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Goodbye Rosie, Queen of Corona - Urban Exploration Series

Nice Ride Everybody.  Roads were better than expected.  And lunch at California was fantastic.  

UPDATE - THE RIDE IS A GO !  That said, we will be aware of the weather conditions.  We will be riding at a slower pace, and will change the route as needed to fit the conditions.  It does appear that the avenues are mostly clear, but there is still some slush in the "door zone."   Peter T said that the road in Corona were clear.   This is not the best ride for your skinny tire road bike.  Riding in these conditions is a personal decision.  Be comfortable with the decision that you make.  Lunch is at California for Mexican and Pizza.

Many of us have done the tried and true ride to Corona. You know the drill - Unisphere, Empanadas Cafe, and the Lemon Ice King. And there is nothing wrong with that - but we ain't gonna do it on this ride. In this ride we take an entirely new route to Corona, up Greene Ave, Elliott Ave, and then through Juniper Park. We take the 99th Street flyover over the LIE and enter Corona.


We will focus on things that are often overlooked in this neighborhood. These include: Congregation Tifereth Israel - the oldest synagogue in Queens. We visit the childhood home of Martin Scorcese. We see the Edward Sanford house, a throw back to a more rural time. And we ride through small Simeone Park. Lunch choices include the historic Leo's Latticini - serving fine Italian cold cuts and home made mozzarella for over 100 years, or the not so historic California restaurant which serves pizza and Mexican food. On the same block is a wonderful neighborhood bakery. On the way out of Corona - we ride by the Louis Armstrong home.


This is a 25 mile ride - with 600 feet of elevation with steepest only a 5.8. Ride will be at a moderate pace. Bring a lock as we will be locking up outside. Come and visit this often overlooked part of Queens.






Monday, February 19, 2024, 10:30 AM until 4:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park
Plaza Street West and Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY  11215

Additional Info:
Ride Leader(s):
David Meltzer
Thane Terrill
Moderate Rides 12-15mph
Grand Army Plaza
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Available Slots:
No Fee