Get dirty: Off-road biking in NYC

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Introduction to off-road riding, for mountain and cyclocross. Including where to ride in the New York City area. | Sept 29 2011 / bicycle habitat NYC

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  • Get dirty: Off-road biking in NYC

    1. 1. bicycle habitat NYC since 1978 www.bicyclehabitat.com
    2. 2. cyclocrossCHRIS BLOOME
    3. 3. cyclo...what? What is cyclocross and how does it work?
    4. 4. the origins of cyclocross • In the sprit of racing from point to point •A road bike ... modified • Obstacles!
    5. 5. SOURCE: Little Golden Book of ‘Cross, Slonie http://slonie.wordpress.com/
    6. 6. where to ride... http://www.pdxcross.com/galleries/a-cyclocross-day-in-the-mud-at-pir/
    7. 7. what to RIDE... SOURCE: Little Golden Book of ‘Cross, Slonie http://slonie.wordpress.com/
    8. 8. mountain bikingDAVE VOLLBACH + ERIC SCHOFIELD
    9. 9. GEAR up • the bike • the apparel • the gear • the tools
    10. 10. the mountain bike• 26” or 29”?• Suspension• Frame material• Travel
    11. 11. what to WEAR• jersey/shirt/base layer• jacket• shorts, baggy?• shoes• gloves• shin/knee/elbow protection• HELMET! (duh.)
    12. 12. what to WEAR Nice gloves, ding dong.• jersey/shirt/base layer• jacket• shorts, baggy?• shoes• gloves• shin/knee/elbow protection• HELMET! (duh.)
    13. 13. what to carry...• Multