Day Rides

Fri, Jul 20, 2018

Ride to The Bronx and Mets/Yankees Game

METS/YANKEES FANS to watch game together

5:30pm

10ish - 20 if you ride back miles / Happy Face / Starting at Union Square North (17th St) and Park Avenue South

We will start in Washington Square Park and then pick up at the standard club location north side of Union Square. You can also meet up with us anywhere along the UES just e-mail the leader where you'd want to connect and we'll tell you where we will be.

A short ride of about 9 miles from Manhattan up to the Bronx with a dinner stop at a bar near Yankee Stadium to enjoy the game. If possible, we will try and enter the stadium :) Hint Hint  Please bring the usual along with a lock, money for the food, and a great inquisitive attitude.  Please note that ride ends when we reach the... more

Sat, Jul 21, 2018

Sandy Hook 20th Anniversary Ride

8:00am

25 miles / Moderate / Starting at Pier 11

 

I (Alfredo) have led this 5BBC ride since 1998, inspired after recovering from a broken thumb on the then-5BBC Montauk Century. Sandy Hook was a former military installation, now a National Recreation Area, a Federal Park on the north tip of the famed Jersey Shore. We’ll leave on the 8:15AM Pier 11 Seastreak ferry. Once on the Hook, the starting miles will be on a nice bike path. We’ll go beyond the park to the town of Sea Bright, then through nice parts of Middletown, climbing to Mt. Mitchill Lookout. We will descend to the town of Atlantic Highlands. From there, we’ll go on the... more

Linked in Lawrence

Watching the Rich Kids

9:30am

50 - Mostly Flat miles / Advanced Moderate / Starting at Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park

Lawrence Long Island is one of the "Five Towns" .  It is a place of quiet roads,  stately [or at least over-the-top] homes, and lots and lots of golf courses.  This ride takes us out via the Gil Hodges Bridge, and we ride along the Rockaways.  Once in Lawrence, we tool around just checking things out and doing a bit of 'sploring.  We did a scout ride - but let's just say that many of the streets  are too exclusive to let the Google Maps van inside.  We have a picnic lunch at the beautiful and shady Rock Hall.  This is a colonial house that was owned by a Tory - till it was taken over by... more

Sun, Jul 22, 2018

Lost and Found Synagogues and Bike Shops of the Bronx

SWEEP NEEDED!

9:30am

20-30 miles / Happy Face / Start Location TBD

Join me for a meander around the Bronx where we see a few synagogues that are now mostly churches but some are a Bodega and there is even a museum! We will also stop in at a few bike shops and hand out club business cards! We start and end at one of the best bike shops in Manahttan - Inwood's own - Tread Bike Shop at 250 Dykman street! They have our business cards right at point of sale. If there is even the smallest chance you may join this ride, PLEASE REGISTER!

Sat, Jul 28, 2018

New Jersey -- Coast to Coast II

Bordentown to Manasquan!

8:00am

46 miles / Moderate / Starting at Penn Station

Yes. it's finally happening.

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 sundaes), before heading out into the uncharted northern fringes of the Pine Barrens, the remote Manasquan Reservoir, Allaire State Park, and, finally, the Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway . . . all the way to the Atlantic coast.

We meet... more

NYC Civil War Monuments Ride

9:00am

27.4 miles / Moderate / Starting at Dinosaur Playground

NYC Civil War Monuments Ride

The Civil War was a major turning point in American history that still influences our country today.  Cities in the South are in conflict over removing their Confederate monuments. Here in New York City we have many monuments dedicated to the heroes of the Union who fought for freedom for all men and women. Many were designed and sculpted by leading artists of the day.  We’ll take a 27 mile ride to visit nine of these historic monuments in Manhattan and Brooklyn.  At each monument we’ll compress and hear a brief description of the monument and soldiers... more

Rockaway Jacob Riis Beach Ride

9:45am

30 miles / Moderate / Starting at Pier 11

A leisurely ride for a day at the beach with various food options. Well maybe not a day but an hour or so. Bring beach garb and gear, a lock ,rain gear on case, spare tube and plenty of water. A spare tube and metro card are always recommended. This ride is a little different as we will take the ferry from Pier 11 so we get to the beach as quickly as possible but will return to City Hall. Bring $$ for lunch and the ferry ($3.75 w/bike!

Sat, Aug 4, 2018

Triple Beach Bum Ride

When One Beach Is Not Enough!

9:00am

30 miles / Happy Face / Starting at Penn Station

Finally, a beach bum ride to write home about!

Back in the day, we could have boarded a steamer at the Battery, with harpist accompaniment. Instead, we'll catch the 9:01 AM North Jersey Coast train to Matawan. We meet up, a little before, in the Amtrak Waiting Area, in Penn Station, at 31 and 8th Avenue, near the escalators. The NJ Transit ticket machines are nearby.

Once in Matawan, we explore old and forgotten beach resorts your great grandparents would have visited, such as Keyport, Union Beach, Keansburg, or where an uncle might have garrisoned, such as the firing range... more

Fri, Aug 10, 2018

A bit of Coney Island; A bit of baseball!

We ride to a Cyclones game - and it's SUPERHERO Night!

5:30pm

12-24 (both ways) miles / Happy Face / Starting at City Hall

We leave from City Hall in Lower Manhattan (if you are in Brooklyn along the way - e-mail the leader and we can arrange a meeting point along the way) and make our way to Coney Island.

