Day Rides

Sat, Jul 4, 2015

Liberty State Park and 911 Memorial in Bayonne

9:30am

30 miles miles / Happy Face / Starting at City Hall

DON'T WORRY! Everyone. Don't let the concern of possible rain in the afternoon stop you from enjoying the Fourth. If the weather turns rainy, we can hop on the Light Rail back to the PATH Train.

Happy Birthday America!! We'll start at one of New York's most enduring edifices, City Hall. Proceed to a symbol of our endurance, the New World Trade Center. Take the PATH train to a statue of a legendary example of our ability to evolve, Jackie Robinson. Ride down John F. Kennedy Blvd. Stop... more

Sun, Jul 5, 2015

Oh! Oh! Daddy-O's

Get Out of Town Series

7:30am

30 to 40 miles miles / Moderate / Starting at Grand Central Terminal

See Green leaves and fields. Legend says that there's rewards at the end of a trail. Well, it's true. At the end of the recently completed Dutchess County Rail Trail, there's a really good restaraunt called Daddy-O's. Jesse's legendary appetite met it's match with a plate of what else, pancakes. He discussed bringing Tupperware for the leftovers. The museum is a rebuilt railroad station from the railroad junction. Hopewell Juction was one of two little known super important World War II era... more

Beach Bum RIde

9:30am

30 miles / Moderate / Starting at Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park

Meet at Grand Army Plaza, 9:30 am, for this classic summer ride to the beach.

Approximately 30 flat miles.

This leisurely paced ride will go from Brooklyn to the Neponsit along quiet streets and bike lanes. 

We'll stop to pick up lunch before heading to the beach.  Bring sun block, money for lunch and a bike lock.

Rain at the start cancels.

 

Fri, Jul 10, 2015

Night Ride to SingleCut

Featuring - Mimi's First Lead !

7:00pm

11 - longer if you cycle back miles / Happy Face / Starting at Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park

We loved the ride last year - so why not do it again?   SingleCut Beersmiths is the first Brewery to open in Queens since Prohibition. They call their beer "obsessively brewed" and are devoted to being a great local brewery. No contract beers for SingleCut - everything is brewed right in Astoria. We ride to the brewery to taste some amazing beers, support a local business, and to schmooze with our fellow cyclists.   Come raise a glass to Mimi, on her first lead with the 5BBC. 

Food is... more

Sat, Jul 11, 2015

Brooklyn to Jamaica Estates with Empanadas

10:00am

35+ miles / Moderate / Starting at Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park

Empanada time!!! Join us for a fun urban tour from Brooklyn through Central Queens to the somewhat isolated enclave of Jamaica Estates. Ride through diverse, ever-changing and unique neighborhoods along the way and enjoy a somewhat later lunch stop at everyone's favorite empanda place. Bring a lock, sufficient hydration, an upbeat inquisitive attitude and money for lunch. 35+ miles, moderate pace with urban hills in places.  If time permits, we may stop at Grimaldi's bakery on the way back... more

Street Art and Graffiti Ride in Manhattan

New start location - Doughnut Plant on Grand at Norfolk

11:00am

20 miles / Advanced Moderate / Starting at Doughnut Plant

A outdoor tour of graffiti and street art in Manhattan. We will be riding with some speed from site to site, so please make sure you are able to maintain a 15mph pace consistently! Bring a lock, snacks and money for lunch afterwards. Helmets mandatory. Experience New York City in a new way! 

 

We're starting at the world famous Doughnut Plant on Grand at Norfolk. If you want to get yourself some delicious coffee and donuts prior to the start of the ride, get there by 10:30.... more

Sun, Jul 12, 2015

Bronx Perimeter Ride

9:00am

40 ish miles / Moderate / Starting at AYH (a.k.a. "The Hostel")

We Love the Boogie Down Bronx !  We ride across the newly opened High Bridge and enter New York's only mainland borough.  From the bucholic  streets of Riverdale, to the signs of rebirth in the South Bronx.  From Spuyten Duyvil to Schuylerville.   The home of hip hop, the Yankees and Edgar Allen Poe.  We ride around the edge of this edgy borough in search of discovery, adventure and fun.  The Bronx will never seem the same.  Lunch will be a picnic in Pelham Bay Park - so bring a sandwich or... more

BBQ via Greenwich

9:00am

50 miles / Advanced Moderate / Starting at Wakefield

Take a sojourn through some of the nicest parts of Greenwich Connecticut, including the grounds at Pomerance Mansion, and a stop for lunch at Port Chester's famous Brazillian quarter for barbecue. Who knows? We may even stop for a dip at Oakland Beach in Rye!

Approximately 50 miles with 2,877 feet of ascent on mostly rolling hills. Please be prepared to maintain 16 MPH on the flats (have to work off that barbecue somehow!).

