The forecast for tomorrow night calls for temperatures in upper-30s. Not too shabby for this of year, and definitely not cold enough to stop the intrepid souls of Time’s Up from making their monthly “moonlight ride” through Central Park.
If you’re looking for a casual nighttime trek through trough the park, the action starts at 10 pm Friday (rollerbladers welcome too).
Details and a FAQ are available at Times-Up.org. The moonlight rides have been going strong for almost 20 years:
This is a fun, relaxing auto-free ride through Central Park. Enjoy the tranquility of the park & its beautiful ponds & waterways: a nature lover’s dream. Totally safe. Bike guides front & rear.
Meet at 10 p.m., Columbus Circle (SW corner of Central Park) on the first Friday of the month, every month.
The ride moves at a very leisurely pace with a few stops to enjoy the scenery. We usually finish before midnight, back at Columbus Circle. Total mileage is under 10 miles. We do not require lights (although if you have them you should bring them), and any kind of bike will work.
The FAQ notes that “attendance drops off sharply in the winter months, but to make up for the cold, Central Park is especially beautiful in the winter, and it feels even more like being out of the city.”
Since we’re talking about cycling, this also seems like a good time to mention that lottery registration for the annual “Five Boro Bike Tour” tour is still open. If you’re interested, get your submission in before 5 pm on 2/7.
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