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STS5 – "Four Score" – Bedford (REVAMPED) - Recap

Saturday, August 15, 2020 - Recap

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Bronx River, Armonk, Bedford, Greenwich & Purchase

79 miles

Saturday, August 15, 2020


Please Note: This ride has had signficant changes. Originally it was the Hill Climber route, but we've realized we need an option for riders who want to do something in the 80 mile range that's not all about hills. We're calling this the "Four Score Tourer" ride…

 

Week 5 is the longest / most challenging ride of the Spring Training Series, but also the most exciting. Like week two, we start in Inwood, head up the South County, then over to Bronxville. In Bronxville we head north on residential surface streets. Everyone will stop for lunch in Valhalla at the base of the Kensico Dam.

 

Four Score Tourers climb to the top of the Kensico Dam, then head north to the Whippoorwill Club and then over to Armonk. On the outskirts of Bedford they deviate from the Century route and head back to the City. 

 

The route starting in Purchase skirts the edges between a lot of well-known Westchester towns – Rye Brook, Scarsdale, White Plains and Eastchester (to name a few). It's mostly all quiet residential streets until you get to Mount Vernon.

 

In Mount Vernon (just after Bronxville) the ride is much more "urban". We've opted to route via the quiet, industrial MacQuesten Parkway in Mount Vernon rather than somewhat prettier, but much busier Kimball Avenue in Yonkers. Once you hit the Bronx you'll take the Bronx River Greenway for a while to stay away from traffic. When greenways are no longer an option, you'll be on mostly quiet residential streets until right before you get back to Inwood. 

 

If you want to avoid areas where you may need to unclip frequently, you can take MetroNorth back at Bronxville (which will take about 10 miles off the total mileages listed above), or the 2 or 5 trains from the North Bronx (which will take 7 miles off the mileages listed above). The ride ends in Inwood. If you planned on taking the subway home at the end, besides the 2 and 5 train the route also goes right past the 4 train and not far from the D train, and the A and 1 trains are available at the end of the route.

 

Miles: 79

Feet Climbing: 5,021

 

Four Score route w/ GPX and cuesheet download options

 

Please Note: There is an alternate route through the Bronx which is better for people riding back to Queens, Brooklyn or the east side of Manhattan. The alternate route ends at Randall's Island instead of Inwood.

 

 

Other Route Options

 

Riders doing 80± mile rides are typically pretty advanced, so if you want to switch things up a bit, here are a few more route options in the 80 mile range…

 

Please Note: Sections of these routes may not be fully vetted. If you plan on using one of these routes, please message Jay H. and let him know so he can do one final check of whichever route you plan on using.

 

 

The Original Hill Climber Option

 

Hill Climbers get the hilliest ride of the season – an average of 72 feet climbing per mile. One section (from Valhalla to Purchase) is 36 miles with an average of 86 feet of climbing per mile.

 

Along the way the Hill Climbers deviate from the route the others take here and there to get in more hill climbing – including seeing a slightly different portion of Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonia Historic District. 

 

After Armonk the Hill Climbers head towards Bedford and then down into Greenwich, making the most of the hilly country roads in the area.

 

Miles: 84

Feet Climbing: 6,008

 

Hill Climber route w/ GPX and cuesheet download options

 

 

The "Metric Century Plus" Option

 

This route is much like the others but it turns back to the City a little sooner (they only ride for about a mile in Bedford).

 

This is a good alternate route to have handy for anyone who gets into the ride and realize they've bitten off a bit more than they can chew that day.

 

Miles: 73

Feet Climbing: 4,377

 

Metric Century Plus route w/ GPX and cuesheet download options

Ride Details

Series Included with Summer Training Series 2020
Distance 79 miles
Start Location Sent to registered members
Date Saturday, August 15, 2020
Meet Time Sent to registered members
Start Time Sent to registered members
Level A - Speed Freak, B - Steady Eddy
Speed 16+ mph (typical)
Rider Limit
10 (1 spot left)
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Ride Reviews

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Great ride, made even better thanks to the weather and the company. The only negative was having to deal with traffic in The Bronx at around 3pm on a Saturday, and right at the end of the ride. If there was a way of finishing at a subway stop in the Bronx, that would be awesome.

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10

MAR

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WED

11

MAR

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

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14

MAR

THU

26

MAR

THU

30

APR

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Is it safe to ride outside?

MON

11

MAY

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Come support the Fearless Flyers Virtual Voguing 101

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17

MAY

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50 or 100 Miles - cancelled

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25

MAY

WED

27

MAY

Evening Ride - recap
25 miles

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31

MAY

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07

JUN

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21

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23

JUN

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28

JUN

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11

JUL

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11

JUL

Summer Series Brunch
Summer Series Brunch - cancelled

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17

JUL

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FUEL YOUR RIDE LIKE A PRO!

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18

JUL

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18

JUL

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24

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29

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09

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13

SEP

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22

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09

OCT

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10

OCT

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18

OCT

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24

OCT

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31

OCT

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28

NOV

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DEC

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06

DEC

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THU

10

DEC

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app. 12 miles

SAT

12

DEC

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20 Round Trip

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13

DEC

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24

DEC

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27

DEC

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10

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20

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04

FEB

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WED

03

MAR

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SAT

20

MAR

Brooklyn-Queens Greenway Ride Team Ride - recap
36 miles (or 50+)

SUN

21

MAR

SAT

27

MAR

Early Season - 9W Out and Back! - recap
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SUN

04

APR

Spring Ride - recap
40 +/-

SAT

10

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10

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Spring Series Brunch - recap
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14

APR

OC Travel Club Zoom
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17

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24

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15

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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.