I am current out on my last big ride of 2015, but while I was away I figured I would post my biking "wish list" for the coming year. This may be somewhat premature - I may come back from this ride and decide that cycling really wasn't my thing after all.
TD Five Boro Bike Tour - May 1, 2016
Ah... to be able to bike around New York City and not worry about taxi cabs, pedestrians, car doors? Well, I don't worry about that on bike trails, but on the streets it's a dream that becomes reality in limited times like this event. Forty miles to explore the streets... the bridges... the city.
Discover Hudson Valley Ride - June 26, 2016
Bike New York, the same group that organizes the Five Boro Bike Tour also hosts this ride. But unlike the Five Boro, the routes follow along roads open to traffic. So if you're new to road biking, be careful. I'm still wary of it, but it's not too bad when you know there are others out there with you. There are five mileage options to choose from (15, 33, 55, 75, 100) and a festival waiting for you at the end.
Cycle the Erie Canal Bike Tour July 10-17, 2016
I've heard from several people this is a "can't miss" ride. Buffalo to Albany along the Erie Canalway for the most part on trail. Now I've gone as far out as Rotterdam Junction on the trail, and the sections in Cohoes and Albany. But ultimately I want to complete the whole trail. And if New York was smart, they would finish the trail and make it one continuous road free route. Hear that Cuomo? Finish the trail!
Berkshires to Boston Tour September 14-18, 2016
Yeah... I'm pretty sure I want to do this again. Only this time with a better bike. I know now what to expect and there will be familiar face. So yeah. Definitely have to go back.
And there will be smaller rides. Day longs. S24O. Whatever I can fit.
What about you? Any rides planned for next year? Anyone interested in biking as a group?