Intro To Road Cycling

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Intro To Road Cycling Is Back For 2021!

 

We're happy to say that our Intro To Road Cycling series is back this year. If you're not sure about cycling longer distances, then this is the series that will give you the confidence to venture outside the City, and explore places like Bergen, Rockland and Westchester counties. 

 

The Intro series has been integrated into our Spring Training Series this year which means that once you learn how to do road cycling, you can put your new skills to work and go out on rides with our club. 

 

  • April 10th – "Week 0": Central Park Laps & Brunch – see if you can do four laps around Central Park (24 miles). If you can complete the full 24 miles, great, you'll know your "ride speed". If not, don't worry – the Intro series will teach you what you need to know. Then join us after the ride for an al fresco brunch in Central Park.

  • April 17th – Week 1: Nutrition, Clothing, and Basics of Group Rides

  • April 24th – Week 2: Choosing A Bike, Bike Maintenance & Shifting and Braking

  • May 1st – Week 3: Dealing With Traffic

  • May 8th – Week 4: Club rides in Bergen County NJ – Saddle River Pathway & more – options from 25 to 89 miles

  • May 15th – Week 5: Club rides in Westchester County NY – Valhalla & more – options from 23 to 106 miles

  • May 22nd – Week 6: Club rides converging on a picnic at Tallman Mountain State Park – options from 36 to 70 miles

  • June 5th – Week 7: Club rides to Oyster Bay – options from 24 to 61 miles

 

Things to know:

  • You do not need a road bike to participate. But you do need a bike that's in good working condition – preferably one with gears.
  • You will need a helmet to participate (our insurance company insists on it).
  • Otherwise, you do not need lots of gear (supplies, clothing, etc.) to participate. There are a few things you need when you're out on the road, but you can buy those things after they're explained to you in the Intro series.
  • Since Intro to Road Cycling is part of the Spring Trainng Series, you need to Register for STS to participate

 

 

Register Now!

RIDES AND EVENTS CALENDAR

SUN

23

FEB

Brooklyn Greenway - recap
15 miles

TUE

10

MAR

OutCycling Bar Night @ Boxers Chelsea - recap
Get to know other OutCycling members…

WED

11

MAR

OutCycling Tours and Travel Information Night - recap
Come meet the folks from Tourissimo Travel

SAT

14

MAR

THU

26

MAR

THU

30

APR

Social Distance Cycling - recap
Is it safe to ride outside?

MON

11

MAY

Voguing 101 - recap
Come support the Fearless Flyers Virtual Voguing 101

SUN

17

MAY

Grand Fondo NY - OC Members
50 or 100 Miles - cancelled

MON

25

MAY

WED

27

MAY

Evening Ride - recap
25 miles

SUN

31

MAY

SUN

07

JUN

Market Diner Ride - recap
30 miles

SUN

21

JUN

Tarrytown & Cuomo Bridge - recap
50 miles

TUE

23

JUN

ABC News - B roll video ride - recap
Couple of miles in Central Park

SUN

28

JUN

SAT

11

JUL

SAT

11

JUL

Summer Series Brunch
Summer Series Brunch - cancelled

FRI

17

JUL

Nutrition/Hydration Webinar - recap
FUEL YOUR RIDE LIKE A PRO!

SAT

18

JUL

SAT

18

JUL

SAT

18

JUL

SAT

18

JUL

SAT

18

JUL

SAT

18

JUL

SAT

25

JUL

SAT

25

JUL

SAT

25

JUL

SAT

01

AUG

SAT

01

AUG

SAT

08

AUG

SAT

08

AUG

SAT

15

AUG

SAT

15

AUG

SAT

15

AUG

SAT

15

AUG

SAT

15

AUG

SAT

22

AUG

SAT

22

AUG

SAT

22

AUG

SAT

22

AUG

MON

24

AUG

Fire Island Adventure Cycling - recap
10 - 20 miles

SAT

29

AUG

WED

09

SEP

Midweek Spin - recap
App. 20 miles

SUN

13

SEP

NYC Pride Ride 2020 presented by Colavita - recap
#cyclinginsolidarity

TUE

22

SEP

Montauk Ride - recap
Multiple Distances

FRI

09

OCT

Kingston Trip - Bag Transport - recap
SAG Vehicle Payment

SAT

10

OCT

Fall Foliage Ride - Upstate and Chill - recap
30 - 60 miles per day

SUN

18

OCT

Fall Ride - recap
50 miles

SAT

24

OCT

Open Streets Bike Ride - recap
10 miles

SAT

31

OCT

Hallowheel 🎃 - recap
Under 20 miles

SAT

28

NOV

Throgs Neck & Glen Island - recap
~40 miles (or 16 🚇, 30+ 🚇 miles)

