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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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.

RIDES AND EVENTS CALENDAR

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!

THU

04

FEB

Central Park Laps Team Ride - recap
6, 12, 18, 24 miles

WED

03

MAR

Round the Bronx Team Ride - recap
35 miles

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
20 - 30 miles

SUN

04

APR

Spring Ride - recap
40 +/-

WED

14

APR

OC Travel Club Zoom - recap
Cycling Travel and Tours

SAT

17

APR

TUE

20

APR

Nutrition for Cycling! - recap
Fuel your ride!

SAT

24

APR

SAT

01

MAY

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

SAT

01

MAY

THU

06

MAY

OC Travel Team Happy Hour and Bag Drop Team Event - recap
Happy Hour and Hudson Valley Tour Kick-off

FRI

07

MAY

HVBT Single Supplement - recap
Single Room for 2 nights

FRI

07

MAY

Hudson Valley Bike Tour - recap
app. 100 miles over 3 days

SAT

22

MAY

STS6 - Just the Picnic - recap
Join us for a picnic even if you're unable to join us for the ride!

SAT

29

MAY

THU

03

JUN

Winter 2022 - Tucson Cycling House - Info Session - recap
5 Days of cycling and good times!

FRI

04

JUN

Pride Ride Kickoff Happy Hour - recap
Pride Ride Kickoff Happy Hour

SAT

05

JUN

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

SAT

05

JUN

STS7 – Oyster Bay & Locust Valley (NEW!) - recap
61 miles (or 27 🚆, 36 🚆, 48 🚆, 58 miles)

SAT

12

JUN

Pride Ride Challenge - recap
175 miles

SUN

13

JUN

OC Pride Ride 2021 presented by Colavita - recap
#cyclinginsolidarity

SAT

19

JUN

GrNY - The Full OCA Team Ride - recap
47 miles (or less)

SUN

20

JUN

Saddle River Pathway - recap
40 miles

SAT

26

JUN

FLAX POND BEACH
65 M - cancelled

SAT

26

JUN

THU

01

JUL

Morning Central Park loops - recap
12-18 miles

SAT

03

JUL

BABYLON TO FLAX POND
65 M - cancelled

TUE

06

JUL

Morning Central Park loops - recap
12-18 miles

THU

08

JUL

Morning Central Park loops - recap
12-18 miles

SUN

11

JUL

Nyack Twirlin - recap
58.5

THU

15

JUL

Winter 2022 - Tucson Cycling House - Info Session - recap
Arizona Winter Cycling Getaway — March 15-20, 2022

THU

15

JUL

Morning Central Park laps
12-18 miles - cancelled

TUE

20

JUL

Morning Central Park laps
12-18 miles - cancelled

THU

22

JUL

Morning Central Park laps - recap
12-18 miles

SAT

24

JUL

Cold Spring to Poughkeepsie / New Paltz Team Ride - recap
36, 54 or 64 miles

SUN

25

JUL

Orchards of Concklin Loop
70 miles - cancelled

TUE

27

JUL

Morning Central Park laps - recap
12-18 miles

SAT

31

JUL

SUN

01

AUG

GrNY: Bedford Hills to Chappaqua Team Ride - recap
35+ miles

SAT

07

AUG

Cars? What Cars? - recap
39, 69 or 88 miles (all require train)

SAT

07

AUG

Fire Island Pines Beach Day - recap
Beach and BBQ in the Fire Island Pines

SUN

22

AUG

Boring Century
102 miles - cancelled

SAT

28

AUG

TUE

31

AUG

Elmsford and Back (maybe more) Team Ride - recap
60

SAT

11

SEP

Market Diner Delight... - recap
Approximately 25 miles

SAT

18

SEP

Gravel, a dam, some beer & lots of trees Team Ride
42 miles - cancelled

SAT

18

SEP

Classic Nyack! - recap
approximately 40 miles

SAT

25

SEP

Cycle for the Cause 275 Challenge Closing Ride and Celebration - recap
Ride to Benefit The Center's HIV/AIDS programs

SAT

25

SEP

Escape Escape NY - recap
79.4 miles

SAT

25

SEP

9W Market Diner or Nyack - recap
Market Diner or Nyack Take 2

SAT

02

OCT

Hudson River 2-way - recap
app 50 miles

SUN

03

OCT

End of Series Party - recap
Time to Celebrate!

FRI

15

OCT

Berkshires Fall Foliage Weekend - recap
3 days, up to 160 miles

SUN

24

OCT

Happy Hour Celebration - recap
Happy Hour and Berkshires Trip Celebration

THU

04

NOV

The Caribbean In January - recap
Escape to the tropics when it's cold here in NYC!

