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Sun Nov 20: A Rocket Ride For The Rest of Us

jimskellybikewindow201507You have to go back to 1978 to find the first Nyack famous Rocket Ride, an 8a Sunday morning tradition with a 40-50 mile route for those who take their cycling seriously.

Now, there’s a Rocket Ride For The Rest of Us, leaving from the same location at 9a on a slower, shorter route at a more peaceful pace!

It’s still led by the legendary Jim Skelly, owner of the Nyack Bicycle Outfitters on North Broadway in Nyack, who has been leading the way each Sunday for 38 years. (Wow!)

Distance: about 30 miles
Route: Nyack, Piermont, Tenafly, River Vale
Meetup at Nyack Bike Outfitters, 72 N Broadway in Nyack at 9a. Leave by 915a from Runcible Spoon (one block south).

Winter Is Coming. So remember toe caps, bike gloves that cover your fingers and a headband to cover your ears. Those extremities can get chilled even if Sunday’s temp will be in the mid-40’s!

 

Nyack’s Plan To Add A Bike Lane To South Franklin

Mon Oct 17 from 7– 9p at the Nyack Center:
Transportation Alternatives for Nyack

Nyack is developing a plan to improve Broadway and South Franklin Street for pedestrians, bicycles and cars. A $1.5 million federal Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant will help pay for improved crosswalks, sidewalks, ADA Ramps, landscaping, street and pedestrian lighting, receptacles and a bike lane on South Franklin Street. (more…)

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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