Piermont Pier with Logo (April 2018)

Ride Schedule

  • Saturday, February 29, 2020
    • 10A
      B
      55
      Friendly Ride to GWB
      Stephen Brehl
      This familiar favorite is great for a winter morning. There are places to stop for a warming coffee if needed. We'll start from New City at 10 to let the sun work its magic.

      Since it's winter, the goal is miles, not speed. We'll target about a 16 mph overall average. Edwin will also lead so we can split into two groups. We'll plan to stop at Strictly and possibly at the ranger station for nature breaks and refueling, and end with a hot chocolate from David's. We'll regroup at the tops of climbs, but it's hard to get lost on this ride. There's a GPX link in the cue sheet if you want to preload your GPS device.

      Want a shorter ride? Notify us that you plan to join the ride at 9W Bikes in Upper Nyack or at Piermont Bikes in Piermont. We'll stop for you if you let us know you'll be there. Distances are about 55 miles with a New City start, 40 miles starting from 9W Bikes, and 30 miles starting from Piermont.

      Average speed: Around 16 mph overall, adjusted to keep everyone together.
      Terrain: (55 ft/mile elevation gain)
      Regrouping: we will mostly stay together, regrouping after climbs
      Rest stops: Stop midway at Strictly, and at the Ranger station if needed
      Total distance: about 55 miles
      Ride organizer: Steve Brehl (845.304.9918)

      Rain at the start cancels the ride.

    • 10A
      B
      55
      Friendlier Ride to GWB
      Ed Molina
      This familiar favorite is great for a winter morning. There are places to stop for a warming coffee if needed. We'll start from New City at 10 to let the sun work its magic.

      Since it's winter, the goal is miles, not speed. We'll target about a 14 mph overall average. Steve will also lead so we can split into two groups. We'll plan to stop at Strictly and possibly at the ranger station for nature breaks and refueling, and end with a hot chocolate from David's. We'll regroup at the tops of climbs, but it's hard to get lost on this ride. There's a GPX link in the cue sheet if you want to preload your GPS device.

      Want a shorter ride? Notify us that you plan to join the ride at 9W Bikes in Upper Nyack or at Piermont Bikes in Piermont. We'll stop for you if you let us know you'll be there. Distances are about 55 miles with a New City start, 40 miles starting from 9W Bikes, and 30 miles starting from Piermont.

      Average speed: Around 14 mph overall, adjusted to keep everyone together.
      Terrain: (55 ft/mile elevation gain)
      Regrouping: we will mostly stay together, regrouping after climbs
      Rest stops: Stop midway at Strictly, and at the Ranger station if needed
      Total distance: about 55 miles
      Ride organizer: Ed Molina (845-300-1520)

      Rain at the start cancels the ride.

  • Sunday, March 1, 2020
    • 9:30A
      B
      40
      New City/Old Tappan Spin
      Stephen Brehl
      Join us for a casual ride together. Time to get outside at a friendly pace. It's winter miles that matter, so we're going to take it easy and just get some time on the bike. We'll start at 9:30 to let the sun warm the day a bit.

      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 keep everyone together and regroup if needed at easily missed turns.
      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: 14-16 mph overall average, 16-20 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 coordinator- Steve Brehl
      Contact information - 845-304-9918


    • 9:30A
      C
      26.5
      New City / Old Tappan - Shorter Option
      Lynwood Law
      This is a shorter option of the New City / Old Tappan route. We'll start out at David's Bagels doing the same route as the other group and then take a short cut to Western Highway. About 1/2 way we'll stop at the corner of West Nyack Rd and Strawtown Rd near the Chase bank. We'll try to finish around the same time as the other group. This is a hilly ride (55ft/mi), and here's the route Sign In
  • Sunday, April 26, 2020
    • 8:30A
      All
      Tour de Staten Island*
      No Leader
      Leader Not Coming: The Tour de Staten Island is a friendly ride where 2,000 cyclists coast through the borough's most breathtaking and lesser-known scenery on the cusp of Spring. Both the 35 and 50 mile routes explore Staten Island's gems: Freshkills Park, Great Kills Park, Historic Richmond Town, and the oceanfront's striking views of the Varrazano-Narrows Bridge and New York Harbor. Routes: 50 miles (8:30 am start) and 35 miles (9:30 am start)
      Fee: $45
      See website for additional details: Sign In *Unaffiliated Ride *Unaffiliated Ride
  • Sunday, May 3, 2020
    • 7:30A
      All
      40
      TD 5 Boro Bike Tour*
      No Leader
      Leader Not Coming: The 40-mile, car-free Tour begins in Lower Manhattan (the Sign In is at Franklin St. and Church St., with entrance points for each of the start waves running south along Church to Battery Park), heads north through the heart of Central Park, and continues on to Harlem and the Bronx before returning south along the East River on the FDR Drive. From there, cyclists cross into Queens and then into Brooklyn, where riders take over the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway before the heart-pumping climb up—and thrilling ride down—the breathtaking Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and into the Finish Festival on Staten Island.
      Fee: $112

      See website for additional details: Sign In *Unaffiliated Ride
  • Saturday, May 16, 2020
    • 7A
      All
      The North Fork Century*
      No Leader
      Leader Not Coming: The North Fork section of Long Island is, well, what the Hamptons must have been like back in the day -- browse through the photos of the North Fork ride route on each page of this web site to see what we're talking about. We'll ride on low-traffic quiet country roads through lush farmland and past wineries, small towns, and along the coast of the Sound.

