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Bike/NYC Jet Ski Tour – Sunday, August 28th

Whether you are a born and bred New Yorker, just living here or a tourist from out of town, you will not want to miss the excitement that comes with this ultimate lifetime adventure. Join us in this action-packed 4 hour Jet Ski excursion starting from Jamaica Bay riding around Brooklyn to lower Manhattan and back. Witness some of the most captivating and iconic sites that the Big Apple has to offer from its waterways. This is an adrenalin filled tour. You will see NYC from an entirely new perspective and have awesome photos to show. Some views: Coney Island, Verrazano Bridge, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island, World Financial Center, Dumbo Bklyn and much more!!

ONLY 10-tandem Jet Ski’s available. Due to the hot weather conditions this tour sells out fast so act fast to reserve the fleet. This will be an AMAZING ADVENTURE and might be the best day of your summer. You may even consider taking Monday off to savor the excitement!

Jet Ski NYC Tour Rates and time
Double Jet Ski for two, group rate is $350/$175 per person (normally $400).
Must arrive by 8:30am for essential pre-fittings. Tour starts promptly at 9:00am and depending on the current in the channel and other weather conditions we should return about 1:30ish. Afterwards we can enjoy Thai cuisine and drinks at their Thai Rocks waterfront cafe while we share our day’s experience.

More info available on their site below:
https://my.getinsellout.com/providers/rockaway-jet-ski/skus/nyc-harbor-jet-ski-tour/info?pl=-1#horizontalTab1

You have a choice to bike*, drive or use MTA to get there and back home.
Rockaway JetSki Tours and Rentals
375 Beach 92nd St., Rockaway Beach, N Y 11693

Biking details:
Prospect Park @ Parkside & Ocean Avenues
Time: 7:00AM – on the pedals by 7:15AM
Distance: 10 miles each way

DEADLINE TO CONFIRM & RESERVE YOUR SPOT IS THIS WEDNESDAY, JULY 27TH – GUIDE FEE $25.00 PER PERSON.

Ok, that’s it — who’s joining in on the fun??
RSVP ASAP at avery@bklynpedals.nyc
More to follow to those of you who confirm.
See you soon!!
Avery 917-841-9510

avery@cyclingtheapple.org

Saturday, October 24th — Piermont Fall Foliage Ride!
This Fall Foliage ride is Great! It’s all flat along the trees lines roads of Tenafly, Englewood and other New Jersey/New York townships. The colorfully leafs will guide us to and from our destination of Piermont. We’ll snack down by the river to enjoy the colorful mountain views on both sides of the Hudson before heading back.
Meetup details are;
Gathering at GW bridge (178th & Ft.Washington, ‘A’ train to 175th).
Time: 9:15 on the pedals by 9:30am
Distance: 30 miles. In order to keep the group together we will comfortably paced between 12-15mph.
Terrain: All flat… mostly…there are some hills on the return, nothing major!!
Fee: $10

Saturday, October 31st — Mill Basin-Halloween Journey!
This Urban Thriller starts at the Beautiful Prospect Park. We exit the park with a detour passing the Large Historic Houses and trees of Dimas Park. We’ll then roll through Midwood’s exclusive home area into the Patriotic community of Marine Park. Now they know how to dress a house up for Christmas (this means a night ride in December). Finally we get to the Thriller Lavish Homes of Mill Basin…Boooo!!!
Meetup details are;
Saturday, October 31st.
Gathering: Prospect park Ocean & Parkside entrance. ‘Q’ train to Parkside Avenue.
Time: 3:30pm and on the pedals by 3:45pm. We should return by 7:pm.
Distance: 20 miles, all flat (inter borough ride…all Bklyn).
Bike – Should be equipped front white light band rear red light as we will be returning during dust.
Fee: $10 guidance and support.
PLEASE RSVP if planning to attend by replying to this email.

 

Summer 2015 Ride Calendar 

Saturday, July 11th – Piermont/Market Breakfast Burn
Thursday, July 16th – Jamaica Bay Sunset Loop
Saturday, July 18th – Bike/Kayack/Frying Pan Beer & Food
Saturday, August 1st – Long Beach Journey
Wednesday, August 12th – Hudson River Sunset Dash 
Sunday, August 16th – Fire Island Swim & Brunch
Friday, August 21st – Coney Island Fireworks Night Ride
Saturday, August 29 – TBA

