Ride Schedule

Away Rides 2024

Your Club at work to provide new Riding and Vacation Experiences
By Bill O'Connell on 2024-09-23 updated 2024-02-28

WCC has always had several weekend events that allow riders to visit and ride in areas that are far from the mindane.  As rides for 2024 are planned, you will see them here first.  Today I am announcing the first planned weekend. 

1) TUSH TUNEUP WEEKEND - The weekend of April 27-28. WCC has a long history of this event.  COVID cancelled it for many years. NO)W the issue is that ALL the HOTELS in Great Barrington have a 7 day cencellation policy!!! WCC has managed to get a 3 DAY cancellation from the

(Away Rides 2024 continues ...)
  • Thursday, February 29, 2024
    • 6a
      V/17
      1414.014.00
      Thursday morning workout
      Brett Wheeler

      Join me on Zwift for this 6 am morning social workout. No instructors in yoga pants or thumping music. Just cycling avatars riding whichever workout you choose (workout optional!) in Zwift's scenic landscapes.

      I will have the Zwift rubber band enabled to keep us all together regardless of power. I will also be on Discord WCC channel A. I would enjoy chatting with you while we ride. Wear your Alien Wear jersey if you want to match and look like a team.

      Follow me on Zwift (Brett Wheeler (WCC)) after you sign up here, and I will invite you inside the Zwift platform so we start and stay together.

  • Sunday, March 3, 2024
    • 9:30a
      HP/G/12
      6564.864.80
      A dirty 60 for a (almost) 60 day
      Thomas Nee

      It's forecasted to hit 58F in Wingdale this Sunday. So, let's knock off a 65 miler to celebrate the coming of Spring.

      Last Sunday, we did 54 miles with 4147ft of climbing at 12.7mph (we older gents from WCC were the back group!), So, this Sunday we add 10+ miles with only 300 more feet of climbing. After three climbs, it's pretty flat. But two of the climbs will have 15+% grades. The toughest is 0.9 miles and 455 ft elevation gain.

      You'll more likely to stay upright with side knobbed gravel tires as we will be descending Tracy Road which at this time of year might look like a Vermont Class 4 monster for short sections of 20+% downward pitches.

      Food/Fuel stop in Kent around mile 40.

      Joint WCC - MidHudson BC gravel ride.

  • Saturday, April 27, 2024
    • 9a
      All/12
      8080.080.00
      Tush Tuneup Weekend - 2 DAY EVENT ONLY
      Bill O'Connell

      1) This is a ALL Catergory Ride - There is ONE Route (one road and one gravel) each day, but cut off points will allow you to shorten the routes.

      2) This is a WEEKEND event - SIGN UP ONLY FOR ENTIRE WEEKEND ONLY

      3) SIGN UP ONLY AFTER SECURING A HOTEL ROOM (DEADLINE 3/17) or other place to stay in GREAT BARRINGTON.

      Because ALL OTHER Great Barrington Hotels currently have a 7 day Cancellation policy, we have been able to Scure a 3 day Cancellation from the Quality Inn. We got this by PROMISING NOT TO CANCEL if ONLY ONE DAY has RAIN in Forecast the weekend of 4/27/28. THERFORE, if it is Forecast to RaIN Saturday, Drive straight to the HOTEL Saturday and we will ride from there Sunday. IF Rain is FORECAST for SUNDAY, we will have a different ride format to avoid having to ride one day in the rain. we will drive to Salisbury (ROAD) or Cornwall Bridge (Gravel) and do either Alice's OR Dirty Alice's. AFTER the Ride, all will drive to Great Barrington to the Quality Inn. We will have a WCC Post Ride Party and then split into smaller groups for Dinner. Riders may stay at any area hotel, but the Party will be at Quality Inn.

      On Sunday Morning we leave for local ROAD or GRAVEL rides at 9am. After that ride we will drive home.

      4) MAKE HOTEL RESERVATIONS by March 17th MENTION WCC when making reservation or you will have a 7 day cancellation policy!!!

      5) ANYONE who signs up here will be EXPECTED to have reserved a Hotel Room.. This is a commitment to the CLUB and your fellow riders since the event relies upon a minimum number of attendees.

      PLEASE do NOT SIGN UP HERE IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO STAY IN GREAT BARRINGTON!!!

      I am advising Riders to RESERVE a Hotel room NOW. in case the event cancels, you will have adequte time to cancel.

      Routes will be added HERE after 3/17.

      For Die Hards who insist on doing the OLD out and Back Tush Routes, we will TRY to accommodate them if it rains Sunday, by ferrying them to their cars in Patterson or Ten Mile River, but there are no guarantees.

      There is no SAG currently - any Volunteers??? Since rides are out and back anyway, breakdowns can be picked up at the end of the rides.

      There will be a small attendee fee if we get SAG Coverage as well as a Collection to Cover Saturday night's Party. Beer, Soft Drinks, Snacks.

      Figure 10 for refreshments , 20 if we get SAG Coverage.

  • Friday, May 24, 2024
    • 4a
      All/13
      2424.024.00
      Martha's Vineyard Away Weekend Event
      Bill O'Connell

      This is a Sind up for any or all of the rides on the weekend.

      DO NOT SIGN UP IF YOU SO NOT HAVE A RESERVATION ON MARTHA's Vineyard.

      Make Certain you are coming, and please add Hotel and days you will be riding with the group as well as your preferred pace and mileages.

      Fridays Ride is for ALL Paces, a warm up and tour.

      Satrurday and Sunday;s Rides will have much longer routes with cut outs for those who wish to cut the ride short or are unable to keep up. Keep in Mind that Buses on the island have bike rackss and can easly take slower riders to skp some sections and still enjoy the full "Island Experience" . We will also have a SAG vehicle avaialble for help as a lst resort. However, for imjuries call 911 , for Breakdowns look for a bus stop nearby first, and call tje SAG as a last resort as they might be 30+ miles away sagging the group.

      Please make certain you keep cash on hand for the busses, rated vary depeiding upon how many towns the route covers. Bikes are free.

  • Thursday, August 1, 2024
    • 4p
      All/12
      3030.030.00
      MONTREAL - Champlain Weekend AWAY Event Ride
      Bill O'Connell

      THIS SIGNUP IS FOR THE FULL WEEKEND - Statring Thrsday 4PM in MONTREAL - SIGN UP HERE FOR BOTH MONTREAL AND CHAMPLAIN

      There will be a SECOND SIGNUP for those who wish to ONLY do the CHAMPLAIN RIDE SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

      Stay ANYWHERE in Montreal that you like.

      RIDES start Thirsday afternoon at 4PM and Friday MORNING at 9AM from Springhill Suites in OLD Montreal.

      AFTER THE ride Friday we drive an HOUR south to PLATTSBURGH -

      Again stay where you want, BUT Pre-Ride Meetups will be FRIDAY AND SATRUDAY NIGHT - 9PM at the Fairfield Inn (Marriott) in Plattsburgh.

      ALL Rides Depart from the Cumberland Head Ferry PARKING LOT at 9am Saturday and Sunday.

      The Saturday ride is Fixed (weather permitting) but it is best if all riders attend the Pre-Ride Meetings JUST IN CASE!!!

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