People Cycling Rides

Autumn in New York City.

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Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Thomas Ryan
Tour Dates
Start Location
Brooklyn, New York (JFK)
End Location
Brooklyn, New York (JFK)
Cost (est.)
$1600 (USD + $100.00 ride fee)
$800 (USD
Payment Due
Avg. Distance
40 mi / 64 km
Avg. Elevation
800 ft / 244 m
Ride Description

Join us for a 6-day/5-night cycling tour of the Boroughs of New York City.  Building on the People Cycling's Spring in New York Plus the 5BBT tour, our autumn tour will showcase the city in October. In the parks the foliage will be aflame with fall colors. There are always new (and old) Broadway shows and museum exhibits, as well as local bookstores hosting readings. 

We will use two recent books to plot our way.

The first book was written by Greg Lemond and Claude Droussent entitled "Cycling Atlas North America" which contains Strava GPX data for their rides. Each morning we will tackle one of their rides. Such as "Park To Park" a 45 mile ride with 1,250 feet of climbing, or "Brooklyn and Queens", 63 miles and 1,600 feet of climbing. We will also pedal part of their spectacular "Maxi Gran Fondo", 105 miles (along the Hudson) with a whopping 8,000 feet of climbing.  We will stop at a coffee shop in Nyack and cycle home from there!

The second book is the reason we finish our rides early. We will use the afternoons for walking tours that follow in the footsteps of the NY Times architecture critic, Michael Kimmelman, who's recent book "The Intimate City" updates such great predecessors as Alfred Kazin's "A Walker in the City" and E.B. White's "Here is New York". Possible walking tours include the 'High… (Join People Cycling to read more)

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People Cycling's Ride Rating

People Cycling has four categories for our rides – Easy, Moderate, Difficult, and Challenging. It should be somewhat obvious what these categories mean, but please become familiar with the elevations and distances that define them:

Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Anything over the Difficult rating

NOTE: This is not a strict guideline. There could be rides that have a day or two where the average elevation or distance exceeds the values given above. These anomalies should be outlined in the ride description. It is recommended that you read it carefully.

About People Cycling

People Cycling is a bicycle touring club, which you can join for free. We offer Domestic and International Cycling Tours which are led by volunteer Ride Leaders. Our tours are made up of a small group of participants (typically 15-20 or so) who want to ride an average of 30 to 55 miles a day over a one or two week period in interesting regions of the world. Our tours range in price from frugal getaways to luxurious adventures. We travel road, gravel, or mountain bike styles, and all bicycle types – including e-bikes, recumbents, and tandems are typically allowed.

Our ride leaders are volunteers and do not financially profit on tours they lead. They are also given broad discretion on how to lead their tours, and we consider them our greatest asset.

People Cycling tours are operated at cost or at lower cost (as negotiated by our ride leaders) than individuals can obtain on commercial tours. Within the cost of a tour, there is a nominal fee to support club operations and provide tools to ride leaders to manage their rides.

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