NORTH HUDSON – A bicycle ride called “Gran Fondo New York” slated for Sunday, May 20, is expected to get approval to use River Road in North Bergen, Guttenberg and West New York.
River Road is a county controlled road, and the resolution expected to be passed at the May 10 Hudson County Freeholder meeting would grant permission for the interstate event to traverse River Road from about 11 a.m. to about 5:30 p.m. and would also permit “reasonable” pre-start and post end time.
The event is expected to draw up to about 5,000 cyclists from more than 70 countries and 47 states. The event starts at 7 a.m. on the George Washington Bridge and travels up to Bear Mountain. It will then reverse to the George Washington Bridge and cross into New Jersey, winding its way through Bergen County before entering Hudson County at North Bergen, Guttenberg, West New York, and Weehawken and finish at Port Imperial.