Rockland Lake State Pk Loop! Completed Oct. 10th
Saturday, Oct. 3rd –-Postponed due to weather** Rockland Lake State Pk Loop!
Where: GW Bride (178th St. & Ft. Washington, under bridge) ‘A’ train to 175th street.
Time: 8:45am, on the pedals by 9:am
Distance: 50-55 miles pacing at 17mph on flats
Terrain: Somewhat hilly and challenging.
Level: intermediate/advance
Fee: $10 support and guidanceThe following is not intended this to discourage you, but inform you. I actually have a later start time in hope that more of you will come. This intermediate ride is intended to challenge your stamina, introduce you to some real hills and prepare you for Bear Mountain in the weeks to come. You should know how to manage your gears for speed and for climbing. There are some parts of the route where the road is narrow, the cars are close and moving fast bring your bike handling skills into play. Stops will be limited and may push your endurance level. Bring snacks to munch on while cycling, not sure when or where we’ll stop to eat, restrooms…yes! Once we reach Rockland State Pk we’ll lap the lake before heading back over the mountain to Toga bike shop for a break at the 28 mile mark. This is not a ride to somewhere to eat ride, you eat what you have or buy at the bike shop (mostly nutrition bars). Then we’ll make our way back to the city. The return is hilly, if need we’ll re-route.The fall temperatures are here, so dress accordingly yet try not to over dress. Currently light showers are on the forecast for Saturday, if it’s light showers we still ride, heavy is a no go. I will update you on ride status again come Thursday.If you are considering this challenge I encourage you to get out and ride during the week at least 20 miles at once with may be one shortly break. Your bike should be equipped with an odometer to keep track of your speed and milage. Have the necessaries to repair a flat tire should you get one.I’m thinking of having a SAG vehicle to support and follow us. I usually arrange for this when we cycle more than 50 miles with no bailout, hint!!!So, are you REALLY READY TO RIDE???

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Tuesday, October 20th — Jamaica Bay Sunset Loop.
This steady ride takes us on the Greenways connecting Bklyn & Queens. The route keeps us along the shore line providing a nice cool evening breeze. It’s a flat ride with the exception of some draw bridges. It will get dark during the return, should have front & rear lights.
Here are the details:
Where: Prospect Park (Parkside & Ocean Ave’s). ‘Q’ train to Parkside Ave..
Time: 6:15pm, on the pedals by 6:30pm the latest.
Distance: 24 miles
Pace: Not fast, a steady 15-17mph!!!
Terrain: Flat and maybe be breezy
Bike – Must have front and rear lights
Helmet: ***A MUST HAVE***
Fee: None, just maintain.
The weather is looking good, hope to see you soon!

Saturday, Sept. 12th — Nyack Dash!
Sunday, Sept. 20th — Sunday Brunch/Jamaican Style 
Saturday, Sept 26th — Bike/Kayak/Food & Drinks
Tuesday, Sept. 29th — Intermediate Prospect Laps **POSTPONED** weather
Saturday, Oct. 3rd — Rockland Lake Loop***POSTPONED DUE HURRICANE*** 
Saturday, Oct. 10th — Rockland Lake Loop-Completed!!
Saturday, Oct. 17th — Market Place Breakfast 
Tuesday, Oct. 20th — Evening Dash-Jamaica Bay Loop
Saturday, Oct. 24 — Piemont Fall Foliage Ride
Saturday, Oct. 31st — Halloween Spook @ Dust 
Saturday, Nov.14th — Against the Wind
Saturday, TBA — Bear Mountain Century 

Tuesday, Sept. 29th –– Prospect Park Laps***POSTPONED***
This is a just get out and Ride date. I will be in the park from 6:15pm-8:15pm lapping around. Each lap is three and a third mile. My intention is to do 10-12 laps at a intermediate pace in preparation for Saturday’s Rockland ride.This is a good time to Meetup, meet me and others. It doesn’t matter your pace I will make the adjustment to cycle with you, your pace will determine how long…sorry!! If there’s enough to break into level groups, great! You ride what you want maybe 2-3 laps (10 miles), 4-5 laps (16 miles), 6-7 laps (23 miles) or 10 laps (33 miles).Here are the details;
Where: 6:15pm Parkside entrance inside the park near the lap circle.
Where: 6:30pm Grand Army Plz entrance inside the park near the lap circle.
Or you can call me when you arrive and we’ll figure it out.
There is light rain in the forecast that might turn heavier during the evening, so be prepared to make a fast exit for home.That’s it!! Here’s my contact 917-841-9510–Avery

Saturday, Sept. 26th — Bike/Kayak/Food & Drink(s)

Come get your workout on. Biking is a great cardio activity, kayaking is a total body excerise and when you put them together you a fun healthy good time. The ride is flat, the waters should be calm and the food is good.
This ride will start from Grand Army Plz (Prospect Pk) and pickup other cyclist on the Manhattan side of the Bklyn bridge. We’ll then head up the westside bike path along the Hudson River to the 56th Kayak Boathouse. After biking and kayaking we’ll head back and make stop at the Frying to replenish nutrition and hydration (optional).

