Clearwater Hudson River Revival
Bike Parking at the Great Hudson River Clearwater Festival
Ride your bike up the Hudson River to the region's premier music and environmental festival! Free valet parking and bike information will be provided by TIME'S UP!
The Clearwater Bike Center (left) welcomes scores of cyclists and prevents hundreds of pounds of pollution each year. For details, read about our first year: Clearwater 2002 Wrap-up
Here's more information about the Clearwater Revival, including advance ticket sales. We'll see you there (and we'll park your bike!)
Rides to the Clearwater Revival
|Saturday, June 16, 2012||8:30 a.m.||Grand Central Terminal||The BBBC's 24th annual day-long summer retreat to this classic folk music festival returns! We'll board Metro North for the 8:45 AM train to White Plains, then cycle to Croton Park with return trip to NYC by train. Enjoy 5 stages of music, non-stop dancing, crafts, activities, stories, souvenirs, and of course food. Scheduled performances include Arlo & Family, Tom Paxton, Tom Chapin, David Amram, Jay & Molly and special tributes to Woody. Note: ride participants are strongly urged to purchase festival tickets in advance. See www.mta.info for package deals or www.clearwaterfestival.org Festival and bike ride are Rain or Shine. Free valet parking available via our friends at Times Up (www.times-up.org). And who will be the recipient of this year's ride dedication? Bring $20 for train fare , MTA Bike Permit, sunscreen. 25 miles, flat to rolling terrain with one big hill Leaders: Ted Kushner & Brian Hoberman|
Biking Directions to the Clearwater Revival
Choose a route, click on the cue sheet, print it up, and follow it!
- Direct route from New York City via Yonkers, Hastings, Tarrytown, etc.
- Scenic route from NYC via White Plains
- Another scenic route from NYC via Bronxville and Tarrytown
- Scenic route from White Plains via Valhalla, Thornwood, Pleasantville, Ossining, etc.
- Yorktown Heights to Croton Point passing Teatown, Mohansic Lake, and Croton Dam
- Katonah to Croton Point (Two options: easy or challenging.)
- Peekskill to Croton Point passing Blue Mountain, Indian Point, and Crugers
- Carfree along the Old Croton Aqueduct from Van Cortlandt Park via Yonkers, Hastings, and Tarrytown: HTML or PDF
At the end of the day, you can even take your bike home on the train! Here's some bike permit and train info, and:
- Route to the Croton-Harmon Station from the Revival.
Reasons to Ride to the Clearwater Revival
- You'll see, hear, and smell all sorts of wonderful things that you would never notice while in a car or on a train.
- TIME'S UP! will be at the Revival to welcome you and look after your wheels.
- You'll get to park right by the main entrance, you won't have to wait in line for the shuttle bus, and you won't get stuck in traffic waiting to leave the park.
- Bicycling doesn't pollute. A four-mile round trip by bike instead of by car keeps about 15 pounds of pollutants out of the air.
- Cycling is economically efficient: The cost of a typical adult bicycle in the U.S. amounts to less than a week's average pay, while the cost of buying and maintaining a typical automobile consumer over two months' worth of average income per year.
- Bikes are resource-efficient:
- 100 bicycles can be produced for the same energy and resources it takes to build one medium-sized automobile.
- A cyclist can travel approximately 1,000 miles on the food energy equivalent of a gallon of gasoline.
- Bike riders consume 1/50 of the oxygen consumed by a motor vehicle and expel no pollutants.
- Cycling uses 1/3 the energy of walking, 1/25 the energy of public transport, and 1/50 the energy of the average car.
- Up to 20 bikes can be stored in the space required for one car.
- Bicycling is healthy: Regular cycling (i.e., 20 miles per week) reduces the risk of heart disease by half.
- Bicycling is clean: Motorists breath up to 10 times more exhaust inside cars than bicyclists do outside cars.
- Bicycling reduces traffic congestion. 40% of all trips Americans make are less than 2 miles long. By bike that same trip would take 10 minutes or less.
|Valet bike parking is such a hit that now the Monmouth County Clearwater Festival has it too! Photo courtesy of the Bike Church.|