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Spring Training: The 2023 C-STS

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Sunday, March 19, 2023 - 10:00am

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  • C-STS 2023 is a series of Saturday and Sunday rides in March, April, and May.
  • Ride distances start at 23 miles and progressively increase to over 60 miles by the end. Pace is 13-14 mph when riding on smooth level roads with no wind. Average speed is at least 3 mph slower.
  • The goal of C-STS is to help club members improve their conditioning after a winter of relative inactivity. 
  • C-STS is not an educational series. Participants should either be SIG graduates or have comparable group riding skills. We expect you to ride single file, stay between the leader and the sweep, call out stopping and hazards, and be familiar with the operation of your bicycle including gears and brakes. If you are not an experienced group rider, you should choose SIG instead.
  • C-STS participants are encouraged to ride with us each week but there is no commitment to do a specified number of rides. 
  • C-STS rides will be listed individually on the upcoming rides page. Sign-ups open 10 days in advance of each ride. 
  • Please be considerate of your fellow club members. Withdraw from rides if you will not be participating. If rides become full, do not register for both days of a weekend. If you are a regular A or B rider and are doing C-STS as a recovery ride, do not sign up until 2 days before the ride so as to give regular C riders a chance.


Jerry and Jacqueline's 2023 Saturday STS

Date Click for GPS map Distance Place & Time
25-Mar-23 State Line Lookout 33
Dinosaur Park 9:30 AM
97th Street & Riverside Dr.
1-Apr-23 Croton Triple-Cross 38
241st Street/ Van Cortlandt Park 9:30am
Train home
8-Apr-23 Canal Road to Princeton 37
NJT, Penn Station 8:45 AM
7th Ave & 31st Street.
15-Apr-23 Bridges of Ulster County 39
Grand Central Terminal 7:30 AM
need Metro North ticket to Poughkeepsie & back, aiming for 4:48 train back
Staten Island circumference 43
Staten Island Ferry 8:45 AM
New Bridge Landing 47
Dinosaur Park 9:30 AM
Kensico the Flat Way 51
Charles Dana Discovery Center 9:30 AM
Garrison to Bear Mountain to NYC 65 Grand Central AM



Jim's 2023 Sunday STS

Date Click for GPS map Distance  
19-Mar-23 Cresskill 23  
26-Mar-23 Teaneck 26  
2-Apr-23 Hartsdale 25  
9-Apr-23 River Vale 35  
16-Apr-23 TBA    
23-Apr-23 Kensico Dam 36  
30-Apr-23 Blauvelt 42  
7-May-23 Mario Cuomo Bridge 44  
14-May-23 Rockland Lake 55  


Important Information

  • HELMETS: mandatory for all riders.
  • PACE: The C-STS rides are at a 13-14 mph pace when riding on smooth level roads with no wind. Average speeds are at least 3 mph slower.
  • NYCC MEMBERSHIP: All riders must be NYCC members.
  • PUNCTUALITY: Please be punctual, preferably arriving at the start 10 minutes prior to the start time. It is not fair to keep a group waiting, especially in the cold weather we often have early in the season. If you are using mass transit be sure to check the subway and train advisories and timetables before you leave your home to ensure prompt arrival. If you are using MTA Trip planner you should plan to take a train that is one or two trains earlier than the one that gets you to the start at exactly the start time.
  • BICYCLE: Riders must arrive at the start with a bicycle in good working order, suitable for road riding conditions, and maintaining 13 or 14 mph pace.
  • ACCESSORIES: Please bring two spare tubes, a pump or CO2 charger, and water bottles filled with water or sports drink.
  • FOOD: Always bring pocket food.
  • MECHANICAL SKILLS: You are expected to know how to change a flat tire (although we will help).
  • GROUP RIDING SKILLS: The C-STS leader team reserves the right to disqualify any rider who fails to demonstrate acceptable group riding skills such as riding in straight line, respecting pedestrians and obeying vehicle and traffic law. Safety is our #1 priority.
  • RIDING ABILITY: No one will be dropped on our rides. However, we will assess rider capability early on. If we see that a rider is struggling before we leave the city or has other difficulties, they will be asked to bail at a convenient subway stop or train station. On many rides there will be no other bail options except an expensive taxi ride back to the city.
  • SCHEDULE CHANGES/CANCELLATIONS: You will be notified by email by 8:00 am of any last minute changes or weather cancellations.
Spring Training: The 2023 C-STS
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