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Ride Schedule

If you have arrived at this page, you are probably asking yourself "what kinds of rides does BTCNJ offer?" Before going further, become familiar with our Ride Categories and our Guidelines for Group Rides. Then feel free to browse our current schedule below and try one or two rides before you join. Please call or email the ride leader in advance to get the start location. All rides leave 15 minutes after the listed start time, unless otherwise noted.

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Thursday, August 17

  • 4:00pm
  • B*
  • 25-38 miles, Leader: Howie Cohen
  • 201-892-2588
  • Harriman Revisited
Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Hilly 56-75. Rides may lead to the top of Bear Mountain or just around the park perimeter.
  • 5:15pm
  • B*
  • 35 ish miles, Leader: Ken Devitt
  • 973-615-4161
  • Thursday PM Ice Cream Run
5:15 meet, 5:30 wheels roll. No drop, Group ride and behaviors. Route will be same as last week. Bloomingdale, Butler,Kinnelon, Denville, Moutain Lakes, Boonton, Montville, return avg pace 16.999 on meter when we get back. PLEASE NOTE: THIS RIDE WILL BE A SLOW TO MODERATE B* PACE, as prep. for Sunday's Century. Do not sign up if you need to hit the hammer. Thanks, General route direction will be posted a day before. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Rolling 26-45
  • 6:00pm
  • B*
  • 20 miles, Leader: Nate Morgenstern
  • 201-655-3440
  • Thursday Evening Fleeting Affair
I will continue to offer a 10 minute hands-on session covering one or two bike handling skills. We started easy as an upper B ride to encourage strong B riders interested in moving up. Now we're into a low to moderate B* pace to continue the progression. So, join us on a fun evening ride. We start the ride spinning at about 15 mph for the first 4 miles to the climb, ascend at your own pace, regroup at the top and continue. We regroup at or immediately after each traffic light or turn. Coexistence with other traffic will be stressed. Learn how to ride a paceline properly, and improve your group riding skills while enjoying the lovely surroundings on these summer eve's into Rockland County. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55
  • 9:30am
  • B*
  • 50 ish miles, Leader: Andre Daguet
  • 201-427-0079
  • Pomona Cycling Classic Extra
Please ride responsibly at B* pace. I have not been to David's for awhile. We'll head up West Saddle River Rd into Rockland County,then a few more miles and a few more hills to David's Bagels in Pomona for a short break. Return via East Saddle River Rd. Some rollers and pace line stretches with bursts of speed. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55
  • 8:30am
  • B
  • 50-60 miles, Leader: Ralph Pantuso
  • 201-252-2019
  • Thursday Morning Social: 2017
Please note: New start location due to Route 202 road work. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55 Come and be part of the Thursday Morning Social rides for the 2017 season. As always the ride will be a fun filled, leisurely paced B ride. Route to be determined day of the ride. Lunch stop but no cue sheets. Newcomers welcome. Please note: the ride leader promises that as long as a true "B" pace (13.0 to 14.9 mph) can be kept by a rider then NO ONE will be dropped. Remember that the TMS (Thursday Morning Social) ride is the longest running weekday morning ride in the BTCNJ.
  • 6:00pm
  • C*
  • 18-20 miles, Leader: Alan Scherl
  • 914-246-0015
  • Morris Meander
Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Flat 0-25 Join us for a quick evening ride around Morris County. We'll vary the routes from week to week but they will be relatively flat. The pace will be a fast C*/slow B. The goal is to have a relaxing fun evening ride. There will be no cue sheets but there will be a sweep and no one will get dropped.

Friday, August 18

  • 6:00pm
  • B
  • 22 miles, Leader: John Bleeker
  • 973-615-0006
  • Around the Lakes of Franklin Lakes
Friday Evening after work week ride on mostly rolling Terrain through Franklin Lakes, and a little bit of Wyckoff. The first part of the ride will be on Neighborhood roads thru Franklin Lakes, with minimal riding on high traffic areas. This ride is a looping ride and will go around all the main lakes of Franklin Lakes and through some of the best and scenic neighborhoods.The pace will be a high B,low B* on the flats and descents and will Avg. 15-15.5 overall.Vertical will be approx. 1000 feet elevation. No one will be dropped. Please join us for a nice scenic ride perfect to end the week with. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24218951 Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Rolling 26-45
  • 9:00am
  • C*
  • 30 miles, Leader: Jim Grady
  • 973-728-6813
  • Paulinskill Rail Trail
"Paulinskill Rail Trail": Ride the Paulinkill Valley Rail Trail from Lafayette.Lots of great rural scenery. Fat tires recommended as this is a cinder/grass trail. Please sign up to be notified of any last minute changes. If No-one signs up, ride will be cancelled.Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Flat 0-25
  • 9:00am
  • C
  • 22-26 miles, Leader: Steve Firth
  • 973-570-7490
  • Oakland to Lincoln Park
CHECK BACK TOMORROW AROUND 7:30 a.m. FOR A RIDE STATUS UPDATE. Another Friday ride to Lincoln Park. Let's see how many Rally arrows we can find. Casual C pace. Stop at the Ice Cream Station near the end. Hope you can join us. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Flat 0-25

