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Sunday, October 20, 2019

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Big City Adventure Ride
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Big City Adventure Ride

Date and Time of ride: 
Sun, 10/20/2019 - 8:30am
Status: 
a go
Ride Level (guests welcome for 1 ride, $30 Annual SBRA Membership required thereafter)
Distance: 
47mi
Class: 
B+
Terrain: 
flat/hilly
Grp: 
S
Type: 
Road Bike
Details (RL read field instructions carefully): 

It's that time of year again.... 

This ride features ... (subject to change):

Cross Islnd Bike Path
Flushing Prominade
Astoria Waterfront
RFK Bridge
Wards Island Pedestrian Bridge
East River Bike Path 
NYC Ferry down East River (90th St to Wall St)
East River Bike Path to South Street Seaport
Williamsburg Bridge to Brooklyn
The New Domino Sugar Park
Gantry Park
Flushing Meadows Park - Worlds Fair Unisphere
Kissena Velodrome

I took a trial run of the route - see here:  https://www.strava.com/activities/2765490088

It's about 47 miles and Stava shows 1900ft of elevation (which might not be correct - it did feel less).  Strava also shows 53 miles... because 7 of those miles will be spent on a scenic NYC Ferry Boat from 90th Street down to Wall Street.  That ferry ride is about midway in the ride.  You should plan to bring food and eat on the ferry, but there's no problem stopping at South Street Seaport to grab some dirty-water hot dogs.

DOWNLOAD the NYC Ferry app and register with your credit card.  Do this before the ride... please.  The ferry costs $2.75 + $1.00 for your bike.  I was the only cyclist on my trial-run ferry ride.  Ferry's have hooks for 6 bikes and some side space for a few more.  This could be a little bit of a complication if the ride or ferry is unexpectedly crowded....  but I have in mind an alternative route, if the ferry doesn't work out.  Just be flexible... and agreeable to changes on the fly.

Bring snacks and gels.  Bathroom are easily found.  I'm expecting to be back at the cars between 2:30-3pm.

This is an RSVP ride. Contact me in advance.  This ride will be a "go" even if only one other rider is interested.  My cell number is 631-889-0559.  Email is ... mailboxone(at)aol.com

This is not your typical "club ride".  You'll clip in and out more times on a city ride than a month of daily rides to Manorville. If that’s a source of irritation, then this type of ride might not be good for you. Look at this ride as a rare opportunity to experience a big-city siteseeing cycling adventure.  

I'm very selective about the roads/paths I choose.  Most of them will have a designated bike lane. A few will not. If you have a fear of heights, the RFK Bridge will be your only challenge. You can walk.  We'll wait.  The other bridges are not scarey at all. 

The route of this bike ride relies heavily on bike paths... and although paved, they can be a little bumpy in spots. They can also be a little crowded with distracted pedestrians. Patience is a must.  You will also need to carry your bike up and down two different flights of stairs.  
  
The city is full of cyclists on regular road bikes with standard tires.  The roads are probably in better condition than you might imagine. I would suggest bringing your comfortable bike... not your fast bike. 

And finally, this is a B+ ride ... not so much for the speed, but for the hills (bridges) and general confident bike handling skills required to navigate a variety of advanced cycling situations.  And it's worth mentioning... contrary to what you might expect, most city drivers are very familiar and respectful to street cyclists. 

So.... who's up for a big city adventure ride?

Cell Phone Number: 
631-889-0559
Ride Participants (arrive 20 minutes before ride start time)
Sign-In Sheet (Admin Use Only - after ride): 
Sign-In Sheet submitted INCOMPLETE (if red envelope shown): 
Ride Statistics
Ride Leaders: 
8:30am - B+ 47mi a go - Type: Road Bike - Ride Leader: Phil C. -
 
 
Blue Point Brewery to Smith Point

Blue Point Brewery to Smith Point

Date and Time of ride: 
Sun, 10/20/2019 - 8:30am
Status: 
a go
Ride Level (guests welcome for 1 ride, $30 Annual SBRA Membership required thereafter)
Distance: 
35mi
Class: 
B-
Terrain: 
flat/rolling
Grp: 
S
Type: 
Road Bike
Details (RL read field instructions carefully): 

Park on the north side of the lot near the brewery.  The brewery is located at 225 West Main St Patchogue.  We will average a 14.5mph pace with cruising speed slightly higher. After the ride for those so inclined the brewery will be open for lunch or tastings. 

