One of our favorite destinations, and you know it will be back in the spring as a training ride. It's winter, so we will take it a bit easier but get some training in and of course climb Walnut on the way back. Ride of course includes a really good lunch stop (love those pancakes) in Northvale, NJ. Don't miss this ride. Bring lightweight bike lock, money for lunch and a great inquisitive attitude.
Sat, Jan 28, 2017
Let's boost those endorphins (because endorphins make people happy and happy people don't kill people) by taking a short ride along the Bronx Greenways. We will make a stop at the Bartow-Pell mansion ($5.00 fee). The ride will end at our lunch spot: An Beal Bocht which is in Riverdale and near the 1 train.
Ride is going to be a moderate pace and approximately 20 miles.
Bring snacks since there will be a late lunch.
Bring $$ for museum and lunch.
Bring your bike lock.
Sun, Jan 29, 2017
Four Days before Ground Hog Day.
On a cold Winter day, going to a warm place to address your inner animal, is perfect. Between the indoors and outdoors, they have fish, snakes, birds, monkeys, alligators, turtles, bats. deer, horses and more. Oh yeah, ground hogs. Lunch is pizza as fine as Arthur Ave. So, get some exercise, a little education, a slice and camaraderie.
Meet at City Hall (Base of the Brooklyn Bridge) at 10:00, South Ferry at 10:15 and St. George at 11:00.
Sat, Feb 4, 2017
A Groundhog Day Ride
Groundhog Day was only two days before, and by know we will definitely know whether Ol Man Winter will continue to reign. Which can only mean that it is time for our annual cold weather ramble to Ramblersville. The last three years had temps in the 20's - perfect for that iconic cold weather ride. One of the most isolated neighborhoods in New York City, Ramblersville is a one block wide strip of land between Old Howard Beach and JFK. Houses are built on stilts in this marshy spit of land. We cross one of the most scenic foot bridges in NYC. The squawks of the parrots will be the... more
Sat, Feb 18, 2017
A mediocore ride for a mediocore President
A midwinter’s ride to Fillmore’s
Meet at 10:00A.M. Starbucks Queens Blvd and Union Tpke South side
Join Ed & Liz on our Ride to Fillmore’s for lunch. This will be an easy flat ride of 25-30 miles through the borough of Queens. We will circle the globe and eat in a pub like atmosphere.
Join us on this warm winter journey for a trip and a great lunch at the end of the ride. Bring $10-15, for a real lunch- Bring bike lock, and a good attitude. Restaurant is bike friendly.
Leaders Ed Pino Liz Baum
Sun, Feb 19, 2017
A Winter's Ride for Artisanal Pizza
Want to stay warm this winter? Want to ride your bike this winter? Want to reward yourself for meeting those two goals? At the same time!?! Then we have a solution. This ride. We're going almost all the way with a North Shore ride to just short of Bayville, Long Island. This is a 40-ish mile moderately-paced ride with hills (that's the staying warm part) to The Red Tomato (that's the reward part) for wood-fired Neapolitan-style artisanal pizza. We start from Cunningham Park. Slightly more miles before lunch to work up an appetite while providing a psychological edge upon return ("hey easy... more
Sat, Mar 4, 2017
The first training ride
This weekend we kick off our Spring Training Series. Not in shape yet for a major bike event? Doing a long weekend trip? That's OK, neither are we. Start getting back into shape, sharing fun rides with the friendliest Club. Bring lightweight bike lock and lunch money. Lunch at the famous Empire Diner!
Sat, Apr 1, 2017
Get that Heart Pumping
Let's get back into climbing shape! We ride through Manhattan and cross through the Bronx. Just over the City border is wonderfully named Valentine Lane. This is the beginning of the beautiful neighborhood of Ludlow Park. Old Victorian houses on quiet tree lined streets. We also ride right up to the Hudson River at the Beczak Envorionmental Center. Following lunch, we climb Park Hill and return through the beautiful Fieldston section of Riverdale before heading back home. There are some short uphills, some long uphills and some downhills that will make you scream "WHEEEEEEEE." There is... more
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