• Saturday, April 29, 2017
    • 10:30A
      All
      38
      Tush Tune Up 38 mile Version
      Bill O'Connell
      This is a two day ride going up to great Barrington on Saturday the 29th and returning on Sunday the 30th with an overnight stay at the Days Inn in great Barrington .
      TWO RULES:
      1) Pay the $20 sag and Luggage fee at least 48 hours in advance of the ride.
      2) Luggage is restricted to a SOFT Backpack of no more than 2500 cu. inches. (DAYPACK)
      Updated Cue SHeet Northbound is IDENTICAL TO ONE BELOW
      Sign In
      For SUNDAY RETURN - I have made Route Identical to 67 mile routes up until the seperation
      Sign In
      This variation is a bit more hills but has some great views and avoids using an identical route returning.
      For those of you who prefer a "led" ride, John Bly has posted below. He will offer some variations for those who ride with him. Totally your option, but if you call for SAG help, please KNOW WHERE YOU ARE!!!
    • 9A
      All
      70
      Tush Tune Up
      Bill O'Connell
      The annual kickoff ride for our riding season the tush tuneup is scheduled to go to days Saturday the 29th and Sunday the 30th there will be two distances this posting is for the longer ride starting from the Patterson train station .
      TWO RULES:
      1) Pay the $20 SAG fee at least 48 hours in advance.
      2) Luggage is restricted to ONE - SOFT - Daypack of no more than 2500 Cubic Inches.
      There are CHOICES for routes this year - particularly on the return.
      The Linked Cue Sheet has a DEAD LINK!!!
      USE: Sign In CHANGED AGAIN 4/25 9pm SO CUE SHEET IS AVAILABLE

      For Sunday:
      Please review and choose, let us know which you will ride, and if you need SAG - please know your location and route.
      Sign In 69 miles - no dirt - no route 7 - will miss the covered bridge.
      Sign In 65 Miles - No dirt - Uses busy Route 7 - to covered Bridge.
      Sign In 67 Miles - Uses Shagticoke Road - Parts Dirt - to Covered Bridge.
      Take your pick they are all the same other than the section between Kent and Route 55.

    • 9:15A
      A-
      65
      Don't want friends, only have interests?
      Bjoern Stoecker
      Does the US, as Heinz K once said, have no permanent friends or enemies, only interests? Does the first letter in TDog stand for 'Drumpf'? Are you interested in a marginally ambitious but not too challenging ride?

