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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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July 9: The All Rockland “Hi Tor Hi-Ho”

Let’s keep this in the county, OK?HaysToHiTor

On Sat July 9 we’ll ride a Rockland County circuit that includes Piermont, Little Tor, The Orchards of Concklin and Rockland Lake covering about 35 miles.

There 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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Sat July 2: Zoo Wanna Go For A Bike Ride?

This will be one animal ride. Bergen County Zoo at Van Saun ParkWe can’t promise Tigers and Bears (oh My!) but there will be mountain lions, alligators, bison, eagles, prairie dogs, spider monkeys and more. Join us on Saturday when we ride to the Bergen County Zoo at Van Saun Park in Paramus, NJ. It’s about a 33 mile round trip. Not counting any additional mileage you may add taking the kids’ train around the park or riding the carousel. (please try to resist those temptations :>)

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Sat June 25: Ride The North County Trailway

North Trailway Croton Reservoir RBC ride 201309Can you say…”Road Trip?”  Instead of meeting up in Nyack as we normally do, we’ll cross the Hudson River this week and take the Saw Mill Parkway North to the Park and Ride at Exit 23 on the Saw Mill Parkway. From there we will ride north on the beautiful car and carefree North County Trailway.

Take the TZ bridge to the Saw Mill River Pkwy North. Get off at the 1st exit (Eastview- Exit 23). The park & ride is the 1st right on the exit ramp.  If you get to the street light, you went too far.  (more…)

June 18: Strictly Bikes in Ft Lee

The line at Farm Boys, a breakfast vendor stop along the road on Wed July 23, 2014

The line at Farm Boys, a breakfast vendor stop along the road during RAGBRAI 2014. Bike Nyack hasn’t quite reached the popularity of the 10,000 cyclists who ride the annual (Des Moines) Register-Great-Bike-Ride-Across-Iowa, but give it some time, you never know… :>)

Let’s Meetup at 830 at Memorial Park in Nyack and ride to Strictly Bikes in Ft Lee, NJ.


Route is 
down Piermont Avc, through Tallman State Park, and down 9W to Strictly Bikes in Ft Lee. On the way back, we might take a side trip at the state line to ride up the old 9W road and visit the State Line rest area that overlooks the Hudson.

Bring water bottles, your helmet and tire fixins’

Rain rules: if it’s raining 30 minutes before ride time, it’s called. And if rain is predicted after the start of the ride on WeatherUnderground.com, it is also called.

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