Day Rides

Sun, Jun 13, 2021

Bronx River Parkway Bicycle Sunday

Westchester County extended


15ish miles / Happy Face / Start Location TBD

The parkway is closed from Tuckahoe to White Plains. I've done it a number of times with friends and would love to share it with the Club members.. We have a great breakfast/lunch spot. I have not had a better hand made(not patty) hamburger smothered in mushrooms. It's going to be a great  ride. Bicycling is made for a day like this.

IMPORTANT REQUIREMENTS: A reminder that you must register for the ride and that the exact start location will be forwarded to the registered riders.  Please 'unregister' if you can not make the ride so waited list folks can move up and take the slot.  ... more

Cedar Creek Park to Captree State Park


40 miles miles / Moderate / Start Location TBD

Cedar Creek Park to Captree State Park


This is becoming a popular 5BBC Club ride, so why not do it again.  Starting at Cedar Creek Park, we will ride the Wantagh Bike Pathway to the newly expanded (to Captree) bike/pedestrian trail of the Ocean Parkway Coastal Greenway.  Ride link for those taking LIRR to Wantagh.,-73.5089098/40.6656962,-73.5084...@40.6569979,-73.5083451,16.82z/data=!4m2!4m1!3e1!5m1!1e3?hl=en&authuser=0

This ride has no highlights other than the wonderful nature of sky, sea, and sand.  Great to see... more

Babylon Out to Hecksher and Oakdale

Stretching Out on the Flat South Shore


50ish miles / Advanced Moderate / Start Location TBD

First time doing this combination ride on a weekend.  The Oakdale scout we did earlier this year turned out extremely nice.  So, we have taken most of that ride and combined it with our previous Babylon to Hecksher ride to create a new scenic ride where you can stretch your legs for 50 mostly flat miles.  We will take lots of turns down to the Great South Bay, as weave up and down on our way to Hecksher, where we will stop for a picnic lunch along with another view of the Bay.  Afterwards we ride by William Vanderbilt's mansion in Oakdale known as Idle Hour.  

In addition to going... more

Mon, Jun 14, 2021

Long Beach

Traffic Haters' Ride to the south shore of Long Island


45 miles / Moderate / Start Location TBD

Cycle all the back streets of Queens and Nassau counties as we make our way to the town of Wrong Beach (see picture) on the Atlantic Ocean. We will eat lunch on the boardwalk. Bring lunch or the money to buy it. Rain at start cancels.

IMPORTANT REQUIREMENTS: A reminder that you must register for the ride and that the exact start location will be forwarded to the first twelve riders who have registered.  Please 'unregister' if you can not make the ride so waited list folks can move up and take the slot.  All riders should come equipped with a mask, hand sanitizer/wipes, a spare tube... more

Wed, Jun 16, 2021

Walter's of Mamaroneck

How far will you pedal for classic hot dogs and home-made ice cream?


37 miles / Moderate / Start Location TBD

Walter's Hot Dog Stand is a national historic landmark, established in 1919.  An exclusive blend of beef, pork and veal, Walter’s hot dogs are split down the middle, grilled in a “secret sauce,” and served on a toasted bun with Walter’s signature mustard: a blend of choice mustard seeds, relish and spices. The building itself was established in 1928 on Palmer Avenue in Mamaroneck, New York and is a copper-roofed Chinese pagoda that has been drawing long lines and loyal patrons ever since.

Here is a link to an article from last year about Walter's. more

Thu, Jun 17, 2021

Sedan Delivery: Staten Island-Belford


Nearly 50 miles / Moderate / Start Location TBD

Gotta get away, gotta get outta here, gotta get away…Let’s ride long on a challenging route to go on a pleasant ferry cruise back to the city.


At the start, we’ll take the 8:30AM ferry to a certain borough. From there, we’ll ride straightforward to a bike-friendly crossing to Union County, NJ. Going south, our goal is to reach Belford, an “unincorporated community” in Monmouth County, NJ. We’ll catch the only commuter weekday ferry of the day, to Manhattan, via Belford.


Ride will limited to eight riders & two... more

Fri, Jun 18, 2021

Celebrating Juneteenth

Miss our 5BBC Black History Month Ride? This is it!


25-30 miles / Moderate / Start Location TBD

Join us as we celebrate Juneteenth. We travel to the culture enriched boro of Manhattan . We will make our way to the tippy top of Manhattan before making our way down to the far reaches of the gritty lower East Side. Lunch will be in Upper Manhattan where you will have your choice of different cuisines. ( Hopefully the weather will cooperate and we can enjoy eating in Ring Garden ) 

On June 19, 1865, the announcement was made that tens of thousands of African-Americans in Texas had been emancipated, closing the door on one of the last chapters of slavery in the U.S. 

Today,... more

Sat, Jun 19, 2021

Celebrating Juneteenth in NEW HAVEN!

That's right - some amazing things to see on this special day in New Haven


45-55 miles / Moderate / Start Location TBD

Join us as we celebrate Juneteenth. We travel to New Haven Connecticut where we will honor the day with the local community while we enjoy some time away from the 5 Boroughs and check out New Haven and points north.

On June 19, 1865, the announcement was made that tens of thousands of African-Americans in Texas had been emancipated, closing the door on one of the last chapters of slavery in the U.S. 