Saturday, August 19

  • 8:30am
  • B
  • 43.7 miles, Leader: Tom Wieser
  • 908-512-2687
  • Ramapo Rally Warmup
If you need a warmup for the rally, come and join this ride: good flats and even better climbs. We will go again South/West to reverse climb of SkyTop at Watchung reservation and come back with South Mountain reservation. Brief Lunch stop at Golberg's in Millburn. RideWGps for cuesheet and GPS file: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24284689 Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55
  • 9:30am
  • B
  • 43 miles, Leader: Glenn Barnes
  • 201-625-2744
  • Cosmic Wheel to True Food Loop - Hard Start, Easy Finish
***** PLEASE NOTE NEW PARKING ARRANGEMENTS - Meet at the old Train Station building which is now The All Gold Group building. Plenty of free parking spaces facing the RR tracks. We are no longer allowed to park in the municipal lot across Main St. from bike shop. ***** Low to mid B-pace with a few early hills, but mostly flat on return. Lunch stop at True Food in Nyack. Rain, wet roads or 40% or more chance of precip on Weather.com hour-by-hour forecast for Ridgefield Park cancels. Helmet and liquid replenishment required. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55
  • 9:00am
  • C*
  • 40 ish miles, Leader: Olivia Sharp
  • 862-588-9489
  • Lunch, Ice Cream, and Riding
"Lunch, Ice Cream, and Riding ": Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads but will go drying roads. Terrain: Rolling 26-45. If questionable will update here day of ride by 8:15 am. A peppy C* for strong C* riders – a ride to Millburn for lunch. We will start with a Tour de Montclair to warm us for the climb up Bloomfield. We will take a quick break in Verona before heading though S.Mountain Reservation on the way Millburn for lunch. On our return we will drop off non Ice Cream eaters back at the start before heading out to Applegates for Ice Cream (adding about 2.5 miles to the total ride) Note: Enter park from Bellevue Avenue Entrance Terrain: Rolling 26-45 Terrain: Rolling 26-45

Sunday, August 20

  • 8:00am
  • B*
  • 62 miles, Leader: Bob Zitelli
  • 201-476-0776
  • Ramapo Rally Metric Century
B* Metric Century for Ramapo Rally. You must be registered for the Rally to participate in this ride! http://btcnj.com/mywcc/ramapoForm.php Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55
  • 7:15am
  • B
  • 100 miles, Leader: Ralph Pantuso
  • 201-252-2019
  • Arden Valley Reunion Ramapo Rally Century
IMPORTANT!!! - You MUST be registered for the Ramapo Rally to participate in this ride. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55 Okay so you did some of the Arden Valley Training rides and you even did the Arden Valley ride and now you're ready to ride the 40th anniversary Ramapo Rally Century. Why not join me and some of your friends and training buddies for a great day of riding with plenty of food stops and full sag support. Be sure to register of the Ramapo Rally. We will meet at the Rally start for an early start. Remember that being able to ride the century was always the goal of the Arden Valley ride so let's do it!
  • 8:00am
  • B
  • 62 miles, Leader: Peter Bellin
  • 845-357-8941
  • Ramapo Rally 100K 62 miles
IMPORTANT!!! - You MUST be registered for the Ramapo Rally to participate in this ride. Departure by 8:15. Join us for a B Rally ride. You may be dropped if you don't maintain the group speed or dawdle longer than ride leader at rest stops. Will follow Ramapo rally 100K 62 mile route, get your cue sheets from website or at Rally. The GPS file is on the website. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55
  • 8:15am
  • B
  • 50 miles, Leader: Peter Cafaro
  • 401-862-9001
  • Ramapo Rally 50 - Quick B
IMPORTANT!!! - You MUST be registered for the Ramapo Rally to participate in this ride. Join us for a quick paced B Rally ride. Plan to average in mid 15s (+/-). Ride will finish in plenty of time to enjoy the post rally food and festivities. Will follow Ramapo rally 50 mile route so plan to get your cue sheets in advance. I will post the GPS file here when it is available. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Rolling 26-45

