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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.

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RIDES AND EVENTS CALENDAR

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)

TUE

01

DEC

Hudson Valley Tour - recap
30 - 60 miles per day

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

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 +/-

SAT

10

APR

SAT

10

APR

Spring Series Brunch - recap
Spring Series Brunch

WED

14

APR

OC Travel Club Zoom - recap
Cycling Travel and Tours

SAT

17

APR

STS1 – Market Diner & Piermont - recap
36 miles (or 29 miles)

SAT

17

APR

SAT

17

APR

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

SAT

17

APR

STS1 – Multi-Surface – Nyack & The Old Croton Aqueduct Trail - recap
63 πŸš† miles (or 45, 49 πŸš†, 59 miles)

SAT

17

APR

TUE

20

APR

Nutrition for Cycling! - recap
Fuel your ride!

SAT

24

APR

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

SAT

24

APR

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

SAT

24

APR

STS2 - Larchmont & Scarsdale - recap
61 miles (or 31 πŸš†, 49 πŸš‡ miles)

SAT

24

APR

STS2 – Larchmont & Rye - recap
77 miles (or 48 πŸš†, 67 πŸš‡ miles)

SAT

24

APR

SAT

01

MAY

SAT

01

MAY

SAT

01

MAY

STS3 – Multi-Surface – Rockland Lake, Hudson River Greenway - recap
64 miles (or 57, 48+ πŸš† miles)

SAT

01

MAY

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

SAT

01

MAY

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

SUN

09

MAY

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

SUN

09

MAY

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

SAT

15

MAY

STS5 – Valhalla & Purchase - recap
56 miles (or 12-23 πŸš†, 45 πŸš‡ miles)

SAT

15

MAY

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

SAT

15

MAY

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

SAT

15

MAY

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

SAT

15

MAY

STS5 – Valhalla & Pound Ridge - recap
106 miles (or 42πŸš†, 67πŸš†, 71πŸš†, 76πŸš†, 98 πŸš‡ miles)

SAT

22

MAY

STS6 – Tarrytown - recap
51 miles

SAT

22

MAY

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

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 πŸš†, 31 πŸš†, 38 πŸš†, 45 πŸš† miles)

SAT

05

JUN

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

FRI

23

JUL

Asbury Beach Ride
3 days - 2 rides - 1 Big Beach Party

THU

05

AUG

SAT

25

SEP

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.