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April 2019 Braking News
from the Rockland Bicycling Club


Here are Five Things to Know this month about riding in and around Rockland County.
  1. RBC Wed April 24 Meeting: Feeling left out of the bike / tech revolution? This month features a Strava 101 discussion plus some Long Ride Training tips. Strava is one of several apps to record your rides and share your experience with other cyclists. We'll cover how to: record your ride, create a new route, and download gpx files. And if you are planning to Go The Distance this season, Lynwood Law will tell us how he's training for the 100 mile NY Gran Fondo next month. 7p, 4/24 at Wesley Hills Village Hall, 432 Rt 306.
  1. Pens down; Pedals up! Check out the Ride Schedule online to see the new ride plan we are testing in April. Last year's popular and familiar rides are still there (like Rockland Lake on Mon/Thu and Bike Nyack and Saturday), but you will see new routes for the five towns of Rockland County which alternate with Sleep-in Harriman rides at 10 on Saturdays. Be sure to check out and register for the next town ride, the Tour de Orangetown, on May 4

    Oh, say...can you C? We are looking for more C ride leaders who can team up with C* and B rides to lead a slower-paced group or for a shorter routes. Can you help? If so, please contact Ride Captain Ed Molina.
  1. RBC in the news: Club President Mike Hays got some ink in the April 7 Journal News article, "Not ready for that ride yet: Cuomo bridge bike path months away." South Nyack Mayor Bonnie Christian is on record saying the path should only be open sunrise/sunset -- which will pretty much kill any future bicycle and e-bike commuting. Others disagree. What do you think? Let Governor Andrew Cuomo, NYS Senator David Carlucci and Assembly members Ellen Jaffee and Ken Zebrowski know you want cycling to be given its due as a green, healthy transportation alternative. Visit the RBC advocacy page at RocklandBicyclingClub.org for more info on how to contact Rockland's elected leaders in Albany.
     
  2. Spring Rides in the NY Metro Area
  1. Spring is for flowers, birds, bees...and potholes. If you fall into a pothole while riding you might get a flat, suffer a broken spoke, catch some road rash...or worse. Be sure to call out potholes you see to your fellow cyclists...and the appropriate highway department.  
New member update: A warm welcome to new RBC members Seth Alford, Michelle Carrone, Mark Garrahan, Ardo Keshishian, Jesse Levin, Carlos Lyons, Leonora Merkel, Rob Panzera, Regner Peralta, Amy Schneider, Jeffrey Sherman, Bob Silarski, and Laura Wilson. Thanks for joining the Rockland Bicycling Club! 

Help Wanted! The RBC is seeking volunteers to help us with this newsletter and our website. Also, we are always looking for new ride leaders and new rides and routes, too! Email rocklandbike@gmail.com to get involved. Until then, Ride Safe!

Mike Hays, President

Board members: Stephen Brehl, Iris Cognevich, Ernie DiGiacomo, Rita Joachim, Paul Langus, Lynwood Law, Ramon Lopez, Ed Molina, Lila Moreno, Roseanne Schwartz, Dave Zornow







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