Lloyd's Carrot Cake - an Urban Adventure with a Sweet Treat

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Dana Discovery Center > St. Nicholas Ave > 165th St > High Bridge > University Ave > Goulden > Sedgwick > Van Cortlandt Ave West > Broadway > Lloyd's Carrot Cake > W. 240th St > Tibbett Ave > Marble Hill Ave > Broadway Bridge > Seaman > Dykman > Hudson Greenway > Eleanor Roosevelt Statue

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Author: 
C. Waaser
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Region Name(s): 
New York City
Level(s): 
C
Distance: 
20
Vertical Gain: 
700
Difficulty: 
27
Difficulty Rating: 
1 out of 5
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Ride starts at the Dana Discovery Center at the north end of Central Park, on W. 110th St. between Malcolm X Blvd. (Sixth Ave.) and Fifth Ave. Bathrooms have outside access on the north side of the building and are generally open by 8:00 a.m. You can get there via the C train to 110th St. or the 2/3 train to Central Park North.

The route is almost entirely on bike lanes and bike paths. You start with urban riding up St. Nicholas Ave. (watch for glass); then take a wooded bike path and cross the newly restored High Bridge (stop for a photo op). Then it's more urban riding up University Ave.  Work your way over to Van Cortlandt Park South. Turn onto Broadway, make a pit stop at the Van Cortlandt Park restrooms, then continue up Broadway 3/10th mile to Lloyd's Carrot Cake for the best in NYC (either with nuts & raisins or without), or one of their other famous cakes. (Lloyd's is a very small storefront on the left, with a very small carrot sign - don't miss it.) If you want something more substantial there's a deli in the same block. Cross Broadway (carefully) to the park side and watch a game of cricket while you snack.

The return route is over the Broadway Bridge and then down the Hudson Greenway to 72nd St.

 

cw 7/2016

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