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Spring Training Series 2021

Apr. 10, 2021 - Jun. 5, 2021

Series concluded.

2021
OutCycling
Series

Series Details

This series includes the following:
Date April 10, 2021

STS Week 0 – Central Park Laps - Recap

Distance 24 Miles
Speed All Speeds

Spring Series Brunch - Recap

Distance non-riding event
Date April 17, 2021

STS1 – Market Diner & Piermont - Recap

Distance 36 miles (or 29 miles)
Speed 12-15 mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Gregory T.

STS1 – Market Diner & Nyack - Recap

Distance 41 miles
Speed 14-17 mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Scott V.

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

Distance 56 miles (or 47-55 ⛰ miles)
Speed 16+ mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Christopher K.

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

Distance 63 🚆 miles (or 45, 49 🚆, 59 miles)
Speed 14-17 mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Jay H.

STS1 - Intro To Road Cycling – Ride 1 - Recap

Distance 10 miles
Speed All speeds
Ride Organizer Rob S.
Date April 24, 2021

STS2 – Larchmont & The Bronx - Recap

Distance 42 miles (or 32+ 🚇 miles)
Speed 12-15 mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Peter E.

STS2– Larchmont & Throgs Neck - Recap

Distance 47 miles (or 33+ 🚇 miles)
Speed 14-17 mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Scott V.

STS2 - Larchmont & Scarsdale - Recap

Distance 61 miles (or 31 🚆, 49 🚇 miles)
Speed 15+ mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Glenna G.

STS2 – Larchmont & Rye - Recap

Distance 77 miles (or 48 🚆, 67 🚇 miles)
Speed 16+ mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Christopher K.

STS2 - Intro To Road Cycling – Ride 2 - Recap

Distance 17 miles
Speed All speeds
Ride Organizer Rob S.
Date May 1, 2021

STS3 – Rockland Lake, Nyack and The Cuomo Bridge - Recap

Distance 41 🚆 miles
Speed 12-15 mph (typically)

STS3 – Rockland Lake & Nyack - Recap

Distance 54 miles
Speed 14-17 mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Peter E.

STS3 – Multi-Surface – Rockland Lake, Hudson River Greenway - Recap

Distance 64 miles (or 57, 48+ 🚆 miles)
Speed 14-17 mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Jay H.

STS3 – Saddle River - Recap

Distance 64 miles (or 25 🚆, 41 🚆 miles)
Speed 15+ mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Paul R.

STS3 – Rockland Lake & Saddle River - Recap

Distance 83 miles (or 30, 60 🚆 miles)
Speed 16+ mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Christopher K.

STS3 - Intro To Road Cycling – Ride 3 - Recap

Distance 21 miles
Speed All speeds
Ride Organizer Rob S.
Date May 9, 2021

STS4 – Saddle River Pathway - Recap

Distance 42 miles (or 25 🚆 miles)
Speed 12-15 mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Peter E.

STS4 – Saddle River - Recap

Distance 59 miles (or 35 🚆, 51 ⛰, 52, 75 ⛰ miles)
Speed 14-17 mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Jay H.

STS4 – Saddle River & The Orchards of Concklin - Recap

Distance 75 miles
Speed 15+ mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Sharif M.

STS4 – Saddle River, S. Mountain Road & Nyack - Recap

Distance 89 miles
Speed 17+ mph (typically)
Date May 15, 2021

STS5 – Valhalla & Purchase - Recap

Distance 56 miles (or 12-23 🚆, 45 🚇 miles)
Speed 12-15 mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Peter E.

STS5 – Multi-Surface – Bronx River Trail & Dirt Roads - Recap

Distance 59 🚆 miles (or 55 🚆 miles)
Speed 14-17 mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Jay H.

STS5 – Valhalla & Armonk - Recap

Distance 68 miles (or 58 🚇 miles)
Speed 14-17 mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Glenna G.

STS5 – Valhalla & Bedford - Recap

Distance 83 miles (or 64 🚇, 74 🚇, 77 miles)
Speed 15+ mph (typically)

STS5 – Valhalla & Pound Ridge - Recap

Distance 106 miles (or 42🚆, 67🚆, 71🚆, 76🚆, 98 🚇 miles)
Speed 17+ mph (typically)
Date May 22, 2021

STS6 – Tallman Mountain State Park & State Line Lookout - Recap

Distance 36 miles
Speed 13 mph and below (typically)
Ride Organizer Peter E.

