Way back when in 1996, a young Alfredo Garcia planned this ride using paper Hagstrom Maps, with trial and error scouting. He has been doing this ride for the 5BBC ever since 1997. This year, Alfredo will be joined by Mel, another fan of the Forgotten Boro. As the title says, we will be going around the outside of the scenic Isle of Staten. In doing this ride, we travel on some lovely bike paths, and some not so lovely local roads. Much of the ride is flat, but being Staten Island, you know there will also be a nice sprinkling of hills. Our last hill climbs up to Ft. Wadsworth for one... more
Sat, Jun 22, 2019
Sun, Jun 23, 2019
Visit Westchester County's car-free spaces: part of the Bronx River Parkway will be just for bikes today, and we'll also use nearby paths to make the ride 44% car free. Lunch is at the Cranberry Lake nature preserve in a quiet, forested area, where we take an (optional) short hike around the lake. All paths are paved and suitable for road bikes. Mostly rolling terrain with some steep hills. This route is super-scenic, including waterfalls, forested paths and stunning views from the Kensico Dam. Early return via Metro-North Harlem Line possible anywhere along route, ask leaders at start for... more
Sat, Jul 13, 2019
1 of 5 Needed To GET THE PATCH!!!
Details to be provided - will likely start and end in LIC or near the bridge where Subway Access and Parking simplify access. Check back for details but register to let us know you are interested, please.