Upcoming Rides

Flights & Pints Supports RBC
Flights & Pints Supports RBC

  • Saturday, April 13, 2024
    • 9a
      B+/17
      5050.050.00
      Allez Allez Allez!
      Seth Wiley

      Let's do a fast lap down 9W to the GWB and back. With 1 stop for espresso at Strictly

      I want to shake off the climbing from last Sunday so the idea is to ride as flat a route as possible.

      Figure to roll at 22-24 mph on the flatter sections of 9W and to push it on the rollers.

      Let's see what we can do - maybe we come in over the pace, maybe we come in under. The goal is speed and working as a pace line team...and maybe even slicing it up with some sprints if we're feelin it.

      Riders we need support can draft in line. People who feel strong can take the lead.

      Come out and get buried or burned! :)

      Weather looks good, maybe a bit windy but not too much.

      Ps: though this will hopefully be a challenging fast ride, let's leave our egos at home. Like all rides, the goal is fun, fresh air, and comeraderie!

      Pps: I'll be riding from Pearl River to and from the ride start stop in case anyone else wants to join

  • Sunday, April 14, 2024
    • 9a
      B/15
      2625.925.90
      RBC Sunday Ride - Orangeburg with a hill
      Steve Crowell

      Just a shortie this Sunday. Thru Nyack (over Bradley) to Piermont than back thru Tappan. We'll ride to the slowest person's pace. Nothing fancy - all fun!

      Weather looks OK but dress for success.

      All The Rules apply - bring a well tuned machine, spares, hydration, eats and Smiles people, Smiles!

      Rain at the start cancels. If it rains while we ride, we'll figure it out.

    • 10a
      C+/13.5
      2525.025.00
      RBC Sunday Club Ride 25 - South to Bradley Hill
      Duncan McMillan

      We will head south from David's Bagels through West Nyack and Blauvelt before turning back north up Bradley Hill Rd., through Blauvelt State Park to Nyack. That will see most of the serious climbing completed with the exception of heading up and over the hill on 9W, before circling Rockland Lake, heading west over the causeway, looping up around South Mountain Rd (not the steep half!) and then back south to New City via Zucor Rd.

      The overall climbing rate is 60 feet/mile, which is hilly but not too tough. We will stop and regroup at the top of significant climbs and no one will be dropped.

      For riders who'd prefer a slightly shorter ride there are a couple of simple short cuts back to New City - either on Lake Rd (south entrance to park) through Valley Cottage or by continuing on Congers Rd after crossing the causeway. Lastly, if the thought of circlng Rockland Lake one more time doesn't appeal then just go straight on to the north entrance before heading west to the causeway.

  • Wednesday, April 17, 2024
    • 9:30a
      B/15
      4343.243.15
      Banana Gang
      Robert Panzera

      Different shorter route than last week. I need to be back by 12:30pm. So shooting for 15mph+.
      NOTE: The ride starts at Coffee Ride Cafe in South Nyack, even though the route shows the start/finish at Boulder's Stadium.

      Why the Banana Gang?
      There's lots of history there, but you have to unearth it yourself. But you should show up with a banana in your back pocket.

      Looking to ignite interest for a good regularly scheduled solid midweek semi-long endurance ride for those who are on flexible schedules, unemployed, underemployed, retired, or just playing good ole fashioned hooky. It would be great to get a coalition of the willing who could share the leadership of the ride over time, so there is always someone around on a Wednesday to lead.

      You might need to chomp on that banana in your back pocket mid-ride to keep you going strong to the

  • Sunday, April 21, 2024
    • 9a
      All/13.5
      87.67.61
      New Member/Membership Ride
      Rachel Lerner

      Welcome to the Rockland Bicycling Club!

      This meet up and ride is for EVERYONE. Whether you are a new or seasoned cyclist, new or returning member we've got a ride for you. We want you to 'find your ride' and learn which rides and ride leaders are your jam.

      We will ride together and pace or split the group according to who is riding. It's not going to be a difficult ride - it's more about having fun and getting to know new friends.

      The Route: This is a very short loop on familiar roads that we ride often. Our intention is to use this as a 'base loop' and the riders can extend/cut-short as desired. The roads are open to cars but we'll be together and visible to motorists. At our pre-ride safety talk, we'll make sure everyone knows what to expect while riding in a group and along these roads in specific.

      What to bring: Please bring a well maintained bike with inflated tires, a lubed chain and whatever you need in case you get a flat. As always, dress for success. If it's cool, wear more clothes. If it's hot, wear less.

