The Clowster, Clooster, Closter Ride

Saturday, May 21, 2022 - 09:00

Springtime in Jersey!  Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming and the 5bbc is crossing the Hudson to ride on quiet, suburban roads through Northern New Jersey to our lunch destination in Closter.  Originally pronounced Clowster in Dutch times and changed to Clooster when the British arrived, the pronunciation changed for the final time in 1795 when it was Americanized to Closter, with a long “o.”  

While practicing how to pronounce Closter correctly, we will ride at an Upper Moderate pace (12-15mph) with only 1,309 feet of elevation, according to RWGPS.  We will have one fun/serious climb up Churchill on the way back to the GW Bridge.

Lunch is TBD, but will come between miles 19 and 20, when we get to Closter.

 

Here is a link to the RWGPS:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38733282

Here is a link to the cue sheet:  http://www.roboviva.ninja/roboviva/pdfs/38733282.pdf

 

IMPORTANT REQUIREMENTS: Please 'unregister' if you can not make the ride so waited list folks can move up and take the slot. All riders should come equipped with hand sanitizer/wipes, a spare tube and tire levers, sunscreen, snacks, full water bottles, and a bike in good condition. Additionally, be familiar with the current criteria for riding with the Club.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: YOU MUST HAVE AND WEAR A MASK WHEN NECESSARY ON ALL 5BBC RIDES AS INDICATED BY THE RIDE LEADER. THIS RIDE HAS THE POSSIBILITY OF SPENDING SOME PERIOD OF TIME INDOORS. IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE AND JOIN ANY INDOOR ACTIVITY, YOU MUST BE MASKED, VACCINATED AND BRING PROOF OF VACCINATION. ADDITIONALLY, THE 5BBC MAKES NO REPRESENTATION AS TO THE VACCINATION STATUS OF ANYONE ON THE RIDE OR ENGAGED IN ANY ACTIVITY, INDOOR OR OUT. THE RISK INVOLVED IN ANY ACTIVITY ON THE RIDE IS ASSUMED BY EACH INDIVIDUAL RIDER

 

Mileage: 
30
Ride Type: 
Moderate
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