Upcoming Rides

Jul20
Fri

   B* 11:00am    29 miles   Rob Singer  973-662-0476
   Weekend Stretch/Summit:   Moderate pace with a leisurely stop midway in Summit. Should be finished around 2pm. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28108277

   B* 6:00pm    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 to mid of B* pace (Avg 16 to 17) with 850 elevation. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27609488 Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Rolling 26-45

   B* 9:30am    53.6 miles   Brian Hanson-Harding  201-741-5751
   A beautiful ride to Denville:   Join me on a beautiful day for a beautiful ride to Denville, including the Split Rock loop. Stop in Denville at Smart World Coffee or the bagel shop. RIDE WILL NOT GO UNLESS I GET AT LEAST ONE "YES." https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20229838 Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55.

   B 9:00am    37.7 miles   Allison Cobb  704-577-6327
   Weekend Warm-up:   Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Straightforward route up to Nyack on 9W through Piermont. We’ll turn around at Didier’s and head back on 9W, entering Palisades Interstate Park in Alpine and going downhill in the shade before heading back to Allison Park. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28019452

   B 9:45am    55 miles   Robert Miller  201-888-8261
   river edge to nyack scenic route:   we'll ride over to van saun park to use the rest rooms and then ride up into rockland county. We'll ride around the beautiful Congers Lake boardwalk and then head over to rockland lake before riding down along the hudson river on hard-pack to Nyack Beach State Park. We'll likely make a snack stop at Didier's before heading back on flat roads to River Edge. https://ridewithgps.com/trips/19251611 Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Rolling 26-45.

   C* 8:45am    36 miles   Joan Brickman  973-728-5986
   Let’s Climb:   Harriman is not just pretty, but very few cars, and lovely climbing. Bring plenty of water and snacks. No place for food but a water fountain (and facilities) at Tirioti Circle. Directions- 17 North into Sloatsburg. At first light, right after Rhodes, take a right and drive to the back. Will be climbing Tirioti Brook Road. Then down to 106 to route 17, turn around and back up 106 to 7 Lakes back to the start. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55. There is a Lot of climbing. Questions-call my cell : 862-377-1626

   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    31.8 miles   Steve Firth  973-570-7490
   Oakland to Fairfield:   We're planning on extending the ride a bit this week. Also, in an attempt to beat the heat, we will start a half hour earlier. Rest stops on the way, but the deli stop is still near the end at the Ice Cream Station. Hope you can join us. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Flat 0-25.

Jul21
Sat

   B* 5:15am    102 miles   Oliver Zong  347-668-9567
   Cold Spring again:   Strictly to Cold Spring with Route 9 loop on the way back. Bear Mtn on the way back if there's time and the "inclination". Need to be back by 2 at the latest. 1 stop (Appalachian Deli)near mile 56. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19171056 Should be dry but you never know. Street parking only (Do not park in Strictly lot) Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. If no one signs up as a "Yes" will leave early (before 15 min grace). Terrain: Hilly 56-75.

   B* 7:00am    27 miles   Ken Devitt  973-615-4161
   7:11 at the Seven Eleven:   Short 27 mile coffee loop with optional stop at Denville Smartworld Coffee for those who need to be back early on Saturday. Casual pace ride. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28113911 Terrain: Rolling 26-45.

   B* 7:45am    57 miles   Larry Borowsky  973-632-6248
   To Highland Lakes and Wawayanda Park:   Did this route in May with Nate so it's time to do it again. Nice hilly route with break at Lake Wanda then back thru Wawayanda and some more hills (Skyline Dr). Will regroup on hills but bring your climbing legs. Meet 7:45, Leave at 8. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Hilly 60-70. Updated Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28113175

   B* 7:45am    106 miles   Arnie Spanier  -
   Green Pond Rd and Beyond:   Imagine all the beautiful roads in the cool shade. Imagine all the challenging climbs and thrilling downhills. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope you'll come join us! GPS Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27839915 Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Hilly 56-75.

   B* 8:30am    60 miles   Rob Singer  973-662-0476
   Real Rolling Terrain:   If you like to go fast with minimum effort, join us at a starting location seldom used. Flat to rolling going out, with light climbing midway. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16836131 Terrain: Rolling 26-45.

   B* 8:30am    0 miles   Ed Howard  201-887-5853
   To Utopia and Beyond:   CANCELLED Terrain: Hilly 56-75.

