Understanding the Waitlist

By Bruce Wells updated 10/19/20

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are limiting rides to 10 riders.  You must sign up for a ride in advance to attend the ride.  If there are 10 or more riders already on the ride, you end up on the waitlist.

So how does the waitlist work?

It is a first come, first served system. The first rider to be waitlisted will be the first taken off the waitlist when a spot opens up. When you are taken off the waitlist, you get an email saying you are now on the ride. You may also be taken off the waitlist

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  • Saturday, October 31, 2020
    • 10A
      A
      54.6
      Happy Halloween Ride (no tricks)! New start time!
      Greg Sims

      Update @ 7:45am Friday- Start time changed to 10:00am! A clone of Joe's ride at an A pace. Hopefully we don't encounter any ice on the roads given the low overnight temps. Start could be delayed some if we think this could be the case. Pace to be somewhere around mid19ish. Limited regroups and likely no stop given the cold temps. Here's Joe's write up:

      .....The route is sort of flat (I think) which should give us a strong pace line. The temps may be in the high 40s low 50s but the sun will be out for most of the day (subject to change). I recommend that you check the weather the morning of the ride and bring appropriate layers to start.

      The route calls for one stop at Hayfields at mile 31.5. Please bring enough water to last for at least 31.5 miles.

      Also, please bring a mask, and I don't mean a Halloween mask.

    • 10:15A
      A
      54.6
      Happy Halloween Ride (no tricks)!
      Justin Cosentino

      [UPDATED] A clone of Greg's ride (will leave w the 10am group). Hopefully we don't encounter any ice on the roads given the low overnight temps. Start could be delayed some if we think this could be the case. Pace to be somewhere around mid19ish. Limited regroups and likely no stop given the cold temps. Here's Joe's write up:

      .....The route is sort of flat (I think) which should give us a strong pace line. The temps may be in the high 40s low 50s but the sun will be out for most of the day (subject to change). I recommend that you check the weather the morning of the ride and bring appropriate layers to start.

      The route calls for one stop at Hayfields at mile 31.5. Please bring enough water to last for at least 31.5 miles.

      Also, please bring a mask, and I don't mean a Halloween mask.

    • 9:45A
      B+
      54.6
      Happy Halloween Ride (no tricks)!
      Joseph Vozza

      Although I am expecting a strong B+ ride, do not be spooked by the target pace. The route is sort of flat (I think) which should give us a strong pace line. The temps may be in the high 40s low 50s but the sun will be out for most of the day (subject to change). I recommend that you check the weather the morning of the ride and bring appropriate layers to start.

      The route calls for one stop at Hayfields at mile 31.5. Please bring enough water to last for at least 31.5 miles.

      Also, please bring a mask, and I don't mean a Halloween mask.

      I changed the time to 9:45 am in an effort to start in warmer temps. Please arrive at 9:45 for a 9:50 am start.

    • 10:30A
      B+
      54.6
      Happy Halloween Ride (no tricks)!
      Orrie Dinstein

      As we have 5 riders on the waitlist i'm cloning Joe's ride for a 10 a.m. start. Note that the system didnt let me set a 10 a.m. start so it's showing as 10:30 but the intent is to be ready to ride at 10 a.m. Ignore the 10:30 time.

      And while this cloning will move all the waitlisted riders to this ride i am happy to treat this as the slower B+ group so feel free to realign accordingly.

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      Although I am expecting a strong B+ ride, do not be spooked by the target pace. The route is sort of flat (I think) which should give us a strong pace line. The temps may be in the high 40s low 50s but the sun will be out for most of the day (subject to change). I recommend that you check the weather the morning of the ride and bring appropriate layers to start.

      The route calls for one stop at Hayfields at mile 31.5. Please bring enough water to last for at least 31.5 miles.

      Also, please bring a mask, and I don't mean a Halloween mask.

      I changed the time to 9:45 am in an effort to start in warmer temps. Please arrive at 9:45 for a 9:50 am start.

    • 9:30A
      B+
      45
      The Dog of The South
      No Leader
      Leader Not Coming:

      The Dog of the South is a must read in the southern literature oeuvre. But I digress. In the area for a limited engagement and wanted to roll around on familiar roads (specifically Baldwin which I hear is re-paved...) with a few familiar people. A little later start than the other posted B+ ride as I am coming from the city. Ride pace will be moderate (or as hard as the group wants to go but I will not let it split). No drops but ideally limited re-grouping. The sting is in the tail of the ride (Burying Hill followed by Johns Street). Not planning a stop (two bottle ride) especially since temps will be cool. If you want a paceline or hotter ride the 9:00AM B+ is probably the right bet. If you want some hills (easy to hard), some flats and everything in between this may be the call.

