STS Week 0 – Central Park Laps - Recap

Saturday, July 11, 2020 - Recap

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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
Ride Organizer OutCycling

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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

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18

JUL

SAT

18

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18

JUL

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18

JUL

SAT

25

JUL

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25

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SAT

25

JUL

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08

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15

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22

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22

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22

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22

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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)

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01

MAY

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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

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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.