Upcoming Rides

Sep19
Wed

   A 5:30pm    25 miles   Joseph Rizzuto  201-481-0805
   wednesday night byob group A:   Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55. this week will change it up, we do our normal route onto WSRR turning left onto sparrowbush then turn right onto E.Crescent ave which turns to Church rd then turning left on South Airmont rd that turns to Airmont ave will turn right on Hilltop Rd and continue on Spring St then left at the fork which is still spring st then turning left on Island ave then right on church st continue on Gertzen then left on N.Central then onto hillside ave will turn right on W.Crescent will continue onto prospect st then slight left on godwin to ackerman and head back to home base.at this time of the year we need to have our lights front and back thank you

   B* 5:45pm    21ish miles   Rich Brookler  201-913-0635
   Need a Ride Leader!:   Debbie and I are not riding this Wednesday. If anyone is interested in leading contact me and I'll remove this ride. Debbie and I will lead the last Wednesday ride on September 26. See you next week!

   B* 9:30am    55 miles   Ed Howard  201-887-5853
   Bounce to Boonton:   Headed to Boonton with a few hills along the way. Deli stop.Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55.

   B* 9:30am    53 miles   Rob Singer  973-662-0476
   Hump Day In The Saddle:   Join along as we pay tribute to those stuck in the office mid-week, or anywhere else they would rather not be. Let go here - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28629493 Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55.

   B 5:30pm    20 miles   Alan Scherl  914-246-0015
   BYOB Fall Edition:   Note: Oscar Hernandez will be filling in for Alan this week. Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Flat 0-25. NOTE EARLIER START TIME A Wednesday night tradition returns for the ? season. Bring your bike to ride and bring the bottle for dinner afterwards. We're starting off slow and will increase the pace as the season progresses. The routes will be mostly flat with an occasional short climb. There are no cue sheets but there is a sweep and no one will be dropped. After the ride, we head to Turvino's Pizza to dine with our friends doing the C, C*, B*, and A rides. Ride length and route varies based on weather and daylight.

   B 8:00am    34 miles   Allison Cobb  704-577-6327
   Morning Coffee and Waffle Ride to Il Freno:   Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Rolling 26-45. I'm hoping the traffic is light on Wednesday, since school may be out. Let's take a ride up towards Rockland County and pass back through Park Ridge to stop at Il Freno Espresso Bar for coffee or maybe one of their diet-defying waffles. If we want to extend the ride, we can. The route is a different riff on some of the other rides we usually take, shamelessly leveraged from a local bike shop. Bring hydration and a happy, sunny vibe. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28613296

   B 9:15am    13 miles   Jeremy Melville  201-655-3744
   Gravel Ride:   Join us on this easy route gravel ride, suitable for Mountain/Trail/Gravel/Cyclocross bikes, most of the route is hard pack dirt or cycle paths. If you’re planning on using your road bike, I would suggest durable tires (28mm wide, I use 33mm Tubeless) with puncture protection to minimize the chance of a flat on the dirt sections. Don't forget a spare tube & pump. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28617166 Starting point is the car park at the Tallman Bike Path, just north of The 9W Market. Then a short road ride to the Joseph B. Clarke Rail-Trail to Sparkill, then off road as we climb above Piermont and almost to central Nyack. Returning home along the same route with a detour onto the Tallman Park Cycle Path back to the car park. Should take about 1 hour. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. . Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55.

   C* 9:00am    35-40 miles   Peter Bellin  845-357-8941
   Airmont/Airmount:   Challenging ride for strong C* or B riders. 2000+/- ft of climbing. Deli stop. Ride leader believes in human rights like not being dropped. Sign up to receive notice of changes or cancellation. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Hilly 56-75.

Sep20
Thu

   B* 3:30pm    23-35 miles   Howie Cohen  201-892-2588
   Thursdays with Harriman:   Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Hilly 56-75. Cooler temps expected making the climbs more manageable.

