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Let's ride together! And work together to make cycling safer.

Rockland Bicycling Club hosts rides during the cycling season and monthly membership meetings throughout the year. 

RBC is a not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization dedicated to promoting cycling and bicycle advocacy in and around Rockland County, New York. We think that riding bikes is good for people, good for communities and good for the environment.

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August 2019 Braking News from the RBC

  • Let's Get Social on Aug 21 at the Hudson River Club
  • Orangetown Single File Cycling update
  • Ride the BTCNJ Ramapo Rally!
  • Register for the September Ride 'Round Rockland Century
  • Featured article: Ribbon Cutting for a Fallen Cyclist
Read these stories and a list of upcoming regional rides in the Aug edition of Braking News. You can add yourself to the mailing list for future editions, by clicking here.

RBC Ride 'Round Rockland Century

Experience the beauty of Autumn in Rockland County along some of the most scenic routes in the Hudson Valley! We'll start bright and early at 8a on Sun Sept 22 from Rockland Lake State Park (Parking Lot #1), so choose your route and your coffee accordingly!

  • Light Roast (36 miles, 3,800 ft elevation): If you are looking for a shorter route at a more leisurely pace, This Ride's For You. Ride the core of our scenic Rockland roads while skipping the big climbs. This spectacular route heads north to Tomkins Cove then turns south up to Mott Farm Road and then to Gate Hill Road for the biggest climb of the day before heading down the Willow Grove descent. There is a planned stop at Mile 26 at the Orchards of Concklin for refreshments before heading back to Rockland Lake. See the 36 mile route map here.

  • Half Caff (65 miles, 4,600 ft elevation): This metric century course offers amazing scenery, traveling many of the same roads as the 100-mile ride (skipping Perkins Drive). There will be a stocked rest stop at Mile 28 at Lake Welch Beach before the woodland ride up Tiorati Brook Road and out to Seven Lakes Drive before heading down Willow Grove and back to Rockland Lake. See the 65 mile route map here.

  • Full Perk (100 miles, 8,000 elevation): Cap off your cycling season with iconic climbs and fast paced downhills. This ride features the climb up Perkins Drive at Bear Mountain, and Mott Farm past Camp Addisone Boyce. After the Rest stop at mile 43, the route heads south with a final climb to Tweed Blvd and back to Rockland Lake. See the 100 mile route map here.
Pre-registered riders will receive the final route links for use with GPS devices a week before the ride. Printed cue sheets will be available at registration.We recommend participants buddy-up for this self-paced, unsupported ride. Deli, water, and bathroom stops will be noted in ad-vance. The 100 and 65 mile routes have a planned rest stop at Lake Welch Beach and the 36 mile route includes a stop at the Orchards of Concklin.

There is no charge for this ride, but registration is required. Not a club member but want to join the fun? Join RBC today and be on the road this weekend! And be in the loop for future rides, meetings and bicycle related news.

What do I need to bring?
Deli, water, and bathroom stops will be noted in advance.You must bring:
  • Helmet – please bring with you to registration
  • Photo ID
  • Extra tube, tools, and pump
  • Water bottle or hydration pack
Are the roads closed to traffic?
The roads are open to traffic. Cyclists must obey all traffic laws while on this ride. We recommend participants buddy-up for this self-paced, unsupported ride. Please ride single file, as several of the communities through which we will be riding have laws that ban riding two abreast.

It looks like rain/it's too cold for me?
The RBC Century is a “rain or shine” event. In the event of extreme weather, we'll keep you updated on the status of the ride on our website!

Need to know more? Email with questions!

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