Ride starts and ends at Dinosaur Playground on Riverside Dr. at W. 97th St.
This is a standard route to the Northvale Diner. A renovation enlarged the seating area and created an outdoor patio (no bikes on the patio!), so there's plenty of room, and the food's always good. The return goes up Churchill. This is a great cold weather ride: short, easy, and good diner food in the middle.