- Friday, September 29, 2023
- 7:30AB16.021Dawn Patrol - Pearl River - Old TappanCanceled for WeatherCanceled for Weather
Lety's start the day off right! It may be cool so dress for success....
This is a well worn route so no surprises. No racing, just chillin'. Happy to accomodate C+ riders....
We'll be back by 8:30ish so we can get on with the day.
Bring smiles, spares and a well tuned machine. Rain at the start cancels....(haven't we had enough!?)
- Saturday, September 30, 2023
- 8:30AB+16.542Westwood Cycle Sponsor Appreciation RideCancelledCancelledClub sponsors are key to RBC's ability to operate. Their sponsorship fees support our infrastructure and help subsidize club events. In exchange we give their businesses visibility and connect you to them. Let's visit one of our good sponsors and show our appreciation.Westwood Cycles, a family business, has been in business for 80 years and owner Mark Albert will meet with us to talk about the latest developments in the industry, bike tech, new 2024 bike models and answer any question you may have about bikes, tech and cycling.This ride, starting in Nyack, will ride to Westwood, spend some time there with Mark before his shop opens and continue on the rest of the route ending back in Nyack. We plan to have some refreshments at the shop.This route will be 41mi and run concurrently with a shorter 24mi ride. We'll start together, hit Westwood Cycle and then split-up to return to Nyack.Come on out for a fun morning!
- 8:30AC+14.024Westwood Cycle Sponsor Appreciation RideCancelledCancelledClub sponsors are key to RBC's ability to operate. Their sponsorship fees support our infrastructure and help subsidize club events. In exchange we give their businesses visibility and connect you to them. Let's visit one of our good sponsors and show our appreciation.Westwood Cycles, a family business, has been in business for 80 years and owner Mark Albert will meet with us to talk about the latest developments in the industry, bike tech, new 2024 bike models and answer any question you may have about bikes, tech and cycling.This ride, starting in Nyack, will ride to Westwood, spend some time there with Mark before his shop opens and continue on the rest of the route ending back in Nyack. We plan to have some refreshments at the shop.This route will be 24mi and run concurrently with a longer 42mi ride. We'll start together, hit Westwood Cycle and then split-up to return to Nyack.Come on out for a fun morning!
- 9AC+13.552.2Fall Classic - WRBCCynthia Turner
Summer is has drifted away and the days are getting cooler. Let's ride through the countryside to New Paltz before the frost sets in ; )
This is a no drop ride and we are going to enjoy the scenery and stop for quick snack in New Paltz
Bring spare tires, plenty of water and good cheer. We are also celebrating someones secret b - day.
- Sunday, October 1, 2023
- 7:30AB15.0100Twin Light Event (Century!) - Unaffiliated RideSeth Wiley
Come do the Twin Lights Century!
First time I'm doing it. I hear it's a great event.
There are other shorter distances too.
Cap the summer / kick off the fall with some miles!
Lemme know if u wanna carpool. I'm probably driving down morning of the ride. Will probably leave Rockland around 4am, which should give enough time to park, get thru check in, eat, etc before the 7:30 start time for the century ride
Seth Wiley: 862-290-1483
Happy Autumnal Equinox!
Ps: I updated the RWGPS link. The organizers are not being responsive to my request for the route file, so I just found that RWGPS myself. It looks correct based on the metadata, but I guess I'll see morning of the ride! If the organizers do email me back and the route file is different, I'll update it.
Pps: I will scout out some espresso stops along the route!! ;) I mean, this ain't no race...let's do it in style
Just found espresso at approx mile 30 and 60:
- 8:30AC+13.526.72Sunday Club RideCynthia Turner
Sunday Club ride with a bit of climbing just to keep our legs in shape. Weather looks like it will be dry but cloudy. Perfect for riding.
Bagels and Coffee at end. Stop only to re-group and eat what we have in our pockets.
- Thursday, October 5, 2023
- 5:30PB14.022.16Crispy Classic! - Piermont EditionSeth Wiley
Here's another in the Crispy Classic series! - but this time it's start and stop in Piermont (at the Community Market Bar & Restaurant) w/ some noice waypoints (Nyack Beach, the Tap, the Pier).
So break out that golden oldy 2-wheeler that's been collecting dust, oil it up, and put some miles on it!
Or, even if you don't have some weird, cool old bike - just come for a fun ride.
As usual, Crispy Classic rides are not races, they're not even for "fitness" (whatever that means) - they're for the fun of bikes, riding, and talking about how great riding is with other riders!
And as usual...
spandex = not encouraged,
cards in spokes = encouraged,
streamers = encouraged,
propeller hats = encouraged. ;)
Bring lights, reflectors, bells, and some jokes.