   B 8:15am    52 miles   Russ Barbone  201-280-8254
   Green Village in the swamp:   To the Green Village Deli. Solid B pace. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads.

   B 8:30am    50 miles   Lance Kraai  -
   South Mountain classic to Titanic Deli:   This will be a high pace b ride we will regroup after the climbs so I can catch up. We will have a Deli stop and still be back around 1pm. my cell 973-632-5758Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads.

   B 9:00am    54 miles   Ralph Pantuso  201-819-9753
   Arden Valley Training Ride #10 - Clinton to Milford:   Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Hilly 56-75 This is the penultimate training ride for the upcoming Arden Valley ride (Saturday August 4th - please see ride schedule for complete details) and we will be riding from Clinton, NJ to Milford, NJ. This is a beautiful route that should be new for many of you. Well worth the drive out to Clinton. https://ridewithgps.com/trips/16868065 Rain date: Sunday July 22nd, 2018, same start location & time.

   C* 7:45am    24 miles   Michael Kerlen  201-562-8975
   Fifth 5th - Ramsey to Wesley Hills and back:   This ride covers the last fifth of a 125 mile rally route. It runs from Ramsey to Wesley Hills, Montibello, Suffern and back. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Hilly 56-75.

   C* 8:15am    30 miles   Joan Brickman  973-728-5986
   Not a Flat Florida Ride:   Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Beautiful ride through Florida, Pine Island, Warwick and more. Bring plenty of water and snacks since we never know if there is anything open along the route. Facility at Quik Chek - meet in the lot to the right of the dollar store. Questions? Call my cell: 862-377-1626. Route found in RidewithGps -look for the ‘Classic B ‘ under the Orange county rides -you can also print out the cue sheet. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. . Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55.

   C 10:30am    26 miles   Meandering Mark Swanek  973-405-3410
   Deja Voo Doo Tour!:   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 so 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 9:15am    30 miles   Renie Gaddi  201-805-9398
   Franklin Lakes:   Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Rolling 26-45. A nice quiet Saturday ride around Franklin Lakes area. Bring water and a snack. Not sure where we will take a rest stop. RWGPS URL is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/13940740

   D 10:30am    15 miles   Larry Ten Hoeve  201-891-3841
   "Paulinskill Valley Trail bike ride tour::   Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. ."Paulinskill Valley Trail bike ride tour:": This ride is for hybrid , off-road bikes or any wide tire road bikes. Bike ride is about 15 miles from Blairstown to Waterwheel farm and back. Come join us for a ride on an old railroad bed through the beautiful Paulinskill Valley. This ride is all flat on this rail-trail. Ground is mostly packed and great for most wide tire bikes.There could be some mud areas but we should be able to get around them ok. If you are into history, we'll be passing numerous historic artifacts along the trail, including old creameries, cattle passes, railroad battery boxes, railroad whistle posts, and many other railroad artifacts. Wildlife can be seen along this trail such as otter, beaver, muskrat, mink, deer as well as many species of birds. We will be riding past farms, old towns, lakes, water falls, over bridges, and along the paulinskill river on our way to Waterwheel farm. After lunch we head back and view the beautiful scenery along the way so bring your camera, we will stop at Waterwheel farm launch. This is a fun tour ride so we will be stopping a lot at many areas and I will be talking about a little histoy at many areas if the riders would like this.We will be stopping for lunch but you must bring your lunch. Helmet and liquid replenishment required. Bring your camera if you like to. Rain or very hot weather Cancels so Please check this ride listing a few hours before the ride if weather is questionable. Please only call my cell number on day of ride. We will meet at Blairstown Footbridge Park- Blairstown, NJ Directions: Route 80 to Route 521 (exit 12). Go north on Route 521 for 5 miles to Route 94 in Blairstown. Turn left on Route 94 and take the second left into the park, designated by a small white sign with black lettering. Look for tall one by silver car or black SUV. Terrain: Flat Terrain: Flat 0-2 Terrain: Flat 0-25.

   MB 9:15am    12 miles   Wilson Palacios  201-310-2993
   Eagle Rock MTB:   Meet at Brookdale park and ride up the switchbacks to Eagle Rock. Dont want to do the climb? Then drive up and meet me at the trail entrance, on the right side just after the climb. I havent riden this trails, so We'll be exploring togheter. Dont forget your repellent and full finger gloves. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55.

Jul22
Sun

   A 8:00am    42 miles   Bob Zitelli  201-476-0776
   Pomona Express:   The usual ride to the David's Bagels. This is a slow A. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. . Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55.