      If you answered 'yes' to the latter, this outing is for you. Considering we haven't had that many pleasant weekends thus far this year, we'll stay firmly in the minus territory of A-. Some hills, one brief stop, bring sunscreen. And there is one short dirt section: Sign In
    • 9A
      B+
      73
      Tush Tune Up
      Stephen Kuncio
      Relaxed B+ pace, B riders welcome. Will be following Bill's posted route for the way north - Sign In . On the way back south will have a slight variation from Bill's "no-dirt, no-route 7" option, taking 341 from Kent to South Kent Road then a nice climb over Spooner Hill to Bulls Bridge Rd. Joins back up with other Bulls Bridge options after crossing bridge - Sign In . Load both these routes for this variation. There looks to be a front moving through Patterson earlier Saturday morning but weather seems good after that. Possible delay of start if weather comes through later than expected. Will be a little cooler for way back so may need appropriate kit for Sunday.
    • 9A
      B+
      48
      Want a friend? Get a TDog
      TDog
      A true B+ Spring ride. Reasonable distance but terrain is lumpy. Expect a low B+ pace. No drops or surging off the front.This a group ride. Slow roll over the tops of tougher climbs. This ride is for true B+ riders who are trying to build fitness. If you have more than 250 out-door miles; have done training camps; or have earned deep profile wheels and a skin suit on Zwift this ride is not for you. Seriously. Post another ride. Stop is around mile 30 at the Whistle Stop Bakery (great cranberry scones). Sign In
    • 9A
      B
      46
      Boyd's and Back with White Pond
      Richard Gluck
      The B version of the Boyd's and Back ride. This is slightly longer at 49 miles, so download the following GPS file: Sign In We'll aim for a 16-17 mph pace with regrouping to keep the ride together. Bring plenty of fluids and wear sunscreen as it looks like it's going to be unseasonably warm. Tubes, food, a helmet and a bicycle will also suit. Print a cue from the RideWithGPS link if you'd like one.
    • 9A
      B-
      86
      Buns of Steel!
      David Hathaway
      Say you would like to go to the Tush Tuneup, but your scheduling won't allow a weekend excursion? This is my alternative! The ride is 86 miles long from Hopewell Junction to New Paltz, with around 3892 feet of climbing. Most of the route consists of traffic free country back roads. After we leave New Paltz the return trip will consist of the Hudson Valley Rail Trail, Walkway over the Hudson, and the Dutchess County Rail Trail all the way back to the start. I will be posting at a B- pace, anyone that can ride 14 mph or more won’t be dropped. The food stop will be at the Village Market and Eatery in Gardiner, at the 46-mile mark; however, I also have 2 other rest stops available if necessary. Link to Ride with GPS: Sign In. As usual, inclement weather (40 percent chance of showers) cancels the ride. Helmets are required, no headphones, please check your tires and equipment carefully to avoid mechanical problems, and bring 2 spare tubes, food, and water.
    • 9A
      B-
      46
      boyds and back
      Henry Novack
      For those unable to make the Tush. A beautiful ride in Northern Westchester and Putnam. Easy pace 14-14.5 given heat. Cue sheet by Peter Aaron. Bring adequate hydration. Rest stop at Millies or Starbucks
    • 9A
      C+
      37
      Peaches and Cream
      David Junowitz
      RIDE IS ON. SEE YOU AT 9:00. Going to Peach Lake and North Salem. Relatively flat at 1850 ft. so expect average speed at about 14.5 (though we might ride a bit slower because of the heat). Suitable for strong C riders. We will regroup. I'll bring cue sheets. Cell#: 917-225-5153. Sign In
    • 10:30A
      C
      38+
      Tush Tune Up 38++ choose your own ending
      John Blye
      This will be a C-, C, C+ ride with a little twist at the end. Stop at the 19 mile mark and have a drink from the Salisbury natural spring water fountain at City Hall, and choose your finish at the 27.7 mile mark. Here is the C- 38 mile route Sign In Flattest route is RIGHT on Berkshire School Rd and follow the club cue sheet (C-).......OR stay with me while we head north to Mt Washington and Egremont /Alford (C).
      Sign In. I, Steve and Meryle Richman will co-lead this portion to the junction of N Egremont Rd and W Rd/ E Rd. We will turn South on Alford Rd to Taconic Ave which brings you into the Day's Inn. I think this is a MUCH nicer route, safer and only about 7 miles longer with modest hills and cows, what I would call a WOW ride. ......... Thank you Ed for the help edit the ride with GPS. There will be NO DROP/ NO STOP on the last portion of the ride, there will be regroups, again no one will be dropped. Check in, wash your hands and face, shine your shoes, splash on a little after shave because we are invited for beer and snacks 3-4PM at Berkshire Bike and Board 1 mile north of the Days Inn on Rt 7. Walk or ride over, check out the restaurant menus for dinner latter. BTW, make sure to thank the crew at BBB for their great support of the WCC, Tush Tune Up and the Bikes4Kids program. (They donated 25 bikes this year)

