After a short hiatus, the 5BBC out-to-lunch bunch is returning with a ride to one of our favorite destinations for West Indian fare in Queens Village. Based upon our previous escapades, all we can say is yum. For today's ride we meander around and then make our way to this wonderful but small West Indian place in Queens Village. In order to make management of the ride a bit easier, we ask that you please register or let me know via email that you will be joining us. Please note that the ride will end at the southern entrance to Prospect Park, by the Parade Grounds, an easy ride for... more
Fri, Sep 30, 2016
The 5BBC Out to Lunch Bunch Returns
Sat, Oct 1, 2016
Come join another grand excursion out of the City. You can meet the ride and be on the train at 7:40am or 7:50am at Grand Central Terminal or 125th St. stations of the Metro North Railway enroute to Wassaic N.Y. We will ultimately be having an excellent meal in Millerton N.Y. We will be riding almost entirely traffic free on perhaps one of the most beautiful Rail Trail greenway in easy reach of N.Y.C. The trail is about twelve miles long each way. We've done this ride many times to rave reviews; join us in natures bounty. Your leaders are Rodney Millard and Jesse Brown We expect to return... more
Easy ride on Brooklyn Bike Paths & Lanes
New to Brooklyn or to the 5BBC? Like safe rides with beautiful sites? Enjoy German food & live music?
Whether you are a new member on your first 5BBC ride; or if you consider yourself a hardened NYC bike-pro, you will love this great 17-mile Happy-Face ride around some of Brooklyn's best bike paths and bike lanes. We start in Prospect Park at 10:00 AM and then tour through scenic areas of Gowanus, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Dumbo, Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bed-Stuy.
95% of the route is on bike lanes, with many protected bike paths, and beautiful waterfront... more
Second Chance for Those Unable to Make the First Ride
The first version of this ride was a fun-filled success for all, and we received multiple requests from those unable to make to schedule it again, and schedule it soon.
So, come join us for a new, fun, fairly flat 50 mile ride that combines two of our non-north shore favorite Long Island locations, Garden City and Hewlett Harbor. This may be a ride of a thousand turns, but you will enjoy most of them, as once we arrive at our various destinations, we meander about getting a flavor for the area.
In order to help with planning, if possible, please register for the ride.... more
Sun, Oct 2, 2016
Join us on what may be the last comfortable opportunity to ride out to the boardwalk. This will be a quick and simple trip so be prepared for a 17 mph cruise in a group without point drop sweep with minimal stops and a short snack break. You'll be back long before it gets dark. Please be considerate in your self-assessment.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016
Friday Hooky Edition
We may still get to schedule this ride on Saturday or Sunday, but as of now, some regulars on this ride have difficulty with some of the weekends with the leadership course and other issues. So we are scheduling this classic but on a Friday. Play hooky, it is worth it.
This is a slightly revised course and a relatively easier 50 mile Central Jersey ride with only 1,100 feet of climbing. Join us for a ride that takes us from suburbia, to Assunpink, to a horse park, to community parks and back to suburbia. On the way we will travel along trails, bike paths, quiet backroads and... more
Sat, Oct 8, 2016
Preparing for the Fall Classic
We're back for our own 5BBC fall classic, as the playoffs begin and we head to the World Series. Don't just sit in the bleachers! Take a ride with a number of short stops, as we explore a small slice of Brooklyn's baseball history. where prospects grew and players lived. For the non-baseball fan, we will have interesting Brooklyn streets and sights, a few stories and as always a good food stop. Bring hydration, money for food, an inquisitive attitude and a good sense of humor. Baseball jersey optional.
Sun, Oct 9, 2016
Through where our Nation started her path to independence.
We meet at Penn Station's New Jersey Transit, Main Waiting Room at 7:45pm on 10/09/16; we'll be riding from Trenton N.J. to Lambertville N.J.for a fine meal at an excellent restaurant. We ride along The D&R Canal Path* ( Delaware and Raritan & past Washington Crossing), an excellently maintained hard packed trailway suitable for road bikes. The pace will be comfortable over the 40 miles of traffic free trailway. This ride through our natural environment is special and unique; come join us! Your leaders are Ed DeFreitas, Rodney Millard, and Jesse Brown.
Sat, Oct 15, 2016
The Bronx Way
We meet at 9:00am at E.180th St. Station on The I.R.T. number 2 and 5 trains(Former headquarter of a defunct railroad). We will be introducing you to a new Greenway path and a recently opened Connector Greenway between The Bronx and Randal's Island and a couple of little known Greenway Paths on Long Island Sound. This will definitely be a day of discovery for many. Join us; we'll have a great day. Your Leaders are Rodney Millard and Jesse Brown, mileage should be 30 plus miles; totally flat!
Sun, Oct 16, 2016
Let's ride along the Brooklyn waterfront to our favorite Pizza place - Totonno's. Bring a lock and money for lunch. Rain at start cancels.
Sat, Oct 22, 2016
This ride has become a 5BBC classic. Join us for a scenic ride through quaint towns, preserved farmlands and beautiful back roads in Central New Jersey. THIS RIDE REQUIRES PRE-REGISTRATION AND WILL BE LIMITED BASED UPON AVAILABLE CAR POOL SPOTS - YOU MUST EMAIL THE LEADER NOT ONLY REGISTER ONLINE.
We will meet early in the morning in Bay Ridge near the last stop of the R train and carpool to the Cranbury New Jersey area. Options exist to meet the ride at the start in New Jersey. The ride will stop at the historic Walnford Estate for a quick tour and a picnic lunch (you bring... more
Sun, Oct 30, 2016
We continue our October Central Jersey rides with this almost Halloween special, another beauty, hopefully with some changing leaves.
The ride is 55-60 miles. It is mostly on lightly traveled roads, and includes some rail trails. It is in Jersey so there are some roads that are a bit busier. It is a scenic fun ride. It is listed as an advanced moderate ride and you should be able to maintain 13-16 mph on flats. I would expect the points will be keeping a 14-17 pace on the flats and compressing periodically. We will use point drop sweep, but there are long stretches between many... more
Sat, Nov 5, 2016
Maybe the last!
Meet at Starbucks Queens Blvd and Union Tpke South side
Join Ed and Liz as we do a lap of Queens.
We will eat Charlie’s turkey, the best turkey in Queens. I can say that I have been eating it for years. This is an easy 25- 30-mile mostly flat ride. Usual weather conditions apply Bring $15 for lunch.
Ride will end at Ed and Liz’s Apartment.
There will be an open house at our place
Please call if you would like to join us for Lunch and are not riding 718 487 4992.
Ed Pino and Liz Baum
Sun, May 14, 2017
In Paterson, New Jersey
Join us for our annual springtime semi-training scenic adventure to one of the -- truly -- East Coast wonders of the world, The Paterson Falls, and a tour of labor history at the turn of the century in this old "Silk City" mill town that was the inspiration for the American epic, Paterson, by poet W.C. Williams, and many many labor strikes. Today, as then, the Silk City is a town of immigrants, and after touring the falls and museums, we'll lunch at an authentic Peruvian family restaurant where the indigenous drink, chicha morada, flows from pitchers as red as wine.
Note: Although... more
Sat, Jul 8, 2017
Bordentown to Point Pleasant!
This is our second attempt at an inaugural two-part 5BBC ride that traverses the length of New Jersey, from the tranquil Delaware River to the roiling Atlantic Ocean!
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 (a long stretch on... more