Spring Riding Series 2024

Apr. 6, 2024 - Jun. 1, 2024

2024
OutCycling
Series

Series Details

This series includes the following:
Date April 6, 2024

SRS Week 0 – Central Park Laps - Recap

Distance 24 Miles
Speed All Speeds
Ride Organizer Christopher M.

SRS Week 0 (Brooklyn Alt) – Prospect Park Laps - Recap

Distance 24 miles
Speed All speeds
Ride Organizer Peter E.
Date April 14, 2024

SRS1 - Intro To Road Cycling – Ride 1 - Recap

Distance 15 miles
Speed All speeds
Ride Organizer Rob S.

SRS1 – Market Diner & Nyack - Recap

Distance 44 miles (or 29, 35, 56, or 26 🚆 miles)
Speed 13-17 mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Peter E.
Date April 20, 2024

SRS2 Coney Island and The Rockaways

Distance 45 (many 🚇 options along the way or NYC Ferry from Rockaways)
Speed 13-15
Ride Organizer Christopher M.
Date April 21, 2024

SRS2 - Intro To Road Cycling – Ride 2

Distance 17 miles one way (35 miles round trip)
Speed All speeds
Ride Organizer Rob S.
Date April 27, 2024

SRS3 - Orchard Beach, City Island, and Bronx Bikeways

Distance 52 miles (many 🚇 options along the way)
Speed 12-16 mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Peter E.
Date April 28, 2024

SRS3 - Intro To Road Cycling – Ride 3

Distance 21 miles
Speed All speeds
Ride Organizer Rob S.
Date May 11, 2024

SRS4 – Valhalla/Kensico Dam

Distance 61 miles (or 75 or 12-23, 43 🚆)
Speed 14-17 mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Christopher M.
Date May 18, 2024

SRS5 - Feeder Ride from the Williamsburg Bridge

Distance 10 miles
Speed 12+ mph

SRS5 – Oyster Bay & Locust Valley

Distance 61 miles (or 50 miles or 27 🚆, 36 🚆, 48 🚆)
Speed 15+ mph (typically)
Date June 1, 2024

SRS6 – Tallman Mountain State Park & State Line Lookout

Distance 36 miles
Speed 13 mph and below (typically)

SRS6 – Chappaqua & Tarrytown

Distance 61 miles (or 51 or 70 miles)
Speed 16+ mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Peter E.

SRS6 - Just the Picnic

Distance non-riding event

Spring Riding Series 2024

It's Time To
Get Back In The Saddle! 

Ride Dates: April 6 to June 1

 

 

SRS means SPRING RIDING SERIES...

 

Whether you're training for a big ride event like the OutCycling Pride Ride (Sunday, June 9th) or just need to get back in the saddle after a Winter off your bike, SRS 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 SRS rides a more relaxed, social feel. We will start out with a 40-mile ride and then rides will be in the 50-60 mile range, improving our strength and endurance, all while taking in some lovely scenery. We'll explore places both within the New York City Limits and out aound the surrounding counties.

 

The rides are self-supported, meaning we do not have formal "leads or sweeps," and 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.

 

We endeavor to run “no-drop” rides (no one gets left behind), but we do ask that you come into the rides with a sense of your riding capabilities. You should be able to ride in the 13-17mph* range, but we’ll probably all start out on the slower side of that as we shake off the cobwebs. Don’t worry if you don’t know your speed. Our first ride will be Central Park laps where we learn our average cruising speed. You may be surprised how fast you already ride.

 

* Typical speeds "on the flats." Not the average ride speed shown by your GPS app.

 

 

Ready to Ride? REGISTER NOW

 

 

What Happens Each Week…

 

Rides generally take place on Saturday each week, starting Saturday April 6 and run through Saturday June 1. Rides will be pushed to Sunday in the event of bad weather. Intro to Road Cycling rides are scheduled for Sundays.

