The Westchester Cycle Club’s evening dinner program on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Tuscan Grill in Briarcliff Manor will focus on the latest in bike advocacy and the new Tappan Zee Bridge. It is important for all of us in the cycling community to become informed, and speak up (if we choose), especially in light of the plans for a new bike facility along the span.
Brian Conybeare of the State DOT is one of two featured speakers. As Special Advisor for the Tappan Zee Bridge, he serves as the liaison for the Governor to Hudson Valley residents and businesses. Brian (former anchor for the News 12 Evening Edition) conducts day-to-day meetings with local community and business leaders and plays an important role in ensuring that the issues raised by residents involving the $5 billion project are heard and resolved.
WCC Advocacy Director David Wilson is also speaking, sharing the latest initiatives in bike advocacy on the local level, and plans for 2013.
Held at the Tuscan Grill, 518 North State Road, in Briarcliff Manor, from 6:30 to 10 p.m., it’s $25 per person and the buffet includes a variety of items: choice of pasta, mixed vegetables, roasted red potatoes, green salad, a chicken selection and vegetarian options.
Seating is limited so register early. Westchester Cycle Club members are asked to register on the club website - www.westchestercycleclub.org under Events. Non-members can contact David Wilson at (914) 217-5600.
The Westchester Cycle Club is a not-for-profit organization that has been riding since 1975. With approximately 1,400 members of all ages, the club is dedicated to encouraging and supporting bicycling of all types and at all skill levels through road riding, mountain biking and advocacy. The group actively promotes safe and courteous bicycling on many and varied types of roads, and was designated the top bicycling club in the country in 2011 by the League of American Bicyclists.
Annual membership ($20) provides a variety of member-led rides – beginner through expert - throughout Westchester as well as Putnam, Dutchess and Fairfield (Conn.) counties. Rides are scheduled on weekends, weekdays and evenings, winding their way through some of the Lower Hudson Valley's most scenic areas. For more information on the club or to become a member, please visit the website.