Pride Ride Challenge - Recap

Saturday, June 12, 2021 - Recap

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2 Days - 175 miles with Bear Mountain Climb!

175 miles

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Calling all experienced cyclists - 

Challenge yourself and show your pride on this first ever overnight Pride Ride! You read that right, it's a 2 day, 175 mile ride and finishes at the OutCycling Pride Ride Finish Line!

 

Ride starts on the 8:45am train out of Grand Central to Tarrytown, NY (35 mins). From there cross the Mario Cuomo Bridge and hug the coastline up to the entrance to Bear Mountain State Park. Summit the Peak for food and drink at the top.

 

After taking in the view (read 'rest and refuel') cross the Bear Mountain Bridge and head up the Hudson River approximately 30 more miles to New Paltz, NY. Overnight in New Paltz before riding back 100 miles mostly on car-free trails back to NYC and the finish line of the OC Pride Ride.

 

This is a self guided group tour with limited SAG support.  You must be able to fix flats and navigate on your own if need be.

 

RSVP if up for the challenge and receive the discount code for America's Best Value Inn in New Paltz, NY.

 

 

 

Ride Details

Distance 175 miles
Start Location Sent to registered members
Date Saturday, June 12, 2021
Meet Time Sent to registered members
Start Time Sent to registered members
Level A - Speed Freak
Speed 18 mph + on flats
Ride Organizer OutCycling

Riders

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Dan S.

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Graham W.

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Adam J.

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David D.

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Kevin K.




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Graham W.

May 25, 2021


Overnight Accomodations in New Paltz, NY are on a first-come first serve basis.  

 

. Please call America's Best Value Inn in New Paltz, NY at 845-255-8865 ext. 0 to reserve a discounted room ($130/night, sleeps 2): Your Group Name is: Outcycling Bicycle Tour; Discount rate code is: G211106S

 

Rooms can be reserved at the discounted rate while available. Rooms are NOT "blocked" and are based on availability.

 

If you would like a roomate to share the cost of the room. Please reserve a room and email graham@outcycling.org to let us know - we will try to match people up as possible.

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Kevin K.

June 2, 2021


Hi everyone,

 

looking forward to riding with you all for this trip. 

a few things about me:

 

1. my cell phone number is 646-229-0071. I usually keep my cell phone in a bag on my bike and check it periodically. 

 

2. My long distance pace (extending over the typical hilly terrain headed north on 9W) is around 14MPH. I go faster on the flats, even faster down hill, and pretty gosh darn slow going up hill.

 

3. I would not worry too much about "dropping" me. I sort of ride the pace I ride and accept that I'm often the slowest one in the group (and get passed frequently enough that my ego is long gone on this front). I know how to fix a flat and whatnot so no risk I'll be completely abandoned. 

4. My go bag going in the support van will have all manner of Nuun electrolyte and GU gels. If you're biking along and think "man I could use a Nuun electrolyte supplement or GU gel" then head on down to my bag. 

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Graham W.

June 9, 2021


Hi All - good morning.  Getting ready for the weekend.  Good news is - the weather really seems to be cooperating for 2 great days of riding!

 

But  I have a question regarding Day 1's route for the group.  See route here as it stands: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36094654

Please note at mile 6 right after Nyack it turns away from the river and follows 9W to just past mile 13 (with some hills).  

 

Alternately there is an option to stay by the river on a bike path for about 5 miles which is flat but not paved.  

 

The question I'm wondering is:  Would folks prefer this flat path by the water even though it is unpaved or 9W  with the hills but paved?

 

I have been on that path with my road bike and it was OK to ride  but that was several years ago so wondering if others have any more current info on it.

 

Please let me know thoughts  when you can.

 

thx/gw

 

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Louis W.

June 9, 2021


Hey Graham, not sure I'm going to make this ride, but some input on the route choices as Im very familiar with both routes. Going the 9w route gives you a 400 foot hill and an additional 100 ft. Going along the river doesn't have any massive hills, but rather has what I call the lumpies. Basically a whole bunch of 50 to 75 foot hills. You actually do more climbing along the river.

The river path being gravel and lumpy is more work.

All the same, I would still recommend the river path. The view is worth the climbs. Also that area of the hudson has been used as a quary and ice manufacturing a hundred years ago. You see some ruins from these activities along the path.

 

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Graham W.

June 9, 2021


Ok. good to know.  Thank you Louis!  And of course, keep us posted regarding the ride. Hope. you can make it!  thx/g.

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Kevin K.

June 9, 2021


As a general rule I only ride my bike on pavement unless I have absolutely no choice. 

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25

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23

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23

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17

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21

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18

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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.