   B 9:15am    59 miles   Donald Smith  646-255-0574
   Birthday Ride Bust or Solo:   Note: This posting is incorrect. It was schedule for Wed the 18th. The manager of this site needs to fix this problem. I am not doing a ride on Sunday the 22nd.

   C* 10:30am    38 miles   Meandering Mark Swanek  973-405-3410
   "Hey Boys and Girls! ITS HOT DOG JOHNNY TIME!":   Join us on a moderately hilly ride as we peddle through Beautiful downtown Buttzville and enjoy haute cuisine at Hot Dog Johnny's. Ride along Shades of Death road on route to Johnsonburg.No bathroom at start so hit Shell station on the way in. A NOT TO NYACK TOUR! Lost/Questions? Call me on my cell at 973-405-3410 between 5-9PM on days before the ride and after 8AM day of rideNote: Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55.

   C* 9:00am    39 miles   Joan Brickman  973-728-5986
   Time for the Flats:   I need a flat, recovery ride so back to an early season ride. Ride takes us through Lincoln Park to Fairfield, Montville and then back. Since this is a flat ride, this will be a high C* ride as per the ride guidelines. Rest stop at the 22 mile mark - we will only have this stop along the way. Riders will need to ride single file and keep a good gap when behind another rider. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Flat 0-25. We meet by the tennis courts. Questions: call my celll-862-377-1626.

   C* 9:00am    38-42 miles   Olivia Sharp  862-588-9489
   Peddle to Parsippany:   "Peddle to Parsippany": Join me as we peddle to Parsippany (the lake specifically - a place I have yet to go). Quick stop at Baldwin Bagel, bring plenty of water and a small snack if needed. Ride will not go in rain or wet roads but will go drying roads. Terrain: Rolling 26-45. Peppy C* for strong C* riders No go if forecast shows 35% or greater chance of precipitation at start of ride. Will post any updates here by 7:30 am day of ride. Any questions day of ride call 862-588-9489 after 8:00am

   C 9:30am    17.0 miles   Madeline Coronato  973-902-1315
   Historic Little Falls to Fairfield's Finest:   Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Join me as we ride through the town of Little Falls along the Passaic River, past Fairfield Airport, over Route 46 to Fairfield Rec Center where we will take a break. We'll continue on the Rec Center's pathway to Big Peace Road. The ride includes one hill and a few upgrades. Arrive with bike in good working order, tires inflated, helmet, snack and water. Not sure if port-o-potty at ball field next to train station so make a stop before the ride. After the ride we will drive 3 miles to Gelati's for the best Italian ice cream. Terrain: Rolling 26-45.

Jul23
Mon

   B 6:00pm    22-25 miles   Lori Bleeker  973-980-8710
   Quick Spin to Lincoln Park:   Join us for a Quick and fun spin to Lincoln Park and back. Perfect Recovery ride from the weekend. Ride will be at High B pace.Avg. 16 -17 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.

   C* 5:15pm    22 miles   Leslie Felsen  201-445-7306
   Stress Reduction Ride:   Come join us for a roll through Oakland, Lincoln Park, Pompton Lakes.... Looking forward to riding with you. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Flat 0-25. Terrain: Flat 0-25

   C* 9:00am    28 miles   Joan Brickman  973-728-5986
   Harriman-Sterling Forest Loop:   Join us on a beautiful, and challenging ride up 7 Lakes Drive to 106, over to Sterling Forest and back to the start. Quiet roads, variable terrain Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55. Directions: Route 17 to Sloatsburg. Take right at light (right past Rhodes). Drive to the back to meet. Bring lots of water and snacks since there is no place to stop for food. Water can be refilled at Sterling Forest Visitors center. Questions? Call my cell: 862-377-2626. cue sheet is in the cue sheet library-Harriman/Sterling Loop

Jul24
Tue

   B 6:15pm    20-25 miles   Bob Reich  973-633-0493
   Bob's Basic B:   Join me for an after work ride in eastern Morris County on lightly traveled roads over a variety of terrain from flat to rolling and occasionally on some days a hill or two. Rides feature long stretches between turns and a minimal number of traffic lights. Each week’s ride follows a different route. Cue sheets are usually available. Note: Ride will not go in rain but will go on drying roads. Terrain: Rolling 26-45.

