Day Rides

Sat, Sep 24, 2022

Wharton State Forest

9:30am

42 miles / Moderate / Start Location TBD

A scenic rise through the Pine Barrens in South Jersey to the scenic Wharton State Park. Bring a picnic lunch and sit by the river or lake to eat. We will have a SAG if needed but we will be in the boondocks so bring extra water, spare tube and rain gear. The ride starts at Venue at Woodlands near the fountain in Whiting NJ. Ends the same place.

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

Oktoberfest Happy Face - 6th Annual

UPDATE - temps in the 50's until lunch. Wear suitable warm biking clothes!

9:45am

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

Easy ride on Brooklyn Bike Lanes with wurst!

New to Brooklyn or to the 5BBC? Like safe rides with beautiful sites? Enjoy German food & the Oktoberfest atmosphere?

Whether you are a new member on your first 5BBC ride; or if you consider yourself a grizzled NYC bike veteran, you will have fun on our 6th annual Brooklyn Oktoberfest ride. This is a great, 20-mile Happy-Face ride around some of Brooklyn's best bike paths and bike lanes. We start in Prospect Park at Grand Army Plaza at 9:45 AM and then tour through scenic areas of Gowanus, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Bridge Park... more

Sun, Sep 25, 2022

Westchester County Car & Truck Show

Our 2 wheels visit their 4 or 2 wheels

8:30am

32 miles / Moderate / Starting at Charles A. Dana Center, Central Park

This will be a fun ride to, and then local tour at, Westchester's wonderful annual Car/Truck/Motorcyle Show, at scenic Glen Island Park along New Rochelle's waterfront, just north along the coastline from Orchard Beach.

The car show typically attracts 300-400 vehicular entrants, showcasing a wide variety of collectible cars, motorcycles, street rods, and trucks, restored to mint/concours condition or modified for performance, and all lovingly polished to high gloss sheen. Admission is free, there's reasonably priced paid parking if anyone wants to meet us up there, and no county... more

Eisenhower Park Select

9:00am

51 mostly flat miles miles / Advanced Moderate / Starting at Barclays Center

Let's take a trip not too far out east to a really nice park and get back in time for whatever else. We cruise as a group (no point-drop-sweep) at 16 mph single file with minimal stops. Bring pocket food as the snack stop will be deep into the route.

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, YOU MUST BE MASKED, VACCINATED AND BRING PROOF OF VACCINATION. ADDITIONALLY, THE 5BBC MAKES NO... more

Seaside Heights

9:30am

50 miles / Moderate / Start Location TBD

A scenic ride to Seaside Heights with multiple lunch spots and an Ocean View. There will be some Pine Barrens at the beginning of the ride. Bring water, spare tube and rain gear. No SAG or bailout points. Ride starts and ends at Venue at Woodlands in South Jersey.

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, YOU MUST BE MASKED, VACCINATED AND BRING PROOF OF VACCINATION. ADDITIONALLY, THE 5BBC... more

Astoria Park Looping

Fall Edition - Sunday Funday Ride

10:00am

27-30 miles / Moderate / Starting at Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park

Join us as we loop on over to Astoria, as we travel along Greenways from Brooklyn, through Queens, and into Astoria Park where we will pick up lunch and picnic with the lovely views of Manhattan to ooooh and aaaah at. There are a variety of options in Astoria including our club favorite Zorba's. Picnic in the Park ( or Lumch at everyone's Greek favorite Zorba's )  with your favorite bike club!   This ride will be mostly Greenways along the water through parks and looping the lovely Astoria Park before making our way back on the K bridge and then over to Martha's for a Country baked treat... more

BK New York Bay Twilight Cruise

5:00pm

21 miles with 1 or 2 hills miles / Advanced Moderate / Starting at Brooklyn Borough Hall

If you just need a cool down or to cool out for a minute...Join us on this short easy early evening trip along the Bay as the sun sets and the city lights turn on. We cruise as a group (no point-drop-sweep) at 13 mph nonstop in single file. Bring pocket snacks to nip on as we keep it moving. Your bike should be in good working order. Front & rear lights are required.

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... more

Sat, Oct 1, 2022

Queens Delight - Around The World We Go!

Flushing Meadow Park & Empanadas - A Perfect Autumn Delight

9:45am

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

Join us as we ride from Brooklyn to Flushing Meadow Park on a crisp early autumn day .  We will be picking up lunch at the always yummy Empanada Cafe then over to the Lemon Ice King before riding back via the Kosciuszko Bridge, the Brooklyn greenway and Domino Park where the views of our city are just spectacular 

Please make sure your bike is in good mechanical working order and ready to roll at 9:45.