Here are the details:
Saturday, Sept. 26 — Bike/Kayak/Frying Pan
Meeting@ Prospect Pk (Grand Army Plz)
Time: 9:15am
Time: 10:00am in Manhattan @ foot Bklyn bridge by City Hall
Distance: 20 miles from Prospect return
Terrain: Flat
Fee: $10 for support and guidance

Kayaking
56 Street Boathouse on the Westside river(Hudson).
Time: goal is to be in the kayaks about 11am.
Single and tandem kayaks available, but limited.
This is a kayak warehouse with about 45 kayaks , it’s first come, first get.
They sometimes have tours up the Hudson to 125th St. and back. I suggest we make our own fun and challenges within the bay area.
Because of the limitation in kayaks, please RSVP if you plan to attend. Confirm at avery@cyclingtheapple.org I will only contact those who RSVP with changes!!!

 

Sunday, Sept. 20th— Sunday Brunch/Jamaican Style!!

Talking about variety, this ride has it all. There will be two routes and a menu that will spice up your taste buds.

Let’s start with the routes which are both very nice and scenic. The advanced route (Group A) takes you around the Jamaica Bay, but at a intermediate pace of 17-20mph. Group B will take a shorter route to Riis Beach/Belle Harbor and ride at a more comfortable pace.
After working up a hardy appetite we’ll finish our rides in Coney Island for a rewarding and delightful Jamaican Style brunch at Footprints (see menu below)….YUMMY!!!

Here are the details:
Sunday, Sept. 20th — Sunday Brunch/Jamaican Style
Starting @ Prospect Park (Parkside & Ocean)
Time: 9:00 on the pedals 9:15ish
Distances: 35 miles group “A” and 22 miles for group “B”
Terrain: All flat
Fee: $10 for guidance & support

Brunch is from 11:30-3:pm, cost $20 and it’s worth every penny. The hope is to get us there before 12:noon, cause it first come first sitting. Of course brunch is optional.

There are a number of trains (Q, D, F, N) for you to use to return home or you can ride if you are not too stuffed.

Please RSVP to me at avery@cyclingtheapple.org if planing to attend.

Nyack Dash!!!
Saturday, Sept.12th –– Nyack Dash
Starting @ GW (178th & Ft. Washington)
Time: 9:00am
Distance: 45 miles
Terrain: Rolling hills
This is a intermediate ride with limited stops. The pace arrange between 17-20mph. Bring riding snacks that will keep nourish and on the move. There is no fee just keep up..

 

Wednesday, August 12th – Hudson River Sunset Dash!!!

This is a beautiful coastal ride that takes us along the Hudson. The route is all flat with no major turns. We start at Prospect Park and pick-up cyclist along the way. We’ll be crossing the Bklyn bridge to the westside bike path and heading up to the George Washington bridge lighthouse before returning. It could be challenging to some degree due to the narrow shared busy bridge and westside bike path, requires you to be alert and focused.
This is a pick-up ride, meaning you join in along the route. Depending on where you start determines your distance. Here’s some estimated miles and pick up times:
Midwood(Bklyn) – 20 miles
6:15-6:30pm — Grand Army- prospect park – 32 miles
6:45pm — Bklyn bridge(Bklyn) – 28 miles
7:pm — Westside(Warren St.) – 22 miles
7:15pm — Intrepid (bike&roll) – 16 miles
Easy and safe pace of 15/16mph
It will probably turn dark on the return and therefore you should have front and rear lights, or at least reflectors. Helmet is a must. Looking to make it a fun and enjoyable evening ride.
RSVP the location you will start from so we’ll know where to look for you.

There’s no fee, just a good ride.

Sunday, August 16th Bike-Kayak-Food & Drink(Beer)

Beginner/Intermediate Challenge
This ride will take us across the GWB into NJ. Once over the bridge the group will split up heading in two different directions to the same destination. The beginner group will take the gentler way (with some hills) to Alpine station while intermediate cyclist will challenge the rolling hills of River Road to Alpine. Either way you go it’s 10 miles to Alpine, one way is just more challenging than the other.

