NYC to Fairfield tour: A Shady Lane (Everybody Wants One)

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Grant's Tomb, start> Mad Av> (Grand Concourse on original, Bailey on RWGPS)> Webster> Mill> Saxon Woods> Rosedale> Kenilworth> Anderson Hill> King> Riverville> Round Hill> Burying Hill> Lower Cross> Mianus> Long Ridge> Pine Brook> S. Bedford> Upper Shad> 124> Trinity Pass> Kitchewan> West> 35> Ivy Hill> Old Redding> Umpawaug> Lime Kiln> Chestnut Ridge> 302> 58> 107> 53> Valley Forge> Old Redding> Bronson> Unoquowa> Fairfield MN station, finish

Harry Zernike
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4 out of 5
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HZ's romp through Westchester and CT with a nicer route to Bronxville. A great ride for a hot, summer day. (And not without a good helping of vertical)

Leave NYC and ride into leafy Greenwich, Pound Ridge, Ridgefield, Redding, and Fairfield, mostly on well-paved back roads with little traffic. Some flats along ridges and valleys, and up and down the short, sharp hills between them. A couple of shortcuts are indicated on the cue sheet. Near the finish is the Saugatuck reservoir- very scenic. Look for the swimming hole along the stream below the dam- a fine way to cool down before you head for the train. 

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Ron Roth has re-routed sections of Harry's route to make it more bicycle-friendly in Manhattan & the Bronx thru lower Westchester.

HS 4/12/15

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