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Updated Aug 18th, 2020 - The CDC has determined that masks with exhaust valves are largely ineffective; please don’t wear them on our rides, unless the valve can be closed.  

Updated Aug 6th, 2020 - At the board meeting tonight, 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.

Yemeni Cafe - Brooklyn

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Way Points: 

Queensboro Bridge > Sunnyside > Greenpoint > E. Williamsburg > Bedford Stuyvesant > Crown Heights > E. Flatbush > Canarsie > Shore Pkwy > Sheepshead Bay > Dyker Heights > Bay Ridge > Borough Park > Bensonhurst > Kensington > Park Slope > Prospect Heights > Clinton Hill > Brooklyn Navy Yard > S. Williamsburg > Greenpoint > Queensboro Bridge

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Author: 
Julie Blackburn
Signature Route : 
off
Region Name(s): 
New York City, Urban Adventure
Level(s): 
B, C
Distance: 
44
Vertical Gain: 
870
Difficulty: 
53
Difficulty Rating: 
1 out of 5
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The ride starts at the Queensborough Bridge and we head over the Kosciuszko Bridge bike path into Greenpoint.   Williamsburg and the distinctive historic sections of Bedford-Stuyvesant are next, then a pit stop in Canarsie Park before catching the Shore Parkway Greenway westbound.  On the way to Bay Ridge we pass through Sheepshead Bay and Dyker Heights.  Our lunch stop is in Bay Ridge on a street where the storefront signs are in Arabic and where you sometimes see women in burkas.  The Yemen Café (yemencafe.com) at 5th Avenue & Ovington has a tasty, reasonably priced menu of Middle Eastern dishes.  There is cyclist friendly parking in front in full view of dining tables. 

Next door is Balady Halal Foods, a Middle Eastern market for those who may want to do some shopping to pick up some items harder-to-find in their local grocery.  (baladymarket.com)

For those who want to bail after lunch there are NYC Ferry stops nearby at Bay Ridge and Brooklyn Army Terminal. 

After lunch we cruise home through residential streets of Bensonhurst and Borough Park neighborhoods, and then Prospect Park, before heading back to Queens where the ride ends at the Queensborough Bridge.

cw 4/2020

 

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