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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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Friday, November 24

  • 8:15am
  • B*
  • 100 miles, Leader: Oliver Zong
  • 347-668-9567
  • Black Friday 9w Century
Meet at Police Station at top of Alpine Climb. We'll be riding to the start site. Will be doing loops on 9w with occasional stop at Goldberg's Bagels. Simple route. Come for all or part of it. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Rolling 26-45
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26523012 This is for strong B* riders - we will average around 16-17 for the entire ride.
  • 10:00am
  • B
  • 47 miles, Leader: Russ Barbone
  • 201-280-8254
  • Bloomfield to Hoboken WITHOUT GOING ON ANY HIGHWAY!
Ride from Ride from Bloomfield to Hoboken WITHOUT GOING ON ANY HIGHWAY! 1 climb each way. **THIS IS A NO DROP B RIDE & I WILL WAIT AT TOP OF HILL! Eat in Hoboken. Note: SIGN UP "YES I WILL RIDE" OR I WILL NOT SHOW UP! 1 climb each way. **THIS IS A NO DROP B RIDE & I WILL WAIT AT TOP OF HILL! Eat in Hoboken. Note: 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
  • 10:00am
  • B
  • 40-45 miles, Leader: Ralph Pantuso
  • 201-252-2019
  • Thursday Morning Social: 2017 - Special Friday Edition
Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Rolling 26-45 Had too much to eat yesterday? No problem since the Friday edition of the Thursday Morning Social is here to help. So come and join us as we do a nice little spin to help burn off some of that excess turkey and stuffing. 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.
  • 10:15am
  • C*
  • 25 miles, Leader: Barbara Klein
  • 973-831-5952
  • Umpteenth Black Friday Ride: Get Out of Bergen County
No malls. No mall traffic. Why go shopping when you could use the time productively to bike and escape Bergen County? This ride is also known as the Sloatsburg Special. Cue sheet courtesy of Gene Marsh. Join us for lunch after the ride. B riders are welcome to go ahead and save us a spot at the bar. Questions call the cell 917-584-3790. The first 7 miles are uphill!!! Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Hilly 56-75
This will be a quiet ride along the completely paved Heritage rail trail from Monroe to Goshen and back. Brief break at the turn in Goshen. Post ride libations at Characters in Sloatsburg on the drive back. Due to road construction resulting in the closure of a small portion of the trail near the Airplane park we normally meet at we will start at the Monroe Park and Ride Bus Stop Lot B. This is that first lot we normally pass by when starting the ride. No restroom facilities at the start. To avoid Woodbury Commons traffic you might want to drive up Rt 17 thru Tuxedo and make a left onto Orange Turnpike at Southfields and come in the back way. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: = 32. Rolling 26-45.
  • 9:45am
  • MC
  • 20 miles, Leader: Wilson Palacios
  • 201-310-2993
  • MTB 101 - Lewis Morris Park
CANCELED for reasons above leaders control!!! Best way to avoid Black Friday drivers hopping from mall to mall, is to hit the trails. Iím new at MTBing, so I take a nice-and-easy-letís-get-back-in-one-piece type of pace. First time riding on this location, but has good reviews. Approximately 2 hours of riding. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Rolling 26-45

Saturday, November 25

Enough with the cookie talk, I have't had pancakes in forever. Let's go get some! We'll stop at Mockingbird Cafe in Basking Ridge (or next door at the bagel shop). GPS route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26521029 Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Hilly 56-75
  • 10:00am
  • B
  • 44 miles, Leader: Thomas Bankos
  • 704-877-2821
  • Oakland to Sorrento's/ East Hanover
This will be a very casual B ride 44 miles and not much climbing. Short lunch break at Sorrento's Cue sheets will be available and no one will be dropped. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads and helmets must be worn. Terrain: Rolling 26-45https://ridewithgps.com/routes/9895843
  • 11:45am
  • C
  • 21 miles, Leader: Jocelyn Concepcion
  • 201-724-8662
  • Thanksgiving Time at Mrs. Kearny's Tavern
Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Very hilly 76-100 Ride with me for a tour of Edgewater river front continuing in Henry Hudson Drive with a stop at Mrs. Kearny's tavern in Alpine picnic area. There would be some post-Thanksgiving cheer by the fireside at Mrs. Kearny's Tavern. Staff dressed in nineteenth-century clothing will serve hot cider and treats. There would also be some music, storytelling and games. For those who wish to skip the tour of Edgewater, where some portions portions are on narrow sidewalks to avoid rushing car traffic on narrow roads, you may wait for the group and join the ride back from Alpine picnic area. And return back same way on your own. We will be there by 1:30pm or so. Sign-up. No riders or no show might cancel the ride.

