STS1 – Multi-Surface – Nyack & The Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

Saturday, April 17, 2021

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Start the season with some excellent gravel trails!

63 πŸš† miles (or 45, 49 πŸš†, 59 miles)

Saturday, April 17, 2021


Please Note: The portion of this ride after Tarrytown is not skinny tire friendly. After that point 38-47mm tires are recommented, and 32mm tires are a minimum for all but the strongest of riders.

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Multi-Surface riders have several options. We'll decide how things go on the day of the ride and may divide the group up based on people's preferences.

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We will go north along the route all the groups take to Market Diner. Then we'll ride the gravel trail in Tallman Mountain State Park and then the Old Erie Trail (aka the Raymond Esposito Trail) between Sparkill and Nyack where we'll stop at Runcible Spoon or Boxer Donut.

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Riders then have a choice – People who want a longer ride will then head north to "Treason Site" (where Benedict Arnold betrayed the Colonial Army), and then back down to Nyack. That excursion adds 14 miles to the ride (but it's really gorgeous). Going to Treason Site is an option in week three as well. Those who want a shorter ride will skip Treason Site and continue on with the rest of the ride.Β 

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All multi-surface riders then head over the Cuomo Bridge (πŸŽ₯) where they have another choice – go north on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail (OCA) to the Croton Reservoir Dam, or go south on the OCA back to the City.Β 

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Going north on the OCA:

  • is a slightly prettier ride.
  • requires a Metro-North return from Croton-Harmon.
  • is 4 miles longer (though that may be negated by where you get off MetroNorth).

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Going south on the OCA:

  • avoids having to take MetroNorth.
  • is 4 miles shorter (except that doesn't include your ride home from Inwood).Β 
  • includes an ugly section of the OCA in Yonkers.
  • is somewhat redundant with week 6 when we ride the southern section of the OCA in the other direction.

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In either case there are MetroNorth stops all along the OCA, so with either option you can always bail and take MetroNorth home if you need to cut the ride short.

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Route going SOUTH on OCA w/ GPX & cuesheet download options
Miles: 59, or 45 if you skip Treason Site

Feet Climbing: 2,200 (or 1,300 if you skip Treason Site)

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Route going NORTH on OCA w/ GPX & cuesheet download options
Miles: 63 πŸš†, or 49 πŸš† if you skip Treason Site

Feet Climbing: 2,632 (or 1,750 if you skip Treason Site)

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Ride Details

Series Included with Spring Training Series 2021
Distance 63 πŸš† miles (or 45, 49 πŸš†, 59 miles)
Start Location Sent to registered members
Date Saturday, April 17, 2021
Meet Time Sent to registered members
Start Time Sent to registered members
Level A - Speed Freak, B - Steady Eddy
Speed 14-17 mph (typically)
Rider Limit
8 (7 spots left)
Ride Organizer Jay H.

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RIDE LEVEL KEY

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B - Steady Eddy - Moderately paced ride

C - Easy Rider - Gentle paced ride

The 'Ride Speed' indicates the target cruising speed on flat roads.