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[22 May 2018 | No Comment | ]
Highbridge 10 Year Anniversary Bike Jam


The Highbridge Ten year Anniversary Jam is a day of all-free, all-ages racing and competition at Highbidge Bike Park.  The event takes riders over trails and terrain throughout the park, showcasing ten years of  hard work from our volunteers who annually contribute more than 2000 hours towards their maintenance and upkeep.  NYCMTB wishes to thank these hard working, committed volunteers the only way we know how; by riding the trails, sending it over the jumps and railing the pump track.
It will be a day of fun riding and racing for all …

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[16 Jun 2017 | One Comment | ]
Westchester TRIFECTA June 24th

Dirt Lovers,
We are quickly approaching Saturday, June 24, the day we set out to complete the 2017 edition of The Westchester Trifecta. One day, three trails and a bunch of stuff in between. In total we’re looking at almost 100 miles of gravel, pavement, dirt and single track. It’s only three days after the Summer Solctice but there’s still a chance we’ll run out of daylight…
With three successful years in the bag the formula is as follows:
We’re taking the first train from Grand Central to Cold Spring. On the way back to …

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[14 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
Spring Group Rides

Spring/Summer Group Rides
For last minute changes check our Facebook Group and/or Instagram
#1 Sunday, May 21:  NYC – Nyack – NYC , ON/OFF Road
#2 Saturday, June 3: Wolfe’s Pond Park, Staten Island
#3 Saturday, June 17: Graham Hills, Pleasantville
#4 Saturday, June 24: The Westchester Trifecta
#5 Sunday, July 9: Sterling Forest, NJ
#1 Sunday, May 21 – Trifecta Primer Ride
See if you’re ready for the big Trifecta. Or just do it anyway.
Time: 8:30am
Meeting Spot: GW Bridge, Manhattan side
Difficulty: Long but not technical
The Route: 9W to Nyack and back. Not as boring as it sounds…we …

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[25 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]
Old Croton Aqueduct Trail – NYC, Dec 4

On Sunday, December 4, it’s time again to ride the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail.
Meet: 7:43 AM train from Grand Central Station arriving Croton-Harmon Station 8:35 AM. Ride starts at 8:45. Bike pass required.
The Route: Climb up to the Croton Reservoir Dam followed by cresting Bald Mountain via a few miles of singletrack. This is a flat day and more than half of the day’s 2,500 feet of climbing is done in the first 10 miles, after that is semi smooth riding all the way back to Manhattan. This is a …

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[4 Oct 2016 | No Comment | ]
Fall Group Rides 10/23, 11/13, 11/25,12/4, 12/18

Fall schedule is here, mark your calendars. For last minute changes check our Facebook and Instagram.
Oct 23rd Skyline Ridge
Nov 13th Blue Mountain
Nov 25th Sprain Ridge
Dec 4th Croton Trail – NYC
Dec 18th Sterling Forest, NJ

#1 Sunday, October 9 – Stillwell, Long Island
Time: 8:30am
Meeting Spot: S Woods Rd, Syosset, NY
Difficulty: Intermediate
The Route: 12 miles (two laps) of no-drop. Cross friendly
#2 Sunday, October 23– Skyline/Ringwood, NJ
Meet: 8:00 AM Trailhead at 186 Skyline Drive, Oakland NJ
The Route: This is no beginner’s loop, multiple flats and snapped derailleurs are common. As are endos, scratches and …

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[23 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]
Westchester Trifecta

Dirt Lovers,
Saturday, June 18 is almost here. That means we are getting closer to the 2016 edition of the Westchester Trifecta. This is that one day a year (ok, one of the days) when we try to serve up a bigger challenge than the usual weekend warrior stuff. It goes something like this:
We’ll take the first train from Grand Central to Cold Spring and ride our bikes back to the city, but not the shortest or easiest way, that would be lame- we will hit up a good portion of the single track at Blue …

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[21 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]
Spring Group Rides

NYCMTB’s group rides are open to all cyclists with a working mountain bike, helmet and a good attitude. There will always be a ride leader but everyone is responsible for themselves when it comes to tubes, tools, hydration and nutrition.
We put safety and trail conditions first. This means all rides are subject to last minute changes. If the weather looks to interfere with our plans we will find a different trail or worst case, cancel the ride.  Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to get the latest updates.
Group ride contact: …

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[12 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]
718 Cyclery Dirt Jam @ Cunningham 4/24/16

718 Cyclery, NYC’s leader in off-road and adventure cycling, announces Dirt Jam! This first-of-its-kind-in-NYC event will be held on Sunday, April 24th at Cunningham Park in Queens, NYC and feature off-road races, clinics, tech seminars, rider presentations, and product display/demos. 718 Cyclery is no stranger to hosting events of this magnitude, having recently hosted the City Slicker MTB Race in November 2015, and, most recently, Fat and Frozen, NYC’s first fatbike race in January 2016.
Dirt Jam! will also serve as a fundraiser for C.L.I.M.B. (Concerned Long Island Mountain …

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[28 Oct 2015 | No Comment | ]
NYCMTB Fall/Winter Group Rides

There’s no shortage of technical trails on the Ringwood loop.
Race season is more or less over, but riding season never ends. Join us for some fall/winter rides, where we focus more on company and fun than VO2 Max, we may even stop to tackle some log piles, skinnies and rollers. Cyclists should be prepared to spend 3-5 hours in the saddle for each and one of these rides. No one will be dropped and we welcome anyone with a working bike, good attitude and intermediate riding skills. Please be self-sufficient …

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[19 Oct 2015 | No Comment | ]
NYC Velo 2015 Fall Adventure Series

Fall is here and our go-to shop NYC Velo has pinned down the dates for the fall adventure rides. Sure, we’re a mountain bike club and these are road rides, but they’re not your average road rides. If we see a repeat of last year you could be in for some bush-whacking, wading and hiking. Brett’s Revenge, the second ride this year, proved to be particularly challenging, even for the few cyclists who brought mountain bikes. All rides were cold, 3 out of 4 ended in the dark and we …