Day Rides

Sat, May 26, 2018

Thimble Island Bike/Cruise IV

A Ramble along the Connecticut Shore

7:00am

35-40 miles / Moderate / Starting at Grand Central Terminal

Ah, Memorial Day Weekend is finally here and what better way to celebrate than to hit the back roads of coastal Connecticut. Our destination: Thimble Islands, one of the majestic wonders of the world, and only a heartbeat away from New Haven, where beforehand we'll breakfast at Clare's Cornercopia, a venerable culinary landmark in its own right feeding generations of hungry Yale undergraduates.  (Those on a leaner diet can simply carb up at the nearby Dunkin' Donuts.) Some of the sights along the way include: the West Haven Lighthouse, a Victorian carousel, a defunct trolley rail trail... more

Sun, Jun 3, 2018

Jersey City Wards Ride Feeder Ride

9:00am

25 including the Tour miles / Happy Face / Starting at City Hall

This is an event in the fine tradition our Club was founded upon "Promote cycling for a healthy life style.". Registration is free, with a $5 suggested donation to fund their year-round efforts to make cycling better, safer, more accessible and more fun in Jersey City. There is limited morning-of registration. Please sign up for the event ahead of time using the link here. http://bikejc.org/events/jersey-city-ward-tour/ward-tour-route We meet at City Hall Park at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge-RAIN OR SHINE. Then, we take the PATH train to the Grove St. Station and ride to the Jersey City... more

Sat, Jun 9, 2018

A Festival, a Canal, a Pizza, and a Beer

A ride for all schleppers

7:00am

30 miles / Happy Face / Starting at Grand Central Terminal

Ride scheduled to Saturday, June 9. Here's the itinerary:

* Arrive 9 AM (new time: we take the 7:04 AM from GC). Farmington Canal Rail Trail, with New Haven's bicycle advocacy group, Elm City Cyclists, as our tour guide, to Cheshire and learn about plans to connect the former rail trail all the way to Northampton, MA. We'll visit historic Locks 12 and 14 before returning to New Haven. A representative of ECG [East Coast Greenway] will lead the ride and provide information and background on the trail. I'll contact Elm City to let them know a group will be arriving... more

Sun, Jun 10, 2018

2018 Riverdale Riverfest

Support the Proposed Bronx Greenway

10:30am

28 miles / Moderate / Starting at Columbus Circle

Please join us on a ride to the ninth annual Riverdale Riverfest, a free festival celebrating the Hudson River and supporting the proposed Bronx Greenway link.  The ride is approximately 12-15 miles each way and has some hills, which we will take gently so don’t worry about them.  The Festival is scheduled to take place from 12 to 6:00 p.m., on the campus of the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale (of course!).  There will be free valet bicycle parking so the bikes will be guarded as we enjoy the afternoon.

The historic sailing ship, the Pioneer, from the South Street... more

Sat, Jun 16, 2018

Newark Outback III

The Jesse F. Brown Outback Training Ride

10:00am

30 miles / Moderate / Starting at Newark Penn Station

THE INDUSTRIAL OUTBACK RESURRECTED.

10:00 AM Newark Penn Station (Ferry Street side),You can take Path or NJ Transit from 34 Street. 30 miles, easy pace

Newark Rough Riders, a.k.a. Brick City Rogues, takes you on a one-way adventure to Newark's industrial outback, that strip of no-man's land between the Arthur Kill and the airport, dotted with refineries, trucks, containers, and small isolated villages, remote and pristine. The rough part is the fear we need to work out: the miles of desolate roads, with huge simmering refineries with nary a soul in sight and the... more

Sat, Jul 7, 2018

The Staten Island Coastal Bike 'n' Hike

Did someone mention portaging?

9:30am

20 miles / Happy Face / Starting at South Ferry

Yes, we'll portage this pond!

This ride looks at – and anticipates – some of the new coastal infrastructures, bike and hurricane mitigation post-Sandy, along the bay side of Staten Island, from the ferry terminal at the Lighthouse Museum to Sequine Avenue at Wolfe's Pond. We'll explore newly opened parklands and bike paths, reclaimed wetlands with near-abandoned roads (pictured above), and some rugged but hikeable (and bikeable) areas where bike trails can be envisioned but are not quite there yet. Expect mostly asphalt bike paths though, mixed in with packed dirt, a few gravel, and... more

Sat, Jul 14, 2018

On the Trail of the Lenapes: New Egypt

A Jesse F. Brown Outback Meander Ride

9:00am

40 miles / Moderate / Starting at Penn Station

When we last rode this, Jesse reminisced about his time in training at Fort Dix before beng sent to Nam. We'll cover similar terrain, as we skirt the training base, and head further outback to the wee limits of the northern edge of the Pine Barrens, home to New Egypt, and its mainstay -- and only -- diner, referred to affectionately by locals as Tootsie's, which we all loved for it's home cooking and down home appeal. So join us as we honor Jesse one last time.

