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Ride Schedule

If you have arrived at this page, you are probably asking yourself "what kinds of rides does BTCNJ offer?" Before going further, become familiar with our Ride Categories and our Guidelines for Group Rides. Then feel free to browse our current schedule below and try one or two rides before you join. Please call or email the ride leader in advance to get the start location. All rides leave 15 minutes after the listed start time, unless otherwise noted.

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Tuesday, November 21

Join me on this ride to Denville over some nice roads on what looks to be the mildest day of the week. I haven't ridden for over two weeks, so I'm thinking this will be a very moderate B* pace. Terrain rating is 47, not very hilly. Stop at SmartWorld coffee, unless the groups decides otherwise. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20229838 Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55
  • 9:15am
  • B*
  • 50 miles, Leader: Ken Levins
  • 201-294-5759
  • Hudson river and Reservoir Ride
JFCS Wheels-for-Meals Route: Great route that hits the Hudson river and then a reservoir along the way The route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/7782724 Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55
Tuesday looks like a sunny day with temps rising into the 50's. Join us for a fun ride to W.Nyack with lots of easy ups and downs and a lovely lunch stop. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55
  • 10:00am
  • C*
  • 26-28 miles, Leader: Joan Brickman
  • 973-728-5986
  • Earn that Turkey
Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55. Earn the right to eat the 'sides' at your Thanksgiving dinner. May actually not be too cold. We will climb part of 7 Lakes and take one or two routes - depends on what leader decides on day of ride. Questions? Call my cell - 862-377-1626.
Hybrid or MTN bike recommended on hard pack trail. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Flat 0-25
Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Very hilly 76-100 Let's take advantage of possibly warm weather. Ride along river front into the Palisades Interstate Park entrance in Edgewater. Depends on the group can loop back at 9mi in (Alpine circle) or go all the way up continuing to 9W thru old 9W to Alpine State look out and going back with optional short hike (walking the bike) to see the Women's Federation Monument.

Wednesday, November 22

  • 10:00am
  • B
  • 35-40 miles, Leader: Robert DeMair
  • 201-248-9503
  • Okobob 2017-6
A mostly flat Pre-Thanksgiving ride because Thursday will be busy preparing a meal for family and I never ride on Thanksgiving day. There will be a couple of challenging hills encountered or it wouldn't be an Okobob ride. No cue sheet. Regroup at top of climbs. Quick rest stop. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55
  • 12:30pm
  • C*
  • 22 miles, Leader: Alan Felsen
  • 201-445-7306
  • Oakland Roll
Pre-Thanksgiving ride through Oakland, Lincoln Park, Pompton Plains... before it gets TOO cold! Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Flat 0-25

Thursday, November 23

  • 8:30am
  • B*
  • 40 miles, Leader: Howie Cohen
  • 201-892-2588
  • Davids Bagel in Pomona
Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Hilly 56-75. Slightly different route to avoid Turkey TROT run in UPS. Early start for those that need to get back earlier for dinner, and avoid traffic.
  • 9:30am
  • B*
  • 40.5 miles, Leader: Rich Brookler
  • 201-913-0635
  • Thankscycling Ride
Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/2951443. More details to be posted in the next day.
  • 9:30am
  • B*
  • 35 miles, Leader: Rob Singer
  • 973-662-0476
  • Short & Sweet
More morning riding options with an early return. Destination is Summit. Will post route shortly. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55
  • 9:00am
  • B
  • 28 miles, Leader: Sharon Hurwich
  • 201-981-7055
  • Montclair to Lincoln Park
Short pre-turkey ride to the Lincoln Park Airport and back again. Bring drinks and snacks. No lunch stop so we don't spoil our appetites for Thanksgiving dinner. We will stop around mile 15 for snacks and bathroom break. Weather permitting, we will go down and up Francisco, for about 1400 feet of climbing. No ride if temperature is below 32 degrees. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55
  • 8:15am
  • C*
  • 21.1 miles, Leader: Bob Reich
  • 973-633-0493
  • It is a Tradition the Annual Thanksgiving Day Ride to Macy*s Parade
Join me and continue a BTCNJ tradition of crossing the GW Bridge and riding empty streets to the Macys Thanksgiving Parade. It is a friendly sociable ride to a viewing vantage point in Central Park at 72nd Street. You should have no problem with making it to Thanksgiving dinner. We will be back by noon or earlier. Cue sheets will be provided, so you can head back any time. Ride will go if roads are damp and drying, no go if roads are snow covered. Ride will go if forecast high temperature for day is above 32 degrees. Bring a lock to tether your bike while watching parade. No deli stop but street vendors are plentiful at viewing location. Terrain: Rolling 26-45 ###### WARNING****WARNING*** Please Note - We will be crossing the George Washington Bridge using the North Walkway. This means you will need to carry you bicycle up and down stairs on both the New Jersey and New York sides of the bridge. The south walk way is closed because of construction on the bridge. If have test ridden the crossing.
  • 9:30am
  • C
  • 22 miles, Leader: Matthew Hoermann
  • 973-865-0240
  • Gyration & Libation Route - Tryptophan Edition
Get out for some fresh air ahead of the inevitable turkey hangover later in the day. Nice cruiser along your favorite Wed night route up W Saddle River Rd, across Lake St and back on E Saddle River thru Ridgewood, Ho-Ho-Kus and Saddle River. Terrain = 23: Flat 0-25 Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet

