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Urban Outdoor Adventures: Bicycling New York City

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Program #20943RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
If you’re looking for a more flexible schedule with ample independent time and several meals on your own, then our FLEX learning adventures are made for you.

Itinerary for Jun 20 — Jun 24, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: The first new hotel to open in the re-vitalized Lower Manhattan since 2001, Club Quarters, WTC has a quiet, club-like atmosphere located on the south side of the World Trade Center, it has unfettered views of the 9/11 Memorial Site and Reflecting Pools, and is within walking distance of the Financial District and the offices of New York’s major financial institutions Nearby neighborhoods include Tribeca, Soho, Battery Park, South Street Seaport, Wall Street and Chinatown. Gold LEED Certified: Newly built to the highest environmental standard, Club Quarters, WTC offers guests smart design and technology without compromising comfort.

Contact info:
140 Washington Street
(Between Albany and Cedar Streets)
New York, NY 10006 USA
phone: 212-577-1133
web: www.clubquarters.com/loc_WTC.php

Room amenities: Latest design workstation with task lighting, ergonomic chairs Premium bedding and linens LCD TV 2-line speaker phone, cordless phone, direct dial number Room service – 24-hour multi menu delivery service Refrigerator stocking Alarm clock radio with iPod docking station Individual controlled heater/air conditioner Complimentary exercise equipment and yoga kits delivered to room

Facility amenities: High speed wireless Internet access throughout the hotel Complimentary coffee, tea, newspapers, magazines and games Chilled, purified bottled water Use of computer/printer Universal Charging Stations Fitness Room Self-serve laundry facilities Exercise equipment delivered to room Guest Request Closet - containing most extra amenities a traveler may require

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBD
TBD

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Thursday, June 20 - Registration and Welcome Dinner
Arrive To: Hotel Check-in available from 4:00 pm.

Afternoon: REGISTRATION: After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar desk in the lobby to register with the program staff, pick up your arrival packet containing your name tag and up-to-date schedule, and other important information. Bike NYC is a new Road Scholar "Flex" program. It is different from other programs with more opportunities for you to dine out and explore on your own. Several meals have been excluded from the program cost and you will have substantial free time for personal independent exploration. Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Dinner: Enjoy views of downtown New York City including the reflecting pools of the 9/11 Memorial, Freedom Tower, Manhattan’s harbor and the Verrazano Bridge while eating dinner at the hotel rooftop restaurant

Evening: ORIENTATION: We'll have an informative overview of the program plus an opportunity to meet your fellow participants during an introductory get-acquainted session. We'll review the updated schedule, cover responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer any questions you may have. (If you arrive late, please pick up your packet at the hotel front desk.)

Lodging: Club Quarters: World Trade Center

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The first new hotel to open in the re-vitalized Lower Manhattan since 2001, Club Quarters, WTC has a quiet, club-like atmosphere located on the south side of the World Trade Center, it has unfettered views of the 9/11 Memorial Site and Reflecting Pools, and is within walking distance of the Financial District and the offices of New York’s major financial institutions Nearby neighborhoods include Tribeca, Soho, Battery Park, South Street Seaport, Wall Street and Chinatown. Gold LEED Certified: Newly built to the highest environmental standard, Club Quarters, WTC offers guests smart design and technology without compromising comfort.

Contact info:
140 Washington Street
(Between Albany and Cedar Streets)
New York, NY 10006 USA
phone: 212-577-1133
web: www.clubquarters.com/loc_WTC.php

Room amenities: Latest design workstation with task lighting, ergonomic chairs Premium bedding and linens LCD TV 2-line speaker phone, cordless phone, direct dial number Room service – 24-hour multi menu delivery service Refrigerator stocking Alarm clock radio with iPod docking station Individual controlled heater/air conditioner Complimentary exercise equipment and yoga kits delivered to room

Facility amenities: High speed wireless Internet access throughout the hotel Complimentary coffee, tea, newspapers, magazines and games Chilled, purified bottled water Use of computer/printer Universal Charging Stations Fitness Room Self-serve laundry facilities Exercise equipment delivered to room Guest Request Closet - containing most extra amenities a traveler may require

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBD
TBD

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Friday, June 21 - Cloisters Museum/Cycling the Hudson River Greenwa...
Cloisters Museum/Cycling the Hudson River Greenway/Intrepid Sea. Air and Space Museum

Breakfast: At hotel

Morning: Following the Cloisters, the group will bike up their bicycles and helmets and cycle along the car-free Hudson River Greenway. You will ride through Riverside Park, past tennis courts, marinas, and ending at Pier 84.

Morning: Enjoy a visit to the Cloisters Museum, the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. The museum was assembled from architectural elements, both domestic and religious, that date from the twelfth through the fifteenth century.

Lunch: Enjoy a picnic lunch at Pier 84.

Afternoon: Enjoy of a guided of the Intrepid during its 30th Anniversary year. Following the visit, continue to cycle along the Hudson River Greenway to Battery Park. Along the way, view famous sights such as the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Also, experience some on NYC's most famous nieghborhoods-Chelsea, Greenwich Village and Battery Park City.

Dinner: After you arrive at Battery Park, you are free to enjoy the evening and dinner on your own. Local restaurant recommendations will be provided.

