Minnewaska State Park Preserve in Ulster County, NY, is a prime spot to soak in the fall colors during a ride on the park’s carriage trails. Photo by Carrie Yale/The Journal News
Category Archives: Westchester Cycle Club
Music fest stays true to its roots
Veteran DJ Bruce Figler has curated another strong lineup for the Pleasantville Music Festival, mixing A-listers with locally grown talent.
Safety at the crossroads
What happens when you stick a crosswalk in the middle of a 55 mph zone?
Are Bike Paths the Road to the Future?
“I think in this country, cars still win. It’s very hard to change a mindset. … We’re socialized into where cars and trucks come first, and all the rest of that is like litter on the side of the road.”
Quiet backroad with a twisted backstory
Here’s a tour of one of my favorite cycling roads, part of a hilly loop I often ride from home. Inningwood starts with a tough climb but it’s worth it for the scenery along with way.
Drivers: Can you give us 3 feet?
‘ve been buzzed, berated, beeped and barked at by passing motorists (and their dogs). Told to get the *%&@ up onto the sidewalk or the bike path. I don’t carry a tape measure with me when I ride, and yeah, I know everybody’s driving SUVs named after huge ships and mountains. But passing a 3-foot passing distance law – and actually enforcing it – definitely gets the point across: Share. The. Road. New York’s latest effort to follow the lead of 35 other states is mired in Albany politics, as usual. How many more years will it take to make this happen?
Want a new bike? Need a repair? Good luck with that
It’s been the best of times, and the worst of times for local bike shops and their customers.