STS6 – Multi-Surface – Old Croton Aqueduct & Old Erie Trails - Recap

Distance 49 miles
Speed 14-17 mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Jay H.

STS6 – Tarrytown - Recap

Distance 51 miles
Speed 12-15 mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Jonathan S.

STS6 – Chappaqua & Tarrytown - Recap

Distance 61 miles (or 66 ⛰, 70 miles)
Speed 16+ mph (typically)

STS6 - Just the Picnic - Recap

Distance non-riding event
Date June 5, 2021

STS7 – Feeder Ride from Wards & Randalls Island - Recap

Distance 12 miles
Speed 12+ mph
Ride Organizer Jay H.

STS7 – Feeder Ride from the Williamsburg Bridge - Recap

Distance 10 miles
Speed 12+ mph
Ride Organizer Peter E.

STS7 – Oyster Bay (NEW!) - Recap

Distance 50 miles (or 24 🚆, 31 🚆, 38 🚆, 45 🚆 miles)
Speed 12 - 16 mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Peter E.

STS7 – Oyster Bay & Locust Valley (NEW!) - Recap

Distance 61 miles (or 27 🚆, 36 🚆, 48 🚆, 58 miles)
Speed 15+ mph (typically)

Spring Training Series 2021

 

 

It's Time To
Get Back In The Saddle! 

Ride Dates: April 10th to June 5th

 

 

STS means SPRING TRAINING SERIES...

 

Whether you're training for  a big event ride like the OutCycling Pride Ride (Sunday June 13th) or just need to get back in the saddle after a winter off your bike, STS can help you achieve your cycling goals.

 

Series Summary
 

Rides are fun, friendly, and informal. The routes follow quiet roads as much as possible. These routes give the STS rides a more relaxed, social feel.  The STS offers a variety of routes and choices each week so all riders can find a group that best suits their ride speed and duration.

 

While the rides are no-drop, neither do they have formal leads or sweeps. Therefore we ask all riders to be comfortable navigating with RidewithGPS (we provide) and fixing flats on their own. If you are unsure what any of that means, don’t worry — it’s not complicated and we will help you get up and running in online workshops before the series starts.

 

Ready to Ride? REGISTER NOW

 

 

Series Details

 

Safety and Social Distancing – Our expectation is that COVID will still be with us in some form this spring, but we've got a far better handle on how to deal with it than we did last summer. We will keep our group sizes below mandated maxiums and take other precautions (face coverings, etc.) to keep everyone as safe as possible.

 

 

Training Objectives & Types Of Rides
 

Rides are tailored each week to accommodate as many different typses of riders as possible. Our core training plans, based on the most common riding styles are listed below:

 

  • Rides building from 30 ➜ 50 miles at 12-15 mph 
    Ideal for intermediate cyclists who want a relaxed ride, but still stay healthy and in shape. These rides are very casual and friendly, but you'll get a workout.

  • Rides building from 40 ➜ 65 miles at 14-17 mph 
    Great for riders who are starting to build up to longer rides, but don’t want to live in the saddle. These rides are perfect to build up to a "metric century" (100 km, ~62 mi).

  • Rides building from 50 ➜ 80 miles at 15+ mph 
    Good for advanced riders who love long rides, but like to keep their speed moderate and relish the scenery.

  • Rides building from 60 ➜ 100 miles at 17+ mph
    Perfect for most advanced riders who want more challenging rides.

 

* Speeds shown are typical speed "on the flats". They are not the average ride speed shown by your GPS app.

 

 

When possible STS also offers these other options: 

 

  • New Riders should sign up for the "Introduction to Road Cycling" rides which are a series of formal training sessions the first three weeks of the series. The Intro Series covers all the fundamentals, like how handle traffic, how to ride in a group, how best use your gears, fixing a flat on the road, etc. After you complete those training rides you can ride with the larger group the last four weeks.