Monday, August 21

  • 5:15pm
  • C*
  • 24 miles, Leader: Olivia Sharp
  • 862-588-9489
  • Monday Night De-Stress Ride
Come join us after work for our Monday night de-stress ride. We will roll through Oakland, Pompton Plains & Lincoln Park. Olivia and Deb subbing for Leslie and Amy. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Rolling 26-45

Tuesday, August 22

  • 5:45pm
  • A
  • 28 miles, Leader: Chet White
  • 201-788-5562
  • Tuesday Night Training Ride
Note: Ride will leave at 6:10pm Ride will not go in rain or wet roads.Grove St to Van Dien head north to Carlton. Regroup for the ride south. Terrain: Rolling 26-45Terrain: Rolling 26-45
  • 5:45pm
  • B
  • 20+ miles, Leader: Jeff Lipman
  • 973-800-7943
  • Bob's to "B" Continued
Although our fearless leader Bob will be missed, the ride must go on! Please join me at 5:45 and we will vary our route each week as we race the daylight. With the shortened days, front and rear lights are mandatory. Download the ridewithgps link at: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24309259.Note: Cue sheets will be provided as well. Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Flat 0-25Terrain: Rolling 26-45

Wednesday, August 23

  • 6:00pm
  • B*
  • 25 +/- miles, Leader: John Daugherty
  • 201-796-0463
  • Saddle River Straddle
Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55. Fast paced loop crossing the Saddle River multiple times to find the best roads and smooth pavement. Turn around point will be determined by the amount of daylight. Pace will be 17.0 +/- Must have head light and tail light and wear bright colored jersey. Safety first as always
  • 6:00pm
  • B*
  • 23.7 miles, Leader: Rich Brookler
  • 201-913-0635
  • B* Spin & Tonic - To Harrington Park
668' of climbing. We meet at 6:00pm and leave at 6:15pm - right after the A group. We tend to average around 16.5 to 17.5mph. Sunset is at 7:42. We will not supply cue sheets. Please make sure you print out directions or have the GPS route in your 'Garmin' .... https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16057672/ Bring front and rear lights for the last few miles. We recommend that everyone wear a Road-ID! Turvino's after the ride for anyone who wants to continue the fun. We will ride safe - please look at http://bicyclesafe.com/ on how to not get hit by vehicles. Terrain: Rolling 26-45
  • 4:45pm
  • B
  • 30-35 miles, Leader: Paul Kellner
  • 201-446-0881
  • Market Ride
PLEASE CALL OR TEXT BY 1:00 PM IF YOU PLAN TO RIDE BUT DIDN'T SIGN UP. START TIME AND LOCATION MAY CHANGE. Ride up 9w to park entrance, through the park to Ross Dock then back to ranger station climb for repeats, or down 9W to Tallman , loop back to 9w to the market for a quick break and return on 9W. We will regroup at the top of major climbs. That said the ride back on 9W will be at a brisk pace back to Sage. No cue sheet. Lights are mandatory as we may be returning in the dark. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Hilly 56-75
  • 5:30pm
  • B
  • 30 miles, Leader: Russ Barbone
  • 201-280-8254
  • he Longest Running Every Wed. Night B Ride!
NOTE TIME CHANGE! The Longest Running Every Wed. Night B Rides Return! **Lights front and back mandatory! LAST NIGHT RIDE OF THE SEASON. **Sign Up "YES I WILL RIDE" or I will NOT show up! Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55
  • 6:00pm
  • B
  • 20-30 miles, Leader: Alan Scherl
  • 914-246-0015
  • BYOB 2017 Edition
Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Flat 0-25 Join us for a spirited B ride through northern Bergen County. There are no cue sheets but this is a no drop ride. We race the sun and sometimes we lose so head and tail lights are advised. After the ride, we join the riders from the other categories for dinner at Turvino's (BYOB!)
  • 5:30pm
  • C*
  • 24 miles, Leader: Dennis Moore
  • 845-825-1246
  • Cruise and Cuisine
Our traditional up and back C* Spin around Bergen County. This is a fast no cue sheet ride at the average flat C* pace 13-14mph. Regrouping at top of hills and traffic signals. After the ride, join all level BTCNJ Wednesday night riders at Turvinos for a post ride dinner – BYOB. Any updates will be posted on the website by 4:45pm. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Rolling 26-456
  • 9:00am
  • C*
  • 35+/- miles, Leader: Peter Bellin
  • 845-357-8941
  • Airmont/Airmount
Challenging terrain with typically 1500/2300ft of climbing. Ride is for solid C* riders. Progressive ride leader believes not being dropped is a guaranteed human right. Rest stop/possible deli stop. No cue. Signed up riders will receive notice of changes and cancellation. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55
  • 5:45pm
  • C
  • 20 +/- miles, Leader: Amy Rafferty
  • 973-714-0470
  • C You at Truvino's
Join us for a C Spin around Bergen County. This is a no cue sheet ride and will ride to the pace of the group. No one gets dropped. After our spin, join fellow BTCNJ Wednesday night riders at Turvino’s for an post ride dinner – BYOB. Any updates will be posted on the website by 4:45. We will not ride in rain, on wet roads, if rain is 50% or greater during the ride or extreme heat. Any questions call Amy Rafferty 973-714-0470 or Madeline Coronoto 973-902-1315 Terrain: Flat 0-25

