Bronx River & Purchase - Recap

Sunday, August 4, 2019 - Recap

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Ride has concluded.

Some Pretty Parts of Westchester

45 or 65 (hilly)

Sunday, August 4, 2019


PLEASE NOTE: THE RIDE WAS CHANGED FROM SATURDAY TO SUNDAY TO AVOID RAIN.

 

This ride consists of two routes with a lot of overlap. Jay will be leading the shorter route. Cal will be leading the longer route. 

 

The shorter route…

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30692662 

It rides up the South County Trail and the Bronx River Trail to the base of the Kensiso Dam in Valhalla, then goes over to Purchase and the northern edge of Rye and then down to Bronxville and then through the North Bronx.

 

The longer route…

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30658279 

This route is much like the shorter route except it avoids the twisty parts of the Bronx River Trail, and it climbs to the top of the Kensico Dam and continues on to Armonk, then down through the corner of Fairfield County where it rejoins the shorter route. 

 

The shorter route is pretty well set. I've ridden 90+% of it and it's generally lovely. The full route is 52 miles (Inwood to Inwood). Dan and I will probably take the subway back when we get to the North Bronx (at ~45 miles).

 

The longer route is a bit more of a scouting/test ride (I haven't ridden the roads that parallel the Bronx River Trail, or much of the route north of the dam). So any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

 

Everyone MUST utilize Ride With GPS (or a Garmin or Wahoo nav system) to navigate. We tend to ride each at his own pace with brief stops for people to catch up. You will get lost (and possibly dropped) if you aren't using navigation. If you need help with Ride With GPS, ask Jay or Cal BEFORE the ride. A handlebar phone mount is strongly encouraged.

 

Also, the pace for this ride is ~15 mph (on the flats) for Jay's route and ~16-17 for Cal's route. Please make sure you can sustain that pace. (4 loops around Central Park will take a 15 mph rider 1 hour and 48 minutes or less, and a 17 mph rider 1 hour and 30 minutes or less).

Ride Details

Distance 45 or 65 (hilly)
Start Location Sent to registered members
Date Sunday, August 4, 2019
Meet Time Sent to registered members
Start Time Sent to registered members
Level B - Steady Eddy
Speed 11-15mph
Hashtag #OCBxRiverPurchase
Ride Organizer Jay H.

Riders

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Jay H.

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Cal G.

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Tony M.

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Ricardo A.

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Robin G.


Ride Reviews

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Fun ride with lots of curves, little hills, and waterfalls.

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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.