The former Borough President, Guy Molinari, built a pilot project at the old Sailor's Snug Harbor station. This is so important, We Want People to have a chance to see a possible New Green Way!! One of the best raw material for a bike trail is an abandoned railroad. Now, as a railroader & a cyclist, I'm often torn as to what should be built. New York City is full of abandoned right of ways. In Staten Island, not so much. Geologically it's a big rock. Trains don't do well climbing steep grades. But, the trade off is that the B & O Railroad built it's Lines in the only place it could... more
Sun, Apr 11, 2021
Once they Built a Railroad. Now it's done. Make it a Bike Path
Destination is Kensico Dam Plaza. Cancelled due to rain forecast.
Due to the forecast of rain (%60 chance all day), we're postponing this ride until May 16.
We will ride the Bronx River Greenway to its termination at Kensico Dam Plaza. We had originally scheduled a ride on the Putnam/South County/North County to Briarcliff Manor. However, the South County might be closed for construction.
If you're used to riding the Putnam line, you will find the BRG to be very different. The Putnam is nearly straight and level with grades under 2% and no surprises. The BRG, however, has sharp turns, short but steep hills,... more
Social Sunday Spin To Harlem For Sisters Caribbean Cuisine
Come join us for the best Caribbean food in NYC at Sister's restaurant in Harlem .This hidden gem will have your mouth watering and keep coming back for more . Vegetarian No problem Sister''s has it all . We will take out food from Sister's and mosey across the street and eat in the park . THIS RIDE IS A HALF PERIMETER , just the right amount of miles to burn off those calories . We will riding up the east side of Manhattan , passing the United Nations into East Harlem before making our way over to Sister's and then looping back down the West side with the beautiful views of the Hudson... more
Garden City Start Location
Join us for a new variation on a long time classic 5BBC scenic spring training ride. Instead of meeting in Queens, we avoid Union Turnpike and meet in Garden City. From there we head up to the north shore gold coast and Locust Valley, Pryibil Beach, East Island, Sea Cliff, etc. The ride is a bit over 45 miles and has hills in a few places ( Not all killers but real hills in some places to get you back in action).
Normally, we would stop and pick up lunch, but under the current circumstances, please bring your lunch, snacks and sufficient hydration, as it is very unlikely that we... more
From Russia with love
На здоро́вье! Мы проедем на велосипеде от евреев Брайтон-Бич до итальянцев Атлантик-Бич. This is a one way ride from Brighton Beach, Brooklyn to Atlantic Beach, Long Island. Meet at the Brighton Beach station on the Q train. If you arrive early, pick up something tasty to nosh on at any of the nearby Russian markets.
The ride begins at 11am, and it is 16 miles total, mostly along the Rockaway Beach Boardwalk. See all the beach bungalows and beach bathers along the way. When we arrive at Atlantic Beach, riders will have the option to continue on with the leaders 4 miles down the... more
Mon, Apr 12, 2021
This is the annual Cherry Blossom ride, initiated in the 1970s by Irv Weisman, and done every year 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. This ride is timed to the peak of the first wave of blossoms. Bring your camera. We will enjoy the blossoms for a while then head off for Montclair, having a picnic in a park. Susan and Maggie will take turns leading.
The rider limit for this ride is 12 plus the two leaders. Please register to ride, and... more
Wed, Apr 14, 2021
Classic Spring Training
Keep those legs moving and your spring training productive with an extremely scenic ride, as we ride from Westbury up through the north shore Gold Coast to the exclusive community of Centre Island where we will get a look at Long Island Sound and make sure Billy Joel's home survived the winter. Ride is accessible by car or public transportation. Get back in shape and stretch your legs for about 45 somewhat hilly miles while enjoying the beauty of the north shore.
Normally, we would stop and pick up lunch, but under the current circumstances, please bring your lunch, snacks and... more
Fri, Apr 16, 2021
Faster, longer, hillier
The 5BBC spring training series continues! This week our ride goes to the town of River Vale in northern Bergen County. We can benefit from the training of earlier rides and up the cruising speed to 13-14 mph on level roads. Hills? Yes, they have them in Bergen County.
Participation is limited to 12 riders. Everyone else gets wait-listed. You will get an email when a slot opens.
Ride start and end is in Riverside Park. Exact start location and GPS/cue sheet will be emailed to registered participants.
