Bicycle Touring Club
of North Jersey


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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.

For your first few rides with the club, you should start with category that you think will be easy.

Click on "Get more info about this ride!" if you have any questions about the ride you are interested in.

All rides leave 15 minutes after the listed start time (unless otherwise noted).

Members should sign-in to look at the schedule.

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Note: Helmets are required on all club rides.

Showing rides in the 15 day period beginning today . Sorted by date, category, time.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Join us for a Quick and fun spin to Lincoln Park and back. Perfect Recovery ride from the weekend. Ride will be at High B pace.Avg. 16 -17 Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Flat 0-25.
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Start the day off right. Brief rest stop to consume snacks. Sign up to receive notice of changes and cancellations. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55.
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This is for strong B riders. Will do 15 laps in the park to keep the cycling legs active with warm-up, drills and cool down. Although the park is well lit, front and rear lights a MUST. Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55.
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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

We will ride south and west to Sorrento's deli in East Hanover, NJ where we will enjoy a pleasant lunch before heading back to Oakland. We will meet at 9:15 AM and leave at 9:30 AM. Ride is B* but strong B riders are welcome to attend. Planned route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26622477 Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Flat 0-25.
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Here’s an opportunity to see a part of NJ rarely included on the BTCNJ schedule: beautiful horse farms, lovely lakes, the base of the mighty Kitatinny Mtns. Did I say Lakes? And this route includes what I used to claim as the bestestest road in the state. Lunch in Culver Gap. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55.
Starts at: Hope Park & Ride
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Starting late to let it warm up. First, we'll make a pit stop at van saun park, then we'll ride up into rockland county and go around congers lake on the boardwalk, then over to rockland lake. We'll ride up 9w or down by the river on the gravel road before stopping at didier's for refreshments. Afterwards we will head back via piermont road. https://ridewithgps.com/trips/21718624 Upper B pace on the flats and normal B on the few hills we hit. We'll regroup on all turns, so nobody will be dropped. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Rolling 26-45.
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I found an old cue sheet with a ride in Orange & Ulster counties in NY, would anyone be willing to scout the route with me? There's are optional stops at Blue Chip Farm & at Tuttletown Mill. Will stop for lunch. Terrain: Hilly 56-75. Any questions please TEXT me: 551-202-6703
Starts at: Park & Ride Middletown NY
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Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Rolling 26-45 Depending on Mother Nature we will go to either Piermont or continue on to Nyack. Meet at parking lot 4. Any questions contact me at 201-805-9398. Will decide on route to Piermont in the morning. BTCNJ RWGPS URL https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27033720 or https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28818645
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I hope you can join me to appreciate the lovely foliage and lakes in Harriman. It will be like having the whole park to ourselves. Hilly ride, of course, for strong C* but will make several stops to enjoy scenery. Bring snacks; no deli stop. Please sign up if you are thinking of joining!! No go if temps below 50 degrees. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Hilly 56-75.
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Tuesday’s temperatures are predicted to be in the mid 50’s and mostly sunny, i.e. good biking weather. Let’s take a leisurely ride through Wyckoff and its surrounding towns. Leader will pace the ride for the upper end of C level (Avg 11-12 mph ). No lunch stop. Cell 845 304-1499 Terrain basically flat with some slight inclines. Note: RSVP because if no one signs up definitely, I may not show up. Signed up riders will receive notice of changes and cancellation. Ride will not go in rain or wet roads.
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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

We'll head north on one of our favorite loops to the Cove. Return through the Marina and up the Helix. Come enjoy the camaraderie. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55.
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Join along as we pay tribute to those stuck in the office mid-week, or anywhere else they would rather not be. Not sure of direction but can decide collectively. Terrain: Rolling.
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Challenging ride for strong C* or B riders. 2000+/- ft of climbing. Deli stop. Ride leader believes in human rights like not being dropped. Sign up to receive notice of changes or cancellation. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Hilly 56-75.
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Lovely rolling landscapes with many lakes and some pretty nice houses too in and around the Mountain Lakes / Boonton Township / Kinnelon area. This is a strong C* pace with some moderate hills. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55.
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Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Flat 0-25. Just because it's going to be a sunny day. Riding along the Hudson and looking over NY City skylines. Ride down to Hoboken and maybe to Liberty State Park.
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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Stress Free riding enjoying the simple things cycling has to offers. This will be a Brisk B ride. Terrain: Rolling to Moderately hilly.
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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 2018 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.
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Friday, October 26, 2018

