Spring Training: The 2023 C-STS


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The C-STS (Spring Training Series) is a non-instructional series of rides for experienced cyclists with good group riding skills. The goal is to get fit, make new friends, discover the wonderful cycling we have in the metro area, enjoy memorable lunch stops and ride safely. Each week we will progressively increase distance and include more challenging terrain. 

This year there will be C-STS rides on Saturdays and Sundays from late March through early June.

You are not required to commit to the entire series and you can choose to do the Saturday or Sunday STS each weekend, just not both. All participants should be graduates of a SIG or have equivalent group riding skills. If you are not sure that C-STS is right for you, contact c-rides@nycc.org.

We will list the rides on the NYCC website. Sign up on online just as you would with a regular NYCC ride. You should enable Ride Notification Subscription on NYCC.org so you get notifications when the rides are listed so you can sign up promptly if you wish to ride.

We will do our best to accommodate everyone and we ask your help. PLEASE be considerate of your fellow riders. If you can't show up for a ride please withdraw online so that spot can be filled with another qualified rider. This applies to the wait list too.


Jerry's 2022 Saturday STS

Jerry's schedule for 2023 has not yet been finalized. It will be similar to the 2022 schedule listed below.

Date Destination Distance  
26-Mar-22 Demarest 30  
2-Apr-22 State Line Lookout 35  
9-Apr-22 Staten Island 47  
16-Apr-22 Mamaroneck 45  
23-Apr-22 Park Ridge 50  
7-May-22 Nyack via Bradley, return Mario Cuomo Bridge 55  
14-May-22 Bridges of Ulster County 38 Train to/from Poughkeepsie
4-Jun-22 Nyack via Congers Causeway 65  

Jim's 2023 Sunday STS

Date Click for GPS map Distance  
19-Mar-23 Cresskill 18**  
26-Mar-23 Teaneck 22**  
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**  

** Ride starts and/or ends near the GWB. If you are pedaling to or from the ride, your mileage for the day will be higher.


Registration will open soon for this informational meeting

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Important Information

  • HELMETS: mandatory for all riders.
  • PACE: The C-STS rides are at a C-13 pace. You will be expected to maintain an average of 13 mph on the flats.
  • 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 C-13 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 7:00 am of any last minute changes or weather cancellations.
Sat, 03/25/2023 - 10:00