      One more thing, Welcome to the Berkshires, get a good nights sleep, Tush Tune Up C TOO continues on Sunday and is WWWOOOWWW....a few surprises are planned, so see you Sunday.
      Please try to let me know which ride ending you are choosing.
  • Sunday, April 30, 2017
    • 9A
      All
      38
      Tush Tune Up C TOO Continued on Sunday...WOW
      John Blye
      OMG, just road some new roads and WWWOOOWWW, don't believe me, become a C rider and see. We leave early, how early...oh about 10, I have to have my blueberry pancake breakfast first, thank you ED. 3 miles of sweeping downhills into the valley of death, only kidding, but the trueth is "in to the valley, this is what the Berkshires have to offer" LOOK RIGHT, LOOK LEFT, LOOK BEHIND...proceed with caution.....OH WOW what dd you see????? Mapmyride to be posted, if not, just FOLLOW the leader, I know the right turns then its all down hill!!!!!!!! Not enough, OK I have another downhill in mind.

      NO DROP, few stops to regroup, I'll let you know where, well....you will see me standing at the corner, just follow the signs, signal, don't pass on there right, stop at ALL lights and only some signs. Bring your ID, Blinkers, tuned up bike, and a WCC spirit. No complaints, this is the Tush Tune Up Too Continued on Sunday!!! Here is the MapMyRide Sign In I will have a few (4) cue sheets, please print your own if you want.
    • 9:30A
      B
      47
      Yorktown to Perkins
      Andy Katell
      Need to build up climbing for an overseas trip so please join me for the B paced ride to the infamous Perkins Memorial Drive on Bear Mountain. We will cross the Bear Mountain Bridge. Arrive no later than 15 minutes before the start. Leader's cell, 914-391-3270. Regrouping as needed, primarily after major climbs. Total climbing is about 4500 feet. Route file: Sign In NOTE: At 30 miles, for 1-2 miles, is a dirt section on a descent. I am told this is doable on a road bike so we're going to attempt it. The alternative is a detour that adds about five miles.
    • 9:30A
      C
      38
      Three Lakes and a Little History
      Harvey Loeb
      Please park in the NW area of the parking lot. This Ride has a lot of water views. It is a mix of back and main roads. Target pace is 14.0 mph overall. Print out Cuesheet #746 if you want one.
    • 9:30A
      D+
      25
      Tarrytown to Ossining and back on the Bike Trail
      Don McHugh
      Start at the corner of Neperan Rd & Sunnyside Ave at Tarrytown Lake in Tarrytown. NOTE: the parking lot is small; while I've not had a problem in the past, you may have to park on one of the side street across the way, if we attract a crowd. We'll ride 12.5 miles out to the bridge over the reservoir in Ossining, take a short break on the bridge, regroup and head back. I hope to avg about 11.5-12.5 mph. But, this is a good ride for all levels! Since, we'll stick to the trail with defined start and stopping points, folks can go at their own pace. Faster riders can ride ahead and wait on the bridge to regroup; and we can pick up any stragglers on the way back. I'm a fair weather cyclist, so anything more than light rain cancels. Bring your helmet, water bottle, functional bike with spare, cell phone and a smile (and hope for good weather).
  • Tuesday, May 2, 2017
  • Thursday, May 4, 2017
  • Saturday, May 6, 2017
    • 3P
      O
      15
      New Member Orientation Ride
      Lisa Baker
      Are you new to Westchester Cycle Club or considering joining? This ride is for you. We will provide an introduction to safe riding and expected practices on WCC group rides, then break into groups by level of speed and experience. You can expect to learn how WCC rides work and which level ride you might choose for your first regular club ride. Anyone who can ride a few miles on their bike is welcome--we'll break up into groups at different distances, so you do not necessarily have to ride 15 miles. Please come with a bicycle in reasonably good repair, a helmet (required), a water bottle, and comfortable clothes for riding. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to gear up and sign in. We will meet in lot "West 1" on the Purchase College campus. Look for the cluster of cars with bicycles. There is a fee to park in this lot, and the club will cover this fee for riders and leaders. Please do NOT pay the parking fee as you enter the lot. If you have not yet joined the club, you are entitled to one free ride, and this would be a good one to choose! Ride Leaders, I welcome your assistance at this ride, which will qualify you for Assistant Leader points. Please let me know if you'll be able to join. RAIN DATE IS MAY 7.
    • 10A
      M
      10
      Yorktown Mountain Biking
      Laura Kelly
      I know it's spring and you really want the road miles blah blah blah - but the woods are great too!