      You'll have your choice of routes from 13 - 100 miles. Everyone starts pedaling the ride together on the same
      roads -- you can decide right in the middle of the ride which distance you want to do.

      The route is flat, Flat, FLAT... no significant hills at all on the 40 or 50--mile routes, one modest hill on the 70-mile route that any B-class cyclist can handle, three short but nasty hills on the 100-mile route. (But nothing you would write home about...)13 miles • 40 miles • 50 miles • 70 miles • 100 Miles

      Fee: Each cyclist needs to donate at least $175 to pedal the ride.
      Website: Sign In *Unaffiliated Ride
  • Sunday, May 17, 2020
    • 7A
      All
      2020 Gran Fondo New York*
      No Leader
      Leader Not Coming: GFNY is a personal endurance challenge where you compete against others, the clock and yourself. At GFNY NYC, you take on a challenging 100-mile route from NYC to Bear Mountain. It is also the GFNY Championship. The 50-mile GFNY Bear on the same day is a non-competitive ride from NYC to Bear Mountain. GFNY World events provide you that same challenge in locations around the world. Additionally, you get the chance to qualify for a front corral start at the GFNY World Championship in NYC.
      Currently $345 check website for increased amounts after 2/29/20
      Website: Sign In *Unaffiliated Ride
  • Saturday, May 30, 2020
    • 8A
      All
      Ride the Ridge Bike Challenge*
      No Leader
      Leader Not Coming: Ride the Ridge Bike Challenge in the Hudson Valley is back! Five rides for all skill levels. All start at the Sign In & end with lunch. Come ride the beautiful countryside, soak up the scenery while enjoying the support of roadside volunteers, clearly marked routes, strategically located water and food stops and a SAG wagon to ensure you get back safely. Different start times depending on the route please consult website for details. Rain date: Sunday, May 31. Notification of change of date will be made on this web site Routes: 11 miles, 30 miles, 50 miles, 80 miles
      Fee: $40 for 11 mile route all other routes $50 Online Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 12:00 Noon ET
      Website: Sign In *Unaffiliated Ride
  • Sunday, May 31, 2020
    • 7A
      All
      2020 Bloomin’ Metric*
      No Leader
      Leader Not Coming: The Bloomin' Metric is a bike tour event for every type of rider from the novice to advanced cyclist. We offer four routes that travel along stunning beaches and through the classic New England countryside of Connecticut. Breakfast will be available on your early arrival. During your ride there will be numerous food stops along the way. Once you return to Sherwood Island State Park you will see that the event area has been transformed into a food truck extravaganza. 15 mile, 25 mile, 47 mile and 62 mile routes.
      $55 until March 15th, $65 until April 15th, $75 until sell out
      Website: Sign In *Unaffiliated Ride
  • Sunday, June 7, 2020
    • 7:30A
      All
      Highlands Gran Fondo - Butler NJ*
      No Leader
      Leader Not Coming: The Highlands Gran Fondo showcases some of the best riding around. It's hard to believe riding this good is located in such close proximity to the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. The Highlands area is a 1,343 square mile region of Northern New Jersey which is noted for its scenic landscape and environmental importance. Much like this ride, the area is composed of rolling farmland, hilly ridgelines, and winding roads that weave up and down the lush green mountains. As you enjoy the diversity of the beautiful terrain and scenery, the route will take you through three counties and two states. As the loop progresses so will the elevation, the gran loop will gain 8,000 vertical feet. This event is sure to expose you to roads you never thought could be tucked away so close to one of the biggest metropolitan areas in the country. Routes: 34 miles, 60 miles, 100 miles. See website for details.
      Fee: $65 (34 mile), $100 (60 mile), $120 (100 mile), Fee increases after May 7th another $20 each ride and another $40 each ride after May 28th
      Website: Sign In *Unaffiliated Ride
  • Saturday, June 13, 2020
    • 7A
      All
      2020 Revolutionary Ramble - Madison, NJ*
      No Leader
      Leader Not Coming: Tour one of the nation's most scenic and historic areas on 12, 25, 45, 70 or 100-mile bicycle routes. Rides for all abilities, great food, ample rest stops, SAG support, Expo and more. Maps, cue sheets, Garmin files, and fully marked roads. Benefits safe cycling education and local volunteer emergency squads. Rain or Shine. Choose from a 12 mile family and casual tour or a more challenging 25, 45, 70, or 100 mile tour. We are offering a 63 mile "gravel ride" through scenic horse-country. see start times and additional details at website below.Sign In
      Fee: $65 Registration closes on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 11:59 pm.
      Website: Sign In *Unaffiliated Ride
  • Sunday, June 14, 2020
    • 8:30A
      All
      2020 Farm to Fork Fondo - Hudson Valley*
      No Leader
      Leader Not Coming: Farm to Fork Fondo A farm fresh feast from the seat of your favorite bicycle. The mission of the Farm to Fork Fondo series is to highlight and support the symbiotic relationship between cyclists, farmers, and beautiful landscapes. All participants will receive: Deluxe aid stations at working farms with small bites from the farm,Ticket to the post-ride Farm to Fork Barbecue, One post-ride finisher brew included with your registration (21 & over), Raffle tickets for more than $10,000 in prizes including new Bianchi bikes,Beautiful, well-marked, and well-supported rides with police support, marshals and signage, Farm to Fork Fondo swag bag featuring cycling products, and local goodies, Free on-site parking, Special lodging rates at area hotels. Routes: 10 miles, 35 miles, 50 miles, 83 miles
      Fee: $54.99/9 miles, $99.99/24 miles, $119.99/50 miles, $137.99/75 miles
      Website: Sign In *Unaffiliated Ride
  • Saturday, June 27, 2020
    • 8A
      All
      The Ride for Mental Health 2020*
      No Leader
      Leader Not Coming: Few rides offer participants the opportunity to both work hard for a worthwhile cause while in such picturesque surroundings. Showcasing the natural beauty of the Hudson Valley, The Ride for Mental Health offers a variety of routes in a stunning setting. The Ride for Mental Health is one of the first charity bike rides in the country where the proceeds will go to fund education, research and treatment of mental illness including anxiety, borderline personality disorder, depression, eating disorders and substance abuse. Come join us for a weekend of fully supported, great riding over terrific country roads with plenty of rest stops. Ride one or two day on four different scenic tours. Available rides include 25, miles, 50 miles and 100 miles.