   B* 5:30pm    20 miles   Lucy Rieger  201-288-5883
   Can't stop now!:   Let's keep this great ride going! We'll keep our "Nate skills" sharp by continuing to ride the Thursday night route into Rockland until daylight fades. We'll leave at 5:45 to be back before dark. Out E Saddle River Road, up Monsey Hill into Rockland and back on W Saddle River Road before sunset. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55.

   B 9:00am    45-55 miles   Ralph Pantuso  201-819-9753
   Thursday Morning Social: 2018:   Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55. Come and be part of the Thursday Morning Social rides for the 2018 season. 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.

   B 9:15am    13 miles   Jeremy Melville  201-655-3744
   Gravel Ride:   Join us on this easy route gravel ride, suitable for Mountain/Trail/Gravel/Cyclocross bikes, most of the route is hard pack dirt or cycle paths. If you’re planning on using your road bike, I would suggest durable tires (28mm wide, I use 33mm Tubeless) with puncture protection to minimize the chance of a flat on the dirt sections. Don't forget a spare tube & pump. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28617166 Starting point is the car park at the Tallman Bike Path, just north of The 9W Market. Then a short road ride to the Joseph B. Clarke Rail-Trail to Sparkill, then off road as we climb above Piermont and almost to central Nyack. Returning home along the same route with a detour onto the Tallman Park Cycle Path back to the car park. Should take about 1 hour. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. . Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55.

   B 9:30am    40-45 miles   Rob Singer  973-662-0476
   Fun & Games:   Stress free riding enjoying the simple things cycling has to offer. Will change route each week. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly.

   C* 10:00am    20 miles   Shari Summers  973-714-2778
   Brisk weather, brisk ride:   Weather is perfect! Cooler morning temps as we manage a quick ride before afternoon commitments. No rest stop. Bring helmet, spare inner tube and hydration. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Flat 0-25.

   C* 4:45pm    20 miles   Michael Kerlen  201-562-8975
   Ramsey Ramble Revised:   Join me on a hand-crafted tour of several Bergen County towns on what should be a nice pre-Fall afternoon. Meet at lot near DPW off of Cleveland Ave. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Rolling 26-45.

Sep21
Fri

   B* 5:30pm    22 miles   John Bleeker  973-615-0006
   Around the Lakes of Franklin Lakes:   "Around the Lakes of Franklin Lakes" and through some very nice neighborhoods. Ride is at the low end of B* pace (Avg 15.5 to 16.5) with 960 elevation. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27609488 Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Rolling 26-45.

   B* 9:00am    40-50 miles   Rob Singer  973-662-0476
   Weekend Stretch:   Just enough before the weekend fun begins. Will be heading to Madison or Morristown. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly.

   B 8:45am    39.4 miles   Paul Nylund  201-444-2245
   Friday Fun Ride to Nyack:   Familiar route to one of our favorite towns with refreshment break at Didier's. This will be a friendly, B group ride and no B rider will be dropped. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Rolling 26-45. Planned route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28623510

   C* 8:30am    30 miles   Helene Blaustein  862-251-3152
   A wander/ pedal to Wawayanda or further to Warwick??:   Let's ride along Clinton and explore the scenery and natural wildlife..turtles and turkeys and birds and bears?? Nice country/ rural roads.. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55.

   C* 9:30am    26 miles   Renie Gaddi  201-805-9398
   Lunch in Northvale:   Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Rolling 26-45. I’’ll be back from vacation and need to ride. Easy ride north to Northvale for a little lunch. Meet in parking area across from the white gazebo. BTCNJ's Club account URL is: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26443049

