Spring Fling

Spring Fling - Saturday, April 27th.

Biking, Potluck Lunch & Club Meeting

When: Saturday, April 27, 2019, sign in begins at 9:15 am

Where: Saugerties Reformed Church, 173 Main St., Saugerties 12477

Come bike in northern Ulster County. Greet old friends and bring along new. Scenic mountain vistas, waterfalls, and farms. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of your ride.

9:15 am – sign in begins

9:45 am– A/B/C rides leave

10:30 am– D ride leaves

12:30 am - Potluck lunch followed by club meeting. Please bring an appetizer, main dish or dessert to share. Drinks will be provided.

Rain cancels. Any changes will be posted on April 27 by 7 am on the MHBC Facebook page and at www.midhudsonbicycleclub.com on the ride calendar.

Parking is available behind the Church in the parking lot off of John St. Please enter the Church in the back from the parking lot.

Cue sheets will be provided. Ride with GPS route links will be posted on the club calendar and on Facebook approximately 1 week prior to the Spring Fling.

For more information contact either :

Gail at (845) 430 – 2182, thorntondds@hotmail.com or

Barbara at (845) 625-4168, coneflour@gmail.com

Cranksgiving Ride -

Cranksgiving Ride – Saturday November 10th

This is a special one! With inspiration from Cranksgiving rides that happen around the country, we’ve organized Poughkeepsie’s second annual Cranksgiving bike ride.  Like all 8-ward rides, it’s a chance together with friends and neighbors in the City of Poughkeepsie.  This time, there will be a handful of stops where group members can, if they desire, purchase nutritious food.  The ride culminates in delivery of the collected food to Dutchess Outreach, where it will supply the Nourish Your Neighbor backpack program, benefiting Poughkeepsie City School District students on weekends, when they do not have access to free school meals.  There will also be a post-ride wind-down at a local establishment – location TBD.  Make sure to bring a backpack if you don’t have storage on your bike!  Natalie QuinnSarah Salem and Evelina Knodel are taking lead on this, but if anyone wishes to be more involved or help be a group leader, please get in touch with them.  It’s possible this ride will bring a lot of people out, necessitating separate groups.  The more the merrier, but we could use some help with group leaders.

See details and RSVP at the Eventbrite link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-poughkeepsie-cranksgiving-ride-tickets-51667700483

Fall Round up - Ride Cancelled

2018 Fall Round-Up and Pot Luck: Oct. 27 looks like a washout with rain and high wind being forecast. Remember Pot Luck and Business Meeting will still happen at the High Falls Fire House 12 noon. Share your favorite dish, tell your riding stories from this past summer and most important, vote for the 2019 Club Officers and Board Members. Come, enjoy and support the volunteers who make the MHBC function. Better yet; volunteer your talent and a little time. We need your help moving MHBC forward with our mission of promoting bicycle riding in our area.

MHBC Fall Round Up and Potluck Lunch 2018

When: Saturday October 27, 2018 10:00 AM

Where: High Falls Fire House -7 Firehouse Rd. High Falls, NY 12440 (off Mohonk Rd.)

Why: Last official social event and ride of the year. Election of club officers for 2019

Details: Five Rides to choose from:

            A: 34 miles with a few good climbs

            B: 28 miles with rolling hills

            C: 22 miles with mostly flat terrain

            D: 16 miles (out and back) following the D & H Canal on backcountry roads.                           You can make this ride shorter if you want. 

            Rail Trail: Flat terrain along the O & W Rail Trail. Mountain or Hybrid Bikes                    recommended.

 

All rides leave at 10:00AM so get to the firehouse early to kit-up and sign-in.

