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At the board meeting on August 6th, it was decided to increase the size of the rides to 8 + 2 and 4 + 1, where there are 8 riders and 2 leaders, or 4 riders and 1 leader. The ride leaders have the discretion to have smaller groups.

DeWint House - Bergen History Ride #1

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Dinosaur Playground > GW Bridge > E Clinton > Ridge Rd > Highwood Ave > Knoll Rd > Hillside > Anderson > Hardenburgh > Columbus > Schraalenburgh > Broadway > Old Tappan Rd > De Wint House picnic. Tappan Rd > Knickerbocker > Riveredge Rd > Tenafly Rd > Hudson Ave > Lydecker > Walnut > GW Bridge > Riverside Dr > Dinosaur Palyground.

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Author: 
Carol Waaser
Signature Route : 
off
Region Name(s): 
New Jersey/Rockland County
Level(s): 
B, C
Distance: 
43.5
Vertical Gain: 
1900
Difficulty: 
62
Difficulty Rating: 
2 out of 5
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A pleasant and relaxed ride to DeWint House, where General George Washington had his headquarters a couple of times during the Revolutionary War. It's also where Major Andre was hanged as a spy. There's a museum and the original house which is furnished as it would have been in Washington's time. Picnic tables on the back lawn by a gurgling stream, so stop at the deli in Tappan to pick up lunch. (Don't forget your musette bag to carry lunch a half mile.) Plan to spend a little time at the site.

cw 6/2019

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