This is a moderate-lite ride.  Please be able to maintain a pace of 11-12MPH.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: YOU MUST HAVE AND WEAR A MASK WHEN NECESSARY ON ALL 5BBC RIDES AS... more

Sun, Oct 2, 2022

Great Neck/Kings Point/Steppingstone Pk

Ft. Totten, Little Neck Bay & Long Island Sound Water Views

9:45am

35 miles / Moderate / Starting at Cunningham Park

Join us as we ride from Cunningham Park on greenways to the Joe Michaels mile for a loop around Ft.Totten with amazing views of Little Neck Bay & The Throgs Neck Bridge. We then continue into Great Neck for lunch then to Kings Point, passing by the US Merchant Marine Academy.  We head over to Steppingstone Park - with lovely views of Long Island Sound, a real hidden gem, set on the coast line, seeing Manhattan, the Bronx and Westchester in the distance.  Lovely landscaped gardens including Cherry Blossoms and waterfront park marina and dock.   

This will be moderate-lite, please... more

Brooklyn-Queens Loop - Korean Food Delight

For The Love of City Views and Food

10:00am

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

Join us as we loop our two favortite Boros and Bridges (Pulaski and Kosciuszko) and dance around the waterfront as we make our way into Greenpoint Brooklyn. This ride will take us through Greenways in Brooklyn that hug our beautiful city and on into LIC Queens where we will ride Greenways and Bike Lanes through Woodside and on into Greenpoint over the Kosciuszko Bike Path (Did I Spell Right?).  If you have never ridden the Kosciuszko Bridge, this is the ride for you, it truly is a beautiful bike path, with fantastic views of Manhattan.  Of course we will take a Group Photo on top of the... more

Sat, Oct 8, 2022

Bear Mtn/Jones Point

Joan Points to Jones Point

8:45am

40 miles / Advanced Moderate / Starting at Grand Central Terminal

If our luck is golden, so might be the leaves as we ride the four miles up from Bear Mtn. Lodge to the top of the mountain. Alhtough famously daunting, the climb is completely doable with some determination and the view is spectacular. After the mountain, we will take the paved Jones Point Bike Path and later the unpaved Haverstraw River Trail to Nyack where we'll get some lunch before heading over the Mario Cuomo Bridge to catch a train home from Tarrytown. The unpaved portion is doable on skinny tires, you have to be VERY careful, but better on fatter ones. Start is by the big clock in... more

Ring Around the Harbor

5BBC Fun Fall Excursion

9:30am

35-40 miles / Moderate / Starting at Bergen St & 5th Ave, Brooklyn

Come join us as we circle around the NY-NJ Harbor on an early Autumn day.  Up and Down and all around the towns as we cycle our way through our two favorite states, and what's a ride through NJ without a "special climb over our favorite, the Bayonne Bridge".

We will make our way through Staten Island, where we will catch the ferry back to New York.  Lunch will be at the famous Bayonne Diner, a 5BBC fave.  Pancakes anyone?

This ride will be limited to 10 riders and 2 leaders. Please note this ride will be a faster pace and this is not intended for Happy Face riders.

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Narrows Botanical Gardens (Fall Version)

10:00am

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

Today we will be riding through Brooklyn including Sunset Park and Bush Termanl where we catch specatular views of the City and beyond.   Our main destination will be the Narrows Botanical Gardens located in beautiful Bay Ridge.

Up until 1995 the Narrows Botanical Gardens was a badly neglected area of Shore Road Park.  Twenty five years ago this land was developed by a group of volunteers who have worked diligently to turn it into "The Jewel of Bay Ridge".   After walking through the gardens our ride continues on to Spumoni Gardens for a slice of their famous pizza and maybe a... more

Sun, Oct 9, 2022

Cunningham Park to Garden City

10:00am

20 miles / Happy Face / Starting at Cunningham Park

Join us for a serene and relaxed suburban ride from Cunningham Park to Garden City.  This is a beautiful ride with amazing great gardens and lawns.   We will pass Adelphi Univ and the Incarnation Cathedral along the way.  

Lunch location is Garden City's cafe 7th Street with lots of outdoor seating.  This is a Happy Face ride but you must be able to maintain 10MPH.

 

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... more

Queens Cuisine Quest: Bosnian Lunch

Ready for Bosnian Delights at at Ćevabdžinica Sarajevo?

10:30am

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

It looks like October will be a good month for 5BBC members to sample foods from around the world. After sampling empanadas and Korean food on 5BBC rides in the first weekend of October, and even if you didn't join those rides, please join us as we ride from Prospect Park to enjoy Bosnian food in Astoria. We will pass through Brownstone Brooklyn; take in views of the East River and Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn Bridge Park, Dumbo, Bushwick Inlet, and Gantry Plaza State Park; ride through Astoria, and stop at Ćevabdžinica Sarajevo and pick up lunch. Among other Bosnian dishes, we can try... more

Bronx Shores and Parks 2022

10:30am

27 miles / Moderate / Starting at Columbus Circle, Central Park

The 5BBC. has done versions of this ride for many years - and with good reason.  But every year, the ride has gotten better as The Bronx has added new cycling infrastructure.  We leave from Columbus Circle and take the connectors to and from Randalls Island.  We ride up through the South Bronx and then begin our parks adventure.  We roll down Starlight Park [maybe the new bridge is open], Concrete Plant Park, Harding Park, Classon Point and Pugsley Creek Park.  Lots of great waterfront views along the way.  Lunch will be in Parkchester where there are Indian, Mexican and Pizza options. ... more

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