SUN

06

DEC

Dobbs Ferry SoCo/OCA Ride Team Ride - recap
~37 miles

THU

10

DEC

Midweek Nooner - recap
app. 12 miles

SAT

12

DEC

Festive Holiday Lights Ride - recap
20 Round Trip

SUN

13

DEC

Brooklyn & Jamaica Bay Team Ride - recap
41 miles (or less w/ 🚇)

THU

24

DEC

REINDEER RIDE - recap
app. 12 miles

SUN

27

DEC

Northern Queens Loop Team Ride - recap
37 or 41 miles (or less with 🚇)

SAT

02

JAN

50º Ride To The Croton Reservoir Team Ride - recap
62 miles (or 23, 40 w/ 🚆)

SUN

10

JAN

River Road Ride Team Ride - recap
25 miles

WED

20

JAN

INFO SESSION - Group Nutrition Coaching! - recap
Peak Performance Doesn't Happen By Magic!

SAT

10

APR

SAT

10

APR

Spring Series Brunch
Spring Series Brunch

SAT

17

APR

STS1 – Market Diner & Piermont
36 miles (or 29 miles)

SAT

17

APR

SAT

17

APR

SAT

17

APR

STS1 – Multi-Surface – Nyack & The Old Croton Aqueduct Trail
63 🚆 miles (or 45, 49 🚆, 59 miles)

SAT

24

APR

STS2 – Larchmont & The Bronx
40 miles (or 30+ 🚇 miles)

SAT

24

APR

STS2– Larchmont & Throgs Neck
47 miles (or 31+ 🚇 miles)

SAT

24

APR

STS2 - Larchmont & Scarsdale
56 miles (or 27 🚆, 45 🚇 miles)

SAT

24

APR

STS2 – Larchmont & Rye
74 miles (or 45 🚆, 64 🚇 miles)

SAT

01

MAY

SAT

01

MAY

STS3 – Saddle River
64 miles (or 25 🚆, 41 🚆 miles)

SAT

01

MAY

STS3 – Rockland Lake & Saddle River
83 miles (or 30, 60 🚆 miles)

SAT

08

MAY

STS4 – Saddle River Pathway
42 miles (or 25 🚆 miles)

SAT

08

MAY

STS4 – Saddle River
59 miles (or 35 🚆, 51 ⛰, 52, 75 ⛰ miles)

SAT

15

MAY

STS5 – Valhalla & Purchase
56 miles (or 23 🚆, 45 🚇 miles)

SAT

15

MAY

SAT

15

MAY

STS5 – Valhalla & Armonk
68 miles (or 58 🚇 miles)

SAT

15

MAY

STS5 – Valhalla & Bedford
83 miles (or 64 🚇, 74 🚇, 77 miles)

SAT

15

MAY

STS5 – Valhalla & Pound Ridge
106 miles (or 98 🚇 miles)

SAT

22

MAY

SAT

22

MAY

STS6 – Chappaqua & Tarrytown
61 miles (or 66 ⛰, 70 miles)

SAT

05

JUN

STS7 – Oyster Bay (NEW!)
50 miles (or 24 🚆, 31 🚆, 38 🚆, 45 🚆 miles)

SAT

05

JUN

STS7 – Oyster Bay & Locust Valley (NEW!)
61 miles (or 27 🚆, 36 🚆, 48 🚆, 58 miles)
Speed Freak Fast paceline ride Steady Eddy Moderate paced ride Easy Rider Gentle paced ride


RIDE LEVEL KEY

A - Speed Freak - Fast paceline ride

B - Steady Eddy - Moderately paced ride

C - Easy Rider - Gentle paced ride

The 'Ride Speed' indicates the target cruising speed on flat roads.