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NJ Sports History and a Red IPA

  • Name: Paterson Stadium Out and Back
  • Duration: 2 hrs
  • Distance: 18 miles
  • Type: City Streets
  • Bike Ridden: SE Bikes Draft Lite
  • Beer: G'Knight
  • Brewery: Oskar Blues
  • Location: Longmont, CO
  • Type: IPA
  • Alc: 8.7%
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About the Ride

I recently got on my fixed gear bike and rather than head east towards New York City I turned north to Paterson, NJ. Whilst most people know this city for the Great Falls, which are awesome, I’m as fascinated by some lesser known landmarks like Hinchcliffe Stadium shown in this series. Built in 1933 this Art Deco stadium is one of the few left in the US associated with Negro League baseball.

This is also the place baseball great Larry Doby, who broke down the color barrier in the American League, was discovered playing high school baseball here. Hinchcliffe Stadium also hosted professional football games as well as Indy-style and midget automobile races. The structure has fallen into disrepair but some rehab is underway.

About the Beer

This Winter post-ride craft beer varies a tad from the stouts and porters I usually prefer and review. It has a lot of the hopiness you’d expect in an IPA but with a definitive malt taste too. I’m a summer IPA person but G’Knight will stay in my Winter rotation… and that is a compliment.

The Route