STS Week 0 – Central Park Laps

Saturday, July 11, 2020

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RIDES AND EVENTS CALENDAR

SUN

06

JAN

Trans Alt - Bike Advocacy - recap
non-riding event

THU

17

JAN

South County & OCA Trail Ride - recap
30-40 miles

SAT

19

JAN

Art Gallery Tour
App. 10 miles - cancelled

FRI

25

JAN

Glen Island / New Rochelle - recap
42 miles

SUN

03

FEB

TUE

05

FEB

Member Meeting - recap
non-riding event

FRI

08

FEB

Rally For Bike Justice - recap
non-riding event

THU

14

FEB

Dating Around Viewing Party - recap
non-riding event

SAT

16

FEB

Dobb’s Ferry & Dirt - recap
40 miles

MON

18

FEB

Tuscany Ride Meeting - recap
non-riding event

FRI

22

FEB

Fort Lauderdale Pride Weekend - recap
OutCycling Fort Lauderdale

FRI

22

FEB

OutCycling Ft. Lauderdale - recap
30 Miles

SAT

23

FEB

Nyack/Piermont Trails Ride - recap
45 miles

TUE

05

MAR

March Member Happy Hour / Meeting - recap
Come Hear The Latest On The 2019 Season

WED

06

MAR

Jock-A-Thon 2019 - recap
Check out the LGBT Sports Teams in NYC!

SAT

09

MAR

Grant'S Tomb Criterium - recap
20 to 25 mi.

THU

14

MAR

Old Croton Gravel - recap
40 miles

SAT

16

MAR

5 Boro Series - Brooklyn - Queens - recap
App. 10 miles

SAT

23

MAR

SAT

30

MAR

4 Boro Ride - recap
30 Miles, Bike paths, bike lanes and mostly low traffic streets

SAT

30

MAR

Dirty Traitor Gravel Ride - recap
~68 miles

WED

03

APR

Spring Training Kick-Off Party - recap
non-riding event

SAT

06

APR

Spring Training Series - Ride 0 - recap
12 - 24 Miles

SAT

06

APR

Brunch In Harlem - recap
non-riding event

SUN

07

APR

SAT

13

APR

SUN

21

APR

Cold Spring Gravel Ride - recap
41 HILLY miles

SUN

21

APR

Spring Training Series - Ride 2 - recap
30 - 45 Miles

SUN

21

APR

SAT

27

APR

Spring Training Series - Ride 3 - recap
40 - 55 miles

SUN

28

APR

Tour De Staten Island - recap
35 or 50 miles

SAT

04

MAY

Spring Training Series - Ride 4 - recap
60 - 80 Miles (15-34 Miles if return by train)

SAT

04

MAY

Adventure Series - Ride 1 - recap
App. 35ish miles

SAT

11

MAY

Spring Training Series - Ride 5 - recap
80 - 100 Miles

SAT

18

MAY

Spring Training Series - Ride 6 - recap
35 - 75 Miles

SUN

19

MAY

Tour Du Bronx - recap
app. 45 miles

SAT

25

MAY

C4C Training Ride - recap
60

SAT

25

MAY

New Rochelle Harbor Picnic Ride - recap
40 miles (flat)

MON

27

MAY

Memorial Day Gravel Ride - recap
47 miles (fairly flat)

SUN

02

JUN

NYC Pride Ride 2019 - recap
Ride With World Pride!

SAT

08

JUN

Ride to Montauk from Hampton Bays - recap
about 80 miles

TUE

11

JUN

OutCycling Bar Night @ Boxers Chelsea - recap
non-riding event

SAT

15

JUN

Boston To Provincetown Ride - recap
127 mi.

SAT

15

JUN

Port Jefferson to Orient Point along North Fork - recap
60ish Miles https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30208685

SAT

15

JUN

End-Of-STS Party - recap
Non-riding event

SAT

22

JUN

Country Roads & Rail Trails - recap
30, 60, 80 miles

SAT

22

JUN

Inwood to City Island - recap
25 miles

SAT

29

JUN

Time Travel Back To LGBT History - recap
Fewer than 10 mi.

