Day Rides

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Sat, Feb 13, 2016

One Tom's, Two Tom's, Three Tom's, Four. . .

A classic NYC-centric ride of the peculiar and random


Leaders: Abe Greene
30 miles / Moderate / Starting at Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park

Who the heck is Tom? Why are there so many NYC restaurant's named after him? Why would anybody ever write a song about hanging out there? Where is there (it's controversial)? Discover it all in this classic NYC-centric ride of the peculiar and random. We'll cruise from Grand Army Plaza to Tom's of Prospect Heights to 2 Toms of Gowanus to Toms (the shoe people have cafe! Who knew) to the Tom's of Seinfeld Fame where we will luxuriate in a Broadway shake or two and talk about what else. . .... more

A mediocre ride for a Mediocre President

A Ride to Fillmore"s


Leaders: Ed Pino, Liz Baum
25-30 miles / Happy Face / Starting at Kew Gardens

The tradition continues.

Meet at 10:00A.M.  Accross the street from Former site of the Statue of Virtue at Queens Blvd and Union Tpke by the Starbucks

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 Presidents weekend for a trip and a great lunch at the end of the ride. Bring $10-15, for a real lunch- Bring bike... more

Sun, Feb 14, 2016

Brooklyn Donut Massacree

Valentine's Day Donut Love


25 miles / Happy Face / Start Location TBD

Brookyn is chock full of Donut Love.  We have old school donuts from Peter Pan.  New Fangled Donuts from DOUGH.  Even delicious vegan donuts from Dun-Well.   This ride visits Park Slope, Bay Ridge, Bushwick, Williamsburg and Greenpoint in search of donut goodness.  Add a couple of cups of coffee and you have all the ingredents for a wonderful ride.  You don't have to eat them all - but no judgements if you do.  Come join Eliz and Mel as we eat our way through this Valentines Day Donut Ride... more

Sat, Feb 20, 2016

A Fireside Chat . . . and Ride

We'll Ring Around the Hudson


20 miles / Happy Face / Starting at Chelsea Piers

A lazy cold day, a not too-exerting pace, and our destination? A humble Irish pub with a back dining room and fireplace. What more is there to life, except maybe a warmer pair of gloves.

We'll travel from New York to Hoboken, via the George Washington Bridge, following the proposed Harbor Ring Route, with stops at the Fireman's Park (and bike trail), in Fort Lee, the James Braddock Park lake, and Bull's Ferry Road (an almost vertical descent that only the most skilled... more

Sun, Feb 21, 2016

The Good, The Bad and the Gaudy

Manhattan Beach in Winter


20ish miles / Moderate / Starting at Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park

So, you have a lot of money and the desire to live in a house that will make folks take notice.  You know - sort of like living in a cross between an embassy and a catering hall.  Where do you go?  For some, the answer is Manhattan Beach.  Come with us as we visit this area where the houses will make your jaw drop - and maybe your eyes roll.  Lunch will be warming and hearty Russian food at Cafe Glechik.  Remember, it is winter - so check the web page and or facebook page for any weather... more

Fri, Feb 26, 2016

Stout Hearted Men....and Wimmen

A Winter's Night Ride to SingleCut


11 [one way] miles / Happy Face / Starting at Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park

A night ride?  In February?  Are you nuts?   Bobby and Mel are looking for some Stout Hearted Men...and Wimmen to join them on a Winter's night ride to visit SingleCut Brewery in Astoria.  February's cold will not keep us from heading to this cozy brewery and imbibing some of their delicious stouts.  A perfect beer for a cold February night.  So layer up, find your macho self, and let's ride.  In case of bad road conditions [snow or ice] check the web site for cancelation.  We may be insane... more

Sat, Mar 5, 2016

Westwood Ho!

Via New Bridge Landing


45 miles / Moderate / Starting at Eleanor Roosevelt Statue

We'll 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 an intermediate ride with a stop at our favorite halfway point,  New Bridge Landing, a Revolutionary-era swing bridge across the tidal Hackensack River where George Washington slept after a hasty... more

Sat, Mar 19, 2016

Mural Ride

10:30am miles / Moderate / Starting at Columbus Circle

Groundswell, in collaboration with the NYC Department of Transportation/Safety Education and Outreach, created beautiful murals throughout NYC communities. We are going to visit four of these murals during this short, but sweet ride.

We will meet at Columbus Circle and head over the Queensboro Bridge to the first mural. The remaiing three murals are in the S. Bronx. Our ride ends at Chelsea Craft Brewing Company in the S. Bronx.

Bring  lock and $$ for food/beverages. Dress for... more

Sat, Mar 26, 2016

New Rochelle Parks

Welcome Spring


40ish miles / Moderate / Starting at Lenox Ave and 110th St

It's tiime to welcome Spring!  The days are getting longer, the temps are getting warmer.  And wanderlust is in the air.  On the New Rochelle shore of Long Island Sound, there are three scenic waterfront parks - Glen Island, Five Islands and Hudson.  From the photogenic mini castle at Glen Island to the small bridges connecting the Five Islands, there are lots of great things to see on this ride.  We also ride through the historic Sutton Manor section of New Rochelle.  Several Blocks of... more

Sat, Jun 11, 2016

New Jersey -- Coast to Coast I

Princeton Juncton to Manasquan!


40 miles / Moderate / Starting at Penn Station

An inaugural two-part 5BBC ride that traverses the length of New Jersey, from the tranquil Delaware River to the roiling Atlantic Ocean! Join us and make history!

This ride begins in  Princeton Junction, not quite the Delaware, but close enough, and travels through tranquil back roads and farmlands. toward Freehold, New Jersey. But unlike previous rides to Freehold that then pick up the Henry Hudson north to Matawan, we'll keep a steady sourtheastly course to Manasquan, with the last... more

Sat, Jul 9, 2016

New Jersey -- Coast to Coast II

Bordentown to Point Pleasant!


46 miles / Moderate / Starting at Penn Station

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... more