Bronx River Bike Tour - Backpacker

Bronx River Bike Tour

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Group: NYC H2O

When: Sunday, September 24 @ 1:00pm

Where: Bronx, NY

Cost: $30


Come be awed by the Bronx River's beauty: bike with NYC H2O's Matt Malina to tour the river from Williamsbridge Oval to its source in Valhalla!

Did you know that the Bronx River is NYC's only true fresh water river? It was considered as a source for NYC's drinking water in the 1830's but was labelled "an open sewer" by the end of that century. The river has made a comeback since the days of reckless dumping and now supports many forms of aquatic life like Alewife Herring and even a beaver named "Jose."

The tour starts at the Williamsbridge Oval and finishes at the Kensico Dam in Valhalla. The ride is 17 miles long and will take 3 hours (12 mph pace). 7 miles of the ride will be on the Bronx River Parkway as it is opened to bikes for Bicycle Sundays.

Metro North train service is available from Valhalla for the return trip.

Rain date: None

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