Cycling from Tappan to Piermont

Dated: August 14 2011

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For some years now, I have only ridden my bike during our annual stay on Martha's Vineyard, where it's nice and flat. Now that I'm home again, I'm determined to keep going, and hope to get back to where I was a couple of decades ago, when I did a fifteen mile loop from Tappan to Nyack on a regular basis. Setting my goal a little more realistically, yesterday I rode from my house in Tappan to the end of the Piermont pier and back, about a five mile ride. The Rail to Trail path that starts on Oak Tree Road in Tappan is a good alternative to street riding- no cars, and a smooth path through woods and fields. Then it's down Ferdon Avenue and Paradise Avenue to the pier. I always stop at the end of the pier to drink water and admire the view that never ceases to amaze me. I'll throw my two cents in concerning the current controversy: cars should be banned from the pier except for the handicapped. It's wonderfully suited for a walk or a bike ride, but not for cars. The route home via Piermont Avenue takes me through Sparkill, where Woody's restaurant has some great food- but that's a topic for another time.
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Thano Schoppel

I have been a resident of Tappan for forty years, and still live in the 1860 Italianate Victorian house my wife Jean and I bought all those years ago. I have always been active in the community, inclu....

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