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By Bruce Wells - updated 10/10/15

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Wednesday, October 14

  • 9:00am
  • B-
  • 65.8
  • Ave Karel
  • 914-826-3440
  • Runcible Spoon-Haverstraw-Bear Mtn-Harriman State Park
Good route, Fall Foliage.......**REQUIRED: Willingness to "always" call out when passing, good cheer + advance (not day of) sign up, thanks!***....................... PARKING: Pass Runcible Spoon heading North on Broadway, make second right on 2nd St., you’ll find free street parking there…………………………… ……........................65.8 miles, ~4906 feet elevation (73 feet/mile)............ TARGET: mid 13s to lo 14s for B- level riders and above on this hilly route……………….……**Other leaders invited to share and post the route for their pace range**…………..…… **REGROUPING** throughout so everyone can ride at their comfortable pace but enjoy staying together as a group!……………….…Ride starts at the Runcible Spoon bakery/cafe (famous throughout the NY/NJ cycling world) and takes us up N. Broadway to Hook Mtn, up Rt. 9W past Rockland Lake to river views in Haverstraw + Grassy Point, back to 9W north and climb up scenic 7 Lakes Dr + Perkins Memorial Drive w/ beautiful views in every direction. Then, wonderful downhill on Perkins and downhill to the PIP. Walk the bikes a short distance and enter Harriman. Continue past Lakes Tiorati +Welch and down another awesome descent to some back roads in Pomona and then over to Conklin Orchards and South Mountain Rd. which is a fun winding back road in New City (celebs and artists live there), then down Strawtown Rd. a long ways, right past my childhood home and along Lake DeForest Reservoir into Valley Cottage. Back to final “long” climb up 9W south to North Broadway in Nyack and finish w/ a cuppa at the Runcible Spoon………… Primary rest stop at David’s Bagels, mile 47 in Mt. Ivy. …………….…… Helmets required, no headphones, carefully check tires +equipment in advance to avoid flats + problems, bring 2 spare tubes and PLENTY of liquid+food. Meet early at Runcible Spoon to roll PROMPTLY at 9:00am….. ...............PRINT/DOWNLOAD MAP at or use attached cue sheet + add my cell# (914-826-3440) to it……… Lets ride SAFE + have some FUN!....... map: Sign In
Wednesday Wanderers takes a moderately hilly ride to Ridgefield, CT. over some great backroads. About 55 ft of total climbing. There is a dirt portion on Finch Rd. Most of the route is well paved and very pretty. We will stop at Steve's Bagels for lunch. Weather looks good for the day so lets enjoy ourselves. Expect a pace of between 13.5-14.

Thursday, October 15

The starting point is Stagecoach Trail in Amenia right off the Harlem Valley Rail Trail. Two nice climbs but I hear the views from the top are incredible. And who doesn't like waterfalls :-) Expected pace is 14-14.5 Here is the route: Sign In Please arrive 15 minutes early for signup and safety talk.
Let's ride to Millbrook. Another Club favorite. Should be just about peak foliage. Solid C pace 13 to 13.5. Please join our Thursday crew!!! My cell. 914 260 7858.

Saturday, October 17

I spent many summers on Sylvan Lake and I rode to Millbrook many times with Lew and my brother, but we did it the hard way because we didn't know any better! This is Paula's route to Millbrook. I modified it to return via the Shelly Lew and Stu route. Guaranteed to hit the sweet spot for slow C riders. Lunch stop in Millbrook at Babette's is always a delicious treat, too. I will bring a few cue sheets. but here's a link courtesy of David Hallerman: Sign In Other levels are encouraged to post rides from this location.
Merging my two interests: biking and retired racing greyhounds. Come meet the most wonderful dogs in my opinion during our rest stop. If anyone is interested, I can also do a tire changing session afterwards for anyone who needs a little practice :-) The route is similar to a ride just a few weeks ago with a little modification to remove some hills. We meet the greyhounds at the Thornwood Petland Discout. There will be an outside table. Sign In I will lead a D+ group but others ride leaders are welcome to post ride as well. The greyhounds love meeting people so the more the merrier. Contact info: (914)299-7369

Saturday, October 31

All levels welcome to lead your own version of this annual Boo-tiful Halloween ride to my house for pumpkin pie, apple pie, hot spiced cider and maybe some other goodies. Plan on the rest stop at 36 Pond Meadow Road in Croton at around 11:00. Helmets, cell phones TURNED ON and good cheer required! Wear something spooky!