Day Rides

Sat, Nov 26, 2022

Spice up Your Fall with Jackson Diner

Back to a Favorite Destination

10:15am

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

It has been a long time (pre-Covid). But time to spice up our fall with a ride to our favorite Indian buffet at Jackson Diner. Jackson Diner is one of our most popular food destinations, so register for the ride, so we know and can tell them the approximate number of folks who will be attending.  Please bring the usual including hydration, a lock, money for the buffet and of course an upbeat inquisitive attitude.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: YOU MUST HAVE AND WEAR A MASK WHEN NECESSARY ON ALL 5BBC RIDES AS INDICATED BY THE RIDE LEADER. THIS RIDE HAS THE POSSIBILITY OF SPENDING SOME PERIOD OF... more

Sun, Nov 27, 2022

NYC HOLIDAY NOSTALGIA SUBWAY RIDE - in Vintage Subway Cars

Ride the #1 line on vintage cars, like straphangers of yesteryear

9:30am

14 by bike, 10 by train miles / Moderate / Start Location TBD

Yes, there may be some amount of "wet" out there this Sunday; the current forecast for"wet" is moving back in time, to later start, so odds look good of a dry time getting to the start (and even though we're all "sweet", it won't be enough to melt us down) but this fun destination and trip is well worth it. So dig out the ponchos and "wet riding bike gear", and mosey on down to Chambers Street. The wonderful NYC Transit Museum in Bklyn has re-upped it's Holiday Nostalgia Train Rides, using their vintage cars brought out from the Museum's carefully restored and maintained fleet  https://www... more

Queens Ride to Flushing Meadow Park and Unisphere

Site of World's Fair in 1964-65 and 1939

10:00am

20 miles / Happy Face / Starting at Cunningham Park

Join us for a ride to Flushing Meadow Park - site of the 1964-5 and 1939 World's Fairs.  We certainly will stop at the Unisphere from the 1964-5 World's Fair for a group picture.

Additionally we will stop by the Queens Museum of Art - housed in the former NYC pavilion which is the only surviving building from the 1939 World's Fair.

 

Make sure you bike is in good working condition and be ready for an enjoyable time.   
 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: YOU MUST HAVE AND WEAR A MASK WHEN NECESSARY ON ALL 5BBC RIDES AS INDICATED BY THE RIDE LEADER. THIS RIDE HAS THE... more

Won't You Be My Neighbor? Fresh Meadows

Rain Canceled!!!!!!

11:00am

CANCELED

20 miles / Happy Face / Starting at Cunningham Park

Won’t you be my neighbor?  Fresh Meadows!  This is my neighborhood for the last 35 years.  Let me take you around and present some history and highlights.  And what makes a neighborhood?  People, schools, parks, stores, houses of worship, homes and streets.  We will ride the axis of the 2 main bike pathways, 73rd Avenue and 164th Street, and veer on/off these bike pathways to see the many aspects of Fresh Meadows.  Food will be Good Fortune Restaurant to be eaten in Kissena Park.   

Two prerequisites:  1) view the link, https://forgotten-ny.com/2006/03/fresh-meadows-queens/

2... more

Sat, Dec 3, 2022

Hardy Party Ride

Let's work up an appetite!

10:15am

28 miles / Advanced Moderate / Starting at Cunningham Park

This will be an approx. 28 miles roundtrip ride to the holiday party and back. We'll ride at a hardy pace of 16 mph. Enough to work up an appetite and induce serotonins to put you in a good mood to party. Meet up will be at 10:15 am at Cunningham Park in front of the bathrooms by the bocce court. Routes to and from provided below. Rain or freezing temps at start cancels.

GPS route to the party: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41369359                

GPS route from the party: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41393087

IMPORTANT NOTICE: YOU MUST HAVE AND WEAR A MASK WHEN... more

Let's Ride to the Holiday Party !!

Let's All Celebrate & Have A Good Time

10:30am

20-25 miles / Happy Face / Starting at Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park

Join us as we ride to the 5BBC Holiday party luncheon to be held at EL RIO GRANDE in midtown Manhattan.   Great food & great fun!!  Don't miss out on the festivities.  Make sure you have reserved & paid on the club website.

