Is anyone interested in long, far out of town day trips?

Dear 5BBC'ers

I would like to offer a few rides out of town during the Summer and the Fall. Usually it would mean getting there by Metro North but some really nice and rural destinations are only reachable by a car. I have one ride scouted out and already scheduled for Saturday, August 9, 2014 in the Taconic/Harlem Valley area:

We haven't had many long getaways in a while but I can't organize weekend trips so rides like this would be the closest thing to a weekend trip. This particular location has a swimming pond, showers and picnic area so we could turn such a trip into a daylong outing. Such rides will be only available to registered members. The rides will be free though and run like any other typical 5BBC dayride: same rules and point-drop-sweep will be used. The only costs would be the meals and gas and tolls for driving up there. These will be moderate rides usually 65 miles long.

To get there by 9:00 a.m. you will need to leave NYC around 6:00 a.m. as it is a 2.5 hour drive. We'll get back to NYC as late as 8:00 p.m. or later. So it's a long drive and a long day but the area offers excellent possibilities for very pretty rides.

Another location that offers excellent riding, is only about an hour drive away but difficult to get to by train is the Harriman State Park (next to Bear Mountain).

The club cannot provide transportation for economic, legal and insurance reasons, can't organize carpooling and the listed ride leaders can't take any trippers with them. To keep these rides free and simple the trippers would have to organize carpooling among themselves. The meeting point will be at the Taconic State Park Copake Falls Area in Copake, Columbia County.

There is no reason these rides can't eventually evolve into weekend rides, but for now I'd like to keep this simple.

But I need your feedback. Please use the contact form to tell me what you think:

If you like it please register for this ride and start organizing carpooling: