Upcoming Rides

  • Sunday, September 25, 2022
    • 8:30A
      A
      46.6
      RBC Sunday 45 Ride
      Stephen Brehl

      With no long ride planned for Saturday, I'm opting for the longer version of the Sunday ride.

      Come join us on our weekly club ride that we plan to feature every Sunday. There are three route options starting and ending at the same place, giving us an opportunity to socialize with old friends and to make new ones! We start at David's Bagels in New City so you'll be able to stock up on any needed goodies at the start and share a coffee or meal with fellow riders afterwards. The three routes are loops within loops so riders of different paces can cross paths along the way, and so groups can support each other.

      Although our hope is to offer all three routes at different pace options on a weekly basis, this is a new and developing effort and options will be determined by ride leader availability.

      Route option: RBC Club Ride 45 (RWGPS link below)

      Pace: 17 mph average

      Terrain: rolling/hilly (57 ft/mile elevation gain)

      Regrouping: easy to miss turns

      Rest stops: If needed we'll stop at about mile 18 for a quick restroom break and refuel on food from our pockets at Peck's Pond.

    • 9:30A
      C+
      32.0
      Winery tour to celebrate September Birthdays... Diane Sept 14, Cynthia Sept 20 and Rosanne Sept 28
      Cynthia Turner

      Come join the September girls for a celebration ride that ends with wine! Beautiful rolling hills in black dirt country makes this a perfect autumn ride. Starts and ends at Warwick winery where we will have delicious brick oven pizza and plenty of wine. They also do wine tastings as well as distilled spirits which the make on site. Live music as well on Sunday. You can pick up some apples for pie or a pumpkin for Halloween.

  • Saturday, October 1, 2022
    • 8:30A
      C+
      42
      Giro De Rockland Training Series - Ride 2
      Steve Crowell

      Get Ready For Rides & Strides with the Giro De Rockland Training Series!

      Let's get ready to support our partners, Montefiore | Nyack Hospital Foundation and prepare for the Oct. 23 Rides & Strides event! This Giro De Rockland series will take us through most of the county as we glide along familiar roads and iconic segments. By the end of the Giro, you'll be able to ride any of the Rides & Strides courses with confidence and strong legs!

      The Giro De Rockland is open and achievable for all cyclists. We'll run 3 Stages each with 2 route options (harder & easier). The stages are designed to become more challenging as time goes on, so you can 'find your legs' and prepare for Rides & Strides.

      The routes are self-supported with GPS routing & cue sheets available through Ride With GPS (see below links). Rockland Bicycling Club will have course marshals on each ride to assist riders.

      • Stage 1 will begin mid-county and get us ready for later, more challenging stages. We'll cover some rolling hills and scenic flats while we keep the elevation below 2000ft
      • Stage 2 takes on the iconic mid-level climbs of South Mountain Rd in New City as well as the Bradley Climb from Blauvelt to Nyack
      • Stage 3 takes us to Bear Mtn. 1 week before Rides & Strides. You can choose to climb Perkins Rd. if you're feeling strong.

      Rider Requirements:

      • ALL rides must wear a helmet
      • ALL riders must sign a liability waiver (either electronically or in hard-copy at the ride)
      • ALL rides must obey and follow all NYS traffic laws
    • 8:30A
      C
      25.2
      Giro De Rockland Training Series - Ride 2A
      Duncan McMillan

      Get Ready For Rides & Strides with the Giro De Rockland Training Series!

      Let's get ready to support our partners, Montefiore | Nyack Hospital Foundation and prepare for the Oct. 23 Rides & Strides event! This Giro De Rockland series will take us through most of the county as we glide along familiar roads and iconic segments. By the end of the Giro, you'll be able to ride any of the Rides & Strides courses with confidence and strong legs!

      The Giro De Rockland is open and achievable for all cyclists. We'll run 3 Stages each with 2 route options (harder & easier). The stages are designed to become more challenging as time goes on, so you can 'find your legs' and prepare for Rides & Strides.

      The routes are self-supported with GPS routing & cue sheets available through Ride With GPS (see below links). Rockland Bicycling Club will have course marshals on each ride to assist riders.

      • Stage 1 will begin mid-county and get us ready for later, more challenging stages. We'll cover some rolling hills and scenic flats while we keep the elevation below 2000ft
      • Stage 2 takes on the iconic mid-level climbs of South Mountain Rd in New City as well as the Bradley Climb from Blauvelt to Nyack
      • Stage 3 takes us to Bear Mtn. 1 week before Rides & Strides. You can choose to climb Perkins Rd. if you're feeling strong.

      Rider Requirements:

      • ALL rides must wear a helmet
      • ALL riders must sign a liability waiver (either electronically or in hard-copy at the ride)
      • ALL rides must obey and follow all NYS traffic laws
  • Sunday, October 2, 2022
    • 8:30A
      All
      50
      Tour de Yonkers
      Dave Zornow

      Tour de Yonkers

      Join the RBC as we join the Yonkers Bike Club for the Tour de Yonkers on Sunday, October 2, 2022. Pre-registration required. Registration begins at 7 am Ride starts at 8:30 am at 35 Alexander St, Yonkers, NY 10701. Online registration prior to the event https://www.yonkersbikeclub.org/new-page-3

      The Tour offers 12, 25 and 50-mile routes that explore the largest of the Hudson Valley cities and the one with the most breathtaking views of the Palisades and the majestic Hudson. The ride begins and ends on the rivers edge at the Beczak Environmental Education Center. The routes wind along the river passing some of the city's historic old carpet mills and parts of the newly re-developed downtown area including the day-lighted Saw Mill River. The longer routes wind through east and northeast Yonkers, along the Bronx River Parkway, through tree lined neighborhoods, the Sarah Lawrence College campus, and includes sections of the Old Putnam rail line that connected NYC with Northern Westchester, now a Rail-Trail bike path. The ride culminates with food and drinks on the Hudson shoreline.