SAT

29

JUN

Pride Island - recap
non-riding event

SUN

30

JUN

NYC Pride Parade - recap
March or Ride app. 2 miles

MON

01

JUL

THU

04

JUL

Tarrytown OCA Gravel Ride - recap
38+ miles

THU

04

JUL

Riding to the Rockaways - recap
50 miles

SUN

07

JUL

↕️ Nyack, Maybe More - recap
42 (or 57?) miles

SUN

07

JUL

TUE

09

JUL

Monthly Bar Night @ Boxers Chelsea - recap
non-riding event

TUE

09

JUL

NYC bike Mass Die-In - recap
Non riding

TUE

09

JUL

SAT

13

JUL

Larchmont, Scarsdale & Rye - recap
65 miles (20, 43, 56 w/ MetroNorth return)

SAT

13

JUL

SAT

13

JUL

Rockaway First LGBTQ pride celebration block party - recap
Not sure of the distance

SUN

14

JUL

Palisades Park to 9W Market - recap
33 Miles

SUN

14

JUL

SUN

14

JUL

Fire Island Pines - recap
non-riding event

SAT

20

JUL

SAT

20

JUL

SUN

21

JUL

SUN

21

JUL

Fire Island Pines - recap
non-riding event

FRI

26

JUL

Rockaways Ride! - recap
App. 25 miles

SAT

27

JUL

Rockland Lakes & Nyack - recap
~57 miles

SUN

28

JUL

Harlem Valley Rail Ride - recap
80 to 100

SAT

03

AUG

Summer Streets 2019 - recap
18 miles

SUN

04

AUG

Bronx River & Purchase - recap
45 or 65 (hilly)

TUE

06

AUG

SAT

10

AUG

Asbury Park Beach Ride - OC Aug. 10-12 - recap
up to 180 miles over 3 days - face the challenge & change lives

TUE

13

AUG

Monthly Bar Night @ Boxers Chelsea - recap
non-riding event

THU

15

AUG

Palisades Park to 9W Market - recap
33 Miles

SAT

17

AUG

Palisades Park to 9W Market - recap
33 Miles

SAT

24

AUG

C4C - Ride Preview Day - recap
56 miles, 67 miles

SAT

24

AUG

FRI

30

AUG

Orchards via 9W - recap
80 ish

SUN

01

SEP

Catskill Mountain Cycling Challenge - recap
29 / 57 / 99 nukes

SUN

01

SEP

Outcycling Rides Tuscany - recap
50+ miles per day (more if you want it)

SUN

01

SEP

Italy Trip - recap
app. 50 miles per day

TUE

10

SEP

Monthly Bar Night @ Boxers Chelsea - recap
non-riding event

SUN

15

SEP

BEAR MOUNTAIN - recap
70 miles

FRI

20

SEP

Cycle 4 The Cause, The Northeast Aids Ride - recap
275 miles, 3 Days, Loads of Fun.

SAT

21

SEP

SAT

28

SEP

BIKE TO THE SOUTH POLE - recap
25-45 miles

TUE

08

OCT

Monthly Bar Night @ Boxers Chelsea - recap
non-riding event

SUN

27

OCT

CANCELED: Tour De Bronx
25 or 40 miles - cancelled

SUN

03

NOV

Palisades Park and 9W - recap
App. 20 miles

THU

07

NOV

OC Karaoke Night - recap
Join the fun!

SUN

10

NOV

LGBT Sports Mixer - recap
Party with the Sexy Gay Jocks!

SAT

23

NOV

Go Fourth & Ride Further - recap
12 miles

FRI

06

DEC

Larchmont Ride - recap
35 miles (+/-)

SAT

14

DEC

Holiday Party - recap
Another Great Year - Time to Celebrate!

SAT

21

DEC

Holiday Lights Ride - recap
20 miles

FRI

27

DEC

Post Holiday Ride pt. 1 - recap
50 - 65 Miles

SAT

28

DEC

UPDATED-Post Holiday Ride pt. 2
40 Miles, +2800 ft Elevation - cancelled

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
FUEL YOUR RIDE LIKE A PRO!

SAT

18

JUL

SAT

25

JUL

SUN

13

SEP

NYC Virtual Pride Ride 2020
Cycling For #OpenStreets
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.

Figure out your ride speed…

24 Miles

Saturday, July 11, 2020


The goal of "STS 0" is for people to know their ride speed. Knowing your ride speed is important as you participate in club rides throughout the year. You'll avoid problems and have the best experience if you go on rides that are close to your ride speed.

 

The STS 0 ride involves timing yourself as you go around Central Park four times. Each lap is 6 miles, so the ride will be 24 miles in total. However, "ride speed" is your speed on the flats, and there are hills in Central Park. So you might think that someone who takes 2 hours to go the 24 miles would be a 12 mph rider, but they're actually a 13-14 mph rider since time is added to compensate for the hills. 

 

We defer to the NYCC's timings for this ride as they've been doing these rides for a very long time. Here's their breakdown of times for each speed:

 

22 mph = 1h 10m or less

21 mph = 1h 10m to 1h 13m

20 mph = 1h 13m to 1h 16m

19 mph = 1h 16m to 1h 20m

18 mph = 1h 20m to 1h 25m

17 mph = 1h 25m to 1h 30m

16 mph = 1h 30m to 1h 38m

15 mph = 1h 38m to 1h 48m

14 mph = 1h 48m to 2h 00m

13 mph = 2h 00m to 2h 14m

12 mph = 2h 14m to 2h 30m

11 mph = 2h 30m to 2h 50m

 

It's important to do all four laps since "ride speed" is the speed you can maintain over a long distance, not the speed at which you can sprint. Also, if you're not used to going longer distances, 24 miles is long enough to make you realize that you may not have prepared for the ride properly (e.g. you didn't bring enough food and fluids to make it the full 24 miles). It's much better to learn that lesson in the safety of Central Park than it is in the middle of New Jersey!