Live - love - ride...in that order.
Ps: Community Market closes at 8pm, so I'm fuguring we'll be done with the ride around 7pm which should give plenty of time if folks need sustenance post-ride.
- Saturday, October 7, 2023
- 8AAll15.063Recon Ride for RRRSteve Crowell
We're going to do 2-wheel RECON of the R3 route. We'll do the ENTIRE route to make sure it's safe and give those of us working RRR the expereince of actually doing it.
Not planning on killing it so we'll stop froom time to time to fuel, etc...
- Sunday, October 8, 2023
- 9AAll15.062VELOCITY - Columbia's Ride to End Cancer*Duncan McMillan
Unaffiliated Event - See below an open invitation. Follow links for more info and to register:
"My name is Jovin with the Velocity Ride Team and I'm happy to extend an invitation to you and your members/colleagues for our Ride benefiting Columbia's Cancer Center on Sunday, October 8 in the New York Hudson Valley.
The Velocity Ride offers an unforgettable biking experience with breathtaking routes in Westchester County all while raising funds to support cancer research and patient care at Columbia's Cancer Center.
We're happy to offer an exclusive FREE registration discount code: CYCLE23 when you or your members/colleagues register at https:/
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Included in your registration is: Three fully supported routes–15K (9mi), 50K (31mi), or 100K (62mi)– including rest stops, bike tech and medical support A custom Velocity cycling jersey and finisher t-shirt Bike transport and participant shuttles to and from a Manhattan location and the Start/Finish in Purchase, NY Food, beverages, and a beer garden (21+) at the Velocity Day Festival post-Ride To view the route overview and additional route details, visit our https:/
/" rel="noopener" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Ride page. We'd love it if you could share this email and attached flier with your members and post on your social media groups or team website. For questions, email us here at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 973-681-RIDE (7433). www. google. com/ url?q=https:/ / www. velocityride. org/ index. cfm?fuseaction%3Dcms. page%26id%3D1107%26&source=gmail&ust=1691006985246000&usg=AOvVaw3DItQ-K_aI4etxgHewfe7e
Thanks so much,*Unaffiliated Ride
Jovin The Velocity Ride Team"
Start: The Center, Purchase
- Saturday, October 14, 2023
- 8AAll15.063Ride 'Round RocklandBob Urtnowski
Ride starts at Kennedy Dells in New City, heads south along the Hudson River, with a fully stocked and delicious rest stop at Stokes Farm. Pedal back north to Kennedy Dells for a second rest stop (also stocked and delicious) before heading up and over Little Tor to the foot hills of Harriman.
- 9:15AAll14.536.88Ride 'Round RocklandRachel Lerner
Ride starts at Kennedy Dells in New City, heads south along the Hudson River, with a fully stocked and delicious rest stop at Stokes Farm. Return back to Kennedy Dells for food, refreshments and fun!
- Saturday, October 21, 2023
- 8AB14.578.732 Bridges - The Long Way (Walkway Over The Hudson with Fall Color!)Steve Crowell
With luck we'll have good weather and some color in the leaves...
We start at Bear Mtn. parking lot and go north through West Point (bring your ID) and up to The Walkway Over The Hudson where we'll meet the other riders on the Walkway at the outdoor cafe.
On the way back, we'll go through Wappenger's Falls, Beacon, Cold Spring and back to Bear (where if you're feelin' it, you can finish off with that iconic climb (not routed!))
I plan on enjoying the scenery - especially West Point and The Walkway. (I think there may even be a Bacon, Egg & Cheese + ice cream in my ride plan.... potential rest stops along the way are already posted to the route)
Note: This is a MARVELOUS ride and I'm happy to have faster/slower co-leaders. It's not a hard ride, just longer than most - which is why it's labeled 'B'. All the climbing is in the front - 51ft/mi overall so not too taxing. One longish climb mile 18 to mile 23 through orchards... (785ft; 145ft/mi 5.4mi; 2.5% avg grade max 8.6%)
- Valid ID - See below (can't get into West Point w/o it!)
- Good Cheer!
There's plenty of miles and elevation so.... LET'S GO Wheelers!!
Requirements for Unescorted Visitors to West Point: For visitors 17 years of age and above you will need to have in your possession a valid photo ID (e.g., a driver's license) containing biographical information such as name, address, gender, eye color and height. Generally, a current driver's license or passport will suffice for identification, but driver's licenses and identification cards from specific territories and states that do not comply with the REAL ID Act of 2005 are not to be used as the sole source for identity verification to access Federal installations.
Acceptable primary forms of identification, not including a driver's license, are:
- United States Passport or United States Passport Card.
