Day Rides

Sat, Jul 2, 2016

Rockaway Beach Ride

9:00am

35 miles / Moderate / Starting at Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park

We're going swimming!  A ride to the Rockaways through Coney Island.  We'll pick up lunch at a local Russian Grocery /Deli and bring it to the beach. &n
bsp;Bring your bathing suit and a towel.  Of course water, a metro card and rain gear, if needed. A spare tube is always good.  We'll be flexible where speed is concerned.  

Rain at the start cancels this ride.

Sands Point

:The uphill way

9:30am

35 miles / Moderate / Starting at Cunningham Park

Join us for a ride short on miles, but long on hills as we cycle to Sands Point on the North shore of Long Island's Gold Coast, Bring snacks because lunch is not until the 22-mile marker of the ride.

Sun, Jul 3, 2016

Philadelphia/Camden Adventure

7:45am

40 miles / Moderate / Start Location TBD

We meet at Pennsylvania Station's New Jersey Transit's main waiting room at 7:45am ( we depart just after 8:00am) We'll be taking N.J. Transit to Trenton N.J. and The River Line Light Rail to Camden N.J. We'll ride there from across The Benjamin Franklin Bridge into Philadelphia Pennsylvania; The Adventure begins! We'll ride through downtown Philadelphia and then along a beautiful bike path into suburban Philadelphia and some lovely, scenic vista. We'll be keeping a 13mph pace and expect to be back in New York at nightfall. This is a fantastic ride we've done many times before to rave... more

Rockaway Beach Ride

9:00am

35 miles / Moderate / Starting at Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park

We're going swimming!  A ride to the Rockaways through Coney Island.  We'll pick up lunch at a local Russian Grocery /Deli and bring it to the beach.  Bring your bathing suit and a towel.  Of course water, a metro card and rain gear, if needed. A spare tube is always good.  We'll be flexible where speed is concerned.  

 

Rain at the start cancels this ride.

Mon, Jul 4, 2016

Randall's Island Connector

unique view of The Bronx and Randall's Island

9:00am

30 miles miles / Happy Face / Starting at East 180th St and Morris Park Ave (2/5 Train Stop)

We meet at The East 180th St. Elevated Subway station on The IRT #2 line at 9:00am. We'll be introducing you to the relatively new Connector Cycle and Foot Path from The Bronx onto Randall's Island which saves everyone a bit of climbing and exposure. Along the way you'll learn some new and little known Cycle Paths in The Bronx. Generally the ride is about 30 miles long and flat as a pancake. Your leaders are Rodney Millard and Jesse Brown who develop the ride. We'll be doing about 13mph which is comfortable. We know you'll enjoy this unique view of The Bronx and Randall's Island.

Fireworks in Peekskill

3:30pm

40 miles / Moderate / Starting at Van Cortlandt Park

A simple ride up the South and North County trailways to Yorktown Heights (very flat), then over Peekskill for fireworks (very NOT flat).  Fireworks start at 9:30.  We should get to Peekskill with plenty of time to chill and maybe grab a bite to eat before the fireworks start.  We will be taking a late train back.

 

NOTE: If you plan on riding to the start point the Hudson River Greenway and the Harlem River Greenway will be PACKED.  You will be better off taking the streets.

 

Because of limited space on the train we will be limiting this to 8 riders with full... more

Fri, Jul 8, 2016

A Friday Out-to-Lunch-Bunch Ride - Filipino Again

10:30am

25 or so miles / Moderate / Starting at Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park

 

We so enjoyed it the first time, that we are headed back to Queens to that amazing, but very small, Filipino place in Woodside.  It was a real find. Please bring the usual, along with a lock, money for lunch and a fun inquisitive attitude. Also, please register, as we said, the place is small and we want a sense of the number of attendees. Thanks

 

 

Sat, Jul 9, 2016

Bash Bish Preview Ride

7:15am

80 miles / Quick Spin Light / Starting at Grand Central Terminal

On Saturday, July 9th 2016, we will meet at Grand Central Terminal at 7:15 am and take Metro North Railroad to Harlem Valley-Wingdale. We then ride our bikes to Copake Falls, a distance of approximately 50 miles on low-traffic country roads and the acclaimed Harlem Valley Rail Trail. In the Copake Falls area there will be optional activities including a short hike to Bash Bish Falls, a bicycle ride up a steep mountain road to a spectacular vantage point, and a refreshing swim in a pond formed from an abandoned iron ore mine. After Bash Bish, we will bike approximately 26 miles back to... more

New Jersey -- Coast to Coast I

Princeton Juncton to Manasquan!