We’ll take a short break before heading back to Manhattan and riding the Westside bike path to the 56th or 25th street boathouse for a hour of kayaking. Once off the water we’ll head next door into the Frying Pan for the “good stuff”.
Here are the details;
Sunday, August 16th. (light rain or shine)
Cycling
Meeting at: GW Bridge (178th St. & Ft. Washington under Bridge)
Time: 7:30AM – departing approx. 8:00AM
Distance: between 30-35 miles
Terrain: rolling hills going (with one long climb) and mostly flat on the return. If you’ve been on the border about challenging some hills, this is your ride!!!
Pace: beginners 12-14mph/intermediates 15-16mph
Fee:$10 support and guidance

Kayaking
We will more than likely use the boathouse at 26th street next door to the Frying Pan, but if we have a larger group we may use the warehouse location at 56th street.
Time: Our goal is to be in the kayaks about 11:30am (26th location)
Single and tandem kayaks are available, but limited.
Kayak availability is first come, first serve.
They sometimes have tours up the Hudson to 125th St. and back. I suggest we make our own fun and challenges within the bay area.

You can join us for both events or either one or maybe for food and drinks.

Because of the limitation in kayaks, please RSVP ASAP if you plan to attend. Confirm at avery@cyclingtheapple.org I will only contact those who RSVP with changes!!!

Saturday, August 1st Long Beach Journey Ride!!!

This ride takes us along water front keeping us cool has we travel through the neighborhoods of Midwood, Sheepshead Bay, Howard Beach, Board Channel, Far Rockaway and Atlantic Beach into Long Beach.

Here are the details:

Saturday, August 1st Long Beach Journey Ride!!!
Meeting @: Prospect Park ( Parkside & Ocean Ave. entrance).
Time: 8:30am, on the pedals by 9:am.
Distance: 25 miles over mostly flat terrain on mainly bike paths or lanes.
Pace: comfortable 13-15mph *there are some need for speed areas.
Fee:$10 for guidance and support.

There are plenty of restaurants and deli’s to satisfy your hunger. I’ll probably get a sandwich to enjoy on the boardwalk.

Some other fees might include:
$12 entry fee onto Long Beach itself, the sand!!
$5 lifetime bike permit pass for LIRR & Metro North
$9.50 if you buy ticket at LB station and $16 if you purchase on the train.
The LIRR departs LB 25 minutes after each hour back to Penn Station or Atlantic Ave, Bklyn. And there’s also the option to ride back :-))

I’m hoping to have a support vehicle trail us along the way. This will allow us to keep the group together and carry our small backpack with beach items or not. I will confirm back to those who are coming regarding the vehicle.

We are meeting at Prospect Park at the Parkside entrance (Parkside & Ocean Ave.) You can take the ‘Q’ train to Parkside. Restroom are in the Mc Donald’s, also coffee (I know not the best).

If you have any questions reach out, I got you!

 

Jamaica Bay Sunset Loop!!
This steady ride takes us on the Greenways connecting Bklyn & Queens. The route keeps us along the shore line providing a nice cool evening breeze. It’s a flat ride with the exception of some draw bridges. The hope is to be on the Breezy Point bridge for the sunset behind the city. It will get dark during the return, should have front & rear lights (not required).
Here are the details:
Where: Prospect Park (Parkside & Ocean Ave’s). ‘Q’ train to Parkside Ave..
Time: 6:15pm, on the pedals by 6:30pm the latest.
Distance: 24 miles
Pace: 15mph steady!!!
Terrain: Flat
Helmet: ***A MUST HAVE***
Fee: None, just maintain.
The weather is looking good, hope to see you soon!
Avery

Saturday, July 18th…. Bike – Kayak – Food & Drink(Beer)

Beginner/Intermediate Challenge

This ride will take us across the GWB into NJ, where we’ll challenge the rolling hills of River Road to Alpine. We’ll take a short break before heading back to Manhattan and riding the Westside bike path to the 56th St. boathouse for a hour of kayaking. Once done with the kayaks we’ll continue south to 26th St. to the Frying Pan for the “good stuff”. You have the option to do both biking & kayaking or either one.

Here are the details;

Saturday, July 18th. (light rain or shine)

Cycling
Meeting at: GW Bridge (178th St. & Ft. Washington under Bridge)
Time: 7:45AM – departing approx. 8:00AM
Distance: between 30-35 miles
Terrain: rolling hills going (with one long climb) and mostly flat on the return. If you’ve been on the border about challenging some hills, this is your ride!!!
Pace: reasonable pace for everyone 12-16mph

Kayaking
56 Street Boathouse on the Westside river(Hudson).
Time: goal is to be in the kayaks about 11am.
Single and tandem kayaks available, but limited.
This is a kayak warehouse with about 45 kayaks , it’s first come, first get.
They sometimes have tours up the Hudson to 125th St. and back. I suggest we make our own fun and challenges within the bay area.

The event fee is $20, which includes a $5 donation to the boathouse for the free kayaking.