Friday, November 24

  • 10:00am
  • B
  • 47 miles, Leader: Russ Barbone
  • 201-280-8254
  • Bloomfield to Hoboken WITHOUT GOING ON ANY HIGHWAY!
Ride from Ride from Bloomfield to Hoboken WITHOUT GOING ON ANY HIGHWAY! 1 climb each way. **THIS IS A NO DROP B RIDE & I WILL WAIT AT TOP OF HILL! Eat in Hoboken. Note: SIGN UP "YES I WILL RIDE" OR I WILL NOT SHOW UP! 1 climb each way. **THIS IS A NO DROP B RIDE & I WILL WAIT AT TOP OF HILL! Eat in Hoboken. Note: SIGN UP "YES I WILL RIDE" OR I WILL NOT SHOW UP!Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55
  • 10:00am
  • B
  • 40-45 miles, Leader: Ralph Pantuso
  • 201-252-2019
  • Thursday Morning Social: 2017 - Special Friday Edition
Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Rolling 26-45 Had too much to eat yesterday? No problem since the Friday edition of the Thursday Morning Social is here to help. So come and join us as we do a nice little spin to help burn off some of that excess turkey and stuffing. As always the ride will be a fun filled, leisurely paced B ride. Route to be determined day of the ride. Lunch stop but no cue sheets. Newcomers welcome. Please note: the ride leader promises that as long as a true "B" pace (13.0 to 14.9 mph) can be kept by a rider then NO ONE will be dropped.
  • 10:15am
  • C*
  • 25 miles, Leader: Barbara Klein
  • 973-831-5952
  • Umpteenth Black Friday Ride: Get Out of Bergen County
No malls. No mall traffic. Why go shopping when you could use the time productively to bike and escape Bergen County? This ride is also known as the Sloatsburg Special. Cue sheet courtesy of Gene Marsh. Join us for lunch after the ride. B riders are welcome to go ahead and save us a spot at the bar. Questions call the cell 917-584-3790. The first 7 miles are uphill!!! Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Hilly 56-75
This will be a quiet ride along the completely paved Heritage rail trail from Monroe to Goshen and back. Brief break at the turn in Goshen. Post ride libations at Characters in Sloatsburg on the drive back. Due to road construction resulting in the closure of a small portion of the trail near the Airplane park we normally meet at we will start at the Monroe Park and Ride Bus Stop Lot B. This is that first lot we normally pass by when starting the ride. No restroom facilities at the start. To avoid Woodbury Commons traffic you might want to drive up Rt 17 thru Tuxedo and make a left onto Orange Turnpike at Southfields and come in the back way. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: = 32. Rolling 26-45.

Saturday, November 25

  • 10:00am
  • B
  • 44 miles, Leader: Thomas Bankos
  • 704-877-2821
  • Oakland to Sorrento's/ East Hanover
This will be a very casual B ride 44 miles and not much climbing. Short lunch break at Sorrento's Cue sheets will be available and no one will be dropped. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads and helmets must be worn. Terrain: Rolling 26-45https://ridewithgps.com/routes/9895843
  • 11:45am
  • C
  • 18 miles, Leader: Jocelyn Concepcion
  • 201-724-8662
  • Thanksgiving Time at Mrs. Kearny's Tavern
Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Very hilly 76-100 Ride with me for a tour of Edgewater river front continuing in Henry Hudson Drive with a stop at Mrs. Kearny's tavern in Alpine picnic area. There would be some post-Thanksgiving cheer by the fireside at Mrs. Kearny's Tavern. Staff dressed in nineteenth-century clothing will serve hot cider and treats. There would also be some music, storytelling and games. For those who wish to skip the tour of Edgewater, where some portions portions are on narrow sidewalks to avoid rushing car traffic on narrow roads, you may wait for the group and join the ride back from Alpine picnic area. And return back same way on your own. We will be there by 1:30pm or so. Sign-up. No riders or no show might cancel the ride.Terrain: Very hilly 76-100

