late 1800’s.
Sights and sounds that we will experience include the original Erie Canal, the Great Falls at Cohoes, the Waterford Harbor, and countless “Industrial Revolution” era buildings that were used for factories, workplaces, entertainment, and homes in downtown Albany, Cohoes, Waterford, and Troy.
Bring your camera with your mandatory helmet along with an extra tube for your bike in case of a flat. This is a self-supported ride so be prepared!
Cost is $10. Snacks, fruit, and water provided at the start.
We will stop for lunch near the halfway point so bring a little cash ($10- $15.) This new deli has great soups, sandwiches, baked goods, and picnic tables with a spectacular view.