Monthly Archives: October 2016

More Thursdays! More Fun

Image description: Captain Chris and Stoker Brandy posing on Chris’ signature red tandem.

Weather permitting, Thursday rides have been extended through December. “Daylight Riding Time” is in full effect which means captains should arrive at 5:30pm, and stokers at 5:45pm.

Thur, Nov 3- RSVP for November 3 CP Ride
Thur, Nov 10- RSVP for November 10 CP Ride
Thur, Nov 17- RSVP for November 17 CP Ride
Thur, Dec 1- RSVP for December 1 CP Ride
Thur, Dec 8- RSVP for December 8 CP Ride
Thur, Dec 15- RSVP for December 15 CP Ride

A look back at the Tour de Bronx

Image description: Maria and James with their Cannondale tandem.

We had a wonderful ride on Sunday at the Tour de Bronx.
Six tandem teams made it about 44 miles through Manhattan and the Bronx.

Thank you to captains Matt, Kristin, Greg, Li, and James for stepping up to ensure every stoker who wanted to ride got to ride.

And a big shout out to stokers Hashim, Kody, Ron, Susan, Maria and Adam for the huge accomplishment of completing this ride.

It may have taken all day but we all had a wonderful time.  And due to some incredible teamwork, we all made it through without a scratch.

Go team InTandem!

-Ride Leader, Jonathon Epstein

Sunday October 23 – The Tour de Bronx

Image description: Tandem teams relax in the grass after a fantastic ride!

It’s back! The Tour de Bronx is on Sunday October 23rd. Choose one of two rides. The 25-mile route takes riders through the south, east and mid portion of the borough including the Mott Haven district, Clason Point along the East River, and the largest park in New York City: Pelham Bay Park boasting nearly 3,000 acres of natural forest, OR The 40-mile route, which includes a visit to the historic Fort Schuyler on the Throgs Neck peninsula, the nautical community of City Island and the northern portions of the borough like Woodlawn and Riverdale. Both rides conclude at the iconic New York Botanical Garden where riders receive a complimentary souvenir T-shirt and enjoy a live musical performance as they relax from the day’s festivities.

RSVP for the Tour de Bronx

2016 All-Night Donut Ride – Recap

Image description: A Peter Pan staffer presents a strawberry frosted donut with sprinkles.

The second annual InTandem All-Night Donut Ride was a sweet and savory success! We are very grateful for everyone who registered to ride with us!

At midnight, 12 InTandem teams and some 75 other riders set out from Central Park ready to conquer the night ahead, and with donuts on the brain the teams crossed the Macombs Dam bridge into the Bronx with Yankee stadium highlighting the way. Our first stop was Crown Diner. It was a mellow atmosphere in an old school diner on 161st st.

After stuffing our faces in round one, we made our way back to Manhattan and traveled down the west side on the Hudson River Greenway bike path. It was a beautifully brisk evening with a welcoming quiet often not experienced in the big city.  We stopped at Chelsea Piers where we were treated to another round of treats brought in from The Donut Pub on 14th St. We all knew there was no sleep til’ Brooklyn so we followed the Hudson River Greenway past the World Trade Center and down around Battery Park to the Brooklyn Bridge.

If you’ve ever ridden the very chaotic Brooklyn Bridge in the daytime, you’ll understand the joy of relaxing as your tires rumble over the wooden slats. Some of us were feeling the effects of avoiding the usual nighttime slumber so we added an impromptu coffee stop in Fort Greene.

Williamsburg treated us kindly as we passed through. We took a sigh of relief as we were welcomed into Peter Pan Donuts in Greenpoint with heat and trays and trays of fresh donuts emerging from the kitchen, seemingly just for our riders, which they were.

After a nice break to catch up with friends from our other group, we all set off for Queens. The longer route coasted along the shore past Astoria Park before reaching our final destination at The Doughnut Plant in Long Island City.

A leisurely (and mostly vehicularly empty) early morning pedal back over the Ed Koch Bridge heralded another beautiful morning sunrise in New York City.

All told – about 3000 miles ridden, 500 donuts consumed – don’t want to think about how many calories.

We hope you enjoyed your evening, and will volunteer with us in the near future.

Much thanks to everyone who made this ride a great success.

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