The Great Saunter May 4, 2013
Congratulations to all 943 particpants of the 28th Annual Great Saunter and the 450 of you who completed this 32 mile saunter. This has truely become both a national and international event, with people coming from California, Florida, Texas, Ontario and a number of European countries to participate and see parts of our shores most New Yorkers never see.
Whether you completed all 32 miles like 11-year-old Morgan Tang and 80-year-old Yaco Genense, or a section of The Great Saunter foot path, the personal benifits and sharing the beauty of New York shores, parks, and greenways with so many of our neighbors was truely a unique experience.
Love on the ...
It was eight years ago when Jean, an elementary school teacher here in the Kansas City area, saw one of my flyers about The Great Saunter. Being physically active she decided it was something she wanted to do. Inviting her boyfriend, knowing that he was not as physically active, she was surprised by his quick and affirmative response. You see Jim decided this would be a great opportunity to propose marriage while on their trip to NYC for the Saunter. He proposed to her at the top of the Empire State Building. Thus, had Cy Adler never started this event, this would never have happened at such a grand location. It is interesting how one event can lead to others, and am sure there are many other interesting stories that have happened because of this great event.
Submitted by Fred Hartman
Teach Kids About the Shore
Shorewalkers was awarded a small grant by Citizens Committee of New York
to encourage youngsters to shore walk. In our archipelagos city shore walking can be extraordinarily educationalas well as healthful. See our magnificent waterfront and more at 3 MPH.
Walking the Hudson From the Battery to Bear Mountain
Walking Manhattan’s Rim - the Great Saunter
Cy A Adler
The Great Manhattan Bridge Walk
Last week my friend Jeff and I tackled The Great Manhattan Bridge Walk, a thirty some mile adventure that zigzagged it's way to and from Manhattan across sixteen or so bridges. The walk started at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, in Manhattan, sponsored by a group called the Shorewalkers. (A public service announcement - we got to the start in downtown Manhattan, from New Jersey, via the most affordable and best kept secret going, the FREE Staten Island Ferry. One need only drive to the Ferry and pay the eight dollar parking rate).
At the start of the walk a woman named Bella addressed the 20 participants to announce that she would lead a low impact group through the course, and that they would even take a bus or two to lessen the distance. The more hardened lot was encouraged to follow Maurice, a veteran bridge walker from Brooklyn.
Rock Fall on the Palisades
A large rock fall has blocked the the Batt to Bear Trail on the Palisades. Click the link below to read the article:
Unforced March: Sauntering Along All 32 Miles of Manhattan's Coastline
New York Magazine featured The Great Saunter 2012 . Click the link below to read the article:
Great Saunter 2012
Under grey skies and temperatures in the high sixties, perfect conditions for a 32 mile saunter, 892 people, some coming from as far as Mexico, the United Kingdom, and Australia, and others throughout the continental United States participated. Five hundred eighty eight people completed the 2012 Great Saunter. And a special special mention for Clarence Blair, a young 78-year-old completing this 32-mile walk through the park.
The Walking Man
Cyrus A Adler has been profiled recently in the West Side Spirit. Click the title below to see read the arlicle:
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