If you are registered for the 30th Loop (April 24, 2016), look to get into or create a loop carpool!
Did you know the regular $10 per car park entry fee is included with the race registration fee? We started doing that in 2008 to speed up the line of cars that snakes out of the park on race morning. A park employee keeps a count of cars and the Loop organizers write the park a check afterwards based on the number of cars entering.
Carpooling to the Loop is a time honored tradition and helps everyone out in many ways:
- Less gas burned = save money.
- Fewer cars on the road = eases bottlenecks coming into the park.
- Fewer cars in the parking lot = easier and quicker parking on race day.
- Less money spent on parking = more money to donate to charity.
If you are signed up solo and don’t know of anyone to carpool with, leave a comment below or on Facebook. The last few years we got a few people together just through comments on this website and facebook. Plus you can make a new friend or two in the bargain!
However you arrive, make sure you bring a plastic bag, a change of clothes & shoes, and towel so you don’t mess up your new friend’s car.
If you are coming from NYC on the train (Metro-North Harlem line – Katonah Station is best option) you can either take a cab from the station or leave a comment on Facebook or below looking for a ride or cab share. [Katonah Taxi 914-232-5772].