Lodging: Club Quarters: World Trade Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Hotel

Description: The first new hotel to open in the re-vitalized Lower Manhattan since 2001, Club Quarters, WTC has a quiet, club-like atmosphere located on the south side of the World Trade Center, it has unfettered views of the 9/11 Memorial Site and Reflecting Pools, and is within walking distance of the Financial District and the offices of New York’s major financial institutions Nearby neighborhoods include Tribeca, Soho, Battery Park, South Street Seaport, Wall Street and Chinatown. Gold LEED Certified: Newly built to the highest environmental standard, Club Quarters, WTC offers guests smart design and technology without compromising comfort.

Contact info:
140 Washington Street
(Between Albany and Cedar Streets)
New York, NY 10006 USA
phone: 212-577-1133
web: www.clubquarters.com/loc_WTC.php

Room amenities: Latest design workstation with task lighting, ergonomic chairs Premium bedding and linens LCD TV 2-line speaker phone, cordless phone, direct dial number Room service – 24-hour multi menu delivery service Refrigerator stocking Alarm clock radio with iPod docking station Individual controlled heater/air conditioner Complimentary exercise equipment and yoga kits delivered to room

Facility amenities: High speed wireless Internet access throughout the hotel Complimentary coffee, tea, newspapers, magazines and games Chilled, purified bottled water Use of computer/printer Universal Charging Stations Fitness Room Self-serve laundry facilities Exercise equipment delivered to room Guest Request Closet - containing most extra amenities a traveler may require

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBD
TBD

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Saturday, June 22 - 9/11 Memorial Visit/Cycling Central Park
Breakfast: At Hotel

Morning: The group will begin the day by with a moving experience at the 9/11 Memorial Museum, located next to the hotel. The National September 11 Memorial Museum serves as the principal institution for examining the implications of the events of 9/11, documenting the impact of those events and exploring the continuing significance of September 11, 2001. Following this visit, the group will take the Subway to Columbus Circle to begin their time in Central Park.

Lunch: Enjoy lunch at Le Pain Quotidien, while listening to a Central Park historian give a lecture on the fascinating timeline of the Park.

Afternoon: The group will spend the afternoon cycling around Central Park. Stops will include The Mall/Literary Walk, Bethesda Fountain, the Met/Cleopatra's Needle, Shakespeare Garden/Marionette Theater/Belvedere Castle, Strawberry Fields.

Afternoon: Once the group has finished cycling through Central Park, participants will have free time to explore the area on their own. They will have the opportunity to visit The Met or the nearby Guggenheim.

Dinner: Participants will have a chance to enjoy dinner on their own and experience New York's world-class dining.

Lodging: Club Quarters: World Trade Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Hotel

Description: The first new hotel to open in the re-vitalized Lower Manhattan since 2001, Club Quarters, WTC has a quiet, club-like atmosphere located on the south side of the World Trade Center, it has unfettered views of the 9/11 Memorial Site and Reflecting Pools, and is within walking distance of the Financial District and the offices of New York’s major financial institutions Nearby neighborhoods include Tribeca, Soho, Battery Park, South Street Seaport, Wall Street and Chinatown. Gold LEED Certified: Newly built to the highest environmental standard, Club Quarters, WTC offers guests smart design and technology without compromising comfort.

Contact info:
140 Washington Street
(Between Albany and Cedar Streets)
New York, NY 10006 USA
phone: 212-577-1133
web: www.clubquarters.com/loc_WTC.php

Room amenities: Latest design workstation with task lighting, ergonomic chairs Premium bedding and linens LCD TV 2-line speaker phone, cordless phone, direct dial number Room service – 24-hour multi menu delivery service Refrigerator stocking Alarm clock radio with iPod docking station Individual controlled heater/air conditioner Complimentary exercise equipment and yoga kits delivered to room

Facility amenities: High speed wireless Internet access throughout the hotel Complimentary coffee, tea, newspapers, magazines and games Chilled, purified bottled water Use of computer/printer Universal Charging Stations Fitness Room Self-serve laundry facilities Exercise equipment delivered to room Guest Request Closet - containing most extra amenities a traveler may require

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBD
TBD

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Sunday, June 23 - Cycling along the Brooklyn Bridge and New York Ha...
Breakfast: At Hotel

Morning: The group will begin cycling at Battery Park. You will cycle through downtown to City Hall and across the Brooklyn Bridge.  You will be able to stop mid-bridge for a perfect picture opportunity. Along the way you will see Bowling Green, Wall Street, City Hall Plaza, and enjoy incredible views of Manhattan from the Brooklyn Bridge.

Lunch: You will end your morning ride at the Brooklyn Bridge park, where you will enjoy lunch at one of the local restaurants.

Afternoon: Continue cycling through some of through Dumbo and other Brooklyn neighborhoods, as well as along New York Harbor. Enjoy the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, views of Governors Island, and all of New York Harbor. Once you are done cycling for the day, you will have the opportunity to take a ride on the NY Water Taxi, where it will take you close by Brooklyn Bridge, over to South Street Seaport, around southern tip of Manhattan and close to the Statue of Liberty, then up the Hudson to Pier 84.

Dinner: Farewell Dinner

Lodging: Club Quarters: World Trade Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Five: Monday, June 24 - Wrap-up Lecture/MyWay Pass
Breakfast: At the hotel

Morning: Enjoy a morning lecture at Battery Park. You will then have the opportunity to take advantage of cycling on your own throughout the city. There are various locations where you can pick up drop off your bicycle and guides will be available to recommend routes for you. The hotel will be able to store your luggage for you if you would like ride all day.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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9 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
12 Field trips

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