Bring a hot or cold meal to share. The firehouse has refrig. and stove to use. Lunch starts at 12:30PM. The club will provide drinks, plates and utensils. Business meeting and election of club officers will follow lunch. All members are encouraged to attend and participate in the meeting. If you are not a club member, please come, introduced yourself to me and ride with a group as an introduction to our club. You are allow one free ride before membership would be required for insurance purposes. If the weather is terrible and riding is cancelled ie heavy downpour or that S__w word, lunch and business meeting will start at 12noon.  If you have any question or concerns contact me, Bill Miller, at wvmillerjr@yahoo.com or call 845 332-5922

Summer Picnic

MHBC Summer Picnic
$5 fee
July 28, 2018
Galeville Park, Shawangunk, NY
http://midhudsonbicycleclub.com/s…/2018-summer-picnic-ticket

B, C+ and C rides begin at 9:00AM. The D ride will begin at 10:15AM. Rides will leave at the designated time, please ensure you arrive early enough to be ready to ride at the specific time. Lunch will be ready at 12:00PM. Please pick a route that allows you to be back at the start in time for lunch. After lunch there will be a MHBC meeting.

This must be your first MHBC ride or you must be a current 2018 member.

This year there will be a $5 fee to attend the Summer Picnic. We would appreciate it if members pre purchase on the website prior to the event. Pre purchasing gives us an idea of how many people will be attending and how much food to purchase. We will also be collecting money on the morning of the event.

The B, C+, C, and D routes ride along beautiful country roads with views of the Gunks, orchards and horse farms. Most routes will pass the bird sanctuary. After the rides we will return to the park for a picnic lunch and board meeting.

B Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27884636
C+ Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27860322
C Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27862747
D Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27860260

http://midhudsonbicycleclub.com/s…/2018-summer-picnic-ticket

BICYCLE FUNDRAISER FOR MICHAEL PETER ANTONELLI

BICYCLE FUNDRAISER          

FOR MICHAEL PETER ANTONELLI

SUNDAY, JULY 1st 2018

40 mile ride starts at 8:00 am

10 and 20 mile rides begin at 9:00 am

Any questions, please contact David Brody (631)-241-2349 or Jackie Broody (631)241-2350.

RAIN OR SHINE

Michael Peter is an adorable baby who just celebrated his first birthday on May 19th. Unfortunately, Michael had to have his birthday in Memorial Sloane Kettering Hospital in Manhattan as he is diagnosed with Stage IV Rabdomyosarcoma. He is currently undergoing intensive chemotherapy. We are looking to raise enough money to help his parents with the expense of traveling to the city, food, respite, and whatever other expenses they are incurring aside from astronomical medical bills. This is a private event and the parents are not aware that we are trying to do this for them, so please do not tell them if you know them. ALL MONEY COLLECTED WILL GO TO THE FAMILY. Our goal is to raise at least $1000.00 but we also hope to raise more than that number.

3 Rides are being offered:

10 mile and 20 mile rides on the Dutchess Rail Trail. A 40 mile ride (self supported) will be mostly road with hills and some rail trail. The Rail Trail will not be closed for this event and riders should be aware of other bikers and walkers who are using the trail that day. All riders need to wear helmets and follow the rules of the road. It is recommended that road riders have lights on their bikes. THIS IS NOT A RACE! Everyone starts at the Van Wyck Lane Parking lot of the rail trail between Lake Walton Road and Route 376.

There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes for those who raise the most money, donated by Hudson Valley Karate.

1st place prize: 1 free month karate classes at Hudson Valley Karate

2nd place prize: 3 free kick boxing classes at Hudson Valley Karate

3rd place prize: 1 free karate class at Hudson Valley Karate

1. Antonelli Fundraiser ride 10mi route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27734856

2. Antonelli Fundraiser ride 20mi route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27734903

3. Antonelli Fundraiser ride 40mi road ride: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27735011

Fundraising form

2018 MHBC Spring Fling!

Spring Fling - Saturday, April 28th.

Biking, Potluck Lunch & Club Meeting

When: Saturday, April 28, 2018, sign in begins at 9:15 am

Where: Saugerties Reformed Church, 173 Main St., Saugerties 12477

Come bike in northern Ulster County.  Greet old friends and bring along new.  Scenic mountain vistas, waterfalls, and farms.   Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of your ride.