      Bad weather will cancel the ride. Check back here one-hour prior to roll-out if you're unsure.

      When we're finished, we can grab coffee/pizza/chill as everyone wants. There are options!

      Please email Membership@RocklandBicyclingClub.org if you have questions or concerns or put them in the Comments to Ride Leader section.

    • 8:30a
      All
      Calling all Ride Leaders
      Seth Wiley

      Calling all Ride Leaders! Join us for a brief pre-ride meetup where we'll go over the ins and outs of leading rides. You'll receive your Ride Leader pack, complete with safety cards and med kits, and we'll ensure you're all set and eager to start organizing rides.

    • 10a
      B/14.5
      3332.632.60
      The Ride After the New Member Ride
      Steve Crowell

      We're going to do some more miles after the New Member Ride. We don't have to be too structured but, I thought I'd put a route out there for folks to think about. The group who shows up will determone final route, pace and distance. Everyone will be HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY!

      Adventure Rules The Day!

      Whatever we do, bring good cheer, a well tuned machine, spares and whatever you need to eat/drink as IDK where we'll actually be and what's avaibile for food re-supply.

      No matter what happens, we're gonna have fun!

  • Saturday, May 4, 2024
    • 9a
      All/15
      5050.050.00
      La Primavera!
      Bob Urtnowski

      La Primavera Is Back!

      Come join us in our season opening event. We'll start at Conger Station Park and end with a pizza lunch for Members from Primavera Pizza. This is a Sponsor supported ride, so come and enjoy your benefits!

      Watch this space for more information and save this date.

      Three ride distances to choose from: Primavera Ride Collection

  • Sunday, May 5, 2024
  • Saturday, May 18, 2024
    • 8a
      B/15
      7070.070.00
      NYC Bike Jumble
      Seth Wiley

      Wanna go to a bike swap meet and flea market?

      This is the annual bike jumble in Park Slope Brooklyn:

      http://www.nybikejumble.com/

      We could ride down, check out the action, get some lunch, and ride back.

      For those not wanting to do the Bloomin Metric, this is an option.

      Or for those who are in die hard season shape, do this and then the Bloomin the next day!

      I'll post a route link at some point before the date.

      Rock forth

  • Sunday, May 19, 2024
  • Saturday, June 22, 2024
    • 7a
      All/13
      5050.050.00
      The Ride for Mental Health - 50 miles (North)
      Ernie DiGiacomo

      A worthwhile cause while cycling event and NOT a RBC sponsored ride

      Registration open - $125

      Go to the https://www.rideformentalhealth.org website for more information.

      For Fundraising and Registration go to the RBC Team page: https://www.pledgereg.com/4917/Team/24643

      A SCENIC EXPERIENCE THROUGH THE HEART OF THE HUDSON VALLEY.
      NEW PALTZ, NEW YORK

      Few rides offer participants the opportunity to both work hard for a worthwhile cause while in such picturesque surroundings. Showcasing the natural beauty of the Hudson Valley, The Ride for Mental Health offers a variety of routes in a stunning setting. The Ride for Mental Health is one of the first charity bike rides in the country where the proceeds will go to fund education, research and treatment of mental illness including anxiety, borderline personality disorder, depression, eating disorders and substance abuse. Come join us for a weekend of fully supported, great riding over terrific country roads with plenty of rest stops. Available rides include , or and 100 miles (combined north and south routes: only on Saturday), as well as a 14 mile rail trail ride.

      *Unaffiliated Ride

      Start: TBD

    • 6a
      B/15
      160160.1160.10
      What's Going Down In Kingston? (Summer Solstice Going Mega!)
      Robert Panzera

      We Are Going MEGA For The (Almost) Summer Solstice

      Let's ride from Nyack to the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge, and then back. 160 miles of fun in the sun. If you are reading this ride description, start training now!

      Early start, but hey, this is an all day adventure type of thing, Goonies-style.

      This is slated for a 6am start, so we can complete the ride in the daylight. For the ride date of 6/22/2024:
      Twilight = 4:50 am
      Sunrise = 5:23 am
      Sunset = 8:31 pm
      Twilight = 9:05 pm
      Total daylight hours = 15:08

      Route Description
      We'll pedal up the west side of the Hudson avoiding Route 9W as much as possible once we leave Rockland County, but sticking close to the river. Rolling through west shore towns of Cornwall, Newburgh, Marlboro, Milton, and Kingston. Then over the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge and down the east shore avoiding Route 9 as much as possible. Rolling through the towns of Rhinebeck, Poughkeepsie, Wappingers Falls, Beacon, Cold Spring, Peekskill, Crotonville, Ossining, and Tarrytown. Then back over the Hudson on the Shared Use Path. Wow! What an adventure, huh?!