Check your email before setting out. Any changes will be emailed to... more
Featuring the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail
Join Allan and Myles as we explore this great town 2 hours north by train of New York City.
We will take Metro North from Grand Central (you are welcome to meet up by car if you prefer), and arrive at Union Station in New Haven.
We will ride round trip 45 miles or so along the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail.
Optional for those who would like to explore the city of New Haven itself, upon our return, we will look around downtown and check out the Yale campus and perhaps a few other places.
5-10 extra miles to lay a foundation for...justify the calories of....... more
Sat, Apr 17, 2021
Quick Spin Spring Training: #5
Stretching our legs this week the Quick Spring Training Series Ride #5 heads out to Sunken Meadow State Park!
Meeting again in the vicinity of Cunningham Park, Queens. 75 miles. Meet at 8:30 AM and depart at 8:37 AM. Riders must be able to maintain 17 MPH on flat roads.
We head straight out to the town of Smithtown Suffolk Country, Long Island. We stop in King's Park at our favorite Edelweiss Delicatessen to pick up lunch and head two miles up into Sunken Meadow State Park where we eat on the boardwalk and enjoy the scenery and rider comradery. This ride is a 5BBC... more
A Spring Training Ride by the Ocean
Come join us as we loop around Jamaica Bay and Spring train by the ocean . This ride will take us through Howard Beach , passing Jamaica Bay Wildlife refuge , through an area called Broad Channel , where some of the houses are on stilts , into the Rockaways along the ocean before making our way back to Brooklyn . This ride will get your heart pumping , legs moving , while enjoying lovely sights and views while your getting in your Spring training .There will be lunch stop at a deli right before making our way across Cross Bay bridge with great food options and outdoor seating . This will... more
A Spring Training Ride by the Ocean - second ride added 10:15
Come join us as we loop around Jamaica Bay and by the ocean riding over the Crossbay Bridge and Marine Park Bridge . This ride will take us through Howard Beach, passing Jamaica Bay Wildlife refuge , through an area called Broad Channel where some of the houses are on stilts, into the Rockaways along the ocean before making our way back to Brooklyn . This ride will get your heart pumping, legs movin , while enjoying lovely sights and views while your getting in your Spring training .There will be lunch stop at a deli right before making our way across Cross Bay bridge with great food... more
Up and Down the Putnam Trail - Spring Training Adventure -NEW RIDE WILL BE SCHEDULED
Join us for a fun adventure to Briarcliff . Fun Fun Fun on an early Spring Taining Ride . If you have an abundance of energy left over , there will be riders crawling back to Brooklyn . There are trains and a bathroom at the end of the ride .
THIS WILL BE A MODERATE RIDE , PLEASE BE ABLE TO KEEP AT LEAST 12MPH ON THE FLATS
The 5BBC spring training series continues! Today our entire ride is on a rail trail built on the right-of-way of the defunct Putnam Railroad. The trail begins in the vicinity of Van Cortlandt Park where it is newly paved and smooth as a baby's butt.... more
Sun, Apr 18, 2021
If you are new to rides that are 20 miles or more, this free class is for you. We’ll learn how to make those longer rides easier and more comfortable. This is also the best place to ask every embarrassing bike riding question you’ve been holding back – we are here to help!
We won’t be doing ANY serious riding during this class – we will pedal a very short distance while we learn how to have more fun on longer rides.
Here’s what you need to participate in this class:
And of Course Nettie's
We scouted a variation of this ride recently and it was absoultely wonderful, a fun, scenic ride with lots of long stretches of riding and a few special stops along the way. In other words this is a ride not to be missed. It's a mostly fairly flat 50ish mile ride with about 1,000 feet of elevation gain and no grade above 5% . We have done variations of this ride and each variation has proven enjoyable and popular with some nice scenic sections and some excellent extended riding sections. This variation adds some new areas up by Calverton, including lunch on the Peconic River at the... more
Faster, longer, hillier
Breaking news: Participant maximum has been increased to 12 riders! The "Complete" (participant) and "Wait list" lists on the right side of this page might not be accurate. We will email participants with meet-up location and GPS/cue sheet 1 week before the ride.
This River Vale ride is also being offered on Friday 4/16. You are not permitted to participate in both rides. You can wait-list for both but if a slot opens on one you must delist from the other.
The 5BBC spring training series continues! This week our ride goes to the town of River Vale in northern Bergen County.... more