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Bicycle to City Island for Crab and Lobster lunch

Date and Time

Saturday, October 17, 2020, 10:00AM - 4:00PM


City Island,
New York, Hudson River Valley,
NY United States


Registration is required for this activity.


Here's a great ride to a great destination! We'll start the ride at a subway station in the Bronx so as to avoid heavy traffic, and then take mostly bicycle paths to City Island. 30 miles round trip, and we'll rate this trip as 'moderate'. Pace will be 13 - 14 mph. Not a whole lot of ups and downs, but there will be some. Most definitely not a beginner's ride. We may ride over to Orchard Beach just to see what's going on, depending on how we're doing with time. Group size is limited to six participants, so please, only register for the ride if you're sure you want to go. Also, the prices for a crab sandwich on City Island, plus a beverage, etc., are higher than you'd think. Plan accordingly, please. Please note it may be an hour subway ride from Grand Central, so keep that in mind when deciding what time you'd need to wake up to get somewhere near the Botanical Gardens at 10:00 AM. We'll follow all AMC and local covid rules in effect on the day of the trip. Masks and hand sanitizer and social distancing, etc. Please, don't show up without a helmet. Also absolutely required is that participants bring whatever they need to fix a flat tire, or be prepared to call a car service for a ride back to the subway. Don't forget under the new registration system, everyone is put on the waitlist when they register, and they as the date for the ride comes.

AMC Trip Policy



Click map for driving directions
Riding around Randall's Island



Offered By

N.Y. - North Jersey



Nearby AMC Destination

Harriman Outdoor Center


Adults (18+)


(best time to call: 12:30 AM - 9:00 PM)

Recently returned from several months workin as a researcher on the International Space Station, so I'm anxious to get back into backpacking and cycling. Keep an eye out for backpacking trips coming up.