      Join me for a lively trail ride on the Yorktown Trails, featuring less talking and more shredding. The trails feature rocks, roots, and logs - ride it if you feel comfortable, walk it if you don't. Aiming to ride for about 1.5 hours (over 2ish hours) with stops mainly to regroup at the end of each trail. We'll hit most, if not all, of the trails in Woodlands Legacy and Granite Knolls. If we're feeling saucy, we'll take a lap at Sylvan Glen as well.

      You'll need a mountain bike in good condition; helmet; spare tube & tools; water and snacks; a sense of humor and your climbing legs. Somehow all my rides have more elevation than distance. Low miles, high smiles.

      Weather - rain or muddy trail conditions cancels. I will be in touch by 8:30am the morning of if the weather looks sketchy.

      Any questions - email is best up until the day prior; text the morning of.
  • Tuesday, May 9, 2017
  • Thursday, May 11, 2017
  • Saturday, May 13, 2017
    • 9A
      C+
      77
      Califon MarcoPolo
      David Hathaway
      A spectacular 77-mile ride through som of central New Jersey's finest countryside with approx 4900 feet of climbing. There will be around 7 miles of dirt-gravel along the Columbia rail-trail from Califon down to High Bridge. I have omitted the route through the Trump National golf course in Bedminster, eliminating a good 4+ miles of dirt.This route is preliminary, I haven't suggested a food stop, but it will most likely be in Tewksbury. More info to come. Sign In
    • 9A
      C+
      45
      Lew & Ken's Orange County ride
      Lewis Insler
      This ride was inspired by my first WCC "event" circa 2005. Come join us as we ride the low traffic roads and conquer the hills of Orange County. Lots of great scenery, and approximately 2800' of climbing . We will head east to Cornwall and loop back on mostly different roads, this is not the flat north-south route from Montgomery to New Paltz. Pace will be 13.5-14.5 with regrouping. Rest stop at mile 27 in Cornwall at DICicco's/Dunkin Donuts/Subway. We start behind the Orange County Court House in Goshen (about an hour drive from White Plains; parking is accessible via Scotchtown Road). Optional lunch following the ride at “Noble Roasters”, on Rt 207 outside of Goshen. (We'll pass it around Mile 7 but it's only 2 miles from the start. Think Tazza meets Black Cow)
      IT WOULD BE GREAT IF SOMEONE POSTS THIS AS A SEPARATE B- RIDE, or even a B. (Brian T, you out there?)