It is scheduled to be a scorcher so we will enjoy a bit of beach before the 4pm ball game start. Ample tickets still available at $15 each - this ride will be updated with method for purchase once we know how many are coming.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED if you plan to join the ball game.

Ride officially ends at the game but we will probably have groups that ride back together after - subway is... more

Sat, Aug 11, 2018

The Not Quite Almost to Philly Ride

River Views All Along the Way

8:00am

41 miles / Moderate / Starting at Penn Station

We ride from Trenton to Camden, through idyllic 19-century waterfront towns and quiet roadways with stops at Bordentown, a major hub of rail-canal industry back in the day, the village of Roebling, named after the suspension-bridge inventor, the hamlet of colonial Burlington (and, curiously, the source for Junior's Cheesecake of Brooklyn), the iconic Victorian gingerbread Riverton Yacht Club, and, finally, Victor's Pub in a (somewhat) revitalized Camden. Although we won't quite make it to Philly, since the return is Jersey-side River Line Light Rail to Trenton, a few of us may venture over... more

Sat, Aug 18, 2018

Summer Streets to Summer Beach

Hot Town - Summer in the City

12:00pm

40 ish miles / Moderate / Starting at Summer Streets Table

Grab at towel and join with the 5BBC at our Summer Streets Table for the start of this ride.   We ride across the Manhattan Bridge, through the heart of Brooklyn, and hit the bike trail over the Gil Hodges Bridge.  We will be making a stop at the Riis Park Pavilion before and after the ride, so you don't have to ride in your bathing attire.  From there we head to Belle Harbor for some beachy goodness.  Bring sunscreen, a towel, and whatever makes you happy on the beach.  After an hour or so of beach time, we will be heading back.  Maybe hit Jordan's Lobster Dock  or Roll n Roaster on the... more

Sat, Sep 1, 2018

Gimme, Gimme Shelter......Island That Is, A Beautiful Place

10:30am

30-40 miles / Moderate / Start Location TBD

Let's take a Labor Day morning and head out early to the East End to explore the magical beauty and excellent riding on Shelter Island, an island without a traffic light.  The ride will meet at 10:30 AM promptly at the North Ferry terminal in Greenport by the LIRR station and the stop for the Hampton Jitney bus.  The start time allows folks time to get out there by car and carpools or via the Hampton Jitney bus from Manhattan (the Jitney generally allows bikes, but you should confirm and reserve indicating you have a bike and purchase your ticket in advance). Unfortunately, the first LIRR... more

Sat, Sep 22, 2018

Southfork Magic

10:00am

55 miles / Advanced Moderate / Start Location TBD

This is a scenic ride that is not to be missed that will tour some known and some hidden gems around the southfork - mostly in East Hampton Township.  Right now the ride is being listed more as a save the date.  The start time is a guesstimate. Some details of the ride still need to be finalized including possible LIRR availability.  When finalized I will update the listing.  Ride will require both registration and contacting me regarding logistics. If you register early, I will email you updates. Make sure your membership is up to date and as I said don’t miss this one.

Sun, Oct 28, 2018

War of the Worlds

An 80th Anniversary Celebration

9:00am

50 miles / Moderate / Start Location TBD

Eighty years ago, angry citizens of the Red Planet landed on Earth for an attempted war that, for unknown reasons, received little public or government attention... except in the greater NY area, as captured live by Orson Welles and his news crew during what is arguably \he most famous radio broadcast in history. This rarely scheduled ride, first held for the 50th anniversary of those long ago events, will visit the site of the actual Martian landing in Grovers Mill, NJ, where the defeated aliens are secretly laid to rest. Further details including start location to be announced!

Sat, Apr 6, 2019

Cherry Blossom Ride #1 2019

Great ride to see the blossoms and a few other surprises along the way!

9:30am

15-20 miles / Happy Face / Starting at World Trade Center

This is the annual Cherry Blossom ride, initiated in the 1970s by Irv Weisman, to enjoy the increasing number of blossoms in Branch Brook Park, Newark and Belleville, NJ.  This park has more cherry trees than in Washington, DC and they add more every year.  Bring your camera.

We will enjoy the blossoms for a while then head off for Bloomfield or Montclair, eating in a diner. 

Meet at the bottom of the escalators at the World Trade Center PATH station at the ticket machines. (Lower level of the Occulus)

Cancellation conditions:  Snowy or icy.  Radar showing imminent or... more

Sat, Apr 13, 2019

Cherry Blossom Ride #2 2019

Great ride to see the blossoms and a few other surprises along the way!

9:30am

15-20 miles / Happy Face / Starting at World Trade Center

This is the annual Cherry Blossom ride, initiated in the 1970s by Irv Weisman, to enjoy the increasing number of blossoms in Branch Brook Park, Newark and Belleville, NJ.  This park has more cherry trees than in Washington, DC and they add more every year.  Bring your camera.

We will enjoy the blossoms for a while then head off for Bloomfield or Montclair, eating in a diner. 

Meet at the bottom of the escalators at the World Trade Center PATH station at the ticket machines. (Lower level of the Occulus)

Cancellation conditions:  Snowy or icy.  Radar showing imminent or... more

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