OutCycling Team Ride

Northern Queens Loop - Recap

Sunday, December 27, 2020 - Recap

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Ride has concluded.

Exploring Queens

37 or 41 miles (or less with πŸš‡)

Sunday, December 27, 2020


Once again we're sticking (kinda) close to subways in case the weather is a problem for anyone. This time we're exploring Northern Queens. Here is the route…

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https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34680997

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We'll start at Astoria Park (in Astoria). For those coming from Upper Manhattan or the Bronx you can ride over the JFK / Triboro Bridge from Wards/Randalls Island (though technically you're supposed to walk your bike over).Β 

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We'll ride through Astoria, past La Guardia, to the greenway along Flushing Bay. Then we ride to Fort Totten Park and down the greenway along Little Neck Bay. Then we ride to Alley Pond Park where we get on the old Vanderbilt Motor Parkway which connects to the greenway in Cunningham Park. We then go along/in Kissena (Corridor) Park which leads us to the Queens Botanical Garden and Corona Park. We take the greenway down through Flushing Meadows Corona Park then do some surface streets to get to Forest Hills.

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At Forest Hills (mile 28) we'll split into two groups depending on people's desired final destination:

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  • One group will go back to the JFK/Triboro Bridge via Astoria Blvd and Astoria.
  • The other group will head back to the Williamsburg Bridge via greenways in Forest Park and Highland Park as well as surface streets in Bed Stuy, etc.

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Here's the supplemental route for those headed to the Williamsburg Bridge:

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https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34888334Β 

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Of course you can go to the Williamsburg Bridge and then continue north on the greenway to get back to the JFK/Triboro if you want a longer ride. But the Williamsburg Bridge route is mostly designed for those wanting to go back to Brooklyn or Lower Manhattan.Β 

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The routes are not finalized (especially the Williamsburg Bridge option), so please wait to download them until right before the ride.

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SubwaysΒ 

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The 7 line is available at mile 6 and 7. Then there's nothing until a LIRR station near mile 15. Then nothing again until the E/R train at mile 27. Then there are lots of subway options towards the end of each of the route options.Β 

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Weather

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The forecast is for right around freezing when we meet (don't be late – we don't want people waiting in the cold) with temps going up to the high 30s. Wind chill is forecasted to be in the low to mid-30s. This is a true cold weather ride, so dress appropriately!

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Road and Greenway Surface Conditions

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It's expected to get up to 60ΒΊ Thursday evening into Friday morning with fairly heavy rain. That should get rid of a lot of the snow and salt. That said, Saturday is right around freezing all day, so there may be patches of ice. Winds are forecasted to be from the west, so the portions of the route along the water shouldn't be particularly bad. Given the urban nature of the ride, and the fact that flat bar bikes are somewhat more stable in icy conditions, you may want to do the ride on your hybrid (if you have one).Β 

Ride Details

Team Winter Riders
Distance 37 or 41 miles (or less with πŸš‡)
Start Location Sent to registered members
Date Sunday, December 27, 2020
Meet Time Sent to registered members
Start Time Sent to registered members
Level B - Steady Eddy
Speed ~15 mph
Rider Limit
10 (5 spots left)
Ride Organizer Jay H.

Riders

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Peter E.

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Heather H.

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Paul R.

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Daniel W.


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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 - recap
FUEL YOUR RIDE LIKE A PRO!

SAT

18

JUL

SAT

18

JUL

SAT

18

JUL

SAT

25

JUL

SAT

15

AUG

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 πŸŽƒ - recap
Under 20 miles

SAT

28

NOV

Throgs Neck & Glen Island - recap
~40 miles (or 16 πŸš‡, 30+ πŸš‡ 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/ πŸš‡)

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 πŸš‡)

SAT

02

JAN

50ΒΊ Ride To The Croton Reservoir Team Ride - recap
62 miles (or 23, 40 w/ πŸš†)

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

MON

01

MAR

Mid-Day River Road Team Ride
25 miles

SUN

07

MAR

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

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

SAT

24

APR

STS2 – Larchmont & The Bronx
40 miles (or 30+ πŸš‡ miles)

SAT

24

APR

STS2– Larchmont & Throgs Neck
47 miles (or 31+ πŸš‡ miles)

SAT

24

APR

STS2 - Larchmont & Scarsdale
56 miles (or 27 πŸš†, 45 πŸš‡ miles)

SAT

24

APR

STS2 – Larchmont & Rye
74 miles (or 45 πŸš†, 64 πŸš‡ miles)

SAT

01

MAY

SAT

01

MAY

STS3 – Saddle River
64 miles (or 25 πŸš†, 41 πŸš† miles)

SAT

01

MAY

STS3 – Rockland Lake & Saddle River
83 miles (or 30, 60 πŸš† miles)

SAT

08

MAY

STS4 – Saddle River Pathway
42 miles (or 25 πŸš† miles)

SAT

08

MAY

STS4 – Saddle River
59 miles (or 35 πŸš†, 51 β›°, 52, 75 β›° miles)

SAT

15

MAY

STS5 – Valhalla & Purchase
56 miles (or 23 πŸš†, 45 πŸš‡ miles)

SAT

15

MAY

STS5 – Multi-Surface – Bronx River Trail & Dirt Roads
59 πŸš† miles (or 55 πŸš† miles)

SAT

15

MAY

STS5 – Valhalla & Armonk
68 miles (or 58 πŸš‡ miles)

SAT

15

MAY

STS5 – Valhalla & Bedford
83 miles (or 64 πŸš‡, 74 πŸš‡, 77 miles)

SAT

15

MAY

STS5 – Valhalla & Pound Ridge
106 miles (or 98 πŸš‡ miles)

SAT

22

MAY

SAT

22

MAY

STS6 – Chappaqua & Tarrytown
61 miles (or 66 β›°, 70 miles)

SAT

05

JUN

STS7 – Oyster Bay (NEW!)
50 miles (or 24 πŸš†, 31 πŸš†, 38 πŸš†, 45 πŸš† miles)

SAT

05

JUN

STS7 – Oyster Bay & Locust Valley (NEW!)
61 miles (or 27 πŸš†, 36 πŸš†, 48 πŸš†, 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.