Day Rides

Sat, May 30, 2015

Croton Reservoir Triple Cross

9:30am

40 miles / Moderate / Starting at Van Cortlandt Park

Find out why this ride is one of the Club's perennial favorites. Have your water and drink it too. Get your fill of Westchester's Croton Reservoir with three lake crossings: the "Old Put" Railroad Bridge, Old Croton Dam (Gate House) Bridge, and the New Croton Dam. We'll ride the Westchester County Trailway, then on a splendiferous (although slightly bumpy) unpaved road along the lake shore. Finally, a visit to the best ice cream north of the Croton River. Ride ends at Croton-Harmon Metro-... more

Sun, May 31, 2015

Bungalow Beach Bar Ride

Looking for a Sweep

9:30am

Leaders: Steven Lyon
50 miles / Moderate / Starting at Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park

We'll be on the bike paths as much as possible going down through Coney Island to the Bungalow Beach Bar in the Rockaways.  The Bungalow has indoor/outdoor seating and a nice menu.  Bring $$ for lunch, a lock (we can usually see our bikes from where we eat), and metro card in case as well as water and snacks since it is a longer ride. Rain at the start or no co-leader cancels the ride.

Street Art/Graffiti Ride - Brooklyn/Queens

11:00am

20 miles / Advanced Moderate / Starting at Bicycle Roots

A outdoor tour of graffiti and street art in Brooklyn and Queens. Bring a light lock and money for lunch. Helmet required. Experience New York City in a new way!

Sat, Jun 6, 2015

Poughkeepsie-Kingston Loop

Ride The Hudson Valley

8:45am

CANCELED

Leaders: Nathalie Pham
55 (2700 feet elevation gain) miles / Advanced Moderate / Starting at Poughkeepsie Train Station

Due to ongoing health issues I will not be able to lead rides for the next several months. Therefore, all my rides are cancelled. I'm sorry, I know some of you were looking forward to these rides but I am not in shape to lead rides.

Dead Horse Bay and Bottle Beach

An On and Off Road Adventure

10:00am

Leaders: David Meltzer
25 miles / Happy Face / Starting at Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park

Bring your sturdy bike, thick soled shoes, and a spirit of adventure.  We are heading to Dead Horse Bay, the home of the infamous Bottle Beach.  Dead Horse Bay’s name was coined in the  the mid-19th century when the area was was home to dozens of horse-rendering plants, which used the harbor as a dumping ground for horse bones.  Located on the southwest shore of what was then Barren Island, the isolated area was infamous for its lack of water and sewage lines, and for the odor perpetually... more

Sun, Jun 7, 2015

Bike Jersey City

Meet Up at the Katyn Memorial in Jersey City

10:00am

16 miles / Happy Face / Start Location TBD

First sign up, and then join up with the leaders at the Katyn Memorial at Exchange Place. Registration is free (a mere $5 donation is suggested), but do not wait until the last moment, like, the night before! Of course this begs the question: why Bike JC's sister organization in New York City charges $92 not including a $22 "processing fee." We'll not ponder the "too big to fail" logic previously applied to our banking system during our most recent economic crisis, but, instead, we'll groove... more

Ride to Kensico Dam

Ending at Growlers

10:00am

20-25 miles / Moderate / Starting at Van Cortlandt Park

Short, but sweet ride to Kensico Dam Plaza. The ride will begin at 242nd Street & Broadway (last stop of 1 train) and head north approximately 15 miles to the dam. We will make a brief stop at the Great Hunger Memorial along the way.

The existing dam was completed in 1917. It stands 307 feet above the lowest point of the foundation and is 1,843 feet long. Granite, the rock used for the concrete and decorative stones on the surface of the dam, was excavated from a quarry at nearby... more

Sat, Jun 13, 2015

On the Trail of the Lenapes

Via Princeton, Freehold, and Henry Hudson Rail Trail

9:00am

35 miles / Moderate / Starting at Penn Station

While many of us ride the perimeters of New Jersey, we rarely venture into that great void of Central NJ by bike. Well, that taboo has been derailed. We'll be doing a 40-miler (or less) from Princeton Junction to Matawan, via Freehold, the favored crossroads of the long-gone Lenapes and the site where revolutionary hero Molly Pitcher she-manned a cannon after her husband was gunned down at nearby Monmouth Battlefield. Much of the ride from Freehold to Matawan is on the Henry Hudson Rail... more

