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    Fort Lee Area Riding

    Any one know of any local trails and/or groups in Fort Lee Area??

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    let's see...

    You've got Ringwood SP about 45min drive and Ramapo...a bit closer. Take Rt4 to 208 and get off at Skyline Drive. Blue Mtn in Westchester is just over the Tappan Zee Bridge. Never been to Sprain or i think its called Highbridge they're just over the G Dub. Hell you can prob ride there!

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    Thanks!

    I'll look into them.



    Actually, I picked up my 2nd GF Tarpon up there yesterday right off of Skyline Drive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawndart
    or i think its called Highbridge they're just over the G Dub. Hell you can prob ride there!
    You can. I've run into guys who ride over from Fort Lee before. It's basically 5 blocks over and 12 blocks up from the bike path over the bridge. 5-8 minutes. More info here:

    http://www.nycmtb.com/trails/highbridge.html
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    also

    check out the other mtb forum for nj. hint....put the two words together

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbogner
    You can. I've run into guys who ride over from Fort Lee before. It's basically 5 blocks over and 12 blocks up from the bike path over the bridge. 5-8 minutes. More info here:

    http://www.nycmtb.com/trails/highbridge.html
    Hey J,

    My maiden voyage (after years of "not" riding) on my GF was over the bridge down to 158th St. & back (8 miles R/T). I'll probably be making runs into the city a lot to ride along the Hudson.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lawndart
    check out the other mtb forum for nj. hint....put the two words together
    Will do...thanks LD.

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    Ringwood/Ramapo/Skyline is pretty easy to get to and the route from you can be made avoiding major highways which makes it possible to get to for post work rides. Highbridge is pretty short and VERY technical.

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    Thanks!

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    If any locals are interested, I'll be venturing north up the river from the Bridge on up in the next few days.

    I'll plan to ride out at least 5 miles for a 10 mile round trip since I'm just getting my biking legs back.

    Question:
    Is there a bike path along The Palisades Parkway?


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndgen
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    Is there a bike path along The Palisades Parkway?
    No. And the hiking paths are not open to bikes.

    Best option is to drop down to Henry Hudson drive below the cliff and ride that. Traffic is fairly light and it's a scenic ride. Plus the climbs will definitely whip you into shape quickly...

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    Was that plan on making a along the water path that goes from the GW down to Bayonne to include a bike path?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndgen
    Question:
    Is there a bike path along The Palisades Parkway?
    I used to ride the hiking trail in the late 90's, I didnt even know it was closed to bikes. Was a favorite of mine since it's within a couple miles of my house. I rarely ever saw hikers on it except for the weirdos who would hang out in the first quarter mile just north of the gwb entrance.

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    I'm going to look into and see what gives.

    Thanks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jbogner
    Plus the climbs will definitely whip you into shape quickly...
    Not as fast as if ya stay on Riverside Dr.

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