2019 Ride Round Rockland Century

Ride Schedule

  • Saturday, September 21, 2019
    • 8A
      A
      38
      New City/Old Tappan Ride
      Stephen Brehl
      With the Club Century tomorrow, let's use the usual Old Tappan ride as a warm-up. It's the old standard offering 38 or 28 mile options with very limited climbing. No rides in Rockland are completely flat, but this has no epic climbs. We'll take it a little easy, just spinning the legs before Sunday's challenge with our Jersey neighbors. 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 28 miles with an option for 10 extra miles.

      Route sheets are available at the start, or get the GPX link below.

      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, September 22, 2019
    • 8A
      All
      66
      RBC Ride 'Round Rockland Metric Century - Half Caff (66 Miles)
      Ernie DiGiacomo

      Experience the beauty of autumn in Rockland County riding scenic routes in the Hudson Valley! Sponsored by 9W Bikes and It's Coffee in Stony Point, all routes will start bright and early on Sun Sept 22 from Rockland Lake State Park (Parking Lot #1) at 8a, so choose your route and your brew accordingly!

      • Half Caff (66 miles, 4,574 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 Sign In.
      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 advance. The 100 and 65 mile routes have a planned rest stop at Lake Welch Beach and the 36 mile route where a rest stop is possible 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? Sign In and be on the road this weekend! And be in the loop for future rides, meetings and bicycle related news. Club members should sign up for this ride here; non members should sign up at Sign In.

      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. Cyclists should signal all turns. 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 will keep you updated on the status of the ride on our website!

      Thank you to our sponsors, It's Coffee and 9W Bikes!

      It's Coffee logoThe 2019 RBC Ride 'Round Rockland Century is sponsored by
      It's Coffee in Stony Point (51 US-202) with
      emergency road support is being provided by 9W Bikes.
      9w Cycles logo

      Need to know more? Email Sign In with questions!
    • 8A
      All
      37
      RBC Ride 'Round Rockland - Light Roast (37 Miles)
      Ernie DiGiacomo
      Experience the beauty of autumn in Rockland County riding scenic routes in the Hudson Valley! Sponsored by 9W Bikes and It's Coffee in Stony Point, all routes will start bright and early on Sun Sept 22 from Rockland Lake State Park (Parking Lot #1) at 8a, so choose your route and your brew accordingly!

      • Light Roast (37 miles, 2,311 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. At Mile 26 you can stop at the Orchards of Concklin before heading back to Rockland Lake. See the Sign In.

      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 advance. The 100 and 65 mile routes have a planned rest stop at Lake Welch Beach and the 36 mile route where a rest stop is possible 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? Sign In and be on the road this weekend! And be in the loop for future rides, meetings and bicycle related news. Club members should sign up for this ride here; non members should sign up at Sign In.

      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. Cyclists should signal all turns. 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 will keep you updated on the status of the ride on our website!

      Thank you to our sponsors, It's Coffee and 9W Bikes!

      It's Coffee logoThe 2019 RBC Ride 'Round Rockland Century is sponsored by
      It's Coffee in Stony Point (51 US-202) with
      emergency road support is being provided by 9W Bikes.
      9w Cycles logo

      Need to know more? Email Sign In with questions!
    • 8A
      All
      105
      RBC Ride 'Round Rockland Century - Full Perk (105 Miles)
      Ernie DiGiacomo
      Experience the beauty of autumn in Rockland County riding scenic routes in the Hudson Valley! Sponsored by 9W Bikes and It's Coffee in Stony Point, all routes will start bright and early on Sun Sept 22 from Rockland Lake State Park (Parking Lot #1) at 8a, so choose your route and your brew accordingly!

      • Full Perk (105 miles, 8,047 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 Sign In.

      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 advance. The 100 and 65 mile routes have a planned rest stop at Lake Welch Beach and the 36 mile route where a rest stop is possible 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? Sign In and be on the road this weekend! And be in the loop for future rides, meeting and bicycle related news. Club members should sign up for this ride here; non members should sign up at Sign In.

      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. Cyclists should signal all turns. 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 will keep you updated on the status of the ride on our website!

      Thank you to our sponsors, It's Coffee and 9W Bikes!

      It's Coffee logoThe 2019 RBC Ride 'Round Rockland Century is sponsored by
      It's Coffee in Stony Point (51 US-202) with
      emergency road support is being provided by 9W Bikes.
      9w Cycles logo

      Need to know more? Email Sign In with questions!
  • Sunday, September 29, 2019
    • 7A
      All
      50
      Tour de Yonkers, Sept 29*
      No Leader
      Leader Not Coming:
      The annual Tour de Yonkers follows the Hudson River north for several miles, passes some of the city's historic old carpet mills as well as newly developed downtown areas, including the recently day-lighted Saw Mill River. The longer routes wind through east and northeast Yonkers, along the Bronx River Park, passing Sarah Lawrence College and other parks including sections of the South County Putnam Rail-Trail, an old rail line connecting NYC with Putnam County that is now a paved bike path.

      Registration begins at 7 AM - 8 AM. All riders must be back by 2 PM.

      Choose your route of 12, 25, or 50 miles through the streets, parks, and bike trails of Yonkers.

      More info at Sign In. *Unaffiliated Ride
      Start: Various -- Read Ride Description
    • 10A
      All
      26
      Bicycle Sundays on the Bronx River Parkway*
      No Leader
      Leader Not Coming: Bicycle Sundays on the Bronx River Parkway, one of Westchester’s longest-running and popular recreational programs, starts on Sunday, May 5. The program is held from 10a-2p. All participants must be off the parkway by 1:50p.

      The series runs September 8, 15, 22 and 29.

      During Bicycle Sundays, the parkway is open exclusively for bicyclists, in-line skaters, scooters, walkers and joggers from Exit 22 at the Westchester County Center to Exit 4 at Scarsdale Road in Yonkers. The round-trip distance is 13 miles. The road is closed to automobiles in that stretch of parkway. Admission is free. Parking at the County Center lot in White Plains costs $8.

      Rules and Regulations:
      • ONLY Bicyclists, in-line skaters, scooters, walkers and joggers are allowed; no unauthorized motor vehicles are allowed.
      • Walkers, joggers and slower wheeled traffic must use the right lane; faster wheeled traffic must use the left lane.
      • New York State law requires helmets for children under age 14, including those riding in bike trailers; helmets are strongly recommended for all wheeled participants.
      • New York State law prohibits children under age 1 from riding on bicycles or in a separate seat.
      • All headsets are prohibited. This includes but is not limited to music devices and hands-free cell phones.
      • No skateboarding allowed.
      • No dogs allowed.
      • Bicyclists must obey the posted parkway speed limit of 40 m.p.h.
      • Children riding in strollers must be strapped in at all times.
      • Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
      More info at Sign In. *Unaffiliated Ride
      Start: Various -- Read Ride Description
  • Saturday, October 5, 2019
    • 7A
      All
      65+
      Sea Gull Century*
      No Leader
      Leader Not Coming: Sea Gull Century on Saturday, October 6, 2018, a nationally acclaimed bicycling event, beginning and ending on the campus of Salisbury University, tours the picturesque Eastern Shore of Maryland and offers two routes: 65 miles, 100 miles. No rain date. See website for details.
      Fee: Registration for the 2019 event opens on Wednesday, May 15th at 8:00 am EST - see website for details
      Website: Sign In *Unaffiliated Ride
  • 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: http://www.ilovethebronx.com/index.php/happenings/tour-de-bronx *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 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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