Spring Training: The 2022 R-STS


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R-STS and Long Island Randonneurs.

R-STS 2022 is a 13-ride series for experienced B-riders that expands route selection beyond the GWB>Nyack>GWB corridor. This is the R-STS' seventh year.

Dates: Saturdays, March 5th through May 28th. Sunday is the rain date.

Routes: Adventuresome fare that will feature routes through Suffolk, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, NY and Fairfield, Litchfield, CT. Distances will progress from 45 to 100+ miles with climbing between 30-70' per mile.

Food Stops: We take great pride in our food stops. They include Mediterranean, Brazilian and American BBQ and brick-oven pizza.  Following current NYCC Covid protocols  all food stops will be held outdoors.

Gear: Any decent road bike, cyclocross, touring, hybrid or recumbent—anything with which you can maintain the pace. No aero bars.

Recommended, but not required:

• Deep gearing for the hills

• 25mm, or wider, tires for back roads and occasional hard pack

• Some handlebar 
or seatpost storage

• Permanent or removable fenders

Lighting and reflective gear will be required for the Ronkonkoma 200K. 

Who: Intended for SIG graduates and comparably experienced cyclists. The R-STS will encourage safety, preparation and efficiency.  Participants will be expected to assist on organizing two (2) rides.  Social skills always appreciated. 

Size: Initial registration will be limited to ten (10) riders. Open spots will be posted on regular ride listings. 

Riding: We follow B-SIG group riding protocols, but not pacelines.  Expect to break out into slower (16) and faster (17+) groups.

Drop Policy: While we ride cooperatively and help each other out, but if you go off the front or back, you should be prepared to navigate the route on your own.

Time Commitment: We do not have a formal absence policy, but we expect you to make good faith effort to participate in the series and to maintain conditioning if you miss a week.

Series OrganizerNeile Weissman is a veteran ride leader and planner, having led a thousand rides for NYCC and is organizer of NYCC's Greenport and New Paltz Weekends. 


Sat, 03/05/2022 - 08:45