Day Rides

Sat, May 25, 2019

Thimble Island Bike/Cruise V

A Ramble along the Connecticut Shore


35-40 miles / Moderate / Starting at Grand Central Terminal

Ah, Memorial Day Weekend is finally here and what better way to celebrate than to hit the back roads of coastal Connecticut. Our destination: Thimble Islands, one of the majestic wonders of the world, and only a heartbeat away from New Haven, where beforehand we'll breakfast at Clare's Cornercopia, a venerable culinary landmark in its own right feeding generations of hungry Yale undergraduates.  (Those on a leaner diet can simply carb up at the nearby Dunkin' Donuts.) Some of the sights along the way include: the West Haven Lighthouse, a Victorian carousel, a defunct trolley rail trail... more

Sun, May 26, 2019

Mighty Mattituck

East End Ride Series


50ish miles / Advanced Moderate / Start Location TBD

A new ride and a new ride series.  We will be offering a series of rides on the east end of Long Island, exploring the beauty of the North and South Forks, and of course Shelter Island.  Some of these rides have been offered previously. Some like this one are brand new.

Come join us and explore parts of the Northfork on a 50ish mile scenic journey, as we tour mostly the western parts of the area. We meet at 10:45 at the LIRR train station in Mattituck. As ofthe time of the listing, there is a train arriving from the City at 10:43, if the LIRR schedule changes, we will adjust start... more

Sat, Jun 15, 2019

Sandy Hook 21th Anniversary Ride


25 miles / Moderate / Starting at Pier 11


I 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. It will be worth your while. 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... more

Sun, Jun 23, 2019

Bike/Hike Bronx River Parkway & Cranberry Lake


40 miles / Moderate / Starting at Woodlawn

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