Today, June 19, is celebrated as “Juneteenth,” in honor of one of the final acts of emancipation of slaves in the U.S.

This year’s celebration is taking on special meaning... more

Sun, Jun 20, 2021

Summer Solstice Ride - Around The World We Go!

A day to celebrate!


30-35 miles / Moderate / Start Location TBD

Please join us as we celebrate the summer solstice and one year off hiatus as we ride from Brooklyn to Flushing Meadow Park.  It's the longest day of the year and we will celebrate the day.  We will be picking up lunch at the Empanada Cafe then to the Lemon Ice King before riding back over the Kosciuszko Bridge, the Brooklyn greenway and Domino Park.

Please make sure your bike is in good mechanical working order.  Bring your helmet, mask, hydration, hand sanitizer, wipes and sunscreen.

This is a moderate-lite ride.  Please be able to maintain a pace of 12MPH.


explore the new maybrook trail

The journey Begins in poughkeepsie spring ride part 2


40ish miles / Happy Face / Starting at Poughkeepsie 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 daddyo"s bbq in hopewell jct for some awesome bbq. where there is a nice gift shop then continue down the trail to the village of brewster where you can take metro north train back to nyc or continue on... more

Wed, Jun 23, 2021

Maybrook Trail

Brewster to Poughkeepsie


40 miles / Moderate / Start Location TBD

Moderate riders: Time to try out the Maybrook Trail portion of the Empire State Trail.

Maximum # of participants: 8

We meet in the vicinity of GCT, or you can board at a later station. Riding starts near Brewster NY, and heads north on the Maybrook Trail. We brake for Daddy O's (mile 25), then peek into the nearby Hopewell Rail Museum. We continue on the Dutchess Rail Trail to Poughkeepsie and Walkway Over the Hudson (Mile 38). 

BRING:  METRO NORTH BIKE PERMIT TO BOARD TRAINS. Helmet and mask are mandatory. Beverages and snacks to hold you until our lunch at mile 25! ... more

Fri, Jun 25, 2021

Friday Out to Lunch Bunch: Papa's Kitchen

Filipino Friday


27 miles / Moderate / Start Location TBD

It has been exactly a year since we last visited Papa's Kitchen, a 5bbc favorite offering Filipino cuisine in Jackson Heights.  Join us for a moderately paced ride through Brooklyn and Queens for Asian dishes of beef, chicken, fish with vegetarian options, too.  We will take out from Papa's and have a picnic in a nearby park.

This ride will be limited to 10 riders + 2 leaders.  The 10 confirmed riders will be given the exact start location, which will be in the vicinity of Prospect Park.

This is a Moderate paced ride, meaning you must be able to ride 12 miles per hour on flat... more

Sat, Jun 26, 2021

Boogeying To Brewster

Summer Weekend Getaway - Ride Rescheduled from May 30th


50 miles / Moderate / Start Location TBD

Join us as we Get Out of Town on an excursion to Brewster ( Brustah if your from Brooklyn ), where we will ride from Brewster down the Northern trail onto the Southern Trail and into the beautiful boro of the Bronx.  The ride will end in Van Cortland Park , where you can take the train or if your full of energy choose to ride home . There are bathrooms and places to pick up a snack at VCP before you make your way home . THIS RIDE WILL BE LIMITED TO 8 MEMBERS AND 2 LEADERS . Lunch will be  along the way  in one of the lovely towns to be determined  , please bring snacks to hold you . Also... more

Northforkin 2021

Spend a Day on the Lovely East End


50ish miles / Advanced Moderate / Start Location TBD

Leave the City behind and join us for a fun and scenic ride on the beautiful Northfork of Long Island on the East End.  Come relax and spend the day.  We meet at 10:45 at near a LIRR train station on the Northfork.  Ride is accessible by either car or public transit via LIRR trains requiring connections/transfers leaving either Penn Station or Atlantic Terminal that morning a little after 8:00 that will get you to the start. We will head on a journey that includes beautiful riding, a lighthouse, amazing vistas, a quaint lunch stop area, some incredible homes and did I mention water views.... more

Sun, Jun 27, 2021

A beautiful ride through the woods and a country-style lunch


30ish miles / Happy Face / Starting at Penn Station

Let's take a look at the trees in all their nature at its best we take the D&R trail to Lambertville for one of the best country-style lunches at Sneddon's, then cross the bridge into New Hope for dessert. We'll pass Washington Crossing where one of the most significant events in our Country's history occurred that allowed humanity to continue on our trek to become what humans will be. I'm sure that you saw that famous picture of "Washington Crossing the Delaware" in the dead of Winter. Well, the back story is that if we didn't win the subsequent battle at Trenton, the troops... more

Mon, Jun 28, 2021

Cropsey Crossing

A gem in Hastings-on-Hudson


about 36 miles / Moderate / Start Location TBD

The Newington-Cropsey Foundation in Hastings-on-Hudson is a little-know gem of a museum that highlights the home and paintings of Jasper F. Cropsey (1823-1900) and other artists of the Hudson River School. His home and studio, Ever Rest, is on the National Register of Historic Homes. Our journey there will cross paths, bridges and time, back to an earlier age. 

The Museum director has offered to give us a tour of both J. F. Cropsey’s home and the art gallery founded by his great-granddaughter. The museum also features a lovely garden, where we are welcome to eat our lunch. So bring... more