   C 8:00am    15 miles   Russ Bebb  201-327-0583
   A New Joint Ride:   I have a new knee and it’s learning to ride. Come out and help me teach it to ride even better. This ride is comfortable and beautiful. The trail is paved. And it is flat, flat, flat (except for one noticeably small hill). We will be pushing for the high end of “average speed on flats 11 – 12 mph“, if I can keep up. There will be no cue sheet; we can get lost together; no one will be dropped as long as they are maintaining a “C” flat pace. Meet in the last parking lot before the exit. Questions: call/text 'twix 07:00 AM & 08:30 PM. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Flat 0-25

   C 8:30am    25-36 miles   Steve Firth  973-570-7490
   Oakland to Fairfield and beyond:   Regular Friday ride to Lincoln Park. Due to road work on Changebridge we're going to change the route a bit this week. Riders with time constraints can bail in Lincoln Park and head back. Hope you can join us. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Flat 0-25.

Sep22
Sat

   A 8:45am    100 miles   Arnie Spanier  -
   Century Along the Shore:   A flat century along the shore. We will maintain a relaxed pace and enjoy a nice day at the shore. GPS Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28623481/, 3 stops as indicated on the route. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Flat 0-25.

   B* 8:15am    50ish miles   Rob Singer  973-662-0476
   Fall Frolic:   Ringing in the new season cycling! Will post route shortly. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly.

   B 7:15am    100 miles   Paul McEvoy  201-873-1151
   Sandy Hook to Island Beach:   Join me for a flat to Rolling Scenic Century from Sandy Hook to Island Beach Bathroom deli stops as needed. No Go Rain. We sprint into Island Beach and regroup at the guard shack on the way out. Meet parking lot D in Sandy hook. Please print out cue sheet thank you. Terrain: Flat 0-25.https://ridewithgps.com/trips/10055453

   C* 9:30am    60 miles   Joel Ringer  201-791-6174
   The BTCNJ Shore Classic:   Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Flat. THE CLASSIC SHORE RIDE - LONG BRANCH TO WEST POINT ISLAND. We will retrace the route led for many years by the club legend Ted Semegran. The boardwalks should be empty and the weather should be just right for cycling. We will stop at Mueller’s Bakery, circle West Point Island and stop for lunch at Spike’s Fish Market. If we have time we may stop at Nagles for ice cream.

   C 10:30am    26 miles   Meandering Mark Swanek  973-405-3410
   Deja VooDoo:   HEY you! yes you! C Rider.. how about something different..on a low traffic high fun ride in Western New Jersey.Join us on a light traffic ride in the farmlands of Allamuchy-lots of horse farms/cows and goats on this ride.Youll be asking yourself if your still in jersey (YOU ARE)No real deli stop so bring a light lunch as we dine on the shoreline of Ghost Lake. POta Potty at start or hit Shell station on the way in.My cell is 973-405-3410-For info call during the week between 5-9PM , then after 7AM day of ride.Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Rolling 26-45.

   C 9:00am    17 miles   Amado Jr. Cabaero  201-566-8424
   Easy Saturday C ride:   It seems right to give all new or not so new riders to come back and ride. Come join this 17 mile ride to keep you in shape for the coming holiday season. We shall start from Glen Rock Duck pond and head towards USR and back. It will be a slow 9-11 miles per hour average speed. Bring your bikes in good riding condition and tools required for any event of a flat tire. Helmets required. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Flat 0-25.Please sign up soonest.

   F 8:30am    12 miles   Avrin Slatkin  
   Governor's Island Adventure:   This is more of an adventure than a bicycle ride. We ferry from Jersey City to Lower Manhattan (9:00 a.m., $14 RT) and hustle down to the Battery for the first ferry to Governor’s Island (10:00, free). Views of the skyline from both ferries are magnificent. We will together explore the former military HQ, now bucolic urban retreat, for a bit and then you are on your own to kayak, mini golf, zip line, enjoy a hammock, dine at the food trucks, etc., before mustering at the ferry slip for our 1:30 departure. Bring bag lunch or dine at food trucks. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Flat 0-25. Sign Up For This Ride Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Flat 0-25.