9:15 am – sign in begins

9:45 am– A/B/C rides leave

10:30 am– D ride leaves

12:30 am - Potluck lunch followed by club meeting.   Please bring an appetizer, main dish or dessert to share. Drinks will be provided.

Rain cancels. Any changes will be posted on April 28 by 7 am on the MHBC Facebook page and at www.midhudsonbicycleclub.com on the ride calendar.

Parking is available behind the Church in the parking lot off of John St.  Please enter the Church in the back from the parking lot. 

Cue sheets will be provided. Ride with GPS route links will be posted on the club calendar and on Facebook approximately 1 week prior to the Spring Fling. 

For more information contact either :

Gail at (845) 430 – 2182thorntondds@hotmail.com or 

Barbara at (845) 625-4168coneflour@gmail.com

Our insurance provider has advised us that for a ride to be considered a MHBC ride and covered by insurance, the ride information needs to be posted on the MHBC Ride Calendar, found at http://midhudsonbicycleclub.com/ride-calendar/ . Rides posted only on the Facebook group page are NOT covered by insurance. We encourage members to post on the MHBC Ride Calendar and the Facebook group. All members may post on the calendar. The password is changed annually and is emailed to you when you register.

MHBC Event

Pease Join the MHBC for a bonus event we are hosting leaving from Tony Williams Park in Highland, NY on Saturday 9/23/17 at 9:00 AM!

We will have three routes:

A 15 mile D Ride leaving from TWP at 11 AM*
A 25 mile C Ride leaving from TWP at 9:30 AM**
A 35 mile B Ride leaving from TWP at 9:30 AM**

*Please arrive by 10:30 for check in
**Please arrive by 9 for check in

We will post routes in coming weeks. Cue sheets will be available.

Following the rides we will be offering a delicious hot lunch at 12:30 PM. We will also be holding our September meeting at approximately the same time.

Please join us for the event!

Dutchess County Transportation Council (DCTC)

Every year, the Dutchess County Transportation Council (DCTC) organizes volunteers to count people walking and bicycling at 30-35 locations around the county.

The dates for this year’s counts are Tuesday September 12, Wednesday September 13, and Thursday September 14 (all 4-6 pm; the volunteer chooses which day to count), as well as Saturday, September 16 (12-2 pm).

(Note that we try to count on ‘typical’ days, so we can change dates as needed to avoid community events).

 For more information on this program, see our Pedestrian & Bicycle Counts webpage.

 

This year, I’m trying out an online sign-up sheet – that way we can all see what spots are still open.

Please check it out here, and sign up by August 31https://www.volunteersignup.org/DRC9P

Catskill Mountain Cycling Challenge - Sept 3rd

http://catskillrecreationcenter.org/catskill-mountain-cycling-challenge/

The Catskill Mountain Cycling Challenge carries forth the long tradition of recreational road cycling in the Western Catskills. Building on the Tour de Pepacton and the Ride-n-Peak, our 2017 Cycling Challenge brings you six routes (five of them new!) and includes a very challenging gravel grinder. Your scenic pedal will support new programming at the Catskill Recreation Center (CRC), being designed to encourage greater participation in recreation through incentive packages and more diverse programming.

 

Less than 2 months until Eric's Ride - THE ride for mental health

The Ride for Mental Healthis one of the first rides in the country to benefit mental health. The proceeds raised will be donated to McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate, for the education, research and treatment of mental illness including anxiety, borderline personality disorder, depression, eating disorders and substance abuse.  Our mission is to raise funds for McLean so that we can help accelerate the progress being made to help others who suffer from mental illness. THE Ride for Mental Health is dedicated to the memory of a wonderful young man named Eric who died at 21 from mental illness.

 

We also hope to end the stigma surrounding mental illness through education and awareness. The promotion of this ride is a start.  Many if not most of us are touched by close friends and relatives who have suffered with one type or another of mental illness.

http://www.ericsride.org/the-race

NY Bicycle Coalition ride!