      Some Wiki history of the George Clinton Kingston–Rhinecliff Bridge: a continuous under-deck truss toll bridge that carries NY 199 across the Hudson River. It was opened to traffic on February 2, 1957, as a two-lane (one in each direction) bridge, although it was not actually complete. The formal opening was May 11, 1957. The original cost was $17.5 million. In late 2019, a pedestrian path was added to the bridge. It is 4 feet wide, separated from traffic by a 3-foot-high barrier. The path is part of the Empire State Trail project. The path is on the south side of the bridge, next to eastbound traffic. It is for pedestrians only; bicyclists on the span will continue to be required to use the shoulders of the road.

      Pace & Regroups
      This ride is listed as B pace, but we'll ere on the lower end of 15mph, because it's 150 miles. Yowsa! Regroups are listed as "Occasional", but we'll ride as a pack on flat and rolling terrain to maximize drafting and chances of surviving the distance, slowing to regroup over larger hills. I have not yet but will add rest stops to the online route (convenience stores, gas stations) and likely a lunch stop (deli). The lunch stop will be short and sweet, under 30 min, so the rubber on our tires doesn't go cold (although the tarmac will likely be melting on this June day). Come prepared to ride with abbreviated stops, so we don't get trapped riding in the dark on the tail end.

      Pep Talk
      160 miles are equal to A0 miles in hexdecimal. It's true look it up. I mean, common on, you can ride A0 miles, can't you?
      While you need to come to this ride correct, we will surely have an esprit de corps to help us all through the fun times, the crazy times, and the bad times. We will all go through lots of physical, mental, and emotional cycles, but we'll do this together. A rising tide lifts all boats, or rolling rubber propels all bikes, or something like that. Think of this ride as the good old days from your childhood, when you'd leave your house in the morning to hang out with the local kids and then spend the entire day outside getting into adventures until the sun went down. On the flip side, if your childhood was bad (sorry to hear about that), don't think about that and just focus on how good you have it now being a member of the best bike club in the known universe, the Rockland Bicycling Club.

      Only Want To Ride Partway? We Have A Solution!
      Maybe you only want to ride one way? Have a loved one meet you for lunch in the country somewhere along the route. You bike there and hitch a lift home. You'll need to find a pretty sweet lunch spot though and really talk it up!
      Maybe you want to make a loop, but not go so far north to foreign lands? Plenty of other bridges to cut across to the return part of the route. Maybe the Bear Mountain, which would keep you under 50 miles; maybe Newburgh-Beacon, which would keep you under 90 miles; maybe Walkway Over The Hudson, which would keep you under 120 miles. These are all awesome rides with epic distances too!

      It's gonna be beautiful. And you are gonna be a part of that beauty.

  • Sunday, June 23, 2024
    • 7a
      All/13
      5050.050.00
      The Ride for Mental Health - 50 miles (South)
      Ernie DiGiacomo

      A worthwhile cause while cycling event and NOT a RBC sponsored ride

      Registration open - $125

      Go to the https://www.rideformentalhealth.org website for more information.

      For Fundraising and Registration go to the RBC Team page: https://www.pledgereg.com/4917/Team/24643

      A SCENIC EXPERIENCE THROUGH THE HEART OF THE HUDSON VALLEY.
      NEW PALTZ, NEW YORK

      Few rides offer participants the opportunity to both work hard for a worthwhile cause while in such picturesque surroundings. Showcasing the natural beauty of the Hudson Valley, The Ride for Mental Health offers a variety of routes in a stunning setting. The Ride for Mental Health is one of the first charity bike rides in the country where the proceeds will go to fund education, research and treatment of mental illness including anxiety, borderline personality disorder, depression, eating disorders and substance abuse. Come join us for a weekend of fully supported, great riding over terrific country roads with plenty of rest stops. Available rides include , or and 100 miles (combined north and south routes: only on Saturday), as well as a 14 mile rail trail ride.

      *Unaffiliated Ride

      Start: TBD

    *Unaffiliated Rides: Rides that appear on the RBC ride calendar and show 'No Leader' are presented by other, unrelated organizations. These rides are posted for informational purposes only, as a courtesy to Rockland Bicycling Club members and others who may be interested. They are NOT official or sanctioned RBC rides.
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