Multi-Club Ride 2018. Photo Credit: Dave Zornow

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What's the Braking News for May 2019?

  • May 15 Ride of Silence starting at the Rockland County Courthouse
  • Advocacy: Updates on Greenbush Bypass, SUP Hours
  • May/June regional rides
  • Save This Date, Sun June 2 at 2p, for Rolling By The River,  a "slow roll" community cycling event.
READ MORE in the May edition of the RBC monthly newsletter, Braking News.

Seven Lakes Drive Bike Bypass Petition

Seven Lakes Drive, which spans 18 miles from Sloatsburg to Bear Mountain, is a scenic, rolling byway that unfolds the natural beauty of Harriman State Park to cyclists, motorists and pedestrians. Unfortunately, Seven Lakes Drive is currently bisected by the Route 6 traffic circle, which is inaccessible for cyclists and pedestrians.

RBC members Ian Diamond and Mike Benowitz are leading an effort to get New York State to create a bike bypass on Seven Lakes Drive to create a straight ride south to Sloatsburg. (Seven Lakes Drive Bike Bypass Petition continues ...)


RBC Asks Governor, NYS Thruway Exec Director To Keep Mario Cuomo Bridge Shared Use Path Open 24/7

By Rockland Bicycling Club on 2/20/19 updated 2/22/19

The Rockland Bicycling Club wrote to NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo on 1/30/2019 to go on record asking that the Shared Use Path (SUP) on the new Mario Cuomo Bridge be open 24/7. Because:

 

  1. it's primarily a transportation corridor (which also has recreational purposes) -- the NYS Thruway builds transportation systems. If you don't close the roadway after the sun goes down, why would you close the bike path?

  2. There are no limits on other NY area bridges with bicycle paths (the GWB is 6a-12m, but it was

    (RBC Asks Governor, NYS Thruway Exec Director To Keep Mario Cuomo Bridge Shared Use Path Open 24/7 continues ...)


Mario Cuomo Bridge Shared Use Path Hours: How You Can Help

By Rockland Bicycling Club on 2/14/19 updated 4/28/19

The mayor of South Nyack is on record saying the future shared use path should only be open during daylight hours. The RBC disagrees, and in January we wrote to NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo to tell him why: RBC Asks Governor, NYS Thruway Exec Director To Keep Mario Cuomo Bridge Shared Use Path Open 24/7

If you agree that this infrastructure investment should encourage people to try active, green and healthy bicycle commuting in the near future, write to Governor Andrew Cuomo, NYS Senator David Carlucci, (Mario Cuomo Bridge Shared Use Path Hours: How You Can Help continues ...)


2019 RBC Ride of Silence
The Rockland Bicycling Club joined groups around the country and around the world to ride in silence on May 15, 2019 to commemorate cyclists who have been injured or killed in crashes with cars.


There were 40 crashes involving a car and a cyclist in Rockland County in 2018.

Each May RBC joins cyclists across the country and around the world to cycle slowly and quietly in a Ride of Silence to raise awareness of bike safety issues. At the May 15, 2019 Ride of Silence meetup at the Rockland County Courthouse, Rockland Bicycling Club President Mike Hays spoke about the 1934 hit and run crash of 18 year old Ted Vernon on NYS Route 9W.

Since the first Ride of Silence following the death of Plano, (2019 RBC Ride of Silence continues ...)

President Michael Hays Mike Hays

Board Member Stephen Brehl
Board Member Iris Cognevich
Board Member Ernie DiGiacomo
Board Member Rita Joachim
Board Member Paul Langus
Board Member Lynwood Law
Board Member Ramon Lopez
Board Member Ed Molina
Board Member Lila Moreno
Board Member Roseanne Schwartz
Board Member Dave Zornow