Club Rides

Like most things in NYC, getting out on the bike is not as easy as it should be. But with our four organized Club rides, finding the perfect weekly route is less challenging. We offer: two weekend rides; a spirited, early morning session of laps in Central Park; and a mid-week, mid-day recovery/training ride. Most rides meet or end at the Club, so you’ll be able to fuel up with a coffee and a snack, and recover with a sandwich and a drink.

SATURDAY CLUB RIDE

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Our signature Saturday Club ride is the quintessential NYC road riding experience. We ride up the Hudson River, over the George Washington Bridge, and through New Jersey and New York state on our way to Nyack, NY. Perfect weather is always predicted. The occasional dirt road are a fun challenge to be expected!

  • Time: Meet at CCNYC at 8:30am, depart at 9am.
  • Distance: Our Club Rides range anywhere from 50-60 miles, with plenty of options to split off should your schedule need you back sooner.
  • Pace: The pace is recreational, while spirited at times, it is a no-drop ride to accommodate most road rider’s ability.
  • Route: Varies each week. Join the CCNYC Strava Club for route details or check on @raphacycleclub on Instagram or Twitter for updates.
  • Terrain: Please note that while our rides stick primarily to the road, it is not uncommon for them to feature an off-road section.
  • Requirements: For your enjoyment road bikes, helmets and foot retention are required. Please remember to bring flat changing tools and an extra tube. Riding snacks and water are also strongly suggested.
  • Terms & Conditions [ PDF ]

 

WOMEN’S SUNDAY CLUB RIDE

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Whether you’re a seasoned racer or a brand new roadie, the Rapha Cycle Club New York rides provide the perfect opportunity to reach your fitness goals and meet new friends and training partners along the way.

  • Time: Meet for coffee at 9am at CCNYC, ride leaves at 9:30am.
  • Distance: Our Club Rides range anywhere from 40-60 miles on average with plenty of options to split off should your schedule need you back sooner.
  • Pace: Pace is recreational yet spirited at times. Our rides have a “no drop” policy and we allow several chances to regroup
  • Route: Varies each week. Join the CCNYC Strava Club for route details or check on @raphacycleclub on Instagram or Twitter for updates.
  • Terrain: Please note that while our rides stick primarily to the road, it is not uncommon for them to feature an off-road section.
  • Requirements: For your enjoyment road bikes, helmets and foot retention are required. Please remember to bring flat changing tools and an extra tube. Riding snacks and water are also strongly suggested.
  • Terms & Conditions [ PDF ]

 

TUESDAY MORNING RIDE

In the summer the sun rises early and so do we. Get some miles in before work on the other side of the Hudson, a quick River Road and back to warm up the legs and pack in some miles. This ride meets at the George Washington Bridge at 6am.

  • Time: Meet at the George Washington Bridge at 6am.
  • Distance: 20 miles and 1500 feet elevation gain.
  • Pace: Tempo
  • Route: River road and back. Join the CCNYC Strava Club for route details or check on @raphacycleclub on Instagram or Twitter for updates.
  • Terrain: Rolling hills with one final one mile climb.
  • Requirements: For your enjoyment road bikes, helmets and foot retention are required. Please remember to bring flat changing tools and an extra tube. Riding snacks and water are also strongly suggested.
  • Terms & Conditions [ PDF ]

 

WEDNESDAY FREELANCERS RIDE

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For those in the know, the best time to cross the Hudson River is a weekday. Every Wednesday, we head over the George Washington Bridge for a quick 2.5 hours up River Road and back down Route 9W. This is a great way to grab a ride with fellow roadies away from the hectic weekend bike traffic. Whether you’re on vacation, visiting from another city, or just working a flexible schedule, this will be the ride to join.

 

  • Time: Meet at CCNYC at 10am for coffee, wheels at 10:30am.
  • Distance: 40 miles with 2000 feet elevation gain.
  • Pace: Pace is recreational yet spirited at times. Our rides have a “no drop” policy and we allow several chances to regroup.
  • Route: River Road out, 9W back. Join the CCNYC Strava Club for route details.
  • Terrain: Please note that while our rides stick primarily to the road, it is not uncommon for them to feature an off-road section.
  • Requirements: For your enjoyment road bikes, helmets and foot retention are required. Please remember to bring flat changing tools and an extra tube. Riding snacks and water are also strongly suggested.
  • Terms & Conditions [ PDF ]

 

THURSDAY MORNING CLUB RIDE

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For the those looking to burn a few matches before work, join the NYC Rapha Racing team for a few laps around Central Park. Meet at 5:40am at Columbus Circle for a spirited training ride of 4-6 laps (finishing before the road is open to automobiles). Riders should be competent at riding safely in a paceline, and basic road racing etiquette is required. Last-minute ride details or cancelations are posted on the team’s Facebook page.

 

  • Time: Meet at NE corner of Columbus Circle in Central Park, 5:40am.
  • Distance: 20 – 35 miles
  • Pace: The pace is high and often includes some training games–we promise you’ll hit your max heart rate before 7am.
  • Route: Central Park hot laps (4-6 laps)
  • Terrain: On road.
  • Requirements: Riders should feel comfortable riding in a paceline, and basic road racing etiquette is required.  For your enjoyment road bikes, helmets and foot retention are required. Please remember to bring flat changing tools and an extra tube. Riding snacks and water are also strongly suggested.
  • Terms & Conditions [ PDF ]