- Saturday, December 9, 2023
- 8:30AB+16.051Haverstraw to Upper Saddle RiverStephen Brehl
They're promising a balmy Saturday, so let's ride! This is a pleasant ride, visiting a few areas in NJ we don't often see on club rides.
There aren't killer climbs on this route. The total elevation averages a little under 60 feet per mile, so it is somewhat hilly. We will work to keep everyone together. We're not hunting PR's - just some winter miles. The plan is to get some enjoyable miles together at a fun pace.
Average speed: About 16 mph overall average, 17-22 on the flats.
Total distance: 48.5. If your training plan calls for fifty, just ride around Rockland Lake when we pass it.
Ride coordinator - Steve Brehl
Contact information - 845-304-9918
- 9AC+14.538.27Saturday Spin - New City to WestwoodSteve Crowell
Just easy miles to keep us outside and build slo-twitch fibers. We can stop along the way for a coffee or not.
All The Rules apply - rain atthe start cancels, well-tuned machines only, carry food, water & spares.
MUST BRING SMILES! =:D
- Sunday, December 10, 2023
- 9AC+14.537.8Sunday Club Ride - Vintage VersionSteve CrowellNo Rockland route is completely flat, but this one avoids the 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 significant 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.
With a bit of luck, we can meet the other group(s) back at David's for a apres-ride coffee.
Average speed: 14.5 mph overall average, 16-19 on the flats.
Total distance: about 38 miles with an option for 10 fewer miles.
Rain at the start will cancel the ride. If it rains later we'll get wet taking a shortcut home.
All The Rulesapply (LOL) but rain at the start cancels, well-tuned machines only, carry food, water & spares.
MUST BRING SMILES! =:D
- Wednesday, December 13, 2023
- 6PAll5.01Winter Riding 101 - Presented by Bike NY*Steve Crowell
Virtual Classroom:*Unaffiliated Ride
Winter Cycling 101
Wednesday, December 13
Winter Cycling is a free virtual class that offers tips and tricks to help you extend your cycling season through fall and winter. We'll discuss necessary gear for riding in the dark and in the cold, how to deal with changing road conditions, winter bike maintenance tips, and much more.
Start: Zwift Virtual World
- Friday, March 1, 2024
- 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!
- Sunday, May 5, 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.
- 7AAll13.0402023 TD 5 Boro Bike Tour*Steve Crowell
This is NYC's Premier cycling event and NOT a RBC sponsored ride
Registration opens 1/3/24 at 12 noon
Go to the https:/
/website for more information. www. bike. nyc/ events/ td-five-boro-bike-tour/
If enough of us want to ride, let's start a RBC Team...
More info to come as it becomes available*Unaffiliated Ride