Clearwater Hudson River Revival

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Valet Bike Parking at the Clearwater Festival

Time’s Up! works with the Clearwater Environmental Organization to promote cleaner air and water and cultivate the idea of Valet Bike Parking. Valet bike parking, which was pioneered by Time’s Up, spread to hundreds of events in NYC and can now be seen on a global scale.

Time’s Up! encourages festival-goers to ride their bicycles to the yearly Clearwater Hudson River Revival Festival, the region’s premier environmental festival, by providing free “valet bike parking” and running an outreach environmental center. Growing steadily each year, the valet bike parking area served 200 people at the 2012 festival and has inspired other events to include provisions for people arriving by bike. Time’s Up also partnered with ClearWater to shut down the ageing Indian Point nuclear power plant. Their efforts helped protect the Hudson River from the power plant’s polluting effects.

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

 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

Great news for 2017: Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant Announces it Will Close in 2021

Clearwater & Time’s Up demonstrating in front of Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant

Clearwater and Time’s Up worked together to help create pressure to close this aging power plant located only 35 miles from New York City. Read more about the plant closure and check out coverage of the demonstrations.

Bike Rides to the Clearwater Revival

Date Time Meeting Location Description
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 for package deals or 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!

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:

Reasons to Ride to the Clearwater Revival

(And Everywhere)

  • 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.
Monmouth County Clearwater Festival valet bike parking Valet bike parking is such a hit that now the Monmouth County Clearwater Festival has it too! Photo courtesy of the Bike Church Bike

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