Because of the limitation in kayaks, please RSVP ASAP if you plan to attend. Confirm at avery@cyclingtheapple.org I will only contact those who RSVP with changes!!!

 

Saturday, July 11th – Breakfast Ride to the Market!

This short steady ride will have you earning your breakfast going and burn it off on the way back.
Starting at: GW Bridge – 178th Street & Ft.Washington (‘A’ train to 175th)
Time: 8:15AM on the pedals shortly thereafter safety speech. Back in Manhattan by 12:30pm.
Distance: 26 miles. Pace 15mph. One minor/major hill on the return.
Level: This is a beginner ride but could have the feel of a intermediate ride.
Fee: Free for guidance and support.

 

Friday, June 26th — Glow In The Dark Fireworks Blast!!!

Gathering @ Union Square(17th & B’way).
Time 6:45pm, leaving 7:00pm
also
Bklyn off Bklyn Bridge(Tillary & Adam St.(corner of court bldg)).
Time 7:30pm leaving shortly there after or when Manhattan group arrives to that location.

Also, Union St & 3rd Ave -Bklyn pickup @ 8:pm

All bikes should be equipped with a front white light and rear red light. If you have reflective cycling apparel or a running top, might be a good idea to wear it. Either way no worries we have the NYC street lights!!! It’s a comfortable pace between 12-15mph. The fireworks start about 9:30pm and last about 20-30 minutes(very nice display of fireworks, may want to bring your ear plugs)

This 18 mile (from Manhattan) urban ride will take us along the Hudson River in both Manhattan & Bklyn. The route is mostly and 90% bike lanes or paths, leading us along the river under the Verrazano Narrows Bridge into Coney Island, to the Atlantic Ocean at Coney Island where the night sky will light up in an array of colors.

This is a one-way ride. You’ll be able to take the ‘Q’, ‘D’, ‘F’ and ‘N’ trains back into the city.

The fee is $10 for our guidance and support. Please RSVP if you are planning to attend this ride. If you have any questions best to call me. If you would like info on renting a bike.

 

Piermont Easy, Saturday, June 6th
Details;
Saturday, June 6th.
Where: Gorge Washington Bridge (178th Street & Ft. Washington/’A’ train to 175th)
Time: 8:30am, on the pedals @ 8:45. Back by 1:00pm
Distance: 30 miles
Pace: 15mph
Terrain: Mostly flat going with some hills on the return.
Weather: 75-80 degrees, dress accordingly.
Fee: $10 Guidance & support

This steady rolling ride takes use through the townships of New Jersey and back across the state line into Rockland county of New York.

 

Six Beaches Ride!!
Saturday, May 24th – Six Beaches (2 starting points)
Where & Time: Union Sq. (17th & B’way) @ 7:30am
Where & Time: Prospect Pk (Parkside & Ocean Av) @ 8:30am
Distance: 50 miles from Manhattan & 42 miles from Prospect
Distance: There is turnoff to Riis making it much shorter if you want
Terrain: All Flat with the exception of bridges
Donation: $10 Guidance & support (if you don’t have it come anyway, all good).
This cycling journey starts from two locations, Manhattan and Bklyn. Both groups will MeetUp at Prospect. From there we roll through the neighborhoods of Flatbush, Midwood and Sheepshead Bay. Once we hit the Bklyn/Qns Greenways the pace picks up. There is a turnoff for those wanting more beach time (@ Riis beach) and less bike miles. The route is mostly flat and on bike lanes or bike paths.

There’s a great deli near Rockaway beach where we’ll have lunch. Our journey will end in Coney Island where you can jump on a number of trains to your destination back.
This is really a nice inner-city ride! We may have a SAG vehicle trailing us for support and to carry your small bag of goods.

Please RSVP if planning to attend as I will only be contacting those who RSVP’d with any changes or updates.
Wearing a helmet is a MUST!!!
Email or call me with any questions or concerns.
Beaches-Rockaway, Riis, Plumb, Manhattan, Brighten and Coney Island.
Hope to see you soon!

 

Saturday, May 2nd – Loosen Up Breakfast Ride (The Market)

This short steady ride will have you earn your breakfast and burn it off on the way back.
Starting at: GW Bridge – 178th Street & Ft.Washington(under overpass)
Time: 7:45AM on the pedals shortly thereafter safety speech. Back in Manhattan by noon.
Distance: 26 miles. Pace 15mph. One minor/major hill on the return.
Level: This is a beginner ride but could have the feel of a intermediate ride.
Fee: Free guidance and support.

Please sign up for upcoming ride workshop and journeys here avery@cyclingtheapple.org