Sensational Park and Soul
On this bike tour of Central Park and Harlem, we start on the East Side of Manhattan — the city’s wealthiest neighborhood with extravagant brownstones and mansions. Next door is Central Park, which never fails to amaze with its sheer natural beauty (all man-made). As we pedal through the park we’ll visit Strawberry Fields, the only "beach" on Manhattan Island, the North Woods loch, an authentic 3500 year old obelisk, an $18 million lawn, as well as one of the largest stands of still-surviving magnificent elms in the western world. Highlights in Harlem include a live Sunday gospel service, as well as a dramatic poetry reading by the home of the "Black" Carl Sandberg. We’ll see Clinton’s new office and a former grand synagogue that is now a major Black church! We'll even hear "Sachmo"" playing a composition by "the Duke" beneath an unusual statue to this great composer. Enjoy a "Bike and Bite" soul food lunch in Harlem.