9:00am

40 miles / Moderate / Starting at Penn Station

An inaugural two-part 5BBC ride that traverses the length of New Jersey, from the tranquil Delaware River to the roiling Atlantic Ocean! Join us and make history!

This ride begins in  Princeton Junction, not quite the Delaware, but close enough, and travels through tranquil back roads and farmlands. toward Freehold, New Jersey. But unlike previous rides to Freehold that then pick up the Henry Hudson north to Matawan, we'll keep a steady southeastly course to Manasquan, with the last third of the ride on the traffic-free Freehold-Jamesburg Rail Trail that eventually becomes the Edgar... more

A Family Affair in Yellow Hook

9:30am

30-35 miles / Moderate / Starting at Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park

More Brooklyn neighborhoods, more Brooklyn history, more excellent Brooklyn food, as we make our way through a variety of areas, including the centers of three of the original six towns of Brooklyn, and eventually stop by the amazing Mediterranean food store in Bay Ridge known as THE FAMILY STORE to pick up lunch, which we'll eat picnic style in Owl's Head Park overlooking the harbor. Bay Ridge was once known as Yellow Hook - learn why the name was changed on this ride. Please bring plenty of water, a lock, money for the wonderful, but not inexpensive Family Store and an upbeat... more

Sun, Jul 10, 2016

Rockaway Beach Bum RIde

9:30am

30 miles / Moderate / Starting at Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park

Meet at GAP at 9:30Am, approximately 30 flat miles.

Enjoy a scenic summer ride to the beach.   This leisurely paced ride will go from Brooklyn to the Neponsit along quiet streets and bike lanes. 

We'll stop to pick up lunch before heading to the beach.  Bring sun block, money for lunch and a bike lock.

 

Fri, Jul 15, 2016

Another Friday Night Mingle and Meander Ride

7:00pm

25 or so miles miles / Moderate / Starting at Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park

The days of summer are in full swing, so let's take advantage while we can for another Friday night mingle and meander. Come join us at 7:00 PM at Grand Army Plaza for a leisurely ride at a moderate pace, as we meander around southern Brooklyn and stop once again for those wonderful panini in Bensonhurst. Please be punctual to the start and bring, helmet, lock, money for the panini and a great attitude. FRONT AND REAR LIGHTS ARE REQUIRED. Ride will end when we return to southern entrance to Prospect Park, but lots of folks usually ride back to GAP from there.

Sat, Jul 16, 2016

From Gritty to Pretty

New Jersey: Metuchen, South Amboy, Colt Neck, Marlboro Township, Old Bridge Township Loop

7:45am

70 miles / Advanced Moderate / Starting at Penn Station

This 70 miles/3,387ft elevation gain ride is how the love child of Staten Island and Connecticut would look like: some gritty heavy industries to posh mansions and winding roads.    

We start in Metuchen, NJ, a small romantic suburban town, cycle over Victory Bridge to Madison Park via South Amboy. We ride on roads with wide shoulders in heavy traffic through industrial areas.  The route drastically changes to beautiful country roads with a few short but steep climbs into Colt Neck where we have lunch. Our lunch stop is Delicious Orchards which has some amazing pies.  20 more miles... more

The Not Quite Almost to Philly Ride

River Views All Along the Way

8:00am

41 miles / Moderate / Starting at Penn Station

What, Camden isn't good enough? We don't think so. And Walt Whitman, who is buried here, would agree.

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... more

Sun, Jul 17, 2016

Long Island South Shore Plus

Bikeways Here We Come

9:30am

50+ miles / Moderate / Start Location TBD

This is a new fun and exciting ride.  Come join us for a pleasant, scenic and mostly flat ride, the majority of which will be on bikeways with no motor vehicle traffic.  We will meet at 9;30 at the Massapequa Long Island Railroad Station.  There is a LIRR train scheduled to arrive at Massapequa at 9:26 you can catch the train from Penn Station, Atlantic Terminal Brooklyn (with a transfer at Jamaica) or other stops in between.  We will meet by the Dunkin Donuts on the corner of Veterans Blvd and Ocean Avenue.  Our ride will take us down to the edge of Massapequa and then back on to the... more

Bayonne Parks Ride

Sweep needed!

9:30am

45 miles / Moderate / Starting at City Hall

A ride up the Hudson River Greenway across the GWB down through Bayonne and through Liberty State Park.  We'll be hitting a few parks in New Jersey and stopping at the Gotham City Diner.  Bring $ for lunch, snacks, water, spare tubes, a lock and metro card.  We'll be taking the PATH or ferry back to WTC.  The ride is hilly in NJ especially near the GWB.     

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