Day Rides

Sun, Aug 9, 2020

Croton Aqueduct Off-Road Adventure

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9:00am

35 miles / Moderate / Start Location TBD

Back in 1835, fifty acres of Manhattan were burned to a crisp in what is now called the Great Fire.  Shocked by the loss of valuable real estate, New York politicians were finally inspired to build the Croton Aqueduct, NYC's first robust water supply system. The Aqueduct's route is now an off-road trail through the scenic parks, woods, and backyards of Westchester County that ends at a spectacular waterfall at the Croton Dam.  Enjoy the views and see the remains of the infrastructure that enabled New York City to become the metropolis it is today.

The dirt trail is easy riding - no... more

Sat, Aug 15, 2020

Weirdest Monuments, Statues, Sculptures and Memorials Ride

10:00am

30 miles / Happy Face / Start Location TBD

Perfect for weirdos, geeks, trench coat in summer types and gawkers, this ride was made just for you. We’ll visit some of New York City’s strangest, scratch your head monuments, statues, sculptures and memorials that will have you asking yourself “Did I just see what I think I saw?” Join us for this Happy Face (??) Ride through parts of Brooklyn (near Prospect Park) to various parts of Manhattan. Please bring lock, lunch and something strange in your pocket to talk about (as long as it’s not alive). Rain at start cancels.    

Registered riders will be notified of the start location... more

Sun, Aug 23, 2020

Brooklyn Movie Palace Ride 9:30AM

Exploring the remnants of Brooklyn's Historic Theaters

9:30am

25 miles / Moderate / Start Location TBD

Between 1920S and the 1950s, Hollywood studios built thousands of ornate movie palaces in cities across the United States. Warner Bros., Paramount, RKO, MGM, and others competed to build the biggest and gaudiest cinematic cathedrals to showcase their big-budget blockbusters. Seating thousands of spectators, the theaters were decorated in a fanciful array of styles, including art deco, art nouveau, and ancient Egyptian.

This 25-mile ride will be making four stops at locations of former movie palaces in Brooklyn.  The criteria to be included was to have some exterior architecture that... more

Brooklyn Movie Palace Ride 10:15AM

Exploring the remnants of Brooklyn's Historic Theaters

10:15am

25 miles / Moderate / Start Location TBD

Between 1920S and the 1950s, Hollywood studios built thousands of ornate movie palaces in cities across the United States. Warner Bros., Paramount, RKO, MGM, and others competed to build the biggest and gaudiest cinematic cathedrals to showcase their big-budget blockbusters. Seating thousands of spectators, the theaters were decorated in a fanciful array of styles, including art deco, art nouveau, and ancient Egyptian.

This 25-mile ride will be making four stops at locations of former movie palaces in Brooklyn.  The criteria to be included was to have some exterior architecture that... more

Sat, Aug 29, 2020

George Washington's Up His Sleeve Ride

10:00am

20 miles / Happy Face / Start Location TBD

I’m outta here! If George hadn’t pulled off one of the greatest tricks in history, we’d all be speaking with a British accent. “The Battle of Brooklyn!.”  Why is the biggest battle of the Revolutionary War one of the best kept secrets? ‘Cause we lost!  On this exact same date August 29, 1776, George found himself up against a creek (well actually the East River). But to find out what happened next, we’ll have to do a few maneuvers on our own. First, the Old Stone House, The Maryland Memorial, Battle Pass in Prospect Park, The Prison Ships Martyr’s Monument, Fulton Landing, Bowling Green,... more

Sat, Oct 24, 2020

On the Trail of the Lenapes: 5 Bridges

A North Jersey Coast Slightly Off-Season Slow Spin

9:00am

25 miles / Happy Face / Starting at Penn Station

A last-chance Jersey Shore ride as we hunker down for the fall-winter.

A slow spin is a steady pace that doesn't bust it for you. We'll be riding some lovely flat coastal routes, across five bridges (or causeways) with a breakfast stop at My Kitchen Witch Cafe in Monmouth Beach (the french toast and pancakes are fantastic!), another (quick) stop at Booskerdoo Roastery for their signature Black and Tan coffee, then onto the Highlands, for a spectacular view of the coastline (if we decide to climb). This is a short 25-mile ride and slightly off-season, so expect cool ocean breezes and... more

Tue, Sep 28, 2021

The New Jersey Coast to Coast Metric

Bordentown to Manasquan: The Delaware to the Atlantic!

8:00am

46 miles / Moderate / Starting at Penn Station

Our second season for this. And moved to a, hopefully, cooler date so we can enjoy the terrain, rather than suffer through it.

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,... more