Join us Sunday, May 21st for the first ride of 2017 to benefit the NY Bicycling Coalition (NYBC.net). The Hudson Valley is home to many great rides and we are excited to offer a couple of our favorites! We also have the privilege of partnering with Kingston's own craft brewery, Keegan Ales!! The ride begins at Keegan's, with 22 mile and 48 mile route options. Both routes boast scenic rural views on the area's backcountry roads. The longer route option includes the very challenging climb on Dug Hill Road to the Ashokan Reservoir.
Our host, Keegan Ales, will provide us with a place to launch our ride and return for refueling with food, rehydrating with some of the finest Mid Hudson brews and and the camaraderie of fellow cyclists!

As you may know, NYBC is the only statewide bicycle advocacy group working to keep NY roads safe for all cyclists. For example, NYBC has been working tirelessly on trying to pass a 3 foot passing law in NY. This early-season ride is a way for us to meet other cyclists in our region, raise awareness of NYBC, membership and support, and to enjoy the sweet bounty of the Mid-Hudson Region.

NEW!! A companion ticket has been added so folks can join their friends and partners for the after ride activities!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cycleny-kingston-ride-tickets-33819891205

The Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley Chapter has joined with Bike New York and the 2017 TD Five Boro Bike Tour

The 40th Annual TD Five Boro Bike Tour

Sunday, May 7th, 2017

The Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley Chapter has joined with
Bike New York and the 2017 TD Five Boro Bike Tour
as an official charity partner and has
3 spots available to benefit
the Alzheimer’s Association!

  As a rider, you receive guaranteed entry, fundraising guidance and incentives.
All participants must agree to meet a fundraising minimum of $1,000.

The TD Five Boro Bike Tour is a 40-mile five borough recreational (not a race) ride through New York City on closed roads. The Tour attracts 32,000 participants and is the largest event of its kind in the U.S. This rain-or-shine event heads north through the heart of Manhattan to Central Park and continues on to historic Harlem and the Bronx, returning south along the East River on the FDR Drive. From there it crosses into Queens and then Brooklyn, where cyclists take over the highway before making the thrilling climb up -- and down -- the Verrazano-
Narrows Bridge to Staten Island.  

Spots are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, please contact Longest Day
Event Manager Lauren Voorhees at 845.471.2655 or

914.391.3161 or email lvoorhees@alz.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Fling - Celebrate Earth Day!

Biking, Potluck Lunch & Club Meeting

WhenSaturday, April 22, 2017,  sign in begins at 9:15 am

Where: Saugerties Reformed Church, 173 Main St., Saugerties

Come bike in northern Ulster County.  Greet old friends and bring along new.  Scenic mountain vistas, waterfalls, and farms.   Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of your ride.

9:15 am – sign in begins

9:45 am– A/B/C rides leave

10:30 am– D ride leaves

12:30 am - Potluck lunch is with club meeting.   Please bring an appetizer, main dish or dessert to share. Drinks will be provided.

Rain cancels. Any changes will be posted on April 22 by 7 am on the MHBC Facebook page and at www.midhudsonbicycleclub.com on the ride calendar.

Parking is available behind the Church in the parking lot off of John St.  Please enter the Church in the back from the parking lot. 

Cue sheets will be provided.

For more information contact either Gail at (845) 430 – 2182, thorntondds@hotmail.comor

Barbara at (845) 625-4168, coneflour@gmail.com

 

A/B ride: starts 9:45am    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19721219

C ride starts 9:45am         https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19504426

D ride: start 10:30am    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19504588

2017 MHBC Inventory

Over the years our club has purchased (with your dues) a good number of items to promote and enhance MHBC. Such as bicycle repair tools, ice coolers, a banner, etc. If you are in possession of any club property please compile an inventory list and forward to me or any other board member or officer. Our club secretary will maintain this list. Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.