      There are no bathroom facilities at the starting point. Suggested pre-ride stop is the QuikCheck gas station immediately to the left at exit 124 on Rt 17/6 (cheap gas, clean bathrooms, coffee, and goodies). After exiting station to the left, turn right at the light onto Greenwich Avenue, to go into Goshen. Please print your own cue sheet and be ready to ride at 8:55 AM. Safety talk begins then. My cell is 914 980-2561 or e mail me at inslerlb3@verizon.net
      Download route or cue sheet at Sign In
    • 9A
      C
      45
      Lew And Ken's Orange County Ride
      Kenneth Joseph
      Here’s a ride derived from an old WCC event. Come join us as we ride the low traffic roads and conquer the hills of Orange County. Lots of great scenery, and approximately 2800 feet of climbing (according to RWGPS). We will head east to Cornwall and loop back on mostly different roads, this is not the flat north-south route from Montgomery to New Paltz. Pace will be 12-13.5 with regrouping. Rest stop at mile 27 with real food available (DeCiccos, pizza, Subway, Dunkin Donuts). Optional lunch following the ride at “Noble Roasters”, on Rt 207 outside of Goshen. We start from the County Court House in Goshen (about an hour drive from White Plains; parking is accessible via Scotchtown Road). There are no bathroom facilities at the starting point. Suggested pre-ride stop is the QuikCheck gas station immediately to the left at exit 124 on Rt 17/6 West (cheap gas, bathrooms, coffee, and goodies). After exiting station to the left, turn right at the light onto Greenwich Avenue, to go into Goshen. Please print your own cue sheet and be ready to ride at 8:55 AM. Safety talk begins then. Cell # 845-781-3872. If there are any questions please e mail me at kljos@optonline.net. Sign In
  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017
  • Thursday, May 18, 2017
  • Tuesday, May 23, 2017
  • Thursday, May 25, 2017
  • Monday, May 29, 2017
    • 8:30A
      A-
      58
      Memorial Day Ride
      Bjoern Stoecker
      Note 1, primarily to the ride leader: arrive at 8:30 at the latest to leave by 8:45 as not to interfere with the parade. Note 2: while we probably won't be riding through West Point Academy this year, bring photo identification just in case. Social pace so that we don't miss any historical landmarks. And to uphold a John Milano tradition, we'll have our potluck picnic at the end. For those who want to join, please bring something delicious to share with your comrades and a chair to rest in comfort. Route TBD
  • Tuesday, May 30, 2017
  • Thursday, June 1, 2017
  • Sunday, June 4, 2017
    • 9A
      All
      40
      SUMMER FIESTA RIDE
      Lisa Baker
      This is a placeholder for the new Summer Fiesta Ride, a multilevel ride that replaces the former Cinqo de Velo. DON'T SIGN UP at this "ride"--sign up for the ride at your level. Ride Leaders are encouraged to post rides at their level, with staggered start times to return for lunch at noon. The luncheon, at Hacienda La Paloma in Mount Kisco, will be posted as a club "Event" with an associated reasonable charge for the meal. Contact Lisa Baker for rides planning. Stay tuned for more details!
  • Tuesday, June 6, 2017
  • Thursday, June 8, 2017
  • Tuesday, June 13, 2017
  • Thursday, June 15, 2017
  • Tuesday, June 20, 2017
  • Thursday, June 22, 2017
  • Saturday, June 24, 2017
    • 9A
      B+
      ~70
      Triple Play - Adventurous As
      SAVE THE DATE! We are joining up with our cycling friends at NYCC and NJBTC! We will be starting from the Ross Dock Picnic Area off Palisades Interstate Parkway and make our way north to Tappan for lunch.

      Lunch will be on your own (there are delis nearby or BYO) with a picnic at the Sign In in Tappan.

      Route to be posted within the next week or so and is expected to be around 70 miles. This Ride is suitable for B+ to A+ riders.
      Leaders, please feel free to put yourself in as leader (for the WCC riders who join). Thanks!

      START TIME IS TENTATIVE! MORE TO COME!
      Parking will be $10/car; please consider carpooling!
    • 9A
      C+
      ~60
      Triple Play - Beautiful Bs
      SAVE THE DATE! We are joining up with our cycling friends at NYCC and NJBTC! We will be starting from the Ross Dock Picnic Area off Palisades Interstate Parkway and make our way north to Tappan for lunch.

      Lunch will be on your own (there are delis nearby or BYO) with a picnic at the Sign In in Tappan.

      Route to be posted within the next week or so and is expected to be around 50-60 miles. This Ride is suitable for C+ to B riders.
      Leaders, please feel free to put yourself in as leader (for the WCC riders who join). Thanks!

      START TIME IS TENTATIVE! MORE TO COME!
      Parking will be $10/car; please consider carpooling!
    *Unaffiliated Rides: These rides are posted for informational purposes only, as a courtesy to Westchester Cycle Club members and others who may be interested. This is NOT an official or sanctioned WCC ride.