Day Rides

Sat, Sep 25, 2021

Escape New York: Leader-Led 50 Mile Ride

Register for Escape New York and ride with your friends from 5BBC!


50 miles / Moderate / Start Location TBD

Piermont Pleasures: Enjoy the scenery on the half century excursion to the historic village of Piermont on the Hudson River.

Remember that we are partnering with our sponsor (Escape New York) and you can register on that web site.
If you have not yet registered, you can ride free if you volunteer as help is still needed on Friday.  Please contact Allan Friedman at for details.


The route will be made available closer to the ride

Plan to arrive early to enjoy the breakfast provided that offers plenty of carbs and coffee.

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Escape New York: Leader-Led 25 Mile Ride

Register for Escape New York and ride with your friends from 5BBC!


25 miles / Happy Face / Start Location TBD

Bergen Spin Pleasures: Is this your first time riding outside of the Hudson Greenway or Central Park? Expand your horizons as you amble through the leafy suburbs of Bergen County.

Remember that we are partnering with our sponsor (Escape New York) and this is a paid ride that requires registering at that web site!.
If you have not yet registered, you can ride free if you volunteer as help is still needed on Friday.  Please contact Allan Friedman at for details.


Will be published closer to the ride.

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Manhattan Perimeter Ride, - 1 of 5 Needed For the Patch

Round and Round We Go - The Glamorous Boro


32 miles / Moderate / Starting at New York City Hall

Come ride with us on this scenic ride   as we bike the Isle of Manhattan,    This ride will be 1 of 5 for our Perimeter Patch Series .  You must complete all 5 Perimeters for a 5BBC Patch and This Perimeter is the baby of the bunch .

We will have beautiful views of the East River, Harlem River, GWB and Hudson River with neighboring NJ across the way. On our way heading up north, we will be making a  stop at Tread Bike Store at Dykman St in Inwood have lunch (multiple options ) , but if you like Dominican Food this is the spot . We will be  continuing over to the west side greenway... more

Legends of Addisleigh Park

Jazz and Sports Heroes Ride


30 or so miles / Moderate / Starting at Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park

David "Fats" Meltzer and Martial "The Count" Henrys, welcome you to the Addisleigh Park Ride.  The Addisleigh Park Historic District of St. Albans is the home of legends.  The historic district covers 422 houses built between the 1910s and 1930s for white buyers only. That didn't stop Addisleigh Park from becoming a magnet for prominent African-Americans - lawsuits be damned. In 1952, the magazine Our World called Addisleigh Park home to the “richest and most gifted” African-Americans in New York.  Musical talent includes Fat's "Aint Misbehavin'" Waller, Count Basie, Lena Horn, Ella... more

Sun, Sep 26, 2021

Bagels and Locks

Bike mostly separate bike paths and pick up lunch in 5 Towns



30-36 miles / Happy Face / Starting at Please contact Ride Leader

Enjoy a relaxed  ride using mostly protected and separate bike lanes from Brooklyn to 5 Towns. We will take advantage of several local parks including the Jamaica Wildlife Reserve  along the route to get out and explore. There's a wildlife reserve along the way and beachside boardwalks.  Adverturesome riders can try some gravel trails at Shirley Chilsolm State Park. Our ride will take us to a street with a variety of food options, including bagels, pizza, ice cream, sushi, Middle Eastern, and grill type stuff for the carnivores. We can take our lunches to a nearby town park for outdoor,... more

Queens College to LIC/Astoria


25 miles miles / Happy Face / Start Location TBD

Join us for a ride from Queens College to Long Island City/Astoria.  We will do a riverfront ride in LIC.  One highlight is the Hunters Point Park pier with 270 degree views of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.  We will pass the iconic Pepsi-Cola sign, which is now a NYC landmark.  Astoria features 100+ Welling Court  street murals.  see link.  (We will ride through 7 parks and you will be quizzed on the names.)

LIC lunch around 12 Noon.  Food Cellars offers many choices at reasonable prices. Outdoor... more

Yaphank to Briermere Farm

Time for Pie? Meets Yaphank LIRR Train Station


50-55 miles / Advanced Moderate / Start Location TBD

Come join us, as we ride from the Yaphank LIRR train station out to the amazing Briermere Farms and their delicious pies (some of the best pies ever).  Hopefully, we will be able to see a herd of Bisions and perhaps a llama or two along the route.  Where possible we take light traffic roads, though we do have more than a few somewhat busier roads along the way.  The ride is 50-55 milesof  flat to mostly rolling hills with a bit over 1,000 feet of elevation gain.  The ride is listed as advanced moderate for distance but the intent is to tour, with speeds varying from the high end of... more

"Get Your Greek On"

Social Sunday September Fun Day


25 - 30 miles / Moderate / Starting at Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park

Come join us as we ride to a 5BBC fave Zorba the Greek restaurant in Astoria, Queens.  This ride will take us on Greenways along the water into Astoria where we will enjoy a delicious Greek lunch or if you're not into Greek food there is plenty to choose from (Did I mention delicious omelettes) at this 5BBC favorite.  This is a mostly flat ride along the Greenways and bike lanes.  Ride is suitable for Happy Face riders also, as the pace in the front will be a bit faster for moderate pace and the back of the ride will accomodate Happy Face. CALLING ALL NEW MEMBERS AND RELAXED SUNDAY FUNDAY... more