 

There are no better or worse ride speeds – just different styles of riding, which is why STS has rides geared towards so many different groups. Here are typical speeds for each of the STS target groups:

 

Easy Rider – 13 mph or lower

Healthy Habits – 12 to 15 mph

Metric Century & Multi-Surface – 14 to 17 mph

Century & Hill Climber – 16 and above

 

If you find that long rides don't suit you (yet), ask about our "Intro To Road Cycling" series that will help you build the skills you need to be a more confident cyclist. 

Ride Details

Series Included with Summer Training Series 2020
Distance 24 Miles
Start Location Sent to registered members
Date Saturday, July 11, 2020
Meet Time Sent to registered members
Start Time Sent to registered members
Level All Levels
Speed All Speeds
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RIDES AND EVENTS CALENDAR

SUN

06

JAN

Trans Alt - Bike Advocacy - recap
non-riding event

THU

17

JAN

South County & OCA Trail Ride - recap
30-40 miles

SAT

19

JAN

Art Gallery Tour
App. 10 miles - cancelled

FRI

25

JAN

Glen Island / New Rochelle - recap
42 miles

SUN

03

FEB

TUE

05

FEB

Member Meeting - recap
non-riding event

FRI

08

FEB

Rally For Bike Justice - recap
non-riding event

THU

14

FEB

Dating Around Viewing Party - recap
non-riding event

SAT

16

FEB

Dobb’s Ferry & Dirt - recap
40 miles

MON

18

FEB

Tuscany Ride Meeting - recap
non-riding event

FRI

22

FEB

Fort Lauderdale Pride Weekend - recap
OutCycling Fort Lauderdale

FRI

22

FEB

OutCycling Ft. Lauderdale - recap
30 Miles

SAT

23

FEB

Nyack/Piermont Trails Ride - recap
45 miles

TUE

05

MAR

March Member Happy Hour / Meeting - recap
Come Hear The Latest On The 2019 Season

WED

06

MAR

Jock-A-Thon 2019 - recap
Check out the LGBT Sports Teams in NYC!

SAT

09

MAR

Grant'S Tomb Criterium - recap
20 to 25 mi.

THU

14

MAR

Old Croton Gravel - recap
40 miles

SAT

16

MAR

5 Boro Series - Brooklyn - Queens - recap
App. 10 miles

SAT

23

MAR

SAT

30

MAR

4 Boro Ride - recap
30 Miles, Bike paths, bike lanes and mostly low traffic streets

SAT

30

MAR

Dirty Traitor Gravel Ride - recap
~68 miles

WED

03

APR

Spring Training Kick-Off Party - recap
non-riding event

SAT

06

APR

Spring Training Series - Ride 0 - recap
12 - 24 Miles

SAT

06

APR

Brunch In Harlem - recap
non-riding event

SUN

07

APR

SAT

13

APR

SUN

21

APR

Cold Spring Gravel Ride - recap
41 HILLY miles

SUN

21

APR

Spring Training Series - Ride 2 - recap
30 - 45 Miles

SUN

21

APR

SAT

27

APR

Spring Training Series - Ride 3 - recap
40 - 55 miles

SUN

28

APR

Tour De Staten Island - recap
35 or 50 miles

SAT

04

MAY

Spring Training Series - Ride 4 - recap
60 - 80 Miles (15-34 Miles if return by train)

SAT

04

MAY

Adventure Series - Ride 1 - recap
App. 35ish miles

SAT

11

MAY

Spring Training Series - Ride 5 - recap
80 - 100 Miles

SAT

18

MAY

Spring Training Series - Ride 6 - recap
35 - 75 Miles

SUN

19

MAY

Tour Du Bronx - recap
app. 45 miles

SAT

25

MAY

C4C Training Ride - recap
60

SAT

25

MAY

New Rochelle Harbor Picnic Ride - recap
40 miles (flat)

MON

27

MAY

Memorial Day Gravel Ride - recap
47 miles (fairly flat)

SUN

02

JUN

NYC Pride Ride 2019 - recap
Ride With World Pride!

SAT

08

JUN

Ride to Montauk from Hampton Bays - recap
about 80 miles

TUE

11

JUN

OutCycling Bar Night @ Boxers Chelsea - recap
non-riding event

SAT

15

JUN

Boston To Provincetown Ride - recap
127 mi.

