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Sept 24: Ride to Hillsdale

This easy 25 mile loop goes over hill and across a dale to Hillsdale, NJ. Our turnaround point is the popular stop and nosh spot, Ronnie’s Bagels. Meet up at 830a at the corner of Depew & Piermont Aves adjacent to Nyack’s Memorial Park.

This week’s ride is part of the Hudson River Valley Ramble, an annual September series that celebrates the history, culture and natural resources of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, as well as the amazing landscape, communities, and trails throughout the region. Join us for all of the scheduled Bike Nyack Saturday rides in September.

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Sat Sept 17: Hackensack River Route To Oradell

Oradell Train Station Photo: Credit: Adam ElmquistThe ride takes us through mostly residential streets with a stretch that hugs the Oradell reservoir, which is connected by the Hackensack River to Lake Tappan and Lake DeForest. We’ll stop, rest and regroup in the North Jersey town where former Giants and Jets Coach Bill Parcells went to high school. Want more Oradell NFL trivia? Parcells name isn’t Bill, it’s actually Duane. And you can look it up. Oradell is also the hometown of Mercury 7 astronaut Wally Schirra.

This week’s ride is part of the Hudson River Valley Ramble, an annual September series that celebrates the history, culture and natural resources of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, as well as the amazing landscape, communities, and trails throughout the region. Join us for all of the scheduled Bike Nyack Saturday rides in September.

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Sept 10: The Two States Of Lake Tappan

Two states, two counties, two wheels and one big reservoir. Join us for a fun Sat morning spin from Nyack to Nanuet via North Jersey where we will circle where Lake Tappan straddles NY and NJ.

This week’s ride is part of the Hudson River Valley Ramble, an annual September series that celebrates the history, culture and natural resources of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, as well as the amazing landscape, communities, and trails throughout the region. Join us for all of the scheduled Bike Nyack Saturday rides in September.

This ride starts at 830a in Nyack at Memorial Park — meet at the corner of Piermont and Depew. We’ll follow the river South and turn at Sparkill and proceed West through Tappan, Old Tappan (NJ), River Vale. Then we cross Veterans Memorial Highway by Blue Hill Golf Course and take Sickletown Rd. Right before Rt 59 we turn right and circle back on Western Highway. Return via Bradley Parkway with a less hilly option of Western Hwy and the Clark Rail Trail if the group prefers.

LoopAroundLakeTappanBring your helmet, water and flat fixins. Approx distance 25 miles, avg see 15 mph. Questions? Email dave@NyackNewsAndViews.com. (more…)

An End Of Summer Ride That’s Shorter, Slower and Closter

ClosterLoopThruTallmanWelcome to the last lazy days of summer. On Sat Sept 3 we’ll take a shady spin through a beautiful park for a shorter distance at an easier pace to close out the summer cycling season.

Meet up at 830a at Piermont & Depew Aves adjacent to Nyack Memorial Park. We’ll follow the river south to Piermont, ride the car-free path through Tallman State Park, slide through Palisades and continue on Piermont Ave returning through Closter, Tappan and the Clarke Rail Trail.
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NYC Mass Bike Ride to Demand Safe Passage for Cyclists and Pedestrians

From Transportation Alternatives…

We are not giving any more speeches.
We will not host another vigil.

People on bikes are being killed and injured every single day. It’s too much to bear. Are you angry? We are. And we’re ready to take action…

Mass Bike Ride to Demand Safe Passage for Cyclists and Pedestrians
Thursday, September 15 at 7 pm
Location TBA (click here and say you’re “going” to get updates)

If it’s not safe for us to ride alone, then we ride together. (more…)

Aug 13: The Great Circle Route ‘Round Rockland

It’s a new route that connects you to lots of places you have been to before, including drive bys of Piermont, Little Tor and Rockland Lake covering about 35 miles.

HaysToHiTorThere are two climbs, up Little Tor Road from South Mountain and then over The Hook on 9W. Route is to Piermont, Clarke Rail Trail to Western Hwy, Strawtown Rd, South Mountain. Then we proceed up Little Tor to Phillips Hill, Main Street, Old 304, Goebbels to 304 to Old Haverstraw Road into Congers to Lake Street then to Rockland Lake. And back!

 

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Sun Aug 7: Two Bridges Across The Hudson (rescheduled from 8/6)

BearMountainBridgeThis ride, originally scheduled for rainy 8/6, will now take place on sunny Sunday 8/7.

Time for another road trip. Note the different start time and location as we travel to Bear Mountain for the Two Bridges Ride, which includes Hudson River crossings on the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge and the Bear Mountain Bridge.

We will meet up at 8a at the Bear Mountain State Park parking lot near the carousel. The ride proceeds north on Route 9W to Route 218, back onto 9W to the Newburgh waterfront, over the bridge, then we return all the way on Route 9D, returning to the parking lot after crossing West on the Bear Mountain Bridge.

There’s one epic climb up to Storm King; we’ll cover about 2,600 feet of elevation for the day.  We will stop for refreshments in Beacon, and regroup as needed.  You should also bring water and a snack.

Pace & Terrain – Pace = B-;  Terrain = 2 or 3

Start/End point – Bear Mountain State Park carousel parking lot.  Take the Palisades Pky north to the Bear Mountain Bridge traffic circle.  Take the first turn onto Route 9W south.  Then take the right fork onto Seven Lakes Drive.  The parking lot is ahead on the right side.  Since this is a state park, they will charge to park after 8a so arrive before then to avoid the parking fee.

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