Day Rides

Fri, May 21, 2021

Longing for Long Beach

A Late Spring Romp Along the Ocean


50 miles / Moderate / Start Location TBD

Are you longing for Long Beach and a great time cycling  , then this is the ride you don't want to miss . This ride will take us through the Rockaways via the boardwalk along the ocean , into Atlantic Beach and then on into Long Beach  where we all roll over to Corazon De Cuba   , for their yummy Cuban cuisine . , IF you are a foodie you don't want to miss . IF Cuban isn't your forte plenty of other options in beautiful  Long Beach 

After Lunch we will make our way through the lovely neighborhoods of Long Beach and Atlantic Beach , and if we have time an Ice Cream stop ( who doesn't... more

Sat, May 22, 2021


Arthur Avenue Adventure To the Boogie Down Bronx


40+ miles / Moderate / Start Location TBD

What better way than to spend your Saturday   than a ride to Arthur Avenue , known as Bronx's Little Italy .We will be sailing off from Brooklyn and exploring differrent Bronx neighborhoords along the way , before reaching our final destination at Arhur Avenue . We will be having lunch  at  Full Moon Pizza , a 5BBC club favorite , and of course a stop at one of their Italian Bakeries . What's a 5BBC ride without a goodie stop especially ITALIAN PASTRIES . There are also other options for lunch and a playground where we can eat . 


Ease out to Breezy Point

Exploring Rockaways western edge


40 miles / Moderate / Start Location TBD

Let's ride out from Brooklyn, over the Marine Park Bridge to ride to the western end of the Rockaway Peninsula, to the private quaint community of Breezy Point, passing by the well known Kennedy's Restaurant, with beautiful views of the Coney Island and south Brooklyn neighborhoods.  We ride by the Silver Gull Beach Club where The Flamingo Kid was filmed, then continue to Ft. Tilden, Riis Park and Rockaway, then over the Crossbay Bridge, through Broad Channel, Howard Beach neighborhood then onto the greenway to Shirley Chisolm loop and Canarsie Pier on our return. We will pick up lunch... more

Jones Beach—Ocean Parkway Coastal Greenway


40 miles / Happy Face / Start Location TBD

Exploratory ride, starting from a LIRR station devoted to check out this wonderful Nassau County, Long Island greenway to the sea. We’ll start on the Ellen Farrant Memorial Bikeway along the Wantagh State Parkway. Then head east to newly expanded Ocean Parkway Coastal Greenway Shared Path to Captree State Park & points between. This will be a Happy Face ride, maintaining a 10 mph pace. Leader will ride a sturdy touring road bike to maintain that pace. Note: be prepared for potential headwinds.


Ride a bicycle in good working condition. 


Bring a) MTA... more

Sun, May 23, 2021

Bicycle Sunday in Westchester



55 miles / Moderate / Start Location TBD

Join me as I ride to the Westchester County Center in White Plains.  The highlight of this ride will be that we will be able to do a loop on the Bronx River Parkway (BRP) which will be car-free since it will be a Bicycle Sunday.

Round-trip mileage from the start location in Long Island City is about 55 miles.  The start location will be provided by Friday May 21, 2021 to confirmed riders. 

This ride will generally cruise at 12-15 mph in the open flats.

According to Ride With GPS, the maximum incline is a 8.8% grade; for reference, the grade on the Queensboro Bridge is... more

Bronx River Parkway Bicycle Sunday

Westchester County extended


15ish miles / Happy Face / Start Location TBD

The parkway is closed from Tuckahoe to White Plains. I've done it a number of times with friends and would love to share it with the Club members.. We have a great breakfast/lunch spot. I have not had a better hand made(not patty) hamburger smothered in mushrooms. It's going to be a great  ride. Bicycling is made for a day like this.

IMPORTANT REQUIREMENTS: A reminder that you must register for the ride and that the exact start location will be forwarded to the registered riders.  Please 'unregister' if you can not make the ride so waited list folks can move up and take the slot.  ... more

David's Garden City, Add On Eisenhower Park


33 miles / Moderate / Start Location TBD

Join us for a serene and relaxed suburban ride from Eastern Queens to Garden City.  On many stretches it is possible to ride 2 abreast and talk to each other in safety.  Wow, what beautiful houses and flowers.  We pass Adelphi Univ and the Incarnation Cathedral along the way.  Coffee nosh @ Garden City’s Café 7th Street, which has a European city feel and ambience.

Next, explore what Nassau County's flagship Eisenhower Park has to offer.  Have you ever ridden through its golf course?  Lunch is around 1pm with many choices on Post Avenue, Westbury.  On the loopback, we will make a '... more

Bridges, Bridges and More ##@## Bridges

A 5BBC New York Bridge and Three Boro Adventure


35ish miles / Moderate / Start Location TBD

Come join us as we ride the Bridges of New York City ( 5 In All , Brooklyn, WilliamsBurg fondly known as the Willy B  , Pulaski , QueensBoro and finally the Manhattan )  Get the heart pumping and the legs burning as we CLIMB , CLIMB ,CLIMB ( Cursing is Allowed ) our Beautiful Bridges with their Majestic Views . The ride will take us into Manhattan , Brooklyn, and Queens and then back to Manhttan and YES , one more to climb as we make our way back to the Boro of Brooklyn . Lunch will be in Long Island City with many choices to satisfy every palate. 