Thursday, August 24

  • 5:15pm
  • B*
  • 35 ish miles, Leader: Ken Devitt
  • 973-615-4161
  • Thursday PM Ice Cream Run
5:15 meet, 5:30 wheels roll. No drop, Group ride and behaviors. General route direction will be posted a day before. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Rolling 26-45
  • 6:00pm
  • C*
  • 18-20 miles, Leader: Alan Scherl
  • 914-246-0015
  • Morris Meander
Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Flat 0-25 Join us for a quick evening ride around Morris County. We'll vary the routes from week to week but they will be relatively flat. The pace will be a fast C*/slow B. The goal is to have a relaxing fun evening ride. There will be no cue sheets but there will be a sweep and no one will get dropped.

Friday, August 25

  • 6:00pm
  • B
  • 22 miles, Leader: John Bleeker
  • 973-615-0006
  • Around the Lakes of Franklin Lakes
Friday Evening after work week ride on mostly rolling Terrain through Franklin Lakes, and a little bit of Wyckoff. The first part of the ride will be on Neighborhood roads thru Franklin Lakes, with minimal riding on high traffic areas. This ride is a looping ride and will go around all the main lakes of Franklin Lakes and through some of the best and scenic neighborhoods.The pace will be a high B,low B* on the flats and descents and will Avg. 15-15.5 overall.Vertical will be approx. 1000 feet elevation. No one will be dropped. Please join us for a nice scenic ride perfect to end the week with. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24218951 Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Rolling 26-45

Saturday, August 26

  • 8:30am
  • B
  • 55 miles, Leader: Tom Wieser
  • 908-512-2687
  • Beauty, Farms and Hills - Frenchtown Loop
You certainly will not regret waking up early Saturday morning and drive South/West to the starting point. It worth it!! Breathtaking; the beauty of the area, as well as the the hill climbing, one or both, will leave you breathless...-:). We will start in Clinton, circle Round Valley reservoir, and stop for a photo opp at the top. Ride South/West to Frenchtown, enjoy a great lunch on the scenic Delaware River and climb up back to Clinton. PLEASE NOTE CAREFULLY. This is a 55 miles/3900ft of elevation ride. As per BTCNJ ride classification guideline, this is a "Hilly" ride. Please be realistic and responsible while assessing your ability to attend this ride. If you graduated successfully from Ralph Pantuso's academy of The Annual Arden Valley Hill Festival, then, you are prepared. I am committed to lead a "safety first" ride, ride together as a group, and we wait on top of each climb for everybody! However, you must be able to maintain steady B pace on the flat, and climb at your on pace. Also, please bring some energy bars and snacks, as lunch is not scheduled before the 37 mile mark. GPS info and cuesheet: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16293103 NOTE: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads, or higher than forecasted 85 degrees, in mid day. Terrain: Hilly 56-75

Sunday, August 27

  • 6:45am
  • B*
  • 80 miles, Leader: John Daugherty
  • 201-796-0463
  • Arden Valley Express II
Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. A repeat of my July 30th ride to Harriman State Park via Arden Valley Road. Challenging terrain, with an elevation gain of 4600 feet. 16.0-16.5 average pace. Two short rest stops Terrain: Hilly 56-75

Monday, August 28

  • 5:15pm
  • C*
  • 22 miles, Leader: Leslie Felsen
  • 201-445-7306
  • Stress Reduction Ride
**Due to early sundown, you must have working lights!**Come join us after work for our Monday night de-stress ride. We will roll through Oakland, Pompton Plains & Lincoln Park. Call Leslie 201-988-4229 or Amy 973-714-0470 with questions. Sign Up For This Ride Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Flat 0-25