      Tour de Yonkers is great for riders of all ages, abilities and riding styles.

      • Registration after Sept 15 $65; Day of Registration $75

      • Registration includes

        • Tour De Yonkers souvenir

        • Map/Cue Sheet and rider information Sheet

        • SAG services

        • On-Site Bike Tech

        • Refreshments at rest stops

        • Post Ride Meal

  • Saturday, October 15, 2022
    • 9A
      C+
      42
      Giro De Rockland Training Series - Ride 3
      Steve Crowell

      Get Ready For Rides & Strides with the Giro De Rockland Training Series!

      Let's get ready to support our partners, Montefiore | Nyack Hospital Foundation and prepare for the Oct. 23 Rides & Strides event! This Giro De Rockland series will take us through most of the county as we glide along familiar roads and iconic segments. By the end of the Giro, you'll be able to ride any of the Rides & Strides courses with confidence and strong legs!

      The Giro De Rockland is open and achievable for all cyclists. We'll run 3 Stages each with 2 route options (harder & easier). The stages are designed to become more challenging as time goes on, so you can 'find your legs' and prepare for Rides & Strides.

      The routes are self-supported with GPS routing & cue sheets available through Ride With GPS (see below links). Rockland Bicycling Club will have course marshals on each ride to assist riders.

      • Stage 1 will begin mid-county and get us ready for later, more challenging stages. We'll cover some rolling hills and scenic flats while we keep the elevation below 2000ft
      • Stage 2 takes on the iconic mid-level climbs of South Mountain Rd in New City as well as the Bradley Climb from Blauvelt to Nyack
      • Stage 3 takes us to Bear Mtn. 1 week before Rides & Strides. You can choose to climb Perkins Rd. if you're feeling strong.

      Rider Requirements:

      • ALL rides must wear a helmet
      • ALL riders must sign a liability waiver (either electronically or in hard-copy at the ride)
      • ALL rides must obey and follow all NYS traffic laws
    • 9A
      C
      42
      Giro De Rockland Training Series - Ride 3A
      Steve Crowell

      Get Ready For Rides & Strides with the Giro De Rockland Training Series!

      Let's get ready to support our partners, Montefiore | Nyack Hospital Foundation and prepare for the Oct. 23 Rides & Strides event! This Giro De Rockland series will take us through most of the county as we glide along familiar roads and iconic segments. By the end of the Giro, you'll be able to ride any of the Rides & Strides courses with confidence and strong legs!

      The Giro De Rockland is open and achievable for all cyclists. We'll run 3 Stages each with 2 route options (harder & easier). The stages are designed to become more challenging as time goes on, so you can 'find your legs' and prepare for Rides & Strides.

      The routes are self-supported with GPS routing & cue sheets available through Ride With GPS (see below links). Rockland Bicycling Club will have course marshals on each ride to assist riders.

      • Stage 1 will begin mid-county and get us ready for later, more challenging stages. We'll cover some rolling hills and scenic flats while we keep the elevation below 2000ft
      • Stage 2 takes on the iconic mid-level climbs of South Mountain Rd in New City as well as the Bradley Climb from Blauvelt to Nyack
      • Stage 3 takes us to Bear Mtn. 1 week before Rides & Strides. You can choose to climb Perkins Rd. if you're feeling strong.

      Rider Requirements:

      • ALL rides must wear a helmet
      • ALL riders must sign a liability waiver (either electronically or in hard-copy at the ride)
      • ALL rides must obey and follow all NYS traffic laws
  • Sunday, October 23, 2022
  • Saturday, October 29, 2022
    • 7A
      B
      135.7
      Rob's Ridiculous Ride (to support Rides & Strides)
      Robert Panzera

      Rides & Strides was last week and I hope you were there!

      This week we are doing the total mileage of all three Rides & Strides rides at once; 62 + 42 + 30 = 134 miles. I'm using this as a fundraiser to hopefully raise $5,000. If I receive $5,000 in donations by Oct 23 (the event day for R&S), then I'll suffer on this route. People donate and I suffer in return. Why don't you join me for all or part? Company and extra bodies to sit in the wind is always helpful!

      It's a loop starting and finishing in Nyack with the farthest point in Poughkeepsie. It's certainly a route that'll serve up adventure. Can we dream the impossinle dream and get this ride done during daylight? We have ~10.5 hours to make it happen with sunrise at 7:23am and setup at 5:55pm.

      I've kicked around not even doing this loop but actually doing all of the R&S routes back to back to back, starting with the 62 and finishing with the 30. But would that be too boring, or make the challenge more exciting? We have time to decide.

  • Sunday, October 30, 2022
    • 9:30A
      All
      33
      RBC Halloween Costume Ride to Sleepy Hollow (with self-funded Taco Lunch after)
      Steve Crowell

      Join us for the 3nd Annual RBC Haloween Ride to Sleepy Hollow!

      This year we'll start/finish at Craft Taqueria for some food and good cheer!

      The Route

      • 31 SPOOKY miles
      • Pace - Thsi is an ALL Level ride. We'll break into multiple groups. B, C+ & ??
      • The elevation looks wonky as the MCB maps at sea level so there's that (Read: We should be less than 1600 ft)
      • We'll go over he hill at Rockland Lake and cross the MCB and take a loop around Sleepy Hollow and back the same way
      • Potential for shoreline travel on hardpack gravel - game-time call if people are willing and want to...

      There will be a prize for the best costume (which must be worn while riding)

      Bad weather cancels... check back 1hr before start

      Bring good cheer - a costume (safety 1st!) - spares and a (jack-o-lantern) smile!

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