This will be a MODERATE RIDE , so... more

Mario Cuomo Bridge #2

The great circle route


50 miles / Moderate / Start Location TBD

Participant maximum is 12. We will email participants with meet-up location and GPS/cue sheet a few days before the ride.

In June of 2020 the shared use path on the Mario Cuomo Bridge opened for cyclists and pedestrians. This path is not as wide as it should have been and it can get crowded. However, the perfect is the enemy of the good, and now being able to go between Westchester and Rockland Counties without a motor vehicle is good. In fact, it's a game changer for planning our Westchester and Rockland rides. Like this one.

The 5BBC spring training series continues with a... more

Fri, May 28, 2021

River Vale

Rescheduled from April 16


45 miles / Moderate / Start Location TBD

The 5BBC spring training series continues! This week our ride goes to the town of River Vale in northern Bergen County. We can benefit from the training of earlier rides and up the cruising speed to 13-14 mph on level roads. 

Participation is limited to 12 riders. Everyone else gets wait-listed. You will get an email when a slot opens.

Ride starts and ends in Riverside Park. Exact start location and GPS/cue sheet will be emailed to registered participants.

Check your email before setting out. Any changes will be emailed to registered participants by 7:30 AM on ride day... more

Sat, May 29, 2021

Wonders of Woodhaven - Historical Markers and Much More

Ridgewood Reservoir/Highland Park/Forest Park


30-35 miles / Moderate / Start Location TBD

Join us as we ride to scenic Highland Park to the Ridgewood Reservoir with amazing views and high elevation.  We will be passing by Highland Blvd mansions and a Carmelite Monastery.  Our riding continues to the neighborhood of Woodhaven to see some historic places and markers:  The Woodhaven Library, which was built almost 100 years ago by funds provided by famed philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, The Betty Smith house, where the novelist famous for writing “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” once lived, a marker by a house that Mae West lived in as a child, then by historic Neirs Tavern.  Onward to... more

Sun, May 30, 2021

explore the new maybrook trail spring ride part 1

The journey Begins in poughkeepsie


40ish miles / Happy Face / Starting at Poughkeepsie Train Station

The new maybrook trail has been completed, so let's take a nice ride through upstate New York on the new maybrook with awesome nature at its best.  This trail was once a train line of the new york and new haven hartford railroad.  It also connected to waterbury, branchin, derby Connecticut.  Now it has become part of the empire state trail that runs from nyc to the canada. We will stop at daddyo"s bbq in hopewell jct for some awesome bbq. where there is a nice gift shop then continue down the trail to the village of brewster where you can take metro north train back to nyc or continue on... more

Morris Meander

A trip back in time, and an open-air concert


10 miles / Happy Face / Start Location TBD

Our historical series continues with a Sunday afternoon ride to one of Manhattan’s oldest houses, the Morris-Jumel Mansion, where we will enjoy an outdoor concert of classical music at 4:30pm on the lawn. The concert is free, but donations to the museum are always appreciated.

There is also an opportunity to take a self-guided tour of the house. If you want to do so, you must PURCHASE A TICKET IN ADVANCE here: (Admission is $11.53; book the 3:00 tour, which will allow you to enter until 4:00pm and stay until... more

Mon, May 31, 2021

Astoria Park Loop

Little Brooklyn - Little Queens Memorial Day Ride


27-30 ish miles / Moderate / Start Location TBD

Join us as we travel along Greenways on a lazy Memorial Day Monday.  No Plans?  Come ride into Brooklyn, through Queens, and into Astoria Park where we will pick up lunch (Options Zorba the Greek is a good one) or bring your own and picnic with the lovely views of Manhattan to ooooh and aaaah at.  This ride will be mostly Greenways along the water through parks and looping the lovely Astoria Park before making our way back home.  If time allows we will have a GOODIE stop so leave room after lunch.  There will be lovely photo ops, we will take some Group photos and be moving along.

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Fri, Jun 4, 2021

New Haven Scout

Featuring the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail


45-55 miles / Moderate / Start Location TBD

April 15th Update - Ride is POSTPONED: Originally scheduled for Friday April 16th the ride is being moved to Friday April 30th due to rain. Check back for any status updates. 

Ride is postponed again because of high winds. The rescheduled date is June 4.

Join Allan and Myles as we explore this great town 2 hours north by train of New York City. 

We will take Metro North from Grand Central (you are welcome to meet up by car if you prefer), and arrive at Union Station in New Haven.

We will ride round trip 45 miles or so along the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail.... more

Sat, Jun 5, 2021


A Late Spring Training Ride


52 miles / Advanced Moderate / Start Location TBD

Another North Shore training ride, this time to the village of Bayville, often referred to as Pine Island, located on the Long Island Sound facing Greenwich CT. Lunch in Bayville, by the water.  Bring your own or there will be takeout options.  Moderate pace but listed as advanced moderate as this is not a flat ride; we will climb some hills! 

IMPORTANT REQUIREMENTS: A reminder that you must register for the ride and that the exact start location will be forwarded to the registered riders.  Please 'unregister' if you can not make the ride so waited list folks can move up and take... more