The 5BBC 2012 Montauk Century
65, 100, and 125 mile routes
Sunday, May 20, 2012
The 2012 Montauk Century Training Ride Series
The route of the Montauk Century has traditionally been one of the flattest century rides around. For 2012, we’ve changed it with one or two small hills added, plus more winding roads and scenery. Hey, don’t you want to keep things interesting?
Relax, the changes aren’t that serious. Better yet, you can get ready by joining us on as many free 5BBC Montauk Century training series rides as you can. They will have you more than prepared for the big day.
Our training rides start in Manhattan at Columbus Circle and in Queens at Union Turnpike and 196th Place at Cunningham Park. The rides are free. All we ask is that you bring a bike in good working order, a full water bottle or hydration pack, a spare tube, pump, bike lock, and money for lunch. You must wear a helmet to participate.
All 5BBC rides are led by at least two trained, experienced leaders. Most rides run at 13-14 mph maximum, and use the Point-Drop-Sweep method, which allows slower riders to ride at their own pace. However, on the rides listed as “Quick-Spin”, which are often 17+mph, we usually chuck the P-D-S method and everyone rides in a group.
Check our bulletin board before your ride for any last-minute changes.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
MONTAUK TRAINING RIDE # 7: LOCUST VALLEY
9:30 AM,Cunningham Park, Union Turnpike & 196 Pl, Queens, 50 miles, moderate pace
Start gearing up for longer distances! Visit the quaint town of Locust Valley on Long Island's "Gold Coast". More info at www.locustvalley.com. Bring lightweight bike lock and lunch mooney.
MONTAUK TRAINING RIDE # 7: LOCUST VALLEY QUICK SPIN
9:00 AM, Cunningham Park, 50 miles QUICK SPIN PACE +16 mph
A slightly different route to Locust Valley,Lattington,Dosoris Island,Glen Cove and Sea Cliff. Limited stops and no Point/Drop/Sweep. A great ride for a fast & detailed look at the Gold Coast of Long Island. Check 5BBC Bulletin Board day before for possible ride updastes. Bring lunch money, MTA Bike Permit.
Sunday, April 1, 2012
MONTAUK METRIC TRAINING RIDE #1: HICKSVILLE
10:00 AM, Cunningham Park, Union Turnpike & 196 Pl, Queens , 35 miles
Yes,we did this ride back in March, but we're re-using it as a training ride for those of you who want to ride the metric century on Montauk day.That's a hundred kilometers, which is only 60% of a hundred miles- you can start training a month later! Bring a lightweight bike lock and money for lunch.
Saturday, April 7, 2012
MONTAUK TRAINING RIDE # 8: PORT JEFFERSON QUICK SPIN
8:15 AM, Cunningham Park, 65 miles QUICK SPIN PACE +17 mph
We'll avoid those many potholes in Nassau county and go straight out to Port Jefferson by passing through Huntington, Kings Park,Smithtown and Stony Brook.Lightly-trafficked roads throughout. LIRR return from Port Jefferson. Bring lunch money, MTA Bike permit and train fare ($11.50 to Penn Station, $9.00 to Jamaica) and money for lunch. Please note starting time of 8:15 AM. Please check 5BBC Bulletin Board the day before for possible ride updates.
MONTAUK TRAINING RIDE # 9 : CENTRE ISLAND
9:00 AM, Cunningham Park, 65 miles, moderate pace
One of our favorite destinations - when you're out along the breathtaking shore you might find the hills not as daunting as the last time. Bring money for lunch and MTA Bike permit.
MONTAUK TRAINING RIDE # 10 : WESTWOOD
9:00 AM, Eleanor Roosevelt Statue, 72 St & Riverside Drive, Manhattan,55 miles
Out in the far corner of Bergen County, where the father you go, the prettier it gets, lies the scenic hamlet of Westwood. Bring a lightweight lock and money for lunch.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
MONTAUK TRAINING RIDE # 11 : ROCKLAND LAKE QUICK SPIN
8:15 AM, Columbus Circle,75 miles QUICK SPIN Pace +17 mph
Head up to the Titanic Deli in Congers to pick up lunch before visiting the park. A challenging return down (& UP) Route 9W. Hills will dictate. No Pont/Drop/Sweep. Check 5BBC Bulletin Board day before for possible updates. Please note: there are no "bailouts" along the route. Bring lunch money two water bottles & two spare tubes.