Cell Phone Number: 
631-374-5340
Ride Participants (arrive 20 minutes before ride start time)
Sign-In Sheet (Admin Use Only - after ride): 
Sign-In Sheet submitted INCOMPLETE (if red envelope shown): 
Ride Statistics
Ride Leaders: 
8:30am - B- 35mi a go - Type: Road Bike - Ride Leader: Brian -
 
 
Sunday Netties Ride
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Sunday Netties Ride

Date and Time of ride: 
Sun, 10/20/2019 - 9:00am
Location: 
Status: 
a go
Ride Level (guests welcome for 1 ride, $30 Annual SBRA Membership required thereafter)
Distance: 
36mi
Class: 
B/B+
Terrain: 
flat/rolling
Grp: 
S
Type: 
Road Bike
Details (RL read field instructions carefully): 

We are going out to Netties today. If by chance the weather is "really nice" we can add a few miles to the route otherwise we can stick to the shorter route.

 

 

Ride Participants (arrive 20 minutes before ride start time)
Sign-In Sheet (Admin Use Only - after ride): 
Sign-In Sheet submitted INCOMPLETE (if red envelope shown): 
Ride Statistics
Ride Leaders: 
9:00am - B/B+ 36mi a go - Type: Road Bike - Ride Leader: JoannaP -
 
 
Nissequogue 35
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Nissequogue 35

Date and Time of ride: 
Sun, 10/20/2019 - 9:00am
Status: 
a go
Ride Level (guests welcome for 1 ride, $30 Annual SBRA Membership required thereafter)
Distance: 
35mi
Class: 
B/B+
Terrain: 
hilly
Grp: 
S
Type: 
Road Bike
Details (RL read field instructions carefully): 

Beautiful fall foliage ride along the Nissequogue River to Short Beach and Long Beach,  then on through Head of the Harbor to Stony Brook for a quick deli stop.

This is a hilly ride, which will be done at a moderate B/B+ effort, actual ride average will be lower due to the climbs.

Group will stay together, with wait-ups as needed on the climbs, mostly for the ride leader.

Route has about 1,800' of climbing.

SBRA RGPS link:    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31318103

Any ride updates will be posted by 7 am the morning of the ride.




Cell Phone Number: 
631-655-5447
Ride Participants (arrive 20 minutes before ride start time)
Sign-In Sheet (Admin Use Only - after ride): 
Sign-In Sheet submitted INCOMPLETE (if red envelope shown): 
Ride Statistics
Ride Leaders: 
9:00am - B/B+ 35mi a go - Type: Road Bike - Ride Leader: Tim -
 
 
Apple Pie Pedal to Babylon
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Apple Pie Pedal to Babylon

Date and Time of ride: 
Sun, 10/20/2019 - 9:00am
Status: 
a go
Ride Level (guests welcome for 1 ride, $30 Annual SBRA Membership required thereafter)
Distance: 
32mi
Class: 
B-
Terrain: 
flat/rolling
Grp: 
S
Type: 
Road Bike
Details (RL read field instructions carefully): 

We will be leaving East Islip BOA and head to the Great River area.  Then we will make our way to the Babylon Dock area.  Then off to Islip Beach before returning to the bank. Our break will be in Babylon or East Islip, the group will decide. 

This is a B- ride with an average speed around 14.5-15 mph, road speeds may reach 16-18mph.  Check the ride calender for any changes posted by 7:00am day of ride.