SAT

15

JUN

Port Jefferson to Orient Point along North Fork - recap
60ish Miles https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30208685

SAT

15

JUN

End-Of-STS Party - recap
Non-riding event

SAT

22

JUN

Country Roads & Rail Trails - recap
30, 60, 80 miles

SAT

22

JUN

Inwood to City Island - recap
25 miles

SAT

29

JUN

Time Travel Back To LGBT History - recap
Fewer than 10 mi.

SAT

29

JUN

Pride Island - recap
non-riding event

SUN

30

JUN

NYC Pride Parade - recap
March or Ride app. 2 miles

MON

01

JUL

THU

04

JUL

Tarrytown OCA Gravel Ride - recap
38+ miles

THU

04

JUL

Riding to the Rockaways - recap
50 miles

SUN

07

JUL

↕️ Nyack, Maybe More - recap
42 (or 57?) miles

SUN

07

JUL

TUE

09

JUL

Monthly Bar Night @ Boxers Chelsea - recap
non-riding event

TUE

09

JUL

NYC bike Mass Die-In - recap
Non riding

TUE

09

JUL

SAT

13

JUL

Larchmont, Scarsdale & Rye - recap
65 miles (20, 43, 56 w/ MetroNorth return)

SAT

13

JUL

SAT

13

JUL

Rockaway First LGBTQ pride celebration block party - recap
Not sure of the distance

SUN

14

JUL

Palisades Park to 9W Market - recap
33 Miles

SUN

14

JUL

SUN

14

JUL

Fire Island Pines - recap
non-riding event

SAT

20

JUL

SAT

20

JUL

SUN

21

JUL

SUN

21

JUL

Fire Island Pines - recap
non-riding event

FRI

26

JUL

Rockaways Ride! - recap
App. 25 miles

SAT

27

JUL

Rockland Lakes & Nyack - recap
~57 miles

SUN

28

JUL

Harlem Valley Rail Ride - recap
80 to 100

SAT

03

AUG

Summer Streets 2019 - recap
18 miles

SUN

04

AUG

Bronx River & Purchase - recap
45 or 65 (hilly)

TUE

06

AUG

SAT

10

AUG

Asbury Park Beach Ride - OC Aug. 10-12 - recap
up to 180 miles over 3 days - face the challenge & change lives

TUE

13

AUG

Monthly Bar Night @ Boxers Chelsea - recap
non-riding event

THU

15

AUG

Palisades Park to 9W Market - recap
33 Miles

SAT

17

AUG

Palisades Park to 9W Market - recap
33 Miles

SAT

24

AUG

C4C - Ride Preview Day - recap
56 miles, 67 miles

SAT

24

AUG

FRI

30

AUG

Orchards via 9W - recap
80 ish

SUN

01

SEP

Catskill Mountain Cycling Challenge - recap
29 / 57 / 99 nukes

SUN

01

SEP

Outcycling Rides Tuscany - recap
50+ miles per day (more if you want it)

SUN

01

SEP

Italy Trip - recap
app. 50 miles per day

TUE

10

SEP

Monthly Bar Night @ Boxers Chelsea - recap
non-riding event

SUN

15

SEP

BEAR MOUNTAIN - recap
70 miles

FRI

20

SEP

Cycle 4 The Cause, The Northeast Aids Ride - recap
275 miles, 3 Days, Loads of Fun.

SAT

21

SEP

SAT

28

SEP

BIKE TO THE SOUTH POLE - recap
25-45 miles

TUE

08

OCT

Monthly Bar Night @ Boxers Chelsea - recap
non-riding event

SUN

27

OCT

CANCELED: Tour De Bronx
25 or 40 miles - cancelled

SUN

03

NOV

Palisades Park and 9W - recap
App. 20 miles

THU

07

NOV

OC Karaoke Night - recap
Join the fun!

SUN

10

NOV

LGBT Sports Mixer - recap
Party with the Sexy Gay Jocks!

SAT

23

NOV

Go Fourth & Ride Further - recap
12 miles

FRI

06

DEC

Larchmont Ride - recap
35 miles (+/-)

SAT

14

DEC

Holiday Party - recap
Another Great Year - Time to Celebrate!

SAT

21

DEC

Holiday Lights Ride - recap
20 miles

FRI

27

DEC

Post Holiday Ride pt. 1 - recap
50 - 65 Miles

SAT

28

DEC

UPDATED-Post Holiday Ride pt. 2
40 Miles, +2800 ft Elevation - cancelled

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
FUEL YOUR RIDE LIKE A PRO!

SAT

18

JUL

SAT

25

JUL

SUN

13

SEP

NYC Virtual Pride Ride 2020
Cycling For #OpenStreets
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.