Sat, Oct 2, 2021

Two Rivers, Three Boroughs, an Ocean, a Farmstand, and a Boat Ride

An early fall ride from Manhattan to Rockaway with a stop at an urban farmstand and a ferry ride back


33 from Manhtn, 21 from Bklyn miles / Moderate / Starting at Dinosaur Playground

Let’s do an early fall ride to Rockaway and come back on the ferry. We will leave from the Upper West Side, ride down the Hudson River Greenway, through the Village, Brooklyn and Queens as we make our way out to Rockaway. We’ll make a quick stop near Grand Army Plaza and riders who wish can join us in there. Once we are out in Rockaway, we’ll ride along the ocean a little bit and shop at a youth-led Urban Farm Stand in partnership with GrowNYC called the Rockaway Youth Task Force. Instead of riding back to town, we will take the Rockaway ferry and catch the brisk ocean air on the way back... more

Queens Perimeter

1 of 5 Need to Get The PERIMETER PATCH!


52 miles / Moderate / Start Location TBD

The Perimeter Series continues with a ride around Queens.  We start  in Long Island City Hunter's Point South Park.  We will meet at COFFEED, located at LIC Landing: 52-10 Center Blvd.  Accessible by  car or by train.  We will start promptly at 9:30.  We will ride on many greenways and local streets and many diverse neighborhoods.  The ride is 52 miles. We are limiting to15 riders so that we can maintain a steady pace.  Only sign up if you are able to do this ride 'til the end, which will probably be very late afternoon.  You must complete the entire ride to get credit towards the... more

Sun, Oct 3, 2021

The Brookfield Park Ride


25ish miles / Happy Face / Starting at South Ferry

 We will take the north shore along antique Staten Island through Snug Harbor.  We will be preceding through the mid of Staten Island to the new Southway bike path which takes us to our destination where we will explore a range of paved bike trails in the new Brookfield Park. Brookfield Park is a protected water fowl sanctuary. After this we will backtrack and lunch at the new S.I. Mall which offers several different cuisines in the outdoor food court. There's plenty of bike parking available. After we've had our fill we will get back onto the trail up to Forest Avenue where Eggers Ice... more

Sat, Oct 9, 2021

Bronx Perimeter

You need this ride for your patch


52 miles / Advanced Moderate / Starting at Van Cortlandt Park

The Perimeter Series continues with a ride around New York City's only mainland borough. We start in Van Cortlandt Park and visit Riverdale, Spuyten Duyvil, Kingsbridge, Morris Heights, Highbridge, Macombs Dam Park across from Yankee Stadium, Mott Haven, Hunts Point, Soundview Park, Harding Park, Clason Point Park, Pugsley Creek Park, Castle Hill, Ferry Point Park, Throgs Neck, SUNY Maritime College, Edgewater, Pelham Bay Park, City Island, Orchard Beach, Co-Op City, Eastchester, Wakefield, and Woodlawn before returning to Van Cortlandt Park for a total of 52 miles. Whew.

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Sun, Oct 10, 2021

A Suburban Ride to Piermont

Originally Scheduled for 8/28 - No 9W Required


46 miles / Moderate / Starting at Dinosaur Playground

We are taking the last "unofficial" weekend of summer to cruise through suburban New Jersey neighborhoods to our destination in Piermont.  We will visit the Pier in Piermont with the beautiful views and then have lunch in town. Lunch is not until mile 25, so bring plenty of snacks to keep you fortified.

This will be an “Upper Moderate” paced ride, meaning that you should be able to maintain 14 mph on flat terrain.  There will be one big climb on the way back to the GW Bridge up Walnut.

Participation is limited to 12 riders. If you are wait-listed, you will get an email when a... more

Sat, Oct 16, 2021

Hoboken Or Bust

Doin the Jersey Loop


35 - 40 miles / Moderate / Starting at New York City Hall

Join us as we make our way up and over the GW bridge and coasting our way down to Hoboken , where lunch will be served . There are many options to choose from in what is known as " The foodie town of NJ " . We will be picking up lunch  and eating by the water in a park , or if you choose you can eat at one of  the many restaurants Hoboken has to offer .Cuban they got it , Thai they got it , Midde Eastern , yup got that too . We will be riding along Pallisades Ave ( Cuban Cofee anyone ? )  into Guttenburg , where we will make our way onto the Greenway path along the water  ( path is not... more

Sun, Oct 17, 2021

explore the new maybrook trail

The journey Begins in Poughkeepsie spring ride part 3


40ish miles / Happy Face / Starting at Poughkeepsie MNR Train Station

The new maybrook trail has been completed, so let's take a nice ride through upstate New York on the new maybrook with awesome nature at its best.  This trail was once a train line of the new york and new haven hartford railroad.  It also connected to waterbury, branchin, derby Connecticut.  Now it has become part of the empire state trail that runs from nyc to the canada. We will stop at  in hopewell jct for  lunch. bringe a pack lunch then continue then down the trail to the village of brewster where you can take metro north train back to nyc 

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Caribbean Food Getaway - Sunday Funday

Social Sunday Spin To Harlem For Sisters Caribbean Cuisine


30- 35 ish miles / Moderate / Start Location TBD

 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