Day Rides

Sat, Apr 29, 2017

Cold Spring back to NYC

Technical Training Ride Series

8:30am

51 miles / Advanced Moderate / Starting at Grand Central Terminal

Cycle your way from the hiker/biker friendly town of Cold Spring back towards the ever bustling NYC. You’ll cross the Hudson to travel through the edge of Bear Mountain State Park, follow along the Hudson on a non-motorized vehicle path (a few miles of hard packed dirt) and enter into New Jersey to cross the GWB back into NYC. Alternate route that's a few miles longer but eliminates the beautiful dirt section in case of rain either ride day or the day before.

Average speed: 14-16 mphs on flat.  Road bikes recommended, wider tires may help for the few miles of... more

Bayonne Parks Ride

9:00am

50 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 for a Quick bite at a Deli like establishment tbd; 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.     

Coney Island Pizza Ride

10:00am

25 miles / Happy Face / Starting at Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park

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.

 

Red Hook Crit Social

6:30pm

16 miles / Happy Face / Starting at Bridgemarket

So we're going to the Women's Red Hook Crit, making momentous stops along the way: Rockaway Brewery, Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, Steve's Key Lime Pie, and IKEA, where  vegan Swiss meatballs are the current cause célèbre (and the ultimate paradox: Swiss, vegan, meatballs all in one). We'll then head over to the Red Hook fixed-gear women's Crit at 8:30PM, with the men's challenge following at 9:30. After, we'll take traffic-free greenways to Brooklyn Bridge Park and, for those returning to Manhattan, the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. Front and rear lights de rigueur and money for food and... more

Sun, Apr 30, 2017

A bit of Jersey, A bit of baseball

OK, maybe a bit more Jersey than a bit

9:00am

20-50 miles / Moderate / Start Location TBD

I have been wanting to do this for a long time - every since my first of multiple times doing Bill Mastro's "A bit of Brooklyn, A bit of Baseball" which I HOPE he runs again in 2017.

Join us for a ride to the Garden State and you just might see a famous baseball player's Garden.

The major destination of this ride is the Yogi Berra Museum in Montclair.

But we will see other meaningful baseball locales in our neighbour to the west including Yogi's home where he gave rise to another famous Yogism describing how to get there.

"When you get to the fork in the road,... more

Sat, May 6, 2017

ECG Route 8368 (Newark to Princeton)

Technical Training Ride Series

8:00am

73 miles / Quick Spin Light / Start Location TBD

Enjoy the last flatter ride in our Technical Series. The East Coast Greenway connects New Jersey to Pennsylvania on almost traffic free roads.  We are riding it partially when the path road conditions are good enough for road bikes, and otherwise move along quiter New Jersey roads. We may break off in smaller groups based on speed.  Be super comfortable with a cuesheet+speedometer, RidewithGPS or Garmin to navigate this route.

Speed Variable. Road bikes only.

Snack Stops: Starbucks at 22 mile,  Coffeehouse at 38 mile, Dunkin Donuts

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Blessing to Expo

A short ride to pick up packets or just attend the BNY Expo

9:30am

< 10 miles / Happy Face / Start Location TBD

Join Ed, Liz, and Andrea as we ride to the Bike New York Expo after the Blessing of the Bikes at St. John the Divine at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue/111th St.  The Blessing of the bikes starts promptly at 9:30 AM.  We leave immediately afterwards

We will meet outside the cathedral right after the ceremony and ride one way to the Expo.  The Ride ends at the Expo. Valet parking is available  at the Expo.

 

 

Sun, May 7, 2017

The Old Put and OCA

Once They Built a Railroad

10:00am

30 miles miles / Moderate / Starting at Van Cortlandt Park

Two Great Trails in one Great Ride. All railroads were built by private companies. This one was built in the 1880's and was bought in the Great Depression by the New York Central Railroad (You know, the folks who built Grand Central Terminal.).  But, it was beloved by the public and called the "Old Put". So, we take it to Tarrytown. There, we pick up the Old Croton Aquaduct (O.C.A.), New York City's first sustainable water supply. It ran on gravity from the Croton Dam all the way to 42nd St. & Fifth Ave.

We start and finish at 242nd Street & Broadway in Van Cortlandt Park.... more

Sat, May 13, 2017

Poughkeepsie: Rhinebeck Loop

Technical Training Ride Series

8:30am

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

Enjoy a day cycling north of Poughkeepsie. You’ll spend the day taking in the sights of the Hudson River, and the quaint Bard College campus. You’ll cycle on picturesque back roads past apple farms & horse farms, ending at the Poughkeepsie train station.

Average speed: 14-16mphs on flat. Road bikes only.

