Start Time: 8:00 a.m.
Date: Thursday, November 24, 2016– light snow or shine (rain cancels this ride)
Start/End Point: 23rd Street and the East River, Manhattan
Destination: Brooklyn Pancake Diner via Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn
Mileage: 10-12 miles one-way, 20-24 miles round-trip
Terrain: Fairly easy with low-traffic local streets and bike lanes.
*Pace: Family Ride Speed. This means that we will ride at a leisurely pace — unless it’s really cold!
Get your Gobble Gobble costume and set your DVR to record the parade and ride with us so you can eat more later! This ten- to 12-mile FAMILY bicycle ride starts and ends in Manhattan but goes through Brooklyn and Queens!
This fun tour with Tom Pedro (yes, we named our turkey) is for everyone and includes prizes for the best costume and best-themed bike. “Costumes” can be anything simple that’s related to Thanksgiving. You don’t have to don a full-on, zip-up costume — although that would be fun! Just make sure that whatever you choose can be worn safely while riding.
One of the best features of this tour is the sit-down social during the breakfast stop for coffee and pancakes — or eggs — at our favorite Brooklyn diner midway through this casual ride. And, riders can order a coffee mug proving they rolled out on Turkey Day!*
Since the Pilgrim Pedal ends before the Minnesota Vikings v. Detroit Lions game at 12:30 p.m., there is no reason to miss out on this very special tour. (The Washington Redskins are playing against the Dallas Cowboys at 4:30 p.m. And, the Pittsburgh Steelers v. Indianapolis Colts game starts at 8:30 p.m.)
Cost: $30 per person, includes breakfast (before Nov. 15th) / $35 after November 21st. NO WALK-INS. MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED.There are no refunds. All sales are final. *Coffee mug is an additional $15 and shipping times may vary.*
Click to register! Registration is open until 10PM the night before.
Bring a lock — and the right key! As usual, riders must wear properly fitted helmets and agree to ride bicycles in good working condition. There are no refunds or rain dates, and participants must sign a waiver.
**Solo-riding children ages 8.5 and up are best suited for this ride as this ride will be on streets, and all other children must be helmeted and accompanied by a helmeted parent or guardian. **
For parents: We follow all traffic laws. And, we do our best to ride on greenways and low-traffic streets with bike lanes. At times, children can ride on the sidewalk alongside adult street riders. Of course children who are passengers are welcome. Please note that each person — child or adult — will need to be fully registered for this ride.
For more information: (917) 536-6120, email@example.com.
Q: I wanna go but I don’t have a bike. What do I do?
A: If you don’t want to arrange a bike rental near your hotel or residence, just grab a Citibike! There are several bike stations near the start point, and we can stop while you re-load during the ride! There is also a rental shop, Central Park Tours & Bike Rentals. It’s located at 40 W. 55th Street (between 5th and 6th avenues) that is open on Thanksgiving morning. They have children’s bikes, too. (www.CentralParkNYCTours.com) (917) 405-1303 or (212) 369-1320; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: And if I don’t have a bike, I won’t have a helmet…
A: Consider packing one in your luggage — it’s easy if you load it up with your socks and underwear — or consider buying one the day before and shipping it home later. You probably need to replace your regular one anyway…
Q. Can I pay for just the ride because of my wacky diet?
A: Nope. There are no changes or accommodations for any registrant. This is a ride for PANCAKES at a diner. We will ask the owner if he’ll keep a batch of gluten-free batter on hand….we cannot guarantee that it will happen, and we certainly cannot guarantee that it will be celiac-friendly. You can, however, bring your own snack.