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Baby It’s Cold Outside. Let’s Go For a Bike Ride!

By Dave Zornow on 1/09/20 updated 1/31/20

For most people who ride for recreation, bicycling is a three season sport. However, local road and mountain bike cyclists say winter can be a great time to get outdoors…if you have the proper gear, clothing, and positive attitude.

imageWhy ride in the winter when there are warmer options like spin classes or stationary bikes you can ride at home? "There's an unmistakable feeling of riding on crunchy dirt," says mountain bike enthusiast Anthony DeVanzo, co-owner and chef at Nyack's Velo Restaurant (Baby It’s Cold Outside. Let’s Go For a Bike Ride! continues ...)

Bikers Beware: Handling Drivers' Road Rage While Cycling

by John Daugherty, BTCNJ

New York State Trooper Briana Martinez was the featured speaker at the Nov 2019 Rockland Bicycling Club meeting. Here are a few takeaways from her talk. BTCNJ Advocacy and Safety Chairperson John Daughtery was also in attendance and wrote up these notes for the Dec 2019 edition of the MasterLink newsletter. 

Regarding Road Rage
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  • While road rage and/or confrontation is not acceptable at any time, bike riders should obey all traffic laws so as not to antagonize an already
(Bikers Beware: Handling Drivers' Road Rage While Cycling continues ...)

2020 Ride 'Round Rockland Century -- Sat Oct 3

Ready to wrap up this crazy year with a longer ride up and down the hills of Rockland County? The Rockland Bicycling Club invites you to join the 2020 Ride 'Round Rockland – in a safely distanced, COVID conscious way -- on Sat Oct 3, 2020. 

The 40 mile, 65 mile and 100 mile routes will start and end at Rockland Lake State Park. The $25 non-member cost includes a one year membership in the RBC (the ride is free to all current members). THERE WILL BE NO ONSITE REGISTRATION, so please sign up before Wed Sept 30. The 2020 Ride Round Rockland (RRR) will be limited to the first 75 registrants.

Click here to join the Rockland Bicycling Club for $25 to Ride 'Round Rockland. Current members can log in and go directly to the Ride Schedule page and sign up for either the 40 mile, 65 mile and 100 mile routes on Oct 3.

  • Although there will be a ride marshall assigned to each group, the RRR is a "show and go" event; you can ride with the group or ride on your own.
  • Some route specifics:

100 miles (8137 ft. of climbing): Recommended start time is 7:00a.
65 miles (3553 ft. of climbing): Recommended start time is 7:30a.
40 miles (2000 ft. of climbing): Recommended start time is 8:00a.

  • There will be a rest area for all three routes at the Orchards of Concklin in Pomona where drinks and cyclist's snacks will be available.
  • There's an $8 charge for parking at Rockland Lake if you arrive after 8:00a.

To be good to the environment, we are encouraging everyone to use digital navigation. There will be no printed cue sheet provided at the start point. Once you have signed up for the ride, you will be able to download a gpx file to use with Garmin, Wahoo, Ride with GPS, etc. If you don't have a digital device that can display turn by turn directions, we recommend "buddying up" with someone who has a bike computer or smartphone that supports that feature.

COVID-19 Precautions

Remember to bring a facemask and wear it when you are in places where you can't maintain social distancing. Please ride in groups of 10 persons or less. No drafting during a pandemic! Do not participate if you are not feeling well, have had any symptoms of COVID or have tested positive for COVID in the past 14 days, or have had close contact with someone who has had any symptoms or tested positive for the coronavirus.

What do I need to bring?

  • Helmet
  • Photo ID
  • Extra tube, tools, and pump
  • Water bottle or hydration pack
  • Face covering for use when you are in places where you can't maintain social distancing

SAG support will be provided for this ride.

Are the roads closed to traffic?

The roads are open to traffic. Cyclists must obey all traffic laws while on this ride. We recommend participants buddy-up for this self-paced ride. Please ride single file, as several of the communities through which we will be riding have laws that ban riding two abreast. It is essential that each rider checks and decides when it is safe to turn at intersections.

Weather or not...

The Ride 'Round Rockland is a "rain or shine" event. In the event of extreme weather, we will keep you updated on the status of the ride on our website.

Thanks to the Rockland County Dept of Economic Development and Tourism for their support of the 2020 Ride 'Round Rockland.

Questions? Please email RocklandBike@GMail.com.


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