Bring two spare tubes and air supply; water; money for... more

Fri, Jul 24, 2015

5BBC on the Halfshell

6:45pm

25-30 miles / Moderate / Starting at Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park

Get out your front and rear lights for another Friday night ride meandering around Brooklyn.  This time we will work up a little appetite and then head to Sheepshead Bay and the Clam Bar plus at Jordan's Lobster Dock.  Please be on time, as we will be leaving GAP by 7:00.  Front and rear lights are required, as is a fun inquisitive attitude and a yearning for some tasty seafood. The ride will end at the southern tip of Prospect Park, but usually plenty of folks head back to GAP.

Sat, Jul 25, 2015

The High Bridge Festival!

via Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx

12:00pm

35 miles / Happy Face / Starting at City Hall

To get to High Bridge, we head over to Brooklyn, up Dumbo, through Williamsburg, LIC, the Triborough, Ward's Island and the Bronx Side of the Harlem River, where we cross over -- a tad exhausted -- the High Bridge into Manhattan. The festival is from noon until 4PM. Followed by a SummerStage concert featuring Jose Peña Suazo y La Banda Gorda, at 7, for those who want to stay later. (Yeah, this is all about the music.) Return is via the Hudson Greenway.

Dinner is at Covo... more

Sun, Jul 26, 2015

Etch-a-Sketch - Inaugural Ride

Brooklyn Mystery Meander

9:00am

26 miles / Moderate / Starting at Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park

Introducing a new series that allows riders to “draw” an object on the map simply by following the cue sheet and recording their ride by using apps like ridewithgps, Strava, or mapmyride. The object will be a mystery until the ride is complete and riders view their recorded route. Because of the nature of this ride, expect a lot of twists and turns and some backtracking.

This inaugural ride will take us through the borough of Brooklyn, making a pit stop at Ample Hills Creamery to cool... more

Sat, Aug 1, 2015

Tour de public pool! It is now safe to go in the water.

A New Type of Beach Bum?

9:00am

Leaders: Abe Greene
15-25 miles / Happy Face / Starting at Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park

Have you ever been on a group ride, dying of thirst, sweating like crazy, when you ride past a beautiful public pool only to be told move along, nothing to see here, you can't go in the pool! Well on this ride you can! Join us as we explore NYC's growing number of newly refurbished and imaginative public pool destinations.  All four of our pool destinations were recently listed in  Time Out New York's Top Ten NYC public pools.  From the WPA built Red Hook Pool to the "pop-up" pool in... more

Sun, Aug 2, 2015

Rockaway Beach Bum RIde

9:30am

30 miles / Moderate / Starting at Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park

Meet at GAP at 9:30Am, approximately 30 flat miles.

Enjoy a scenic summer ride to the beach.   This leisurely paced ride will go from Brooklyn to the Neponsit along quiet streets and bike lanes. 

We'll stop to pick up lunch before heading to the beach.  Bring sun block, money for lunch and a bike lock.

 

Sun, Aug 9, 2015

Beach Bumming in Staten Island

9:30am

30 miles miles / Happy Face / Starting at City Hall

In the early days of Beach Bum Rides, City Hall was part of the Start Point. Well, to almost use a well worn movie quote, "We're Back!!". But, we're going to a different place(Another quote?", South Beach. It's different. It's red sand? There's a fishing pier, real toilets nearby and fantastic views of......... well, everything. Including a view of Coney Island. Lunch pick up? The best. We have a whole supermarket full of stuff including a bakery and a delli. The ferry ride is free and... more

Sat, Aug 15, 2015

Newark Outback III

10:00am

30 miles / Moderate / Starting at Newark Penn Station

THE INDUSTRIAL OUTBACK, THAT IS

10:00 AM Newark Penn Station (Ferry Street side),You can take Path or NJ Transit from 34 Street (Path-WTC is the most direct line). 30 miles, an easy pace, and very few climbs.

This is our third attempt at the Outback, so fear not!

Yes, 5BBC morphs into Newark Rough Riders, a.k.a. Brick City Rogues for the day, taking you on a one-way adventure to Newark's industrial netherland -- that strip of misery and sorrow between the Arthur... more

Sun, Aug 23, 2015

Beach Bum Ride to Neponsit

9:45am

25 miles / Moderate / Starting at Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park

Join us as we ride from park to beach: Prospect Park in Brooklyn to Neponsit Beach, that is. We'll stop along the way to pick up lunch from Brighton Bazaar, an amazing Russian supermarket, chock-full of prepared Russian delicacies. We'll ride at a leisurely pace, stopping in the Rockaways to change into our bathing suits then onto Neponsit for a face-to-face with the Atlantic Ocean. Our pace will be moderate for this fairly flat ride. Bring sunscreen, plenty of fluids, bike lock, $ for lunch... more

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