Just enough before the weekend fun begins. Route will vary each week. Terrain: Rolling.
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Regular Friday ride to Lincoln Park on mostly bicycle-friendly roads. Optional lunch stop at the Ice Cream Station near the end. Hope you can join us. Note: NEW START TIME, Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Flat 0-25.
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Saturday, October 27, 2018

The Heritage Trail was one of Diana's favorite rides (no downhills, no busy intersections) and she loved it in the fall. We will meet in Goshen and ride east past Monroe. Along the way we can share our personal Diana stories and might even do a tribute tip-toe across a road (Diana's signature move). After the ride we can gather at Character's as Diana often did and toast her remarkable life and impact on us all. Hope you can join us. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Flat 0-25.
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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Must sign up for this event:https://www.bikereg.com/martys-buck-hill-brews-and-views?mc_cid=8b18948414&mc_eid=5c6420213e Marty's Reliable Cycle of Hackettstown presents a 63 mile scenic fall classic starting and ending at Buck Hill Brewery in Blairstown, NJ. A perfect way to explore new roads while enjoying the incredible fall foliage and views of Northwest New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania! The course features rural backroads, challenging climbs, 2 scenic crossings of the Delaware through the historic river towns of Portland and Belvidere, and two short, fun hardpack gravel sections (25c+ tire road bike-friendly). 4,000 feet of elevation gain. GPS here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28256863 Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55.
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A brisk rolling route to Morristown with a relaxed stop. Yes, it's possible. Terrain: Rolling.
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3rd time may be a charm ... Exploring Lewis Morris park for the 1st time, which (based on google) has about 10 miles of trails some of which are double and some single. Its supposed to be challenging but not too technical. Bring everything you need to fix flats, bug spray and enough hydration and nutrition to last for about 3 -/+ hours of riding. Check this pre-view https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2ElPvHmFMUNote: Ride will not go if too much rain has fallen within 48 hours of the ride. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55.
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Monday, October 29, 2018

Start the day off right. Brief rest stop to consume snacks. Sign up to receive notice of changes and cancellations. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55.
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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Happy hills!! Makes you feel good inside... We haven't gotten to Warwick yet,, maybe this will be the day!join me as we discover the rural roads nearby.. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Hilly 56-75.
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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Challenging ride for strong C* or B riders. 2000+/- ft of climbing. Deli stop. Ride leader believes in human rights like not being dropped. Sign up to receive notice of changes or cancellation. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Hilly 56-75.
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Lovely rolling landscapes with many lakes and some pretty nice houses too in and around the Mountain Lakes / Boonton Township / Kinnelon area. This is a strong C* pace with some moderate hills. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55.
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Sweet ride along the shared-use Hudson Valley Rail Trail, then riding over the "Walkway over the Hudson" (pedestrian bridge) and connecting to the Dutchess Rail Trail. It is paved so you can bring any type of bike. The entire ROUNDTRIP distance available is 36 miles; however Leader is figuring on turning around before the southern Hopewell Jct end and riding approx 25 miles roundtrip. You can do more or less by simply doing an about-face at any time. Dress warmly. Bring lunch and together we’ll look for a good spot to stop and eat. Signed up riders will receive email notification of any changes due to weather. Terrain: Very Gently rolling. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads.
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Sunday, November 4, 2018

A brisk rolling route to Morristown with a relaxed stop. Terrain: Moderately hilly to Rolling.
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Monday, November 5, 2018

Start the day off right. Brief rest stop to consume snacks. Sign up to receive notice of changes and cancellations. Note: Ride will not go in rain or wet roads. Terrain: Moderately hilly 46-55.
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