NY-Burlington Trekkers Begin their Journey up the Hudson Valley

This morning we met half our trekkers bright and early at Bryant Park in NYC! We headed to Grand Central after saying goodbye to families and took the train with our bikes and gear to Irvington Station where we met up with the other half of the group. We got to know each other over fresh authentic NYC bagels and cream cheese. After further goodbyes to families we started our journey! We had a relatively short ride today with some fun climbs. We stopped for lunch right outside of Croton Park where we had delicious bagel sandwiches. Then we headed to our campsite and set up our tents. We explored the park desperately looking for a place to swim and wash off the grime of the day. We stumbled upon an awesome beach and had a great swim and talked about our favorite movies and tv shows. After cooling off we started preparing our dinner of nachos over the campfire. With full bellies we each shared our favorite moments of the day and what we are looking forward to on the trip moving forward!