Sunday, November 26

  • 9:00am
  • A
  • ~39 miles, Leader: Alex Sidd
  • -
  • come climb with me-Thanks Giving Edition
Calling all members. Come join me on a fun climbing ride to Blauvelt Park & back. We meet and greet 9:00 a.m and depart by 9:15a.m. Test your form and fitness level on this challenging route. We will visit some famous climbs like "Mansion" , "Tweed" and "See you at the top". We will soft pedal after ALL CLIMBS for you to catch up and REGROUP as needed. Pace on the flats will be a manageable (17-21mph). The climbs will be your own pace. Only 40miles and only 2650 feet of elevation. We will be very close to 9w on all the climbs and there are plenty of bailout points. Come for full or for partial. We stop for all mechanicals. Here's the route below : https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26482629 Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Hilly 56-75
The usually Ride to David Bagels Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Rolling 26-45
Riding along the Passaic River, around the swamp, along Sand, Hollywood, Pine Brook and Chapel Hill Roads. Brief lunch stop. My first time leading this ride so I'm not sure of the exact mileage. Low B pace. Bring drinks and snacks. No go if the temperature is below 32 degrees. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55

Tuesday, November 28

Lets ride on hard pack path which is wide. Best with wider tires, road bike not recommended Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Flat 0-25

Wednesday, November 29

  • 9:45am
  • C*
  • 35+/- miles, Leader: Peter Bellin
  • 845-357-8941
  • Airmont/Airmount Cool
Note 9:45am start time. Challenging ride for strong C* or B riders. 2000+/- ft of climbing. Rest stop/possible deli stop. Ride leader believes not being dropped is a human right. No go if temp at start of ride is below 35. Sign up to receive notice of changes or cancellation. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55

Thursday, November 30

  • 9:45am
  • B
  • 40-50 miles, Leader: Ralph Pantuso
  • 201-252-2019
  • Thursday Morning Social: 2017
Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55 Come and be part of the little that remains of the 2017 season - Hey it's never too late!. 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.

Saturday, December 2

  • 8:15am
  • B*
  • 76 miles, Leader: Arnie Spanier
  • Greenwich Reindeer Festival
Our third annual ride to Greenwich, CT to join the Greenwich Reindeer Festival! Food trucks, live music and even a stop at Rye Playland - this ride will get you in the holiday spirit. After lunch and a visit to the Greenwich harbor, we'll head north and return via the North County trail. Pace will be moderate, regroup as needed, nobody gets dropped. GPS route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26521678 Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55

Wednesday, December 6

  • 10:00am
  • C*
  • 35+/- miles, Leader: Peter Bellin
  • 845-357-8941
  • Airmont/Airmount Cool
Challenging ride for strong C* or B riders. 2000+/- ft of climbing. Rest stop/possible deli stop. Ride leader believes not being dropped is a human right. No go if temp at start of ride is below 35. Sign up to receive notice of changes or cancellation. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55

Wednesday, December 13

  • 10:00am
  • C*
  • 35+/- miles, Leader: Peter Bellin
  • 845-357-8941
  • Airmont/Airmount Cool
Challenging ride for strong C* or B riders. 2000+/- ft of climbing. Rest stop/possible deli stop. Ride leader believes not being dropped is a human right. No go if temp at start of ride is below 35. Sign up to receive notice of changes or cancellation. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55

Wednesday, December 20

  • 10:00am
  • C*
  • 35+/- miles, Leader: Peter Bellin
  • 845-357-8941
  • Airmont/Airmount Cool
Challenging ride for strong C* or B riders. 2000+/- ft of climbing. Rest stop/possible deli stop. Ride leader believes not being dropped is a human right. No go if temp at start of ride is below 35. Sign up to receive notice of changes or cancellation. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55

Saturday, December 23

  • 10:00am
  • D
  • 11 miles, Leader: Diana Bitritto
  • 201-917-5054
  • 'Twas the Ride Before Christmas...
...And all through the town, BTCNJ members were riding around, looking at the pretty lights, and all of the other holiday sights. Your Sugar Plum Fairy Ridemistress is slowly making her return back to the two-wheeled scene. So deck your bikes with boughs of holly, don we now our ugliest ugly Christmas/Chanukah/Kwanzaa/Festivus sweaters, and let's show our C* and up brethren and sistren that we're just as brave (or crazy) as they are to ride in the winter. Sugar plums from Santa will be distributed, and there'll be a hot chocolate stop during the ride. Note: Ride will not go in rain, high winds, snow, sleet, temps under 40 by 9 am, wet or icy roads, or other Grinchy weather conditions or if <2 sign up. Terrain: Flat 0-25

Wednesday, December 27

  • 10:00am
  • C*
  • 35+/- miles, Leader: Peter Bellin
  • 845-357-8941
  • Airmont/Airmount Cool
Challenging ride for strong C* or B riders. 2000+/- ft of climbing. Rest stop/possible deli stop. Ride leader believes not being dropped is a human right. No go if temp at start of ride is below 35. Sign up to receive notice of changes or cancellation. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55

Wednesday, January 3

  • 10:00am
  • C*
  • 35+/- miles, Leader: Peter Bellin
  • 845-357-8941
  • Airmont/Airmount Cool
Challenging ride for strong C* or B riders. 2000+/- ft of climbing. Rest stop/possible deli stop. Ride leader believes not being dropped is a human right. No go if temp at start of ride is below 35. Sign up to receive notice of changes or cancellation. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55
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