Wednesday, August 30

  • 4:45pm
  • B
  • 30-35 miles, Leader: Paul Kellner
  • 201-446-0881
  • Market Ride
PLEASE CALL OR TEXT BY 1:00 PM IF YOU PLAN TO RIDE BUT DIDN'T SIGN UP. START TIME AND LOCATION MAY CHANGE. Ride up 9w to park entrance, through the park to Ross Dock then back to ranger station climb for repeats, or down 9W to Tallman , loop back to 9w to the market for a quick break and return on 9W. We will regroup at the top of major climbs. That said the ride back on 9W will be at a brisk pace back to Sage. No cue sheet. Lights are mandatory as we may be returning in the dark. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Hilly 56-75
  • 6:00pm
  • B
  • 20-30 miles, Leader: Alan Scherl
  • 914-246-0015
  • BYOB 2017 Edition
Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Flat 0-25 Join us for a spirited B ride through northern Bergen County. There are no cue sheets but this is a no drop ride. We race the sun and sometimes we lose so head and tail lights are advised. After the ride, we join the riders from the other categories for dinner at Turvino's (BYOB!)
  • 5:30pm
  • C*
  • 24 miles, Leader: Dennis Moore
  • 845-825-1246
  • Cruise and Cuisine
Our traditional up and back C* Spin around Bergen County. This is a fast no cue sheet ride at the average flat C* pace 13-14mph. Regrouping at top of hills and traffic signals. After the ride, join all level BTCNJ Wednesday night riders at Turvinos for a post ride dinner – BYOB. Any updates will be posted on the website by 4:45pm. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Rolling 26-456
  • 9:00am
  • C*
  • 35+/- miles, Leader: Peter Bellin
  • 845-357-8941
  • Airmont/Airmount
Challenging terrain with typically 1500/2300ft of climbing. Ride is for solid C* riders. Progressive ride leader believes not being dropped is a guaranteed human right. Rest stop/possible deli stop. No cue. Signed up riders will receive notice of changes and cancellation. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55
Join us for a C Spin around Bergen County. This is a no cue sheet ride and will ride to the pace of the group. No one gets dropped. After our spin, join fellow BTCNJ Wednesday night riders at Turvino’s for an post ride dinner – BYOB. Any updates will be posted on the website by 4:45. We will not ride in rain, on wet roads, if rain is 50% or greater during the ride or extreme heat. Any questions call Madeline Coronoto 973-902-1315 Terrain: Flat 0-25

Thursday, August 31

  • 8:30am
  • B
  • 50-60 miles, Leader: Ralph Pantuso
  • 201-252-2019
  • Thursday Morning Social: 2017
Please note: New start location due to Route 202 road work. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55 Come and be part of the Thursday Morning Social rides for the 2017 season. As always the ride will be a fun filled, leisurely paced B ride. Route to be determined day of the ride. Lunch stop but no cue sheets. Newcomers welcome. Please note: the ride leader promises that as long as a true "B" pace (13.0 to 14.9 mph) can be kept by a rider then NO ONE will be dropped. Remember that the TMS (Thursday Morning Social) ride is the longest running weekday morning ride in the BTCNJ.
  • 6:00pm
  • C*
  • 18-20 miles, Leader: Alan Scherl
  • 914-246-0015
  • Morris Meander
Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Flat 0-25 Join us for a quick evening ride around Morris County. We'll vary the routes from week to week but they will be relatively flat. The pace will be a fast C*/slow B. The goal is to have a relaxing fun evening ride. There will be no cue sheets but there will be a sweep and no one will get dropped.

Friday, September 1

  • 5:30pm
  • B
  • 22 miles, Leader: John Bleeker
  • 973-615-0006
  • Around the Lakes of Franklin Lakes
PLEASE NOTE EARLIER START TIME!!! Friday Evening after work week ride on mostly rolling Terrain through Franklin Lakes, and a little bit of Wyckoff. The first part of the ride will be on Neighborhood roads thru Franklin Lakes, with minimal riding on high traffic areas. This ride is a looping ride and will go around all the main lakes of Franklin Lakes and through some of the best and scenic neighborhoods.The pace will be a high B,low B* on the flats and descents and will Avg. 15-15.5 overall.Vertical will be approx. 1000 feet elevation. No one will be dropped. Please join us for a nice scenic ride perfect to end the week with. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24218951 Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Rolling 26-45

Saturday, September 2

  • 10:15am
  • C*
  • 35 miles, Leader: Alain Chahine
  • 908-512-2623
  • The "Post Rally" Meander
Now that the Ramapo Rally is behind us, I (for one) can concentrate on "more" riding. So, why not enjoy my "classic & usual" meander around "lightly" travelled "AND" pothole-free roads (don't we wish) around Bergen & Rockland counties. Of course, a libation stop is part of the festivities. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Rolling 26-45