Snack Stops: Hill Top Deli 12 mile, Taste Bud Cafe at 30 mile, Samuel’s at 40.6 mile.

Where we will meet:  Grand Central Terminal at 8:30am,   Train Time: 8:43am to Poughkeepsie

Tickets: Roundtrip to... more

Sun, May 14, 2017

A Ride to the Great Falls

In Paterson, New Jersey

9:30am

35 miles / Happy Face / Starting at George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal

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 the recent Jim Jarmusch film by the same name), and many many labor strikes. Today, as then, Silk City is a metropolis of immigrants, and after touring the falls and museums, we'll lunch at an authentic Peruvian family restaurant where the indigenous drink, chicha morada,... more

The Kensico Dam Ride

A Nature Walk on a Bike

10:00am

30 miles / Happy Face / Starting at E 241st St & White Plains Rd (last stop 2 train)

Ah Spring, when a young (and not so young) man's fancies turn to bike riding and nature and the Birds & Bees. So, this ride has it all. We meet in The Bronx, ride to Bronxville where biker meets nature. By that, we mean Birds and Bees and trails through and around ponds, lakes and a river to the Kensico Dam where we eat lunch in Heaven( Valhalla). We start and finish at White Plains Road and 241st Street. Bring money for lunch and a Metro-North Pass in case you need to the train back.

Sat, May 20, 2017

Westport, Redding, Easton Loop

Technical Training Ride Series

8:45am

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

Ready for the last spring challenge?! There is a reason why connecticut is known for its hills.  We are cycling past gorgeous mansions, stunning beaches to climb up into the lush greenery.  After this ride, next week's NYC to Boston ride be easy for you.  

We may break off in smaller groups based on speed.  Be super comfortable with a cuesheet+speedometer, RidewithGPS or Garment to navigate this route.

Speed Variable. Road bikes only.

Snack Stops: Starbucks at 13.4 mile, Lunch Box at 34.1 mile, Peter’s Weston Market at 50.9 mile... more

Ramones Ride

Celebrate the life of Joey Ramone on his birthday!

10:30am

40 miles / Moderate / Starting at City Hall

Celebrate Joey Ramone's birthday with us  as we start our ride in Lower East Side and pass through Joey Ramone way and catch some other historic sites in Ramones trivia and wind our way past 53rd and 3rd before heading over to Forest Hills Queens to for more historic Ramones exploration and lunch. You will not want to be sedated for this ride pinheads!! Gabba gabba hey ho let's go!!

 

Bring lock, spare tube, money for lunch, and a love of The Ramones!!!

Sun, May 21, 2017

Around the Great Swamp

10:15am

38 miles / Quick Spin Light / Start Location TBD

Meet us in Chatham for a beautiful 38 mile ride around the great Swamp, alongside Jockey Hollow, farmlands and mansions. 

We will depart from Chatham train station and return to the same location. We will not stop for lunch, this ride is non-stop so no drops will be used -

Please bring the necessary items you need on a ride, ensure you have water and snacks. 

This ride is quite hilly and suited for advanced riders only. 

Train departs Penn Station at 9.11am and arrive in Chatham (no transfer) at 10.15am. We are aiming to start the ride at 10.40am. The estimated... more

Sun, May 28, 2017

Roosevelt-Valkill-Vanderbilt Homes

Memorial Weekend & The Roosevelt Home

7:15am

15 miles / Happy Face / Starting at Grand Central Terminal

Okay, so we get up early. But, there's a train ride along the Magnificent Hudson to Poughkeepsie. Then, we hop off the Iron Horse and jump on our Steel, Aluminum, Carbon, or Titanium Steed and ride to Val-kill, Roosevelt Library (Lunch & Tour) and the Vanderbilt Mansion. Then, back to Poughkeepsie to take the return train to NYC.

We start at either Grand Central Terminal  7:43 train. Be there by 7:25 to buy ticket & board train or 125th St./Harlem. 7:54 train. Be there by 7:40 to buy ticket & board train.

Be there by 7:25 to buy ticket & board train,

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Sun, Jun 4, 2017

Daddy-O's in Hopewell Junction

And the Lunch is as High an Elephant's Eye!

7:15am

35 miles / Happy Face / Starting at Grand Central Terminal

Okay. Not really. But the portions are good. And the ride brings us along the comfortable, paved Dutchess County Rail Trail to the resurrected Hopewell Junction Depot with an "N" Gauge model of the Junction & the newly built Signal Tower reproduction.

This is one of the best built and mostly flat rail trail ever. On our way back, we'll check out the view of the Hudson from the Walkway Over the Hudson.

Then back to Poughkeepsie to take the return train to NYC.

We start at either Grand Central Terminal 7:43 train. Be there by 7:25 to buy ticket & board train or... more

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