Sat, Jun 20, 2015

Poughkeepsie-New Paltz Loop

Ride The Hudson Valley (longer summer version)

8:45am

66 (2500 feet elevation gain) miles / Advanced Moderate / Starting at Poughkeepsie Train Station

Due to ongoing health issues I will not be able to lead rides for the next several months. Therefore, all my rides are cancelled. I'm sorry, I know some of you were looking forward to these rides but I am not in shape to lead rides.

QueensWay Greenway Byways

Feeders from Union Sq., LIC and Prospect Park

9:30am

25 miles / Happy Face / Starting at Union Square North (17th St) and Park Avenue South

Alliteration is not the only thing we have rolling today.

Join Friends of The QueensWay, 5BBC, and TA Queens Committee members in a ride from Rego Park to Ozone Park to explore the future route of the QueensWay, the proposed bikeway, linear park, and rail trail atop the abandoned Rockaway Beach Branch railroad. We will make several stops, and brief hikes onto the rail line before officially ending outside the Aqueduct Race Track and Casino. Riders wishing to take the A train back to... more

Sun, Jun 21, 2015

Bridges to Balls

9:30am

Approximately 28 miles / Moderate / Starting at City Hall

Let's earn our lunch at the Meatball Shop by riding not 1 bridge, not 2  bridges, BUT 6 of the NYC bridges! This is a short, but somewhat challenging ride.

The ride begins and ends at Brooklyn Bridge (City Hall Park).

Bring water, lock, and money for lunch.

**Due to size of the restaurant, we are limiting this ride to 20 people**

Sat, Jun 27, 2015

Thimble Islands Bike/Cruise Weekend

A Boat, Bike, and Board Special

7:00am

45 miles / Moderate / Starting at Grand Central Terminal

Our Third Annual Get-Together along Connecticut's northern shores. Meet up at GCT for the 7:07 am New Haven train and breakfast at 9AM at Claire's Cornercopia Restaurant, a vegetarian, kosher, sustainable eatery in downtown New Haven. Wheels down at 10am when we roll out to Thimble Islands and a shipboard tour of a majestic grotto of coastal beauty unmatched anywhere along the Eastern seaboard. Along the way, we ride a defunct trolley rail trail (pictured above) and indulge in... more

Poughkeepsie-Red Hook Loop

Ride The Hudson Valley

8:45am

CANCELED

62 (2700 feet elevation gain) miles / Advanced Moderate / Starting at Poughkeepsie Train Station

Due to ongoing health issues I will not be able to lead rides for the next several months. Therefore, all my rides are cancelled. I'm sorry, I know some of you were looking forward to these rides but I am not in shape to lead rides.

Sat, Jul 11, 2015

Westwood Ho!

9:00am

45 miles / Moderate / Starting at Eleanor Roosevelt Statue

Missed Spring Training? Hell, so did we. Now that it's warm and the wind has mellowed, we'll make a go of it and formally meet up at 9 AM at 72 & Riverside, at the Eleanor Roosevelt statue, then ride to 177 & Fort Washington (arriving at 9:45-10AM) to meet anyone who wants to take the A train uptown to 175 (first car, take elevator to the street; wait for us there at 177 and Fort Washington). This will be a beginners intermediate ride with a stop at our favorite halfway point,  New... more

Three State Metric Century

A loop through NY, CT and MA

9:00am

CANCELED

64 (3200 feet elevation gain) miles / Advanced Moderate / Starting at Taconic State Park - Copake Falls Area

Due to ongoing health issues I will not be able to lead rides for the next several months. Therefore, all my rides are cancelled. I'm sorry, I know some of you were looking forward to these rides but I am not in shape to lead rides.

Street Art and Graffiti Ride in Manhattan

11:00am

Leaders: Shawn Carney
20 miles / Advanced Moderate / Starting at City Hall

A outdoor tour of graffiti and street art in Manhattan. Bring a lock, snacks and money for lunch afterwards. Helmets mandatory. Experience New York City in a new way! 

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