Sunday, September 3

Note: Enjoy your labor Day weekend by joining Deidre and I for the Catskill Mountain Cycling Challenge. You must pre register the cost is $40.00 the deadline is 9/1/17 if you wait for the day of ride there is an increase. You use Bikereg.Com-catskill-mountain-cycling-challenge to register There will be 3 refreshment stops during the ride a free lunch provided and a T shirt. Cue sheets will be provided and no one will be dropped. This should be a very scenic ride and not too difficult 57 miles and only 2460 ft. of climbing. Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Hilly 56-75Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55 Helmets must be worn. DIRECTIONS are take 87 north to exit 19 that's the Kingston exit bear right to Rt.28 west in about an hours time look for CR.38 you make a right your looking for 651 Rt.38 if you Reach Rt.30 you have gone too far. THIS RIDE STARTS AT 8:30 GET THERE EARLY SO WE CAN FIND EACH OTHER. Thank You.

Monday, September 4

  • 11:00am
  • B*
  • 34.3 miles, Leader: Rich Brookler
  • 201-913-0635
  • 5th Annual DOGS and BTCNJ Tandem & Single Ride (Longer Ride)
Rich and Debbie will be leading a 34 miles B* ride and Alan and Rita will be leading a 27 mile C* ride. If someone would like to lead a B version of either of those rides, please let Alan know. Otherwise, please come ride with one of the groups and stay for the pool party! Tentative Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24264935/. Please print cue sheet or load route to your device. Cool down after the ride with a swim in Alan and Rita's pool. Remember to bring a bathing suit and towel. This will be a combined BTCNJ and DOGS (Doubles of Garden State) ride. Single riders are welcome to join us. Ride will not go in rain or very wet roads. RSVP if you plan to ride. Refreshments: After the ride we'll eat at Alan and Rita's house (508 Washington St. Boonton, NJ). Please bring an appetizer or dessert. Please email Rita ([email protected]) with what you plan to bring so we can try to balance out the food. Alan and Rita will supply burgers and hot dogs. Hosts: Rich Brookler, Debbie Ungerleider, Alan Scherl and Rita Tesar
  • 11:00am
  • B
  • 27 or 38 miles, Leader: Alan Scherl
  • 914-246-0015
  • 5th Annual DOGS and BTCNJ Tandem & Single Ride (Shorter Ride)
Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Rolling 26-45 Rich and Debbie will be leading a 38 miles B* ride and Alan and Rita will be leading a 27 mile C* ride. If someone would like to lead a B version of either of those rides, please let Alan know. Otherwise, please come ride with one of the groups and stay for the pool party!
  • 11:00am
  • C*
  • 27 miles, Leader: Alan Scherl
  • 914-246-0015
  • 5th Annual DOGS and BTCNJ Tandem & Single Ride (Shorter Ride)
Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Flat 0-25 Alan and Rita for the shorter of 2 different rides in Morris County. Both rides start and end at Rita and Alan's house at 508 Washington St., Boonton, NJ 07005. Alan and Rita will lead a 27mile ride looping through scenic Boonton, Lincoln Park, Pompton Plains, and Montville, NJ. The ride is mostly flat but there's one climb towards the end (not the same hill as last year). If you need a cue sheet – please print one from the route website: https://ridewithgps. com/routes/22413521 This will be a slower-paced (average will be around 12-14 mph and speeds on flats will approach 15-16 mph) no-drop ride regrouping after the hills. Cool down after the ride with a swim in Alan and Rita's pool. Remember to bring a bathing suit and towel. This will be a combined BTCNJ (Bicycle Touring Club of North Jersey) and DOGS ride. Single riders are welcome to join us. Ride will not go in rain or very wet roads. RSVP if you plan to ride. Refreshments: After the ride we'll eat at Alan and Rita's house (508 Washington St. Boonton, NJ). Please bring an appetizer or dessert. Please email Rita ([email protected]) with what you plan to bring so we can try to balance out the food. Alan and Rita will supply burgers and hot dogs. Hosts: Rich Brookler, Debbie Ungerleider, Alan Scherl and Rita Tesar

Tuesday, September 5

  • 5:45pm
  • A
  • 28 miles, Leader: Chet White
  • 201-788-5562
  • Tuesday Night Training Ride
Note: Ride will leave at 6:10pm Ride will not go in rain or wet roads.Grove St to Van Dien head north to Carlton. Regroup for the ride south. Terrain: Rolling 26-45Terrain: Rolling 26-45