    • 10A
      C
      33.8
      Pumpkin Special
      Harvey Loeb

      This Ride goes on some familiar roads to Ridgefield. Rest Stop at Steve's Bagels. Return takes us through Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. Come in costume if you like. Park in the East Parking Lot. There is a mistake on the which I will attempt to fix. We will not take Turkey Hill Rd. We will stay on Rt. 121.

    • 9:45A
      HP/G
      32.2
      Hayfields double Nash Howl
      Bill O'Connell

      Metro North on ACME side, or

      Northbound side of 684,

      by 10 am should be a forecast

      toasty 38 degrees.

      this route has more dirt and more climbing

      than Debbie's route which I hope will help

      tobwarm us up.

      PS: after all the rain this week it might be

      muddy in spots. Wider tires with tread recommended!

      If you take a mountain bike that's ok too.

    • 9A
      HP/G
      30.2
      Halloween at Hayfields
      Deborah Ramsey

      Hayfields offers free food for anyone in costume! Be creative and join us for this year's Halloween ride! Helmets, face masks, ID, cell phones, and good cheer required!

  • Sunday, November 1, 2020
    • 9:30A
      B
      50.7
      B52 - Mourning Daylight Saving Time, Welcoming EST
      Andy Katell

      Let's mourn the disappearing sun and get a good workout in northern Westchester and Fairfield County. Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to start and bring a mask and other relevant supplies. A rest stop is planned in Scott's Corner (The Market at Pound Ridge), at the 27.2-mile mark. NOTE WE'LL START FROM BEDFORD TENNIS COURTS, NOT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. Route has been updated. DON'T FORGET TO SET YOUR CLOCK BACK ONE HOUR LATE SATURDAY, AS WE END EDT AND START EST.

    • 9:30A
      C+
      65
      Somers-Pawling-Quaker Hill-Sherman 65
      Ave Karel

      DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS - SET CLOCKS BACK ONE HOUR ON SATURAY NIGHT AT BEDTIME.

      Always bring downloaded route (or cue sheet)

      Always call out "before" passing other riders.

      Sign up by 9pm the night before the ride

      Safe Steady Predictable Riders a must.

      Join Dan Lewis, Paul Haibon and me as we return to Pawling-Sherman area for a longish ride.

      Temps: Mid 40's to mid 50's

      Target: mid 13's on this hilly route, 72 feet/mile per rwgps...................regrouping throughout the ride to enjoy sharing it together.

      Bring: face mask, sanitizer, cell phone, money.

      Helmets required, no headphones, check tires + equipment in advance to make sure bike is in good shape and avoid problems, bring 2 spare tubes/water bottles. Be clipped in + ready 5 minutes before depart time. Print/download the route, review it in advance + and carry my cell # (914-826-3440)......... Let's ride SAFELY + have fun!..

    • 9:30A
      C
      34
      Greenwich Point Park from Rye
      Don McHugh

      Pushing the start for Sunday's ride back 30 min, since the weather is forecast to turn cold this weekend. Hopefully, it will warm up by 9:30a. Don't forget the clock changes this weekend; so a 9:30 start on standard time w/b equivalent to starting an hour later the day before on Daylight Savings. We will ride through Rye, Port Chester, Byram, Cos Cob and Riverside on our way to beautiful Greenwich Point State Park in Old Greenwich. Since its now officially the "off-season", we should be able to meander through the park, before stopping in town for a quick bite at Upper Crust Bagel. We will return (mostly) the same way we came, with a few minor diversions. When departing Old Greenwich, we will minimize our time on Rt 1 by crossing it twice at major intersections with traffic lights. This involves staying on Sound Beach, to Sheep Hill for a brief jaunt around Mianus Pond, then using Valley Rd to get back across Rt 1 at a traffic light. When returning to Rye, we will turn from Grace Church onto Kirby Rd for a quick ride by the Mill Basin at Kirby Pond, before passing through the WCC Beach Club parking lot, on our way back to Osborn Elementary. There is one unavoidable hill in Greenwich, which very briefly approaches a 6% grade on the way out and back; but, its not too long & is followed by a rewarding downhill on the other side. So, just take your time & we will regroup before the next major turn. If I don't cycle to the start, I'll be in a lifted Orange Jeep. See Ride with GPS for the route and cue sheets:

      NOTE: I'm a fair-weather rider; so I will likely opt if the forecast calls for rain & I may delay the start if temps are forecast to be cold. Please bring a bike in good working condition with a spare, water, helmet, face covering and adhere to the Clubs Covid-19 guidelines.

