The “Life Is Good” NYC Bike Tour Rides Again

When I saw the five day forecast on my Droid’s Weather Bug app and it showed a big yellow sun with 80 degrees  underneath it for Wednesday, I put the word out that the 2010 Life Is Good ride was on!

The 35 mile casual ride features some site-seeing, great food, entertaining conversation, stress relief and, of course…  a nice little work out.

If you want to be on the contact list for next year, let me know.   All you need is a bike and a positive attitude; …the ability to take off from work on short notice might come in handy too.

The Life Is Good Tour starts with breakfast in Randolph, NJ and then a park and ride rendezvous up in Fort Lee.   The group rides down though Weehawken and takes the path train form Hoboken to Christopher Street in NYC.   We cruise down the West Side Highway past Ground Zero, South Street Seaport and hop on the  Brooklyn Bridge.

My favorite part of the ride is our lunch break in Brooklyn.  We stop at Grimaldi’s and pick up a couple of Margarita Pizzas.  There is a reason why there’s always a line out the door. Delicious!  It was nice to see tax dollars being put to good use; workers were putting the final touches on a beautiful river-side park right down the street.   It was a perfect spot to mangiare and soak up the sunshine.

We take the Manhattan Bridge to the 6th Street Foot Bridge over the FDR and, this time,  invited ourselves to the big party picnics going on at Union Square and Tompkins Square.   The next stop is a little slice of heaven called The Tea Garden which is on the way to Madison Park.   25th Street takes us back to Chelsea Piers on the West Side and it’s a straight shot up the river to the Little Red Light House and the George Washington Bridge.   We cross the GWB and take in our final sights, sounds and smells of the city before crossing back into Jersey.

What a day.  This year, I brought my camera.

Like our new friend in the Tea Garden said… “It’s a beautiful ‘freekin’ world, man.”    🙂

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3 Responses to “The “Life Is Good” NYC Bike Tour Rides Again”
  1. The Life is Good Bike Tour sounds amazing! Put me down for next year. Maybe this will be the inspiration I need to start Triathlon training! I have not gotten myself even close to getting started! Just a dream at this point! Life is Good.

  2. Ps. How do I get my picture on my comments?

  3. Marcello says:

    Hi Patrick!

    Thanks for stopping by the Sunshine Club.

    We’d love to have you join us next year!

    Keep the dream alive my friend. 🙂



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