- Saturday, November 23, 2019
- 10AC35Rockland Rock Ramble - aka gravel grind (12-14mph average pace)Ed MolinaNote: after riding part of the course today, I changed the pace to 12-14 mph for safety.
Come join us for some off-road adventure through beautiful tree-lined trails with river views. Hybrids and mountain bikes will be at home on these crushed stone and gravel trails as we take in many of Rockland's bike paths. Note that road bikes are fine if you have wider tires (26mm+) and are comfortable handling your bike in rough terrain.
Route: (will be posted soon)
Pace: 12-14 mph average
Terrain: rolling(43 ft/mile elevation gain)
Regrouping: we will regroup after climbs and at major turns
Rest stops: there is no planned rest stop
Hazards: there is transition from paved path to crushed stone at a curve after a descent that requires some caution
- Sunday, November 24, 2019
- 9AA38New City - Old Tappan RideStephen BrehlWeather permitting, it's back to the Sunday ride to Old Tappan. This ride offers 38 or 28 mile options with very limited climbing. No rides in Rockland are completely flat, but this has no epic climbs. Starting in New City, we take Strawtown/Sickletown Roads to Pearl River. Over to Rivervale Road and Old Tappan Road in NJ, and Western Highway back to West Nyack. Old Mill to Valley Cottage. Rockland Lake via Lake Road and then back to New City.We'll regroup at a couple of easily missed turns and at the top of the one noticeable climb.
The ride starts at David's Bagels in New City. The store is located at 64 North Main Street, next to Shoprite. If you drive to the ride there's plenty of parking. Please be considerate and leave the prime spaces in front of the stores open.
Average speed: 16+ mph overall average, 18-22 on the flats.
Total distance: about 38 miles with an option for 10 fewer miles.
Route sheets are available at the start, but check the link on the cue sheet below.
Rain at the start will cancel the ride. If it rains later we'll get wet.
Ride leader - Steve Brehl
Contact information - 845-304-9918