- PIV Card (personal identification verification) Issued by the Federal Government.).
- PIV-I Card (personal identification verification- interoperable) issued by the Federal Government
- U.S. military ID (all members of the U.S. Armed Forces [including retirees and dependent ID card holders] and veterans).
- Veterans' health identification card issued by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
- DHS "Trusted Traveler" cards (GLOBAL ENTRY, NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST).
- TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential).
- Merchant Mariner card issued by DHS/U.S. Coast Guard (USCG).
- Driver license issued by the U.S. Department of State.
- Border Crossing Card (FORM DSP-150).
- U.S. Certificate of Naturalization or Certificate of Citizenship (FORM N-550)
- U.S. permanent resident card/alien registration receipt card (FORM 1-551).
- Foreign passport with a temporary (1-551) stamp or temporary (1-551) printed notation on a machine readable immigrant VISA.
- U.S. refugee travel document or other travel document or evidence of immigration status issued by OHS containing a photograph (permit to re-enter Form 1-327 and refugee travel document Form 1-571).
- In the case of a nonimmigrant alien authorized to work for a specific employer incident to status, a foreign passport with Form I-94 or Form I-94A bearing the same name as the passport and containing an endorsement of the alien's nonimmigrant status, as long as the endorsement has not yet expired and the proposed employment is not in conflict with any restrictions or limitations identified on the form.
On October 1, 2020 anyone who does not possess a driver's license or identification card compliant with the REAL ID Act of 2005 is not allowed access onto West Point unless they have a secondary form of identification (see approved list below). A listing of the current state-by-state compliance is available at » REAL ID Act Status of States & Territories.
- 9:30AC+13.432.05Walkway Over The Hudson (Hopewell Jct-->Lloyd/New Paltz, NY)Steve Crowell
Let's do something different! A different start location and a new destination: Poughkeepsie's Walkway Over The Hudson...and just a little bit beyond! We'll meet the B Group for coffee in Highland, just over the Walkway.
It's a 36 mile flat route (18 out and back) from Hopewell Junction to Tony Williams Town Park in Lloyd, NY (the end of the Hudson Valley Rail Trail in Ulster County). Most of the ride will be along the Dutchess Rail Trail. If we want to add a five miles at the end, we can visit downtown New Paltz, too.
Meet up at 830a at the Dutchess Rail Trail Parking Lot in Hopewell Junction. It will take you about 70 minutes to drive there from Nyack (If anyone wants to carpool, text2)
Make sure you bring your helmet, have food, 1-2 bottles of water and anything necessary for bike repair (air pump/CO2, tubes, patch kit, etc.) This is a no-drop ride.
Wondering Weather Or Not We Will Ride?If rain threatens and you are wondering "weather" or not we are going to ride…if it's raining 30 minutes before start time, go back to bed. Same decision if storms are predicted during the time we will be riding. Check WeatherUnderground.com for radar and an hour by hour forecast.
- Sunday, October 22, 2023
- 8AAll12.042Rides & Strides | Montefiore Nyack*Robert Panzera
Sunday, October 22, 2023
Clover Stadium, Pomona, NY
Join us for a day of walking and cycling in support of The Breast Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital! Choose from 42 or 62-mile cycling routes or start a team and run or walk in the scenic 5K event. Proceeds from Rides & Strides will ensure that individuals who are underinsured, uninsured and medically underserved are able to receive the screening services they need on an annual basis. Registration to come.
- Friday, March 1, 2024
*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.
- 5PAll20.020RBC Throwdown: Diane & Steve - Grudge Match! ;PSeth Wiley
This here's an alley cat RBC throwdown between our own Diane Harper (Beaker) and Steve Crowell (Clapton).
They were both talking some serious smack one night when we were doing the Giro d'Adriatico, so I told them to settle it the way us bikers aughta settle everything - on the race course!
So this is the race course...or rather - this is a place holder for what will be the race course which I've yet to design...and a start/finish line yet to be determined! ;)
The course will have equal parts climbing, descending, and flats to try to make it an even challenge.
And it'll technically just be a club "ride" so anyone can join. (Yes, you too can test your metal against other brave pedal mashers!)
But don't let that fool you, it'll really be a battle royal to the death!
I'll be looking to rent a karaoke machine so I can do some ridiculous MCing, have some tasty beverages on hand so we don't get dehydrated(!!), and develop some amazingly stupid trophy/t-shirt for the winner.
And the winner will of course be completely unofficially christen, by me (Mr.Nobody), as the one, the only, the Big Ring King!
So, sign up, get thirsty, put your game face on, come prepared for some brainless bike shenanigans, and choose the horse you're bettin on!