    • 9:45A
      C
      34
      Greenwich Point Park from Rye
      Bruce Wells

      Cloning Don's ride. Hopefully, it will warm up by 9:45a. Don't forget the clock changes this weekend; so a 9:45 start on standard time w/b equivalent to starting an hour later the day before on Daylight Savings. We will ride through Rye, Port Chester, Byram, Cos Cob and Riverside on our way to beautiful Greenwich Point State Park in Old Greenwich. Since its now officially the "off-season", we should be able to meander through the park, before stopping in town for a quick bite at Upper Crust Bagel. We will return (mostly) the same way we came, with a few minor diversions. When departing Old Greenwich, we will minimize our time on Rt 1 by crossing it twice at major intersections with traffic lights. This involves staying on Sound Beach, to Sheep Hill for a brief jaunt around Mianus Pond, then using Valley Rd to get back across Rt 1 at a traffic light. When returning to Rye, we will turn from Grace Church onto Kirby Rd for a quick ride by the Mill Basin at Kirby Pond, before passing through the WCC Beach Club parking lot, on our way back to Osborn Elementary. There is one unavoidable hill in Greenwich, which very briefly approaches a 6% grade on the way out and back; but, its not too long & is followed by a rewarding downhill on the other side. So, just take your time & we will regroup before the next major turn.

    • 10A
      C-
      34.6
      Millerton Season Finale
      Judith Gordon

      Join me on this late autumn ride on the scenic roads of Dutchess County. Hopefully there will still be some Fall colors. For much of the ride, we will be paralleling the Harlem Valley Rail Trail. The ride has beautiful pastoral vistas and includes some of the roads used on the Tush Tune-Up. We'll break for rest, snacks and/or lunch in Millerton where we can take advantage of abundant eateries and public rest rooms. As noted, the ride will conform to a C- pace. Terrain is rolling with occasional significant hills but nothing overwhelming. Dress comfortably for cool temps and allow plenty of time to get to the start which is a significant distance from Westchester. Offers to co-lead would be welcomed. Call me if questions or concerns: 914 584 2080.

    • 10A
      HP/G+
      42
      Frozen Apple Autumn Edition
      Laura Kelly

      Join me on The Frozen Apple route!

      Beautiful mix of pavement and hardpack with 2.5 miles of seasonally unmaintained roads in the middle. Route is rated HP/G+ due to climbing, unmaintained section, and limited services on-route.

      Pace will be determined by who shows up. Target is 11.5-12mph but is heavily dependent on conditions.

      42 miles, 4200' of climbing

      Meet at Lents Cove Park in Buchanan at 9:45am for a 10am departure.

      Please be covid-compliant/self-sufficient: bring your own on-bike nutrition and hydration, dress for the weather, have a mask/multi-layered buff and sanitizer for stops, and a sense of humor.

      Finishers can choose a beanie or poster from the canceled 2020 event. (10 total beanies, 9 total posters, plenty of stickers for all)

      Don't forget to Fall Back - it's no longer Daylight Savings Time as of Nov 1! :)

    • 9:45A
      HP/G+
      42
      Frozen Apple Autumn Edition
      Anil Malhotra

      Join me on The Frozen Apple route!

      Beautiful mix of pavement and hardpack with 2.5 miles of seasonally unmaintained roads in the middle. Route is rated HP/G+ due to climbing, unmaintained section, and limited services on-route.

      Pace will be determined by who shows up. Target is 11.5-12mph but is heavily dependent on conditions.

      42 miles, 4200' of climbing

      Meet at Lents Cove Park in Buchanan at 9:45am for a 10am departure.

      Please be covid-compliant/self-sufficient: bring your own on-bike nutrition and hydration, dress for the weather, have a mask/multi-layered buff and sanitizer for stops, and a sense of humor.

      Finishers can choose a beanie or poster from the canceled 2020 event. (10 total beanies, 9 total posters, plenty of stickers for all)

      Don't forget to Fall Back - it's no longer Daylight Savings Time as of Nov 1! :)

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