Wednesday, September 6

  • 4:45pm
  • B
  • 30-35 miles, Leader: Paul Kellner
  • 201-446-0881
  • Market Ride
PLEASE CALL OR TEXT BY 1:00 PM IF YOU PLAN TO RIDE BUT DIDN'T SIGN UP. START TIME AND LOCATION MAY CHANGE. Ride up 9w to park entrance, through the park to Ross Dock then back to ranger station climb for repeats, or down 9W to Tallman , loop back to 9w to the market for a quick break and return on 9W. We will regroup at the top of major climbs. That said the ride back on 9W will be at a brisk pace back to Sage. No cue sheet. Lights are mandatory as we may be returning in the dark. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Hilly 56-75
  • 6:00pm
  • B
  • 20-30 miles, Leader: Alan Scherl
  • 914-246-0015
  • BYOB 2017 Edition
Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Flat 0-25 Join us for a spirited B ride through northern Bergen County. There are no cue sheets but this is a no drop ride. We race the sun and sometimes we lose so head and tail lights are advised. After the ride, we join the riders from the other categories for dinner at Turvino's (BYOB!)
  • 5:30pm
  • C*
  • 24 miles, Leader: Dennis Moore
  • 845-825-1246
  • Cruise and Cuisine
Our traditional up and back C* Spin around Bergen County. This is a fast no cue sheet ride at the average flat C* pace 13-14mph. Regrouping at top of hills and traffic signals. After the ride, join all level BTCNJ Wednesday night riders at Turvinos for a post ride dinner – BYOB. Any updates will be posted on the website by 4:45pm. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Rolling 26-456
  • 9:00am
  • C*
  • 35+/- miles, Leader: Peter Bellin
  • 845-357-8941
  • Airmont/Airmount
Challenging terrain with typically 1500/2300ft of climbing. Ride is for solid C* riders. Progressive ride leader believes not being dropped is a guaranteed human right. Rest stop/possible deli stop. No cue. Signed up riders will receive notice of changes and cancellation. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55

Saturday, September 9

  • 7:00am
  • B
  • 65 miles, Leader: Tom Wieser
  • 908-512-2687
  • Sourland Spectacular
This registration is for club members that plan to attend the Sourland Spectacular ride B- C* levels, and want to meet there before, however we ride in groups or individually, but not led. Road-marks, GPS downloads and rest stops are provided by organizers. This ride requires pre-registration and payment. http://www.sourlandspectacular.com/. The event will offer challenging routes for serious cyclists, as well as shorter alternatives for more casual bikers. Routes of 24 to 64 miles are planned, all of which include climbing, as the Sourland Mountain is beautiful, but not flat. The routes begin and end at the Otto Kaufman Community Center on Skillman Road in Skillman. All parking will be across the street at Montgomery High School. Plan to leave at 7:15AM Sign Up For This Ride. Note: Ride will go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Hilly 56-75
  • 9:45am
  • C*
  • 50 +/- miles, Leader: Glenn Barnes
  • 201-625-2744
  • Must RSVP: Harlem Valley Rail Trail
Round trip ride on paved former RR bed suitable for road bikes. The first 10 miles is on the rail bed, the next 9 miles on low traffic mostly rolling country roads and the last 4 miles on the rail bed again before deli stop at trail end. Pick up food and bike another 2 miles, then park bikes (bring bike lock) and walk 1 mile up to Bash Bish Falls to eat lunch. Helmet and liquid replenishment required. Rain or 40% or more chance of precip on Weather.com hour-by-hour forecast for Wassaic, NY cancels; excessive heat may shorten ride. PLEASE CALL, TEXT OR EMAIL ON THE DAY BEFORE TO CONFIRM OR SIGN UP AS "Yes, I Will Ride" OR LEADERS MAY NOT SHOW UP. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Rolling 26-45 RidewithGPS link here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22194598

Sunday, September 10

  • 10:30am
  • D
  • 12 miles, Leader: Larry Ten Hoeve
  • 201-891-3841
  • "Edgar Felix l Rail Trail & railroad days":
Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Flat 12 miles .Come join us for a pleasant bike ride on an all paved rail trail and afterwards we will take a tour of the Pine Creek railroad open house , railroad days . The bike ride we plan to go on was once a railroad and now a beautiful bike-hike trail that weaves through small towns and farms with beautiful views along the way. We will be going at a easy pace with many stops to enjoy the scenery and take photos.We will start our bike ride at Allaire State Park which is next to the Pine Creek Railroad and the Historic Village at Allaire state Park. We will return to the same area and after we get back we can go for a train ride, tour the open house railroad days tour , or walk the historic village, or do both. There is a lot to do here and an fun day . Meet us in the parking lot next to the railroad and the historic village. .Bring your camera if you like to. Rain Cancels so Please check this ride listing a few hours before the ride if weather is questionable. Look for tall in parking lot. What to Bring: Helmet (REQUIRED--No Exceptions), functioning bike with inflated tires, at least 2L water and/or hydration beverage, snacks & lunch, sunscreen, insect repellant, and camera. It is advisable to bring a spare tube and tire changing tools in the event of a flat. There is a restroom facility at the Park . Directions to our bike ride meet.-From the Garden State Parkway, take Exit 98 to Route I-195 West; Exit 31B and follow the signs to Allaire State Park GPS: 4265 Atlantic Ave, Wall Township, New Jersey 07727-3715, US

