Valet Bike Parking at the Clearwater Festival
Time’s Up will be providing free valet bike parking again at this years Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival: A Music and Environmental Festival on June 16th & 17th, 2018!
We will also host a bike ride from NYC up the Hudson River approximately 40 miles to Croton Point Park, Croton-On-Hudson. If you are interested in biking up from New York City, please email us at email@example.com.
The Clearwater Bike Center (left) welcomes scores of cyclists and prevents hundreds of pounds of pollution each year. Time‘s Up provides free valet bike parking right at the front gates of the Clearwater festival. For details, read about our first year: Clearwater 2002 Wrap-up
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Bike Rides to the Clearwater Revival
|June 15th, 2018||10am||Meet by the grass just north of Chelsea Pier along the west side bikeway||Time’s Up will be organizing and leading group bike rides from NYC to the Clearwater Festival in Croton-on-Hudson in Westchester County. The ride up to Clearwater is along a mostly paved off-road rail trail most of the way after leaving the city. At a friendly, easy pace with stops to smell the roses, it is about 5 hours. Faster going back since it’s down hill. There will also be rides back on Sunday and Monday, visit the Time’s Up valet bike parkers at the front entrance of the festival for more info.
Enjoy 5 stages of music, non-stop dancing, crafts, activities, stories, souvenirs, and of course food. 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. And of course there will be free valet bike parking at the front gates provided by Time’s Up! Bring $20 for train fare, MTA Bike Permit, sunscreen. 25 miles, flat to rolling terrain with one big hill.
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.|