24th Odell Memorial Ride 2018

Ride with the Bicycle Club of Philadelphia
on a unique cycling adventure to Brooklyn

September 2nd, 2018

The Road to Brooklyn

Our route meanders along the South Branch of the Raritan River, across the Watchung Mts, and down into Basking Ridge NJ, before riding through the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge.  It then transitions to an urban route through Elizabeth, Newark, and Jersey City  before taking the ferry from Hoboken to Manhattan.

In New York, the route goes down the Hudson River Greenway bike path and over the Brooklyn Bridge to our destination, the Nu Hotel in Brooklyn Heights. (See: www.nuhotelbrooklyn.com

Refreshments will be available upon arrival at the hotel in Brooklyn. We’ve also made arrangements for showering and changing at the hotel. You can pick up your bag from the bus, which will be waiting upon arrival. For dinner, many affordable fine dining establishments are nearby, featuring Thai, Italian, Greek, Indian, and Continental cuisines.

We will leave at 9 pm to return to New Hope and Philadelphia via motor coaches. Professional movers will transport our bicycles back to the starting points, where they will be waiting upon our return.

The truck bringing back the bikes will go on to 30th Street after returning to New Hope.

This is a fully supported ride with SAG support, cue sheets, electronic GPS files, and ride leaders with each group. Groups will operate according to BCP ride policies.

Where the Adventure Begins

  • 4

    Routes

    Choice of 130, 90, 75 or 50 mile route.

  • 2

    Start Locations

    Start at 30th Street in Philadelphia or New Hope.

  • 3

    Ride Groups

    130 mile A group
    90 mile A, B and C groups
    75 mile & 50 mile C group

Most of our riders will follow the original route from New Hope to Brooklyn, but several options are available.  You could choose to:

  • Start in New Hope to ride the original 90-mile route to Brooklyn with an A, B, or C group.
  • Take our bus (with your bike) from 30th Street in Philadelphia to New Hope to join the riders starting at New Hope.
  • Ride 130 miles from 30th Street in Philadelphia to Brooklyn with an A group.
  • Ride on our bus from New Hope to the 70-mile or 50-mile C group rides into Brooklyn.

The bus from New Hope will bring riders and bikes to the 70-mile and 50-mile starts, and will bring all riders' bags to Brooklyn.

Registration Limit Reached.

Hope you can join us next year for the 25th Peter Odell Memorial Ride.

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