Cold Spring / Hudson River, Oct 2018. Photo Credit: Dave Zornow

Ride Schedule

  • Saturday, October 19, 2019
    • 8:30A
      B
      31
      Tour de Stony Point (aka Let’s Climb Perkins at Bear Mtn!)
      Dave Zornow
      The 2019 Biking season is about to wrap, but there’s still one “gotta do” on your yearly bucket list: Climbing up Perkins Memorial Drive in Bear Mtn. Join us on Sat Oct 19. This final stage of the Tour de Rockland series rolls out from Stony Point with a flat start along Beach Rd before heading north on 9W. We go over Dunderburg (aka little bear) before the majestic climb up to Perkins Peak. After going over Dunderburg again (the easy way), we head up Mott Farm Rd for some more challenging climbing before rolling down Bulsontown Rd.

      Route sheet: Sign In

      Pace: 14-16 mph average
      Terrain: very hilly (93 ft/mile elevation gain)
      Regrouping: we will regroup after climbs and at major turns
      Rest stops: there is a short break at Perkins Peak
  • Sunday, October 20, 2019
    • 8:30A
      A
      37
      New City/Old Tappan Ride
      Stephen Brehl
      With cooler autumn weather we'll move the start of the regular Sunday ride to 8:30. 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 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.

      Average speed: 16+ mph overall average, 18-22 on the flats.

      Total distance: about 38 miles with an option for 10 fewer miles.

      Check the link below, or route sheets are available at the start.

      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


  • Sunday, October 27, 2019
    • 8A
      All
      25+
      Tour de Bronx*
      No Leader
      Leader Not Coming: Participants choose from one of two rides. The 25-mile route takes riders through the south, east and mid portion of the borough including the Mott Haven district, Clason Point along the East River, and the largest park in New York City: Pelham Bay Park boasting nearly 3,000 acres of natural forest. The 40-mile route includes a visit to the historic Fort Schuyler on the Throggs Neck peninsula, the nautical community of City Island and the northern portions of the borough like Woodlawn and Riverdale. Both rides conclude at the iconic New York Botanical Garden where riders receive a complimentary souvenir T-shirt and enjoy a live musical performance as they relax from the day’s festivities. Throughout the years, the event has grown exponentially and is regarded as the largest free cycling event in New York State. Routes: 25 miles, 40 miles. See website for details.
      Fee: Free
      Website: Sign In *Unaffiliated Ride
  • Sunday, November 10, 2019
    • 9A
      B
      30
      Tour de Rockland - Stony Point Stage (14-16 mph average pace)
      Ed Molina
      Note: please park in the parking area closest to Beach Rd.

      Join RBC for the fifth and final leg in our new and exciting Tour de Rockland series, which will cover most of the County. This stage takes place in Stony Point and includes a lovely start along Beach Rd before heading north along the rolling hills of 9W. We go over Dunderburg (aka little bear) before the majestic climb up to Perkins Peak. We'll take a short break for pictures and to enjoy the amazing views before heading back down. After going over Dunderburg again (the easy way), we head up Mott Farm Rd for some more challenging climbing before rolling down Bulsontown Rd.

      Note that this is our toughest ride in the series with substantial climbing, so bring a good attitude and channel your inner mountain goat!

      Route sheet: Sign In

      Pace: 14-16 mph average
      Terrain: very hilly (93 ft/mile elevation gain)
      Regrouping: we will regroup after climbs and at major turns
      Rest stops: there is a short break at Perkins Peak
    *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.
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