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THIS WEEK AT THE 5BBC

Thursday, July 10, 2008

BIKE REPAIR COURSE

6:30 to 8:30 PM, Hostelling International, 891 Amsterdam Avenue (at 103rd Street), Manhattan, in the back yard.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

SANDY HOOK MAXIMUM BEACH

7:45 AM, Pier 11, 23 miles

We’re getting to Sandy Hook on the 8:15AM ferry to do some cycling, then to North Beach for usual summer activities. Bring $53 fare, sunglasses, sunscreen, two water bottles, swim gear, $ for lunch and lock to secure bike. Come early to buy tickets. We’ll have a choice taking the 3:45PM, 5:45PM or 7:30PM (via Highlands) back to Manhattan. Mostly flat, some busy & hilly roads. Co-listed with the NYCC. Leaders: Alfredo Garcia and Phil Goldberg

[Happy-face ride] BRING THE KIDS ROUND 1

9:00 AM, Columbus Circle, 5-10 miles

Here’s the first of two Children friendly rides! Parent(s) or Guardians must accompany each child, and all participants must wear appropriate helmets. We will enjoy traffic free roadways and the Central Park Merry-go-round. There will be other joys to behold you may be sure. Leaders: Jesse Brown and Andrea Casertano

Sunday, July 13, 2008

BROOKLYN ULTRA PERIMETER

8:00 AM, City Hall, 50 miles

From Coney Island to Jamaica Bay, this ride is every bit “Brooklyn” as we can make it. Relatively flat terrain at a “B” pace. Lunch on the water. Remember to pack water, sun screen and a camera. Leaders: Danny Lieberman and Fred Dieckamp.

PRESIDENTIAL VENTURE

9:00 AM, White Plains Rd. and Pelham Pkwy (Pelham Pkwy. station on the #2 subway), 40-50 miles

We'll be headed to specially secured areas seldom seen by or visited by the general public (beautiful, quiet and very "Presidential"). Lower Westchester County as you may have never seen it before on a journey of joyousness. 15 mph pace. Leaders: Rodney D. Millard and Jesse Brown

[Happy-face ride] BICYCLE BEACH BUMS #2

10:00 AM, Prospect Park (Grand Army Plaza), 30 miles

More beach! See July 6 for details. Leaders: Jim Zisfein and Marina Bekkerman

MONSEY: HILLS AND KOSHER PIZZA

9:30AM, GWB Bus Station, Distance 50 miles, Moderately Hilly, 15mph average speed on flat terrain.

We're off to Monsey via the scenic parts of North NJ, where we'll have some nice descents and moderately steep climbs along quiet suburban streets and country roads as we pass through suburban Bergen County to Rockland County. Lunch at a bike-friendly Kosher pizzeria offering regular as well as whole wheat slices. Afterwards, we'll ride more downhills on scenic country roads and then a long straight haul down the middle of Bergen County. Let's stop for a quick look at Van Saun Park and its Zoo before another climb back to the bridge. Optional side trip at the end for ice cream in Manhattan. Bring a lock and $$ for lunch. Triples are recommended unless you've got strong legs. Leaders: Dana Hudes and Manny Sanudo


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