  • Shorter Distance Options are available on many of the rides for people who prefer shorter rides or simply don't have the time for a longer ride that day. Many of the shorter distance options require a train or subway ride on return to the City. In the list of rides to the right (or below if you're on a mobile device), when you see 🚇 after a mileage number it means that distance involves a subway return. When you see 🚆 after a mileage number it means that distance involves a commuter train return (MetroNorth, NJ Transit, LIRR).

  • Hill Climber Options are generally add-ons to one of the core ride types and are for people who love hills. If you see ⛰ after a mileage number in the list of rides on the right, it means there's a hill climber option available and that's the distance for hill climbers.

  • Multi-Surface Rides strive to get away from cars as much as possible by riding on quiet back roads, paved and unpavd trails, and occasionally even dirt roads. These rides usually require wider tires. The minimum and recommended tire sizes are listed in the ride descriptions. 

 

Please know your speed and be certain you can keep up with the stated speed of the rides you sign up for. As stated above, we are a no-drop club, but finding the right group ensures that everyone has the most pleasant and safe ride they can.

 

You are not tied to any one training plan. It's completely understandable that one Saturday you may be full of energy and want to do that long, fast ride and the next you may be tired and just want a shorter, slower ride to unwind. Listen to your body and do what suits you best each week.

 

 

What Happens Each Week…

 

Rides take place on Saturday each week, starting Saturday April 10 and running through Saturday June 5 (skipping Memorial Day weekend). Rides will pushed to Sunday in the event of bad weather.

 

"Week 0" Self Timed Ride - you will ride around Central Park four times as quickly as you can without it being unpleasant. The elapsed time will translate into your ride speed. Knowing your ride speed will make sure you pick rides that are right for you throughout the series.  Join us for brunch in Central Park afterwards.

 

Knowing your speed is important because we ride informally – rides do not have leads and sweeps. So in the first couple weeks you'll get a sense of who is compatible with your speed and style of riding and then it's usually best to stick with that group throughout the series and "buddy-up". Though riding with a slower group is always an option if you're willing or prefer to slow down for any given ride.

 

Weeks 1-5: Training - you'll gradually build up distance (and speed) depending on your particular goal as explained below.

 

  1. (NJ) Market Diner + Piermont, Nyack or Rockland Lake
  2. (NY) Bronxville & Larchmont + Scarsdale, Rye or The Bronx
  3. (NJ) Rockland Lake + Nyack and/or Saddle River
  4. (NJ) Saddle River Trail + S. Mountain Road or Market Diner
  5. (NY) Bronx River + Rye, Armonk or Pound Ridge

 

Week 6: Ride & Picnic - a more relaxed, social week with plenty of food and fun.

 

"Week 7": A bonus ride - We're adding an additional ride this year – to Oyster Bay. It will take place the week after Memorial Day and before Pride Ride. It involves more urban riding than the other weeks, and a bit less structure overall. 

 

 

So lots of options for all types of riders. Sign up today.

Series Details

This series includes the following:
Date April 10, 2021

STS Week 0 – Central Park Laps - Recap

Distance 24 Miles
Speed All Speeds

Spring Series Brunch - Recap

Distance non-riding event
Date April 17, 2021

STS1 – Market Diner & Piermont - Recap

Distance 36 miles (or 29 miles)
Speed 12-15 mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Gregory T.

STS1 – Market Diner & Nyack - Recap

Distance 41 miles
Speed 14-17 mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Scott V.

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

Distance 56 miles (or 47-55 ⛰ miles)
Speed 16+ mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Christopher K.

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

Distance 63 🚆 miles (or 45, 49 🚆, 59 miles)
Speed 14-17 mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Jay H.

STS1 - Intro To Road Cycling – Ride 1 - Recap

Distance 10 miles
Speed All speeds
Ride Organizer Rob S.
Date April 24, 2021

STS2 – Larchmont & The Bronx - Recap

Distance 42 miles (or 32+ 🚇 miles)
Speed 12-15 mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Peter E.

STS2– Larchmont & Throgs Neck - Recap

Distance 47 miles (or 33+ 🚇 miles)
Speed 14-17 mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Scott V.

STS2 - Larchmont & Scarsdale - Recap

Distance 61 miles (or 31 🚆, 49 🚇 miles)
Speed 15+ mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Glenna G.

STS2 – Larchmont & Rye - Recap

Distance 77 miles (or 48 🚆, 67 🚇 miles)
Speed 16+ mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Christopher K.

