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RBC COVID Ride Rules

By RBC Board on 1/30/21 updated 2/04/21

RBC wants to ensure the safety of all its club riders and, therefore, requires that all those who ride with RBC consistently follow the club's rules and guidelines. Riders must be mindful of each other's safety, as well as the safety of others (walkers, other riders, etc.) who share our roads and pathways. The following rules apply to all club riders. Please note: Ride leaders may state additional requirements either in their online ride description or at the beginning of a ride. Riders must always

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  • Sunday, May 9, 2021
    • 8:30A
      B+
      35.86
      RBC Sunday Club Ride
      Stephen Brehl

      Come join us on our weekly club ride that we 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. This week we'll have two groups riding the same route, so you can find the pace you're comfortable with.

      Route option: RBC Club Ride 35

      Covid alert: Please bring a face covering for times when social distancing is minimized.

      Pace: 16.1 mph average

      Terrain: rolling/hilly (52 ft/mile elevation gain)

      Regrouping: as needed

      Rest stops: none planned

      Rain at the start cancels the ride. If it rains later we'll get wet.

    • 8:30A
      B
      35.86
      RBC Sunday Club Ride
      Steve Crowell

      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 35

      Covid alert: Please bring a face covering for times when social distancing is minimized.

      Pace: 14 mph average

      Terrain: rolling/hilly (52 ft/mile elevation gain)

      Regrouping: as needed

      Rest stops: As the Group decides

    • 8:30A
      C+
      35.86
      RBC Sunday Club Ride
      Cynthia Turner

      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 35

      Covid alert: Please bring a face covering for times when social distancing is minimized.

      Pace: 13 mph average

      Terrain: rolling/hilly (52 ft/mile elevation gain)

      Regrouping: as needed

      Rest stops: As the Group decides

  • Monday, May 10, 2021
    • 6P
      All
      15
      Monday Rockland Lake Ride
      Miguelina Molina

      We're back after the winter!! This ride will be held every Monday and Thursday, excluding holidays and bad weather.

      This relatively car-free ride will consist of various configurations using the roads around Rockland Lake. Ride is for new and experienced riders who are looking to get into better shape and get some miles in during the week. Pace is 12-14 mph but may be adjusted up or down depending on the makeup of each ride. Some evenings will close with a 9W sprint, some evenings will focus on climbing.

      The 'rona has forced us to add some new rules for now:

      1. Pre-registration is required.

      2. In order to abide with the governor's rules, we are limiting the ride to 10 people.

      3. Helmets and masks are required.

      Note that bad weather cancels this ride

  • Saturday, May 15, 2021
    • 9A
      B+
      27
      Vuelta a Rockland - Eastern Tier
      Stephen Brehl

      Who's ready for some great riding combined with some of the culinary delights of our County?

      Join us for our new Vuelta a Rockland series, which will feature roughly 30 mile routes with relatively little climbing - for Rockland that is! These rides will include plenty of opportunities for socializing (in a Covid safe way of course) with snack stops along the way and end-of-ride meals to celebrate a great ride with our RBC friends. The four parts of the series, East, North, Central and West, will cover the majority of Rockland and give you a chance to discover some lovely cycling roads, as well as, some delectable eateries. We hope to offer various paces for each route to appeal to members of all levels. So come and explore Rockland's amazing cycling and good eats with us!

      Covid alert: Please bring a face covering for times when social distancing is minimized.

      Route Option: Vuelta a Rockland - Eastern Tier

      Pace: 16.5 mph average

      Terrain: rolling (46 ft/mile elevation gain)

      Regrouping: as needed

      Rest stop: 9W Market - a cycling oasis where you'll see a myriad of riders from througout the metro NY area, offering tasty treats and free water refills

      Feast: Kennelly's Grille House Sign In - what's not to love about post-ride pub fare and a cold beverage on a lovely patio by the park? Note that we will be ordering off the menu and cost will be individually determined.

    • 9A
      B
      27
      Vuelta a Rockland - Eastern Tier
      Ed Molina

      Who's ready for some great riding combined with some of the culinary delights of our County?

      Join us for our new Vuelta a Rockland series, which will feature roughly 30 mile routes with relatively little climbing - for Rockland that is! These rides will include plenty of opportunities for socializing (in a Covid safe way of course) with snack stops along the way and end-of-ride meals to celebrate a great ride with our RBC friends. The four parts of the series, East, North, Central and West, will cover the majority of Rockland and give you a chance to discover some lovely cycling roads, as well as, some delectable eateries. We hope to offer various paces for each route to appeal to members of all levels. So come and explore Rockland's amazing cycling and good eats with us!