From Trenton, we pick up the Delaware-Raritan Canal tow path heading due SOUTH to Bordentown, a lovely riverfront village,... more

Sat, Jul 28, 2018

New Jersey -- Coast to Coast II

Bordentown to Manasquan!

8:00am

46 miles / Moderate / Starting at Penn Station

The ride begins in Trenton, NJ, and travels, via the Delaware tow path to historic Bordentown (home of Tom Paine). From there, we move into the interior -- back roads and old-style country diners and flea markets -- with lunch at Tootie's, a New Egypt institution (along with their spectacular one-of-a-kind ice cream sundaes), before heading out into the uncharted northern fringes of the Pine Barrens, the remote Manasquan Reservoir, Allaire State Park, and, finally, the Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway all the way to the coast.

We meet at Penn Station-Amtrak Waiting Area (31 & 8th... more

Sat, Aug 11, 2018

The Not Quite Almost to Philly Ride

River Views All Along the Way

8:00am

41 miles / Moderate / Starting at Penn Station

We ride from Trenton to Camden, through idyllic 19-century waterfront towns and quiet roadways with stops at Bordentown, a major hub of rail-canal industry back in the day, the village of Roebling, named after the suspension-bridge inventor, the hamlet of colonial Burlington (and, curiously, the source for Junior's Cheesecake of Brooklyn), the iconic Victorian gingerbread Riverton Yacht Club, and, finally, Victor's Pub in a (somewhat) revitalized Camden. Although we won't quite make it to Philly, since the return is Jersey-side River Line Light Rail to Trenton, a few of us may venture over... more

Sat, Apr 6, 2019

Cherry Blossom Ride #1 2019

Great ride to see the blossoms and a few other surprises along the way!

9:30am

15-20 miles / Happy Face / Starting at World Trade Center

This is the annual Cherry Blossom ride, initiated in the 1970s by Irv Weisman, to enjoy the increasing number of blossoms in Branch Brook Park, Newark and Belleville, NJ.  This park has more cherry trees than in Washington, DC and they add more every year.  Bring your camera.

We will enjoy the blossoms for a while then head off for Bloomfield or Montclair, eating in a diner. 

Meet at the bottom of the escalators at the World Trade Center PATH station at the ticket machines. (Lower level of the Occulus)

Cancellation conditions:  Snowy or icy.  Radar showing imminent or... more

Sat, Apr 13, 2019

Cherry Blossom Ride #2 2019

Great ride to see the blossoms and a few other surprises along the way!

9:30am

15-20 miles / Happy Face / Starting at World Trade Center

This is the annual Cherry Blossom ride, initiated in the 1970s by Irv Weisman, to enjoy the increasing number of blossoms in Branch Brook Park, Newark and Belleville, NJ.  This park has more cherry trees than in Washington, DC and they add more every year.  Bring your camera.

We will enjoy the blossoms for a while then head off for Bloomfield or Montclair, eating in a diner. 

Meet at the bottom of the escalators at the World Trade Center PATH station at the ticket machines. (Lower level of the Occulus)

Cancellation conditions:  Snowy or icy.  Radar showing imminent or... more

Sat, Apr 20, 2019

Cherry Blossom Ride #3 2019

Great ride to see the blossoms and a few other surprises along the way!

9:30am

15-20 miles / Happy Face / Starting at World Trade Center

This is the annual Cherry Blossom ride, initiated in the 1970s by Irv Weisman, to enjoy the increasing number of blossoms in Branch Brook Park, Newark and Belleville, NJ.  This park has more cherry trees than in Washington, DC and they add more every year.  Bring your camera.

We will enjoy the blossoms for a while then head off for Bloomfield or Montclair, eating in a diner. 

Meet at the bottom of the escalators at the World Trade Center PATH station at the ticket machines. (Lower level of the Occulus)

Cancellation conditions:  Snowy or icy.  Radar showing imminent or... more

Sat, Apr 27, 2019

Cherry Blossom Ride #4 2019

Great ride to see the blossoms and a few other surprises along the way!

9:30am

15-20 miles / Happy Face / Starting at World Trade Center

This is the annual Cherry Blossom ride, initiated in the 1970s by Irv Weisman, to enjoy the increasing number of blossoms in Branch Brook Park, Newark and Belleville, NJ.  This park has more cherry trees than in Washington, DC and they add more every year.  Bring your camera.

We will enjoy the blossoms for a while then head off for Bloomfield or Montclair, eating in a diner. 

Meet at the bottom of the escalators at the World Trade Center PATH station at the ticket machines. (Lower level of the Occulus)

Cancellation conditions:  Snowy or icy.  Radar showing imminent or... more