MONTAUK TRAINING RIDE # 11 : ROCKLAND LAKE
8:45 AM, Columbus Circle, 70 miles
Go into the northern reaches of Rockland county and the town of Congers. If you've been training with us you should be ready for all the hills on the way to Rockland State Park. Bring a lightweight bike lock and money for lunch.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
MONTAUK METRIC TRAINING RIDE #2: ENGLEWOOD
9:00 AM, Columbus Circle,30 miles
Saturday, April 21, 2012
MONTAUK METRIC TRAINING RIDE # 3: CITY ISLAND
9:00 AM, Columbus Circle, 40 miles
Lots of greenway riding and lunch at everyone's favorite fast food place in NYC's little marine village in the Bronx overlooking Long Island Sound. Bring lightweight bike lock and lunch money.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
MONTAUK TRAINING RIDE # 12 : SUNKEN MEADOW
8:30 AM, Cunningham Park,75 miles
Now this is a truly great ride! Never mind the training aspect; it's just fun,fun,fun all the way to the beach. Bring your MTA Bike Permit just in case.
MONTAUK TRAINING RIDE # 12 : SUNKEN MEADOW QUICK SPIN
8:15 AM, Cunningham Park,75 miles. Quick Spin pace +17 mph
There will not be Point/Drop/Sweep as we head non-stop to Syosset. After a short break we'll head out to the Sunken Meadow Park boardwalk. On the way back we'll top off along the highest point in Long Island. Bring $ for lunch and MTA Bike permit. Please check 5BBC Bulletin Board day before ride for possible updates.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
MONTAUK TRAINING RIDE # 13 : STONY POINT QUICK SPIN
7:45 AM, Columbus Circle, 85 miles. Quick Spin pace +17 mph, Hilly Terrain
80 mile ride not hard enough? If you're in serious training for the longest of our Montauk rides try this route at a fast pace.No point/drop/sweep. Rte 9W will be our primary route with some hill-climbing north-west of Haverstraw. Excellent lunch overlooking the Hudson! Check 5BBC Bulletin Board the day before for possible ride updates. Bring $ for lunch.
MONTAUK TRAINING RIDE # 13 : STONY POINT
8:00 AM, Columbus Circle, 82 miles
Stony Point, just south of Bear Mountain, is one of the most strenuous and challenging trips in the training ride series This ride is very hilly so don't attempt this unless you are ready for some hard work! Bring MTA/Metro North bike pass just in case as well as $ for an excellent deli lunch.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
MONTAUK TRAINING RIDE # 14 : LLOYD NECK
7:45 AM, Cunningham Park, Union Turnpike & 196 PL, Queens, 85 miles
Not for beginners. This ride is hilly and technical and you must be able to keep a good pace. There is no Point/Drop/Sweep and we ride as a group. No separate Quick Spin. Pack some snacks for the trip, in case you need extra energy, and plenty of water so you avoid the leg cramps. Warning, not for beginners! Bring $ for lunch and MTA Bike permit.
Saturday, May 12, 2012
MONTAUK TRAINING RIDE # 15 : EATON'S NECK
7:30 AM, Cunningham Park, Union Turnpike & 196 Pl, Queens 90 miles
The scenery of the North Shore expands on this beautiful trip and the main century event is only a week away. If you can handle this 90 miler you'll have no trouble with the full century coming up. We ride as a group. No point/Drop/Sweep.Check 5BBC Bulletin Board day before ride for possible updates. Bring snacks, money for lunch in Northport and MTA Bike permit.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
MONTAUK METRIC TRAINING # 4: PIERMONT
9:00 AM, Columbus Circle, Manhattan, 50 miles
Our metric series concludes with an old standard - Piermont, NY. Enjoy the hills,green pastures and river views. We'll visit the pier that extends nearly a mile into the mighty Hudson. Bring lunch money.
Please check back regularly for event information updates.