Sunday, November 26

  • 9:00am
  • A
  • ~39 miles, Leader: Alex Sidd
  • -
  • come climb with me-Thanks Giving Edition
Calling all members. Come join me on a fun climbing ride to Blauvelt Park & back. We meet and greet 9:00 a.m and depart by 9:15a.m. Test your form and fitness level on this challenging route. We will visit some famous climbs like "Mansion" , "Tweed" and "See you at the top". We will soft pedal after ALL CLIMBS for you to catch up and REGROUP as needed. Pace on the flats will be a manageable (17-21mph). The climbs will be your own pace. Only 40miles and only 2650 feet of elevation. We will be very close to 9w on all the climbs and there are plenty of bailout points. Come for full or for partial. We stop for all mechanicals. Here's the route below : https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26482629 Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Hilly 56-75

Tuesday, November 28

Lets ride on hard pack path which is wide. Best with wider tires, road bike not recommended Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Flat 0-25

Wednesday, November 29

  • 9:45am
  • C*
  • 35+/- miles, Leader: Peter Bellin
  • 845-357-8941
  • Airmont/Airmount Cool
Note 9:45am start time. Challenging ride for strong C* or B riders. 2000+/- ft of climbing. Rest stop/possible deli stop. Ride leader believes not being dropped is a human right. No go if temp at start of ride is below 35. Sign up to receive notice of changes or cancellation. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55

Thursday, November 30

  • 9:45am
  • B
  • 40-50 miles, Leader: Ralph Pantuso
  • 201-252-2019
  • Thursday Morning Social: 2017
Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55 Come and be part of the little that remains of the 2017 season - Hey it's never too late!. As always the ride will be a fun filled, leisurely paced B ride. Route to be determined day of the ride. Lunch stop but no cue sheets. Newcomers welcome. Please note: the ride leader promises that as long as a true "B" pace (13.0 to 14.9 mph) can be kept by a rider then NO ONE will be dropped. Remember that the TMS (Thursday Morning Social) ride is the longest running weekday morning ride in the BTCNJ.

Wednesday, December 6

  • 10:00am
  • C*
  • 35+/- miles, Leader: Peter Bellin
  • 845-357-8941
  • Airmont/Airmount Cool
Challenging ride for strong C* or B riders. 2000+/- ft of climbing. Rest stop/possible deli stop. Ride leader believes not being dropped is a human right. No go if temp at start of ride is below 35. Sign up to receive notice of changes or cancellation. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55

Wednesday, December 13

  • 10:00am
  • C*
  • 35+/- miles, Leader: Peter Bellin
  • 845-357-8941
  • Airmont/Airmount Cool
Challenging ride for strong C* or B riders. 2000+/- ft of climbing. Rest stop/possible deli stop. Ride leader believes not being dropped is a human right. No go if temp at start of ride is below 35. Sign up to receive notice of changes or cancellation. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55

Wednesday, December 20

  • 10:00am
  • C*
  • 35+/- miles, Leader: Peter Bellin
  • 845-357-8941
  • Airmont/Airmount Cool
Challenging ride for strong C* or B riders. 2000+/- ft of climbing. Rest stop/possible deli stop. Ride leader believes not being dropped is a human right. No go if temp at start of ride is below 35. Sign up to receive notice of changes or cancellation. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55

Wednesday, December 27

  • 10:00am
  • C*
  • 35+/- miles, Leader: Peter Bellin
  • 845-357-8941
  • Airmont/Airmount Cool
Challenging ride for strong C* or B riders. 2000+/- ft of climbing. Rest stop/possible deli stop. Ride leader believes not being dropped is a human right. No go if temp at start of ride is below 35. Sign up to receive notice of changes or cancellation. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55

Wednesday, January 3

  • 10:00am
  • C*
  • 35+/- miles, Leader: Peter Bellin
  • 845-357-8941
  • Airmont/Airmount Cool
Challenging ride for strong C* or B riders. 2000+/- ft of climbing. Rest stop/possible deli stop. Ride leader believes not being dropped is a human right. No go if temp at start of ride is below 35. Sign up to receive notice of changes or cancellation. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55
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