Day Rides

Sat, Apr 4, 2020

NYC - North to South

Per Announcement on Website 5BBC Activity on Hiatus Due to COVID-19



48 miles / Moderate / Starting at Van Cortlandt Park

This is a NEW RIDE that we are featuring as part of the 5BBC Spring Training Series.  The furthest NORTH you can get in NYC before bumping into Yonkers is 263rd Street in North Riverdale.  The furthest SOUTH you can get in NYC is in Tottenville right near the Conference House.  This ride connects the two.  We start in Van Courtlandt Park for the short ride up to the top of NYC - and from there on in we go south.  Once we cross the Broadway Bridge into Manhattan - we head to the West Side where we do the entire Hudson River Bikeway.  We then have a little break as we take the ferry across... more

Sun, Apr 5, 2020

Rally and Memorial for Dave Schlichting

Per Announcement on Website 5BBC Activity on Hiatus Due to COVID-19



25ish miles / Moderate / Starting at Cunningham Park

It is a year since we tragically lost Dave Schlichting to a hit and run as he was riding on the shoulder of the LIE Service Road. Dave was a super Captain for Bike New York, a long time 5BBC leader, active in other bike clubs and the bike community and an all around amazing, generous individual who touched and brightened the lives of so many.  On Sunday April 5th, led and coordinated by Bike New York, there will be a rally and memorial for Dave, first at the sight of the hit and run on the LIE Service Road  and then over at the offices of the Nassau County District Attorney, who have been... more

Fri, Apr 10, 2020

To Brighton With Love - For Dumplings

Per Announcement on Website 5BBC Activity on Hiatus Due to COVID-19



28 miles / Moderate / Starting at Brooklyn Borough Hall

Have the Day Off?  What better way to spend the day off then to ride to Brighton Beach for Dumplings at Varenichnaya, everyone's favorite Dumplings.  There are Dumplings for everybody at this highly rated Dumpling paradise.  This ride will start at Brooklyn Boro Hall and ride along Brooklyn's beautiful Southern tip and on into Brighton Beach for lunch.  This will be a Moderate / Happy Face ride, FRONT of ride will be a bit faster and the CABOOSE will accommodate Happy Face pace but please be able to keep 10 MPH at the back.

Inclement weather RAIN, HIGH WINDS (not putting snow we... more

Sat, Apr 18, 2020

Croton Reservoir Triple-Cross

Per Announcement on Website 5BBC Activity on Hiatus Due to COVID-19



40 miles / Moderate / Starting at Van Cortlandt Park

You can have your water and drink it too. The spring training ride series continues with one of the club's most popular rides: the Croton Reservoir Triple-Cross. Get your fill of Westchester's Croton Reservoir with three lake crossings: the Putnam Trail Railroad Bridge, the Old Croton Dam (Gate House) Bridge, and the New Croton Dam. Ride also features the car-free Putnam Trail, gorgeous views from a lake shore road, and a visit to the best ice cream north of the Croton River. This is a moderate pace ride; cruising speed will be 12-14 mph. 28 mm (or wider) tires are suggested but road tires... more

Sun, Apr 19, 2020

Ponds of Staten Island

Per Announcement on Website 5BBC Activity on Hiatus Due to COVID-19



42 miles / Advanced Moderate / Starting at South Ferry

When the glaciers receded from Staten Island, they left behind reminders in the form of small ponds.  This ride starts with a long climb up Grymes Hill along beautiful St. Paul's Avenue. When we catch our breath at the top, we are greeted by the biggest of the ponds, Silver Lake.  This was once the Staten Island Reservoir.  The ride has us bobbing and weaving through suburban neighborhoods as we visit, Grasmere Lake, Cameron Lake, Jack's Pond, Kingfisher Pond, Spring Pond, Arbutus Lake and Wolfe's Pond.  From Wolfe's Pond, we ride across to the North Shore of the Island for lunch at Club... more

Sat, Apr 25, 2020

What's Poppen'

Per Announcement on Website 5BBC Activity on Hiatus Due to COVID-19



38 miles / Moderate / Starting at Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park

There is no college in College Point, and hasn’t been since about 1850, when St. Paul’s College, founded in 1835 as a seminary by the Rev. Augustus Muhlenberg, shut its doors.  While there may be no college - there is an institute.  The Poppenhusen Institute was built in 1868 with funds donated by Conrad Poppenhusen, a German immigrant and the benefactor of College Point. The original charter specified that it be open to all, irrespective of race, creed or religion, giving people the opportunity to improve their lives either by preparing them for better job or improving their leisure time... more

Sun, Apr 26, 2020

Tour de Staten Island with the 5BBC

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35 miles / Moderate / Starting at South Ferry

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Don't ride the TA Staten Island Bike Tour alone, come join us as the 5BBC rides the Tour De Staten Island!  We will be riding the 30-35 mile route together as a group with a Point leading the ride and a Sweep bringing up the caboose.  We will be meeting at the STATEN ISLAND FERRY AT 7:30 AM, for those coming from the other boros or anywhere else in New York.  There will be a BROOKLYN meetup for all Brooklyn riders who want to ride their... more

Sat, May 9, 2020

Long Beach

Traffic Haters' Ride to the south shore of Long Island


45 miles / Moderate / Starting at Cunningham Park

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.

Mon, Sep 28, 2020

The New Jersey Coast to Coast Metric

Bordentown to Manasquan: The Delaware to the Atlantic!


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

Sat, Oct 24, 2020

On the Trail of the Lenapes: 5 Bridges

A North Jersey Coast Slightly Off-Season Slow Spin


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