      Covid alert: Please bring a face covering for times when social distancing is minimized.

      Route Option: Vuelta a Rockland - Eastern Tier

      Pace: 15 mph average

      Terrain: rolling (46 ft/mile elevation gain)

      Regrouping: as needed

      Rest stop: 9W Market - a cycling oasis where you'll see a myriad of riders from througout the metro NY area, offering tasty treats and free water refills

      Feast: Kennelly's Grille House Sign In - what's not to love about post-ride pub fare and a cold beverage on a lovely patio by the park? Note that we will be ordering off the menu and cost will be individually determined.

    • 9A
      C+
      27
      Vuelta a Rockland - Eastern Tier
      Cancelled
      Leader Not Coming:

      Who's ready for some great riding combined with some of the culinary delights of our County?

      Join us for our new Vuelta a Rockland series, which will feature roughly 30 mile routes with relatively little climbing - for Rockland that is! These rides will include plenty of opportunities for socializing (in a Covid safe way of course) with snack stops along the way and end-of-ride meals to celebrate a great ride with our RBC friends. The four parts of the series, East, North, Central and West, will cover the majority of Rockland and give you a chance to discover some lovely cycling roads, as well as, some delectable eateries. We hope to offer various paces for each route to appeal to members of all levels. So come and explore Rockland's amazing cycling and good eats with us!

      Covid alert: Please bring a face covering for times when social distancing is minimized.

      Route Option: Vuelta a Rockland - Eastern Tier

      Pace: 13.5 mph average

      Terrain: rolling (46 ft/mile elevation gain)

      Regrouping: as needed

      Rest stop: 9W Market - a cycling oasis where you'll see a myriad of riders from througout the metro NY area, offering tasty treats and free water refills

      Feast: Kennelly's Grille House Sign In - what's not to love about post-ride pub fare and a cold beverage on a lovely patio by the park? Note that we will be ordering off the menu and cost will be individually determined.

    • 9A
      C
      27
      Vuelta a Rockland - Eastern Tier
      Cancelled
      Leader Not Coming:

      Who's ready for some great riding combined with some of the culinary delights of our County?

      Join us for our new Vuelta a Rockland series, which will feature roughly 30 mile routes with relatively little climbing - for Rockland that is! These rides will include plenty of opportunities for socializing (in a Covid safe way of course) with snack stops along the way and end-of-ride meals to celebrate a great ride with our RBC friends. The four parts of the series, East, North, Central and West, will cover the majority of Rockland and give you a chance to discover some lovely cycling roads, as well as, some delectable eateries. We hope to offer various paces for each route to appeal to members of all levels. So come and explore Rockland's amazing cycling and good eats with us!

      Covid alert: Please bring a face covering for times when social distancing is minimized.

      Route Option: Vuelta a Rockland - Eastern Tier

      Pace: 12 mph average

      Terrain: rolling (46 ft/mile elevation gain)

      Regrouping: as needed

      Rest stop: 9W Market - a cycling oasis where you'll see a myriad of riders from througout the metro NY area, offering tasty treats and free water refills

      Feast: Kennelly's Grille House Sign In - what's not to love about post-ride pub fare and a cold beverage on a lovely patio by the park? Note that we will be ordering off the menu and cost will be individually determined.

    • 9A
      D
      27
      Vuelta a Rockland - Eastern Tier
      Cancelled
      Leader Not Coming:

      Who's ready for some great riding combined with some of the culinary delights of our County?

      Join us for our new Vuelta a Rockland series, which will feature roughly 30 mile routes with relatively little climbing - for Rockland that is! These rides will include plenty of opportunities for socializing (in a Covid safe way of course) with snack stops along the way and end-of-ride meals to celebrate a great ride with our RBC friends. The four parts of the series, East, North, Central and West, will cover the majority of Rockland and give you a chance to discover some lovely cycling roads, as well as, some delectable eateries. We hope to offer various paces for each route to appeal to members of all levels. So come and explore Rockland's amazing cycling and good eats with us!

      Covid alert: Please bring a face covering for times when social distancing is minimized.

      Route Option: Vuelta a Rockland - Eastern Tier

      Pace: 10 mph average

      Terrain: rolling (46 ft/mile elevation gain)

      Regrouping: as needed

      Rest stop: 9W Market - a cycling oasis where you'll see a myriad of riders from througout the metro NY area, offering tasty treats and free water refills

      Feast: Kennelly's Grille House Sign In - what's not to love about post-ride pub fare and a cold beverage on a lovely patio by the park? Note that we will be ordering off the menu and cost will be individually determined.