   B 9:00am    48 miles   Paul Nylund  201-444-2245
   Denville Bound!:   Let's head to Denville for a nice ride with some flat roads and a few moderate hills. I have an idea for a lunch spot that I hope you will like if you come along. Moderate to fast B pace is planned and no one will be dropped as long as you can ride at that pace. Meet at 9:00 and ride at 9:15 AM. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55.

Jul25
Wed

   B* 5:30pm    38 miles   Ken Devitt  973-615-4161
   Wednesday PM Ice Cream Ride : Hawks and Sparrows:   Wednesday PM Ice Cream Ride : Hawks and Sparrows": Note 2 start times: 1st group, True B* pace leaves at 5:40. 2nd group, also "B* Pace" leaves 5:50. The route has climbing in the beginning of the ride, and the 2 groups should rejoin as one and come back together. Add your planned start time to comments upon sign up. Approx. 37 miles, 1700 ft. Route to be updated later. Red rear light required. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55.

   B 6:00pm    30 miles   Russ Barbone  201-280-8254
   The Longest Running Every Wed. Night B Rides Return! :   The Longest Running Every Wed. Night B Rides Return! **Lights front and back mandatory! **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 46-55Terrain: Rolling 26-45

   B 6:00pm    20-30 miles   Alan Scherl  914-246-0015
   BYOB:   Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Flat 0-25 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.

   C* 5:45pm    22ish miles   Olivia Sharp  862-588-9489
   Spin and Tonic Wednesday Night Ride:   "Spin and Tonic Wednesday Night Ride ": "Cruise and Cuisine": Our traditional up and back C* Spin around Bergen County. This is a fast no cue sheet ride at the average flat C* pace 13-14mph. Regrouping at top of hills and traffic signals. After the ride, join all level BTCNJ Wednesday night riders at Turvinos for a post ride dinner – BYOB. Any updates will be posted on the website by 4:45pm. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Rolling 26-45 Terrain: Rolling 26-45

   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.

   C 5:45pm    20+/- miles   Madeline Coronato  973-902-1315
   C You at Truvinos:   Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Flat 0-25 Join us for a C Spin around Bergen County. This is a no cue sheet ride and will ride to the pace of the group. No one gets dropped. After our spin, join fellow BTCNJ Wednesday night riders at Turvino’s for an post ride dinner (BYOB) . Any updates will be posted on the website by 4:45. We will not ride in rain, on wet roads, if rain is 50% or greater during the ride or extreme heat.

Jul26
Thu

   B* 6:00pm    20 miles   Nate Morgenstern  201-655-3440
   Thursday Evening Fleeting Affair:   At 6:00 pm I'll offer a 10 minute hands-on session covering one or two bike handling skills, as in prior years. If you're on the cusp between the B and B* categories, this is an ideal ride to build ability and confidence while challenging yourself, such as learning drafting skills, to be able to move up to longer B* rides. We start this ride spinning at around 15.0 mph for the first 4 miles to the climb, ascend at your own pace (with effort), regroup at the top and continue. We regroup at or immediately after each traffic light or turn. B* pace on the mostly descending return route. Coexistence with other traffic on the Saddle River Roads will be stressed. Learn how to ride a paceline properly, and improve your group riding skills while enjoying the lovely surroundings on these summer eve's into Rockland County. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55.

   B 8:30am    50-60 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    59 miles   Donald Smith  646-255-0574
   Birthday Ride Bust or Solo:   Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Rest when needed. Wait for all those who come on this ride. This a pure B pace. Terrain: Hilly 56-75.

   C* 6:15pm    20-25 miles   Bob Reich  973-633-0493
   An Evening Ride:   Join me for an after work ride in eastern Morris County on lightly traveled roads over a variety of terrain from flat to rolling. Rides feature long stretches between turns and a minimal number of traffic lights. Cue sheets are available. Different route each week. Note: Ride will not go in rain but will go on drying roads. Terrain: Rolling 26-45.

   C* 8:45am    40 miles   Alain Chahine  908-512-2623
   The weekly meander:   We had our "test" run before Memorial Day and all went well, including the great company. So, Don & I decided to give it a weekly shot. So, here it is: Pending different notice, ride will start at Demarest and distances will be in the 40 miles range (+/-, give & take). Terrain will be rolling (though we could be throwing a hill or two to make things more interesting). Cue sheets will not be a sure thing but no one gets dropped and route selection will be up to the co-leader's choice du jour. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Rolling 26-45.