STS2 - Intro To Road Cycling – Ride 2 - Recap

Distance 17 miles
Speed All speeds
Ride Organizer Rob S.
Date May 1, 2021

STS3 – Rockland Lake, Nyack and The Cuomo Bridge - Recap

Distance 41 🚆 miles
Speed 12-15 mph (typically)

STS3 – Rockland Lake & Nyack - Recap

Distance 54 miles
Speed 14-17 mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Peter E.

STS3 – Multi-Surface – Rockland Lake, Hudson River Greenway - Recap

Distance 64 miles (or 57, 48+ 🚆 miles)
Speed 14-17 mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Jay H.

STS3 – Saddle River - Recap

Distance 64 miles (or 25 🚆, 41 🚆 miles)
Speed 15+ mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Paul R.

STS3 – Rockland Lake & Saddle River - Recap

Distance 83 miles (or 30, 60 🚆 miles)
Speed 16+ mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Christopher K.

STS3 - Intro To Road Cycling – Ride 3 - Recap

Distance 21 miles
Speed All speeds
Ride Organizer Rob S.
Date May 9, 2021

STS4 – Saddle River Pathway - Recap

Distance 42 miles (or 25 🚆 miles)
Speed 12-15 mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Peter E.

STS4 – Saddle River - Recap

Distance 59 miles (or 35 🚆, 51 ⛰, 52, 75 ⛰ miles)
Speed 14-17 mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Jay H.

STS4 – Saddle River & The Orchards of Concklin - Recap

Distance 75 miles
Speed 15+ mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Sharif M.

STS4 – Saddle River, S. Mountain Road & Nyack - Recap

Distance 89 miles
Speed 17+ mph (typically)
Date May 15, 2021

STS5 – Valhalla & Purchase - Recap

Distance 56 miles (or 12-23 🚆, 45 🚇 miles)
Speed 12-15 mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Peter E.

STS5 – Multi-Surface – Bronx River Trail & Dirt Roads - Recap

Distance 59 🚆 miles (or 55 🚆 miles)
Speed 14-17 mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Jay H.

STS5 – Valhalla & Armonk - Recap

Distance 68 miles (or 58 🚇 miles)
Speed 14-17 mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Glenna G.

STS5 – Valhalla & Bedford - Recap

Distance 83 miles (or 64 🚇, 74 🚇, 77 miles)
Speed 15+ mph (typically)

STS5 – Valhalla & Pound Ridge - Recap

Distance 106 miles (or 42🚆, 67🚆, 71🚆, 76🚆, 98 🚇 miles)
Speed 17+ mph (typically)
Date May 22, 2021

STS6 – Tallman Mountain State Park & State Line Lookout - Recap

Distance 36 miles
Speed 13 mph and below (typically)
Ride Organizer Peter E.

STS6 – Multi-Surface – Old Croton Aqueduct & Old Erie Trails - Recap

Distance 49 miles
Speed 14-17 mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Jay H.

STS6 – Tarrytown - Recap

Distance 51 miles
Speed 12-15 mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Jonathan S.

STS6 – Chappaqua & Tarrytown - Recap

Distance 61 miles (or 66 ⛰, 70 miles)
Speed 16+ mph (typically)

STS6 - Just the Picnic - Recap

Distance non-riding event
Date June 5, 2021

STS7 – Feeder Ride from Wards & Randalls Island - Recap

Distance 12 miles
Speed 12+ mph
Ride Organizer Jay H.

STS7 – Feeder Ride from the Williamsburg Bridge - Recap

Distance 10 miles
Speed 12+ mph
Ride Organizer Peter E.

STS7 – Oyster Bay (NEW!) - Recap

Distance 50 miles (or 24 🚆, 31 🚆, 38 🚆, 45 🚆 miles)
Speed 12 - 16 mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Peter E.

STS7 – Oyster Bay & Locust Valley (NEW!) - Recap

Distance 61 miles (or 27 🚆, 36 🚆, 48 🚆, 58 miles)
Speed 15+ mph (typically)

Price

Category Cost
OC 2021 Members Free*
All Others $90

*Included with 2021 Membership. Members, sign in to RSVP for rides.

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