Jul 22: An “Away Game,” Bear Mtn to Cold Spring

BearMtn201203This week, we will follow where the Bear Went Over The Mountain. Sort of.

On Saturday we’ll meet up near Bear Mountain and ride to Cold Spring in Putnam County. We’ll start at the Jones Point parking area on 9W (aka the “Ramapo-Dunderburg Trailhead”).  If anyone wants to carpool (or needs a ride) from Nyack, we can still meet up at Memorial Park — but we should do that at 7:45a to allow enough time to get to the start point for the ride.

The Jones Point Parking area is on 9W at the bottom of the hill leading up to Bear Mountain. The lot is located just past River Road on the left side as you travel north. The starting point is about a 30 min drive from Nyack.

Saturday’s route will cross the Bear Mountain Bridge taking Route 9D to Cold Spring. It’s about 30 miles round trip.  Continue reading “Jul 22: An “Away Game,” Bear Mtn to Cold Spring”

Sat July 15: Zoo Wanna Go For A Bike Ride to Van San Park?

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.

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July 1: The All Rockland “Hi Tor Hi-Ho”

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

On Sat July 1 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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Away Game: Ride the Hills of Harriman State Park

It’s always good to spice things up with a different starting point every once in a while. This week, let’s meet up in Harriman State Park (if anyone wants to ride share from Nyack, we can do that too!)

Photo Credit: Alltrails.com via GoogleMaps

The starting point is the Reeves Meadow Information Center on Seven Lakes Drive near Rt 17 in Harriman State Park (it has free parking!) We’ll ride Seven Lakes Drive to the Palisades Parkway spinning up and coasting down about 1,600 feet of elevation. Since there is no place to buy refreshments (except for vending machines at Tiorati Circle), bring enough water and a snack.

Directions to Reeves Meadow Information Center – Take Rt 17 North, turn right on Seven Lakes Drive. The Visitors Center and parking lot is about a mile and a half on the right. Continue reading “Away Game: Ride the Hills of Harriman State Park”