Sep23
Sun

   A 7:30am    67 miles   Alex Sidd  -
   Come climb with me- Pyong Gap Edition:   Hello, members ! Come join me on a fun and social climbing ride to the foothills of Harriman State Park. Only 67 miles and under 4400 feet of elevation. We meet & greet 7:30 a.m depart by 7:45 a.m. We will visit some popular ones like toga hill, Rockland Lake, Christian Herald, and a new one , a very scenic Pyong Gap Rd (1mile length & avg 7% gradient ) . From there its all downhill as we work together to get everyone back home safe but not before going through palisade park with a short kicker at the end. There will be short regroup points at mile 20, 33, & 48. As always we ride single file, no passing ride leader(s) unless directed, self -selected pace up climbs although recommended to stay behind ride leader(s). we stop for mechanicals Here is the route below : https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28457771 Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Hilly 56-75.

   B* 8:00am    42 miles   Bob Zitelli  201-476-0776
   Sunday Express:   Riders, We take a vote and decide to go to Davids Bagels or Runcible Spoon. This will be a fast B* ride. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Rolling 26-45.

   B 9:30am    59 miles   Ralph Pantuso  201-819-9753
   Campbell Hall to New Paltz - Fall (Foliage) Edition:   Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Rolling 26-45. Join us for the true fall weekend classic ride thru Orange and Ulster County's beautiful farmlands. This is a relatively flat to rolling ride with some of the best roads and scenery that the area has to offer. Full deli stop and cue sheet. As always on our rides: if you can do a steady B pace then YOU WILL NOT GET DROPPED! Mark your calendars and see you on September 23rd! Thomas Bull Memorial Park (use the second "Main" entrance) - Go up the hill towards the golf clubhouse and take the 2nd right into lower parking lot. http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7902413

   C* 10:00am    33 miles   Meandering Mark Swanek  973-405-3410
   5 Lakes Tour:   Rolling with three short climbs. Please no C riders. Join us through the flatlands of Pequannock, Pompton Plains and Wayne as we pedal past the 5 Lakes.Deli Stop at mile 24. Lost/ Questions? Call my cell at 973-405-3410 between 5 & 9PM weekdays and after 8AM morning of the ride. Portapotties at startNote: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Rolling 26-45.

   C* 8:00am    VAR miles   Matthew Hoermann  973-865-0240
   Bike the Beach - Fairfield CT:   Looking for a change of scenery? Check out bikethebeach.com for details. Here is an excerpt from the website. Enjoy a challenging tour or a more leisurely family ride/hike. Scenic routes pass through as many as five historic New England towns on the CT coast. Choose from well marked rides of 10, 20, 45, or 62 miles or a 5K fitness walk. All proceeds support people with disabilities in our community through the volunteer programs of the Probus Club. 100% of the funds raised from Bike the Beach 2018 will be used to benefit people with developmental disabilities through the activities of the Probus Club of Greater Bridgeport and its support of other community organizations such as The Kennedy Center, Inc. I will be riding the 45 but not leading. Purely an informational post. I am not associated with the organization. Just expanding your horizons.

Sep24
Mon

   B* 5:30pm    22 miles   Lori Bleeker  973-980-8710
   Quick and Fun spin to Lincoln Park and back:   Join us for a Quick and fun spin to Lincoln Park and back. Perfect Recovery ride from the weekend. Ride will be at B* pace Avg on the flats Note: Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Flat 0-25.

   B 8:45am    30+/- miles   Peter Bellin  845-357-8941
   Carpe Diem:   Start the day off right. Brief rest stop to consume snacks. Sign up to receive notice of changes and cancellations. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55.

Sep25
Tue

   B* 5:30pm    20 miles   Robert DeMair  201-248-9503
   Okobob 2018-19 last ride before five days of riding in Amagansett:   A quick spin around Franklin Lakes, Mahwah and Wyckoff. We'll try to get back before dark but lights will be necessary. A fast "B*" pace can be expected. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55.