  • Sunday, May 16, 2021
    • 8:30A
      B+
      46.2
      RBC Sunday Club Ride
      Robert Panzera

      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.

    • 8:30A
      B
      36.2
      RBC Sunday Club Ride
      Ed Molina

      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 35

      Covid alert: Please bring a face covering for times when social distancing is minimized.

      Pace: 15 mph average

      Terrain: rolling/hilly (52 ft/mile elevation gain)

      Regrouping: as needed

      Rest stops: We'll stop at about mile 17 for a quick rest, munch on something you bring, and restroom break at Haverstraw County Bay Park

  • Wednesday, May 19, 2021
    • 3:30P
      B
      19.9
      Hump Day Harriman Hustle
      Miguelina Molina

      Let's get together for a quick mid-week training ride at Harriman. On this first ride in this series, we will be riding along Seven Lakes Drive. We will meet at the Lake Kanawauke Parking Lot where we will head down the hill towards Sloatsburg. At Johnsontown Rd., we will regroup and head back up the hill, past the circle, to Lake Tiorati before our final sprint back to the circle.

      This is a great route as there are few cars, the road is in excellent condition, the shoulder is wide, and it's easy to garner exhilarating speed on the flats and downhills. Though the downhills are non-technical, this is a great opportunity to practice long, sustained climbing.

      This is a drop ride but it is virtually impossible to get lost. We will start off together and regroup once at Johnsontown Rd. As this is a training ride, everyone is encouraged to do the climb at their own pace.

      We are aiming for an average speed of 15.5+ miles per hour. Faster riders are welcome.

      Cell phone reception at the park is spotty.

      Please bring a water bottle, spare tube, etc. Keep in mind that the temperature at Harriman State Park is often cooler.

      Lightning and rain cancel this ride, as well as heavy winds.

      Covid alert: Please bring a face covering for times when social distancing is minimized.

      Pace: 15.5+ mph average

      Terrain: hilly (59 ft/mile elevation gain)

      Regrouping: We will re-group once at Johnsontown Rd., Sloatsburg, NY

      Rest stops: None planned. Restrooms available at Lake Kanawauke Picnic Area and/or Lake Tiorati Picnic Area.

  • Sunday, May 23, 2021
    • 8:30A
      C+
      20
      RBC Sunday Club Ride
      Steve Crowell

      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 20

      Covid alert: Please bring a face covering for times when social distancing is minimized.

      Pace: 13.5 mph average

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

      Regrouping: as needed

      Rest stops: Where & when we want

  • Sunday, June 6, 2021
    • 8:30A
      B
      35.86
      RBC Sunday Club Ride
      Steve Crowell

      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 35

      Covid alert: Please bring a face covering for times when social distancing is minimized.

      Pace: 14 mph average

      Terrain: rolling/hilly (52 ft/mile elevation gain)

      Regrouping: as needed

      Rest stops: As the Group decides

  • Saturday, June 12, 2021
    • 9A
      B
      31.4
      Vuelta a Rockland - Central Tier
      Ed Molina

      Who's ready for some great riding combined with some of the culinary delights of our County?

      Join us for our new Vuelta a Rockland series, which will feature roughly 30 mile routes with relatively little climbing - for Rockland that is! These rides will include plenty of opportunities for socializing (in a Covid safe way of course) with snack stops along the way and end-of-ride meals to celebrate a great ride with our RBC friends. The four parts of the series, East, North, Central and West, will cover the majority of Rockland and give you a chance to discover some lovely cycling roads, as well as, some delectable eateries. We hope to offer various paces for each route to appeal to members of all levels. So come and explore Rockland's amazing cycling and good eats with us!

      Covid alert: Please bring a face covering for times when social distancing is minimized.

      Route Option: Vuelta a Rockland - Central Tier

      Pace: 15 mph average

      Terrain: rolling (37 ft/mile elevation gain)

      Regrouping: as needed

      Culinary stops: Our first stop is Lulu's Cafe, a quaint little spot offering outsanding cupcakes and other morning eats at mile 10, followed by Louie's Ice cream at mile 20 because who doen'st love a nice cone on a hot day, and we'll culminate the days eats at Craft Taqueria in New City, where you'll delight your taste buds with the chef's culinary creations including ecletic treats such as grilled octopus and yellow fin tartare tacos, in addition to other traditional favorites!

  • Sunday, June 13, 2021
    • 8:30A
      B+
      46.2
      RBC Sunday Club Ride
      Robert Panzera

      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.

    • 8:30A
      B
      36.2
      RBC Sunday Club Ride
      Ed Molina

      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 35

      Covid alert: Please bring a face covering for times when social distancing is minimized.