      Fee: $75 Discounted Fee Deadline: Sunday, March 31, 2020 After Deadline goes up to $150 - Online Registration Deadline: Saturday, Jun 27, 2020
      Website: Sign In *Unaffiliated Ride
  • Sunday, June 28, 2020
    • 8A
      All
      The Ride for Mental Health 2020*
      No Leader
      Leader Not Coming: Few rides offer participants the opportunity to both work hard for a worthwhile cause while in such picturesque surroundings. Showcasing the natural beauty of the Hudson Valley, The Ride for Mental Health offers a variety of routes in a stunning setting. The Ride for Mental Health is one of the first charity bike rides in the country where the proceeds will go to fund education, research and treatment of mental illness including anxiety, borderline personality disorder, depression, eating disorders and substance abuse. Come join us for a weekend of fully supported, great riding over terrific country roads with plenty of rest stops. Ride one or two day on four different scenic tours. Available rides include 25, miles, 50 miles and 100 miles.

      Fee: $75 Discounted Fee Deadline: Sunday, March 31, 2020 After Deadline goes up to $150 - Online Registration Deadline: Saturday, Jun 27, 2020
      Website: Sign In *Unaffiliated Ride
  • Sunday, August 16, 2020
    • 7A
      All
      2020 Ramapo Rally*
      No Leader
      Leader Not Coming:
      The Ramapo Rally is the best bike rally in all of New Jersey - staged by the Bicycle Touring Club of North Jersey (BTCNJ). Five beautiful, fully supported bike routes. The routes vary in difficulty and distances. From a family fun ride of 12 miles to a challenging 100 mile route through the farm and lake country of northern and western New Jersey. Rain or shine. Routes: 12 miles, 25 miles, 50 miles, 62 miles, 100 miles, 125 miles.
      Registration opens March 1, 2020 Pre-registration Fee: $60, Aug 16 $75
      Website: Sign In *Unaffiliated Ride
  • Sunday, September 13, 2020
    • 7A
      All
      2020 Gran Fondo New Jersey*
      No Leader
      Leader Not Coming: The Northeast's Cycling Playground: Constantly rated one of the top 3 Gran Fondos in the U.S., GFNJ invites you to come ride in the land of the rolling hills.Offering a choice of 6 routes ranging between 18 Mile - 125 Miles. A well-marked route with signage Police marshals and SAG Support free parking and post-ride food festival. Routes: 18 miles, 42 miles, 62 miles, 75 miles, 107 miles, 125 miles.
      Fee: $90/18 miles, $90/42 miles, $150/62 miles, $150/75 miles, $170/107 miles, $170/125 miles - Prices increase for each route after March 1, 2020
      Website: Sign In *Unaffiliated Ride
  • Sunday, September 27, 2020
    • 8A
      All
      100
      HOLD THE DATE - 2020 RBC Century
      Ernie DiGiacomo
      HOLD THE DATE FOR RBC CENTURY RIDE - 3 RIDES

      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 is essential that each rider checks and decides when it is safe to turn at intersections.


      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!








  • Saturday, October 10, 2020
    • 7A
      All
      Sea Gull Century*
      No Leader
      Leader Not Coming: Sea Gull Century on Saturday, October 10, 2020, 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 2020 event opens in June 15th $70 after June 30th goes up to $90 - see website for details
      Website: Sign In *Unaffiliated Ride
    *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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