STS 1 – Rockland Lake (or Blauvelt ⛰) + Nyack - Recap

Saturday, April 16, 2022 - Recap

Ride has concluded.

Two beautiful choices…

56 miles (or 47-55 ⛰ miles)

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Faster, longer distance riders start out riding with the other groups through Tenafly, Demarest & Rockleigh to Market Diner. Then they diverge from the other groups and ride up towards Blauvelt on the (paved) Joseph B. Clarke Trail. In Blauvelt they have two options… Continue to Rockland Lake (57 miles total) or climb some lovely hills in Blauvelt State Park (47 or 55 miles total). Both options bring riders to Nyack where they may see the 41 mile riders at Runcible Spoon Bakery or Boxer Donuts. Going south from Nyack everyone takes a pretty standard route back to the City through Piermont and then down 9W.

 

The Rockland Lake Option

 

After Blauvelt riders heading to Rockland Lake go through West Nyack and Congers. They ride around Rockland Lake and then drop down the hill to a trail along the Hudson River where they ride for a mile and a half. The trail is gravel (cinders), but it is completely skinny tire friendly (🎥).

 

Please note: parts of this ride are identical to the 54 mile ride in week 3. If you plan on doing that ride, you should do another route this week. The hill climber route, below, would be a good alternate route.

 

Miles: 56

Feet Climbing: 2,576

 

56 Mile Route w/ GPX & cuesheet download options

 

Blauvelt State Park Option

 

After Blauvelt the 55 (or 47) mile "Hill Climber" version of this ride climbs some lovely hills in Blauvelt State Park which leads them to Nyack where they may meet up with 41 mile riders at Runcible Spoon Bakery or Boxer Donut. The hills in Blauvelt State Park are not particularly difficult. Unless you really hate hills, you should enjoy this route.

 

If you want to keep your ride to 47 miles and cut off 500 feet of climbing, simply go south from Nyack and skip the part of the ride that goes north through Upper Nyack and along the river.  Another option is to go north from Nyack, but turn around when the trail starts going up the hill. If you've never been on the trail along the river, checking it out is highly recommended.

 

Miles: 55 (or 47 miles if you head back to the City after Nyack)

Feet Climbing: 3,427 (or 2,900 if you head back after Nyack)

 

Hill Climber Route w/ GPX & cuesheet download options

 

The two routes start out together and join back up in Nyack. 

 

Ride Details

Series Included with Spring Training Series 2022
Distance 56 miles (or 47-55 ⛰ miles)
Start Location Sent to registered members
Date Saturday, April 16, 2022
Meet Time Sent to registered members
Start Time Sent to registered members
Level A - Speed Freak, B - Steady Eddy
Speed 16+ mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Kevin K.

Riders

Kevin K.

Andrew S.

Stephen P.

J L

Jon L.




Comments:


Stephen P.

April 13, 2022


Which option are most going?

Kevin K.

April 13, 2022


I will be leading a 17MPH + cohort through the Rockland Lake route. I would have all the routes for this week downloaded to your preferred device so you can switch mid ride if you want to do something else or cut it short. 

Peter E.

April 13, 2022


Hey Stephen! Great to have to riding with us again this year. We can get a sense of which way people are leaning at Thursday's Zoom briefing. Of course some riders may make that decision while out on the road. Both options are great. Your lead, Kevin, is great to ride with.

Stephen P.

April 13, 2022


Hey Kevin, Peter!!  Yes! Looking forward to riding with you guys again,! I'm in for hills , mostly for grand Fondo ny  in may . I need the hill work! That being said: I will do the route that everyone else is doing so I'll download both routes . Thanks and look forward to riding with you all👍😊

Kevin K.

April 15, 2022


Hi everyone,

 

looking forward to riding tomorrow! if you are RSVPed but can no longer make it please remove your RSVP so I know who to expect. we are a small enough group that we can decide as a group in the morning which route we want to do. Please come with both options saved to your preferred navigation device.

Kevin K.

April 16, 2022


Hi everyone,

 

thanks for riding today! If you want our group photo from today just shoot me an email at kevinkirby708@gmail.com and I can send it your way. 

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C - Easy Rider - Gentle paced ride

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