 

Week 0: Self-Timed Ride (April 6) - 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. Get to know your fellow riders in Central Park afterwards.

 

Knowing your speed is important because we ride informally, meaning rides do not have leads and sweeps. Different cyclists will have different speeds and will naturally break into sub-groups as we ride. Within the first few 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. Of course, riding with a slower or faster group is always an option if you prefer to slow down or speed up for any given ride. All riders usually regroup at rest stops so we do spend plenty of time together.

 

If you are new to Road Cycling and are uncertain about riding outside the city, you can 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 to handle traffic, how to ride in a group, how best to 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 three weeks. Note that these rides take place on Sunday.

 

SRS Weeks 1-5: Exploration - you'll explore the City and beyond while you strengthen your skills and stamina over these rides. 

  1. (NJ) Nyack
  2. (NYC) Coney Island and The Rockaways
  3. (NYC) City Island and The Bronx
  4. (NY) Bonx River and Valhalla
  5. (NY) Long Island to Oyster Bay 

Route specifics are subject to change as the ride date approaches

 

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 to return. 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). Since these routes branch off from the standard, it is very important that you download these alternate routes in Ride with GPS so you can navigate yourself.

 

Longer Distance Options are also provided for riders who want to push themslves a little harder. While these extended routes do reconnect with the standard one, you might not reconnect with the other riders.

 

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

 

Lots of options for all types of riders. Sign up today.

Series Details

This series includes the following:
Date April 6, 2024

SRS Week 0 – Central Park Laps - Recap

Distance 24 Miles
Speed All Speeds
Ride Organizer Christopher M.

SRS Week 0 (Brooklyn Alt) – Prospect Park Laps - Recap

Distance 24 miles
Speed All speeds
Ride Organizer Peter E.
Date April 14, 2024

SRS1 - Intro To Road Cycling – Ride 1 - Recap

Distance 15 miles
Speed All speeds
Ride Organizer Rob S.

SRS1 – Market Diner & Nyack - Recap

Distance 44 miles (or 29, 35, 56, or 26 🚆 miles)
Speed 13-17 mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Peter E.
Date April 20, 2024

SRS2 Coney Island and The Rockaways

Distance 45 (many 🚇 options along the way or NYC Ferry from Rockaways)
Speed 13-15
Ride Organizer Christopher M.
Date April 21, 2024

SRS2 - Intro To Road Cycling – Ride 2

Distance 17 miles one way (35 miles round trip)
Speed All speeds
Ride Organizer Rob S.
Date April 27, 2024

SRS3 - Orchard Beach, City Island, and Bronx Bikeways

Distance 52 miles (many 🚇 options along the way)
Speed 12-16 mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Peter E.
Date April 28, 2024

SRS3 - Intro To Road Cycling – Ride 3

Distance 21 miles
Speed All speeds
Ride Organizer Rob S.
Date May 11, 2024

SRS4 – Valhalla/Kensico Dam

Distance 61 miles (or 75 or 12-23, 43 🚆)
Speed 14-17 mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Christopher M.
Date May 18, 2024

SRS5 - Feeder Ride from the Williamsburg Bridge

Distance 10 miles
Speed 12+ mph

SRS5 – Oyster Bay & Locust Valley

Distance 61 miles (or 50 miles or 27 🚆, 36 🚆, 48 🚆)
Speed 15+ mph (typically)
Date June 1, 2024

SRS6 – Tallman Mountain State Park & State Line Lookout

Distance 36 miles
Speed 13 mph and below (typically)

SRS6 – Chappaqua & Tarrytown

Distance 61 miles (or 51 or 70 miles)
Speed 16+ mph (typically)
Ride Organizer Peter E.

SRS6 - Just the Picnic

Distance non-riding event

Price

Category 2024 Peloton Members and above Basic & Network Members
Cost Free* $90

*Included with 2024 Peloton, Breakaway, and Beyond Memberships.
Members, sign in to RSVP for rides.

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Spring Riding Series 2024 Registration

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