Top: What Route 9 is today (at Irvington Gardens, 4 lanes engineered for fast driving). Bottom: What Route 9 can be (a street in the Netherlands, engineered for safe driving, walking and cycling).
Let's have some fun and figure out how to make Broadway for Everybody a reality.
We'll casually ride the Old Croton Aqueduct from Sleepy Hollow to Irvington, pick up more friends there, and return to Sleepy Hollow. When we get back, it's time for a picnic party! Duncan's Abbey is providing their (quite delicious) "Tarwe Town" wheat beer. Bring a blanket and whatever else you want to consume.
Then we'll have a quick presentation/discussion about Route 9. In June, the Dept. of Transportation's consultant will begin preliminary engineering work for making Route 9 a "complete street." We need to make sure they do a GREAT job.
Let us know if you plan on coming.
Friday, April 28 (Rain date: Saturday, April 29)
7:00 pm Gather on the OCA, north side of Bedford Rd (Route 448)
8:00 pm Pickup friends in Irvington (Main St at the OCA)
8:50 pm Pickup latecomers in Sleepy Hollow (at same starting spot), then take short ride to the picnic party spot, where we'll hang out for an hour or so.
Make sure your headlight batteries are charged.
For this ride to happen, we need to renew our yearly insurance policy. To get insurance, we need money. To get money, we need you to give it: https://biketarrytown.org/donate.php
At the party meeting, above, we'll be encouraging you to attend Board of Trustee meetings in your village. Mark your calendars now for 7:00 pm on one the relevant dates:
Sleepy Hollow: 4/25, 5/9
Tarrytown: 5/1, 5/15
Irvington: 5/1, 5/15
Amtrak's Adirondack trains to Montreal are back in service. The ride from Croton, up the Hudson Valley, and along Lake Champlain is beautiful. Way more pleasant than the Thruway and Northway.
Sad to say, Hastings Velo has closed. Stan and Bob are fantastic people and allies. We'll miss their public presence and support.