Westchester Pete will lead the 14-mile down-and-back, followed by an Optional 10-mile north loop to the Kensico Dam and back.
Afterward, an optional excellent buffet lunch at Vintage Bar + Restaurant. Pete negotiated an excellent skate group price.
CAN ALSO SKATE SHORTER DISTANCES by just turning back anywhere along Parkway back to start point to meet group. There are also train stations along route.
Meet in White Plains at 11:30, across from the County Center, a short walk from the White Plains Metro North station.
Skate starts at 11:45am Sharp.( Pkwy reopens to traffic at 2pm ) BRP loop ends between 1:30pm - 2pm back at WP. There is a train back just around 2pm, and one every hour.
A SKATER'S CAR WILL PROBABLY BE THERE OR NEAR START POINT TO STASH SHOES AND BAGS.
From Grand Central: 10:47 AM
From Harlem - 125th Street: 10:57 AM
Round-trip fare: $17.00 (purchase before boarding train) // $8.50 One Way
See mta.info for return train schedule.
HELMETS AND WRIST GUARDS ARE REQUIRED. BRING WATER, SUN PROTECTION, AND LUNCH MONEY.
YOU ARE SKATING/BIKING AT YOUR OWN RISK, responsible for your safety, and agree not to sue or hold the Empire Skate Club or any volunteers responsible.
*Note: Bikers must have $5 MTA lifetime permit available at Grand Central Station. May possibly be paid for on-board. Good for Metro North and LI Railroads. Yet, to ensure compliance, cost, and to save time print and fill-out form from web.mta.info/mnr/html/mnrbikepermit.htm.