Join Us for a Ride up to South Hudson Valley on Sunday 9/20! September 4, 2015 14:27


Join us on one of the very last days of summer 2015 for a Vespa ride to explore the southern part of the Hudson Valley and discover the beauty of Westchester County!

We promise stunning views, great companies, and some surprises along the way :) 



General Plan and Timeline:

10:00am: We meet at Vespa Manhattan (6 Grand Street) in Tribeca. Vespa Manhattan is normally closed on Sunday but they are hosting us as their special guests. We will see the brand new office, get some coffee and breakfast refreshments and get to know the Vespa riders while we wait for everyone to gather. 


11:00am: Kickoff! We are taking the scenic route and ride up along the Hudson river to enjoy the great views (West Side Highway, route 9A, then route 9)



12:00-01:30pm: Lunch at Half Moon in Dobbs Ferry. This is a restaurant facing the water with a great view of the river - you will absolutely love it. (See menu here: )



02:00-02:15pm: We stop at The Rockefeller State Park Preserve to take in the stunning views. We then continue up on Route 9 through the hills and see beautiful houses, gorgeous lakes, and green trees. 



03:30pm: we cross the Bear Mountain Bridge and arrive at Bear Mountain Park. We will park at the restaurant in Bear Mountain Inn to get a beverage. We will visit the park, spend some time, and play a fun game (if you choose to). We will then ride up to the top of the mountain and from then drive down. 


06:00pm: On the way back down, we stop at Lefteris Gyro, a simple/casual Greek restaurant in Tarrytown for an early dinner/snack, depending on your hunger level. (Menu here: )


08:00pm: We arrive back Vespa Manhattan

All times are estimated. Please plan on dedicating a full day for the ride.  

Note: we don't expect everyone to stay for the whole ride - feel free to join and leave whenever you like. We're here to have fun, not to guilt-trip anyone.



  • Please remember to show up with a full tank of gas! (List of gas stations near by at the bottom of this post). 
  • Please bring cash. Just in case.
  • If riding alone - please bring extra helmets. You never know who you'll pick up :)
  • Consider bringing a blanket to sit on in Bear Mountain Park. 
  • Make sure you have the mobile phone numbers of the ride leaders and that they have yours. 



  • Vespa Manhattan - 6 Grand Street, New York, NY 10013
  • Half Moon - 1 High Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
  • Rockefeller State Park Preserve - 125 Phelps Way, Pleasantville, NY 10570
  • Bear Mountain Inn -  3020 Seven Lakes Drive, Tomkins Cove, NY 10986
  • Lefteris Gyro - 1 North Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591


Gas Stations near Vespa Manhattan:

  • BP - 300 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012 (cross street is West Houston Street)
  • Mobile - 51-63 8th Ave, New York, NY 10014 (cross street is West 13th Street)


Looking forward to seeing you and riding with you!!!

The Vespa Club NYC team