Wednesday, September 13

  • 5:30pm
  • C*
  • 24 miles, Leader: Dennis Moore
  • 845-825-1246
  • Cruise and Cuisine
Our traditional up and back C* Spin around Bergen County. This is a fast no cue sheet ride at the average flat C* pace 13-14mph. Regrouping at top of hills and traffic signals. After the ride, join all level BTCNJ Wednesday night riders at Turvinos for a post ride dinner – BYOB. Any updates will be posted on the website by 4:45pm. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Rolling 26-456
  • 9:00am
  • C*
  • 35+/- miles, Leader: Peter Bellin
  • 845-357-8941
  • Airmont/Airmount
Challenging terrain with typically 1500/2300ft of climbing. Ride is for solid C* riders. Progressive ride leader believes not being dropped is a guaranteed human right. Rest stop/possible deli stop. No cue. Signed up riders will receive notice of changes and cancellation. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55

Sunday, September 17

  • 9:30am
  • B
  • 36 miles, Leader: Glenn Barnes
  • 201-625-2744
  • Must RSVP: Ringwood SP - Harriman - Sterling Forest Loop
Bring your climbing legs and join us for a wonderful scenic ride starting at Shepherd Pond in Ringwood SP and going up through Harriman State Park and Sterling Forest - much of it on low traffic park roads. Some long hilly sections, but we wait for all. Low end of B-pace. Lunch break at Kanawauke Picnic Area at Mile 18. Another break at the Sterling Forest Visitors Center at mile 28 (1st water re-fill opportunity). Bring your lunch, snacks and plenty of liquid as there is NO FOOD STOP ON ROUTE. Rain or 40% or more chance of precip on Weather.com hour-by-hour forecast for Sloatsburg cancels; excessive heat may shorten ride. PLEASE CALL, TEXT OR EMAIL ON THE DAY BEFORE TO CONFIRM OR SIGN UP AS "Yes, I Will Ride" OR LEADERS MAY NOT SHOW UP. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Hilly 56-75 RidewithGPS link here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22192764
  • 10:30am
  • C*
  • 34 miles, Leader: Deb Paster
  • 201-704-0083
  • LOBSTER ROLL RIDE
Back by popular demand! Now that the crowds are gone, we will ride south along the shoreline to Pt Pleasant. Free parking in Bradley Beach train station lot on Sunday. Lunch at Point Lobster Company, home of the BEST lobster roll at the shore! (Check out the reviews on Yelp). This ride will be a high C* pace, no C riders please. Directions: Garden State Pkwy South to Exit 100B. Stay on 33 East(Corlies Ave)for about 4 miles and then make a right onto 71 South (Main St). Train station is a mile down on the right.Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads or temp below 60 degrees. Terrain: Flat 0-25

Wednesday, September 20

  • 5:30pm
  • C*
  • 24 miles, Leader: Dennis Moore
  • 845-825-1246
  • Cruise and Cuisine
Our traditional up and back C* Spin around Bergen County. This is a fast no cue sheet ride at the average flat C* pace 13-14mph. Regrouping at top of hills and traffic signals. After the ride, join all level BTCNJ Wednesday night riders at Turvinos for a post ride dinner – BYOB. Any updates will be posted on the website by 4:45pm. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Rolling 26-456
  • 9:00am
  • C*
  • 35+/- miles, Leader: Peter Bellin
  • 845-357-8941
  • Airmont/Airmount
Challenging terrain with typically 1500/2300ft of climbing. Ride is for solid C* riders. Progressive ride leader believes not being dropped is a guaranteed human right. Rest stop/possible deli stop. No cue. Signed up riders will receive notice of changes and cancellation. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55

Wednesday, September 27

  • 5:30pm
  • C*
  • 24 miles, Leader: Dennis Moore
  • 845-825-1246
  • Cruise and Cuisine
Our traditional up and back C* Spin around Bergen County. This is a fast no cue sheet ride at the average flat C* pace 13-14mph. Regrouping at top of hills and traffic signals. After the ride, join all level BTCNJ Wednesday night riders at Turvinos for a post ride dinner – BYOB. Any updates will be posted on the website by 4:45pm. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Rolling 26-456
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