A Summer Cycling Haven
Posted Jul 12, 2011
Strategically located within a mile of the Westchester North County Trail, the Macy Conference Center provided a rustic, quiet environment from which to base 2 days of superb bicycling. We arrived before noon, and the gracious registration clerk didn't hesitate with early check-in to a comfortably air-conditioned room with 2 large beds, bathroom with stall shower, hair dryer, plenty of towels, shampoo, conditioner, and body lotion.
We set out for our 1st ride immediately, but forgot to put ice in our water bottles. "No problem," said the desk clerk. She called the kitchen, and the chef showed us to the ice machine, then offerred us bottled juice drinks and fresh fruit.
We kept our bicycles in the enormous walkin closet in our room -- we felt they were safer with us, despite no evidence of security risks at the Guest Parking lot, which was a short hike from the Conference Center/Hotel. Free morning coffee (Starbucks) and teas (TAZO), the latter available 24/7 with hot water, in the conference center common area.
Next day we planned hours on the nearby South County Trail, which entailed late check-out. "How's noon instead of 11AM?" the desk clerk suggested. No problem.
Great service, comfortable, climate-controlled, spacious, modern rooms and buildings -- no negatives for us. The entire facility is handicap-friendly, with ramps everywhere. After cycling 42 miles, we walked the ramps instead of the steps!
No doubt where we'll stay next time we ride these trails.