      Pace: 15 mph average

      Terrain: rolling/hilly (52 ft/mile elevation gain)

      Regrouping: as needed

      Rest stops: We'll stop at about mile 17 for a quick rest, munch on something you bring, and restroom break at Haverstraw County Bay Park

  • Saturday, June 19, 2021
    • 5A
      B+
      200
      Summer Solstice: Ride To The Rip (And Back)
      Robert Panzera

      Preamble

      This ride is COVID-19 management dependent. If caseloads are still high and vaccine roll-out is still slow, this ride will not happen. A final determination will be made the week of June 14.

      We Are Going MEGA For The (Almost) Summer Solstice
      Let's ride from Nyack to the Rip Van Winkle Bridge connecting Hudson and Catskill, NY, and then back. 200 miles of fun in the sun. If you are reading this ride description, start training now for this double century!

      This is slated for a 5am start, so we can maximize riding in the daylight. For the ride date of 6/19/2021:
      Twilight = 4:49:29 am
      Sunrise = 5:23:08 am
      Sunset = 8:31:26 pm
      Twilight = 9:05:05 pm
      Total daylight hours = 15:08:18

      I know, I know, it's very early, but hey man, the early bike rider gets the cake.

      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, Kingston, Saugerties, and Catskill. Then over the Rip Van Winkle Bridge and down the east shore avoiding Route 9 as much as possible. Rolling through the towns of Germantown, Tivoli, Bard College, Rhinebeck, Poughkeepsie, Wappingers Falls, Beacon, Cold Spring, Peekskill, Crotonville, Ossining, and Tarrytown. Then back over the Hudson on the Shared Use Path. Shouldn't be crowded because it will be late in the day. Wow! What an adventure, huh?!

      Some history of The Rip Van Winkle Bridge, a cantilever bridge spanning the Hudson River between Hudson and Catskill, NY. The structure carries NY 23 across the river, connecting US 9W and NY 385 on the west side with NY 9G on the east side. The bridge is named after the 1819 short story of the same name by Washington Irving, which mentions Hudson and Catskill. The bridge was built by the newly created New York State Bridge Authority, opening on July 2, 1935, at a cost of $2.4 million ($44,760,000 with inflation). A multi-year repainting project was completed in 2009 which removed all lead-based paint.

      Pace & Regroups
      This ride is listed as B pace, but we'll ere on the lower end of 14mph, because it's 200 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 (cafe). The lunch stop will be short and sweet, under 30 min, so the rubber on our tires doesn't go cold. Come prepared to ride with abbreviated stops, so we don't get trapped riding in the dark on the tail end.

      Pep Talk
      200 miles are equal to 11001000 miles in binary. All those ones and zeros can't be that bad, no?
      200 miles are equal to C8 miles in hexadecimal. Surely, you can handle C8 miles! I mean, who couldn't?
      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 Halfway? We Have A Solution!
      Maybe you only want to ride one way and have a loved (and/or captured) relation pick you up in Catskill, NY (the halfway point) for lunch? That's an option too, if you want to personally arrange it. My suggestion is to trick a loved one with this line, "Hey, the summer solstice is coming up. Let's do something together and celebrate! Do you want to take a ride in the country on June 19?" If they say yes, then you say, "Ok. I'll ride my bike and you drive to meet me in Catskill, and it will be so lovely, then we'll have such a fantastic lunch together, then drive home together in bliss." This is fool proof conversation, so stick to the script.

      Anyone Want To Volunteer To Drive SAG Support?
      The best way to ensure Plan A goes well is to have a Plan B. While a SAG vehicle will not be necessary, it never hurts. Anyone want to volunteer spending the whole day stalking the pack in their vehicle? I'd cover your gas, snacks, lunch/dinner, plus give you the following to carry: tools, tubes and tires, pump, energy bars and gels, water, and other snacks. It'll be a long day of slow driving, but hey, you'll be out in the country enjoying the Hudson Valley fresh air and you'll be the most important member of the team! Contact me direct at Sign In if you want to drive SAG.

      Onward to victory!

  • Sunday, June 20, 2021
    • 8:30A
      B
      35.86
      RBC Sunday Club Ride
      Steve Crowell

      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 35

      Covid alert: Please bring a face covering for times when social distancing is minimized.

      Pace: 14 mph average

      Terrain: rolling/hilly (52 ft/mile elevation gain)

      Regrouping: as needed

      Rest stops: As the Group decides

  • Sunday, July 11, 2021
    • 8:30A
      B+
      46.2
      RBC Sunday Club Ride
      Robert Panzera

      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.

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