THU

02

DEC

Mid-week GRAVEL ride to Croton Team Ride - recap
~38 miles

SAT

04

DEC

Holiday Party - recap
OutCycling Holiday Party

SUN

12

DEC

Zwift n Zoom - recap
20 miles

FRI

17

DEC

LGBTQ Sports Night Out - recap
TREVOR - a new musical

FRI

31

DEC

NYE Winter Ride (Prospect Park / Coney Island Easy Route) Team Ride - recap
7.5 miles (x2) ; 15 miles

SUN

02

JAN

Zwift n Zoom - recap
60 minutes

SUN

16

JAN

Zwift n Zoom - recap
virtual

TUE

25

JAN

iMentor Info Session - recap
Mentor a NYC High School Student - Info Session

SAT

12

FEB

TUE

01

MAR

OC Travel '22 Season Zoom Info Session - recap
Hear about and help plan the '22 Season

SUN

27

MAR

OC Oscar® Pool - recap
Enter and help a NYC youth start cycling!

SAT

02

APR

Old Croton Aqueduct Tour Team Event - recap
Learn more about the history of the OCA!

TUE

05

APR

2022 Season Kick-off Party - recap
Welcome Back to WeWork

SAT

09

APR

SAT

16

APR

SAT

16

APR

SAT

16

APR

STS 1 – Rockland Lake (or Blauvelt ⛰) + Nyack - recap
56 miles (or 47-55 ⛰ miles)

WED

20

APR

Bronx Sights & Bronx River Pathway Team Ride - recap
27 miles

FRI

22

APR

Beach Ride Team Ride
26 miles - cancelled

SAT

23

APR

STS2 - Larchmont & Scarsdale (with Rye ext. option) - recap
61 miles (or 31 🚆, 49 🚇 miles) / 77 miles (or 48 🚆, 67 🚇 miles)

SAT

23

APR

Harbor Ring Ride - recap
app. 35 or 60 miles

SAT

23

APR

SAT

23

APR

STS2 – Larchmont & The Bronx - recap
42 miles (or 32+ 🚇 miles)

SAT

23

APR

STS2– Larchmont & Throgs Neck - recap
47 miles (or 33+ 🚇 miles)

SAT

30

APR

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

SAT

30

APR

GrNY SGS1 - Nyack & The OCA Team Ride - recap
30 to 65 miles

SAT

30

APR

SAT

30

APR

STS3 – Rockland Lake & Nyack - recap
54 miles (41 🚆 miles)

SAT

30

APR

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

SUN

01

MAY

Five Boro Bike Tour - recap
40 miles

WED

04

MAY

Volunteer Outreach Dinner - recap
Volunteers make it happen!

THU

05

MAY

MORNING LOOPS - recap
2 -3x around

SUN

08

MAY

GrNY SGS2 - Cold Spring Team Ride - recap
33 - 60 miles

SUN

08

MAY

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

SUN

08

MAY

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

SAT

14

MAY

GrNY SGS3 - Katonah / Westchester Gravel Team Ride - recap
39-65 miles

SAT

14

MAY

STS5 – Valhalla & Purchase - recap
49 miles (or 12-23 🚆)

SAT

14

MAY

STS5 – Valhalla & Armonk - recap
61 miles (or 58 🚇 miles)

TUE

17

MAY

Cycle for the Cause Info Session - recap
Cycle for the Cause Info Session

SAT

21

MAY

STS6 – Chappaqua & Tarrytown - recap
61 miles (or 51, 66 ⛰, 70 miles)

SAT

21

MAY

GrNY SGS4 - Harlem Valley Team Ride - recap
46 - 65 miles (or more)

SAT

21

MAY

STS6 - Just the Picnic - recap
Join us for a picnic even if you're unable to join us for the ride!

SAT

04

JUN

Beautiful Weather & Some Beer! - recap
55 miles (or more)

SAT

11

JUN

STS7 – Oyster Bay & Locust Valley - recap
50 or 61 miles (or 27 🚆, 36 🚆, 48 🚆, 58 miles)

SAT

18

JUN

Overnight Pride Ride - recap
75 - 150 Miles

SUN

19

JUN

OC Pride Ride 2022 presented by Colavita - recap
#cyclinginsolidarity

SUN

19

JUN

OutCycling Fearless Flyers 2022 Graduation - recap
Come Celebrate OutCycling Fearless Flyers 22' on their special day!

SUN

26

JUN

SAT

09

JUL

Bike TOUR of the Old Croton Aqueduct - recap
43 miles (or 10 for NYC, paved portion)

SUN

10

JUL

Nyack Twirlin
50-60 miles - cancelled

SAT

16

JUL

Poughkeepsie, Brewster & Beyond
38, 69, 77, 86, 88, or 92 miles - cancelled

SAT

23

JUL

Intro to Bikepacking Class by 718 Cyclery - recap
Non-riding event: learn all about bikepacking!

THU

04

AUG

OutCycling Beach House --- Summer 2022 - recap
Fire Island Pines

SAT

06

AUG

Fire Island Pines Beach Day - recap
Beach and BBQ in the Fire Island Pines

THU

15

SEP

SAT

17

SEP

Market Diner Delight...
Approximately 25 miles

SAT

24

SEP

Classic Nyack!
approximately 40 miles

SAT

01

OCT

Hudson River 2-way
app 50 miles

SUN

02

OCT

End of Series Party
Time to Celebrate!

FRI

14

OCT

Berkshires Fall Foliage Weekend
3 days, up to 145 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.