We are offering an early bird price of $39 for the first 50 club members that sign up. Members sign up here.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: YOU MUST HAVE AND WEAR A MASK WHEN NECESSARY ON ALL 5BBC RIDES AS INDICATED BY THE RIDE LEADER. THIS RIDE HAS THE POSSIBILITY OF SPENDING SOME PERIOD OF TIME INDOORS. IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE AND JOIN ANY INDOOR ACTIVITY,... more

Sun, Dec 4, 2022

Brooklyn Looping

Sunday Fun Day Social Ride - Fuhgedaboutit

10:15am

25-30 miles / Moderate / Starting at Parade Ground

Come join us on a fun day loop of our famous boro who's official motto is "Een Draht Mackt Maght".  For those of us who aren't "Old Dutch", this translates to "In Unity There is Strength".  We will be pedaling on Greenways as we loop into Sheepshead Bay, where we hear there is a brand new protected bike lane, they are boasting about, Let's see what all the boasting is about!  Lunch will be variety of options but if you haven't tried Jimmy's sandwiches, it's a must, Bring your appetite, they are HUGE!

After Lunch we will pedal into Marine Park before heading back to Prospect Park (If... more

Throgs Neck Bridge and Scenic Views

Enjoy a Pleasant Sunday Ride

10:15am

Approximately 20 miles miles / Moderate / Starting at Cunningham Park

Enjoy a beautiful Sunday morning Bike ride from Cunningham Park to the Throgs Neck Bridge via several greenways.  This ride includes the Joe Michael's Mile (approx. 2.4 miles each way) along a great bike path by the Cross Island Parkway.  We will also loop through Fort Totten for some additional spectacular views (great photo spot)!

We plan on stopping for lunch and may extend the ride to include Captain Tilly Park which is scenic with a pond before returning to Cunningham Park.

Please make sure your bike is in good working order.  Please be able to maintain a pace of 10 mph... more

Sun, Dec 11, 2022

Hidden Hamlets of Ramblersville and Hamilton Beach

Howard Beach sites & Holiday Lights

10:00am

20-25 miles / Happy Face / Starting at Cunningham Park

Join us as we ride from Queens (through Jamaica Estates) to Ramblersville, the city's smallest hamlet- a small strip of land between old Howard Beach and JFK.

You will enjoy the Holiday Lights and decorations in these Howard Beach neighborhoods.  Houses are built on stilts due to the marshy land.  We will ride over the small Ramblers-Hawtree Bridge to Hamilton Beach and over the Hawtree Basin Foot Bridge which has been refered to as a "scenic hidden gem".  We will then head to Charles Park with views of JFK and Jamaica Bay.  

We will be be having lunch at New Park Pizza, a... more

Time To Make The Donuts

Sugar Rush Social Sunday Late Fall Addition

10:30am

20-23 miles / Moderate / Starting at Doughnut Plant

Join us for this sugar packed  ride as we visit Brooklyn's three top Donut shops . Peter Pan , Doughnut Plant , and Dunwell ( Vegan Donuts ! You Betcha ) . Eat your way to your best pick for favorite donut  shop ( Survey at the end of the ride ) We will be having a short stop at each shop before racing off to burn those calories just in time for our next donut . ( No diets  or calorie counting on this ride ) 

Coffee and Hot Cocoa will also be available to keep us toasty on a December day 

 

Please make sure you have all the usual bikey stuff , SPARE TUBE , HYDRATION ,... more

Sun, Dec 25, 2022

Oy 2 The World - A Very Jewy X-mas

So Nu - Want to get Chinese?

10:00am

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

Way back in the mists of time, the first Jew ate Chinese food on Christmas.   History has revealed that this intrepid Member of the Tribe was Murray Farkas of Hester Street.  Since that day, it has become a tradition as firm as Tevye's.  The unbroken bond of two ancient cultures.  This has also become a traditional 5BBC ride.  This ride heads out to Flushing, a hot bed of Asian cuisine.  To get there, we ride through Brooklyn and Queens, then along the beautiful Flushing Bay Marina Once there, we will find an open restaurant and eat the traditional holiday meal.  We have eaten in the New... more