Any questions you can call Mike at 516 448-8545

Ride Participants (arrive 20 minutes before ride start time)
Sign-In Sheet (Admin Use Only - after ride): 
Sign-In Sheet submitted INCOMPLETE (if red envelope shown): 
Ride Statistics
Ride Leaders: 
9:00am - B- 32mi a go - Type: Road Bike - Ride Leader: Mike F -
 
 
Peconic and Lunch

Peconic and Lunch

Date and Time of ride: 
Sun, 10/20/2019 - 9:45am
Status: 
a go
Ride Level (guests welcome for 1 ride, $30 Annual SBRA Membership required thereafter)
Distance: 
37mi
Class: 
C+
Terrain: 
flat/rolling
Grp: 
S
Type: 
Road Bike
Details (RL read field instructions carefully): 

This is a pretty ride, going along the scenic Peconic Bay, than on roads adjoining farms and vineyards.  We will have several restrooms stops, a coffee/tea stop in Cutchogue, and an actual lunch stop at Braun's Sea Food. Braun's has a self-service ordering restaurant, with outdoor picnic tables.  Adjacent to Braun's is scoops and Grinds.  Both restaurants offer soups, and have rest room facilities. Plan your day accordingly, since the ride will go into mid-afternoon. For info: contact Bill G. at 631-356-3036.  Check the ride calendar the day of the ride for changes, which would be posted by 07:45am. Note: strong winds may change the ride destination. or result in a cancellation of the ride.

Ride Participants (arrive 20 minutes before ride start time)
Sign-In Sheet (Admin Use Only - after ride): 
Sign-In Sheet submitted INCOMPLETE (if red envelope shown): 
Ride Statistics
Ride Leaders: 
9:45am - C+ 37mi a go - Type: Road Bike - Ride Leader: gravitz -
 
 
Babylon Town Docks to Belmont Lake State Park
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Babylon Town Docks to Belmont Lake State Park

Date and Time of ride: 
Sun, 10/20/2019 - 10:00am
Status: 
a go
Ride Level (guests welcome for 1 ride, $30 Annual SBRA Membership required thereafter)
Distance: 
13mi
Class: 
C+
Terrain: 
flat
Grp: 
S
Type: 
Mountain Bike
Details (RL read field instructions carefully): 

Please meet us at the Babylon Town docks located on Fire Island Avenue, Babylon.  If you wish to use an address to GPS, please use the address of Babylon Fish and Clam located at 458 Fire Island Avenue, Babylon, NY.  We'll be going there after the ride (optional) for some soup/salad/burger...whatever your heart desires.  The website to review their lunch menu is: https://www.babylonfishandclam.com/

The Babylon Fish and Clam is within walking distance of the town docks...we'll be parked to the right of the entrance overlooking the water.  

The restrooms at the docks may not be opened, so please plan in advance prior to the ride.  I will check around to see if we can use the restroom at the deli if need be.  Otherwise the facilities will be open in Belmont.  

Feel free to text/call 631-521-0688 for questions regarding this ride.

 

Ride Participants (arrive 20 minutes before ride start time)
Sign-In Sheet (Admin Use Only - after ride): 
Sign-In Sheet submitted INCOMPLETE (if red envelope shown): 
Ride Statistics
Ride Leaders: 
10:00am - C+ 13mi a go - Type: Mountain Bike - Ride Leader: Marie R -
 
 
RONKONKOMA RR
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RONKONKOMA RR

Date and Time of ride: 
Sun, 10/20/2019 - 10:00am
Status: 
a go
Ride Level (guests welcome for 1 ride, $30 Annual SBRA Membership required thereafter)
Distance: 
20mi
Class: 
C
Terrain: 
flat/rolling
Grp: 
S
Type: 
Road Bike
Details (RL read field instructions carefully): 

Come on my C paced ride of 18-22 miles at 10.6-11.6mph. Newbies always welcome and nobody gets left behind. Any cancellation will be by 9:00am. Park on North side of RR at end of road. Bring water and a snack as route will be determined at ride start due to wind, tide, position of moon and leaders disposition.

Ride Participants (arrive 20 minutes before ride start time)
Sign-In Sheet (Admin Use Only - after ride): 
Sign-In Sheet submitted INCOMPLETE (if red envelope shown): 
Ride Statistics
Ride Leaders: 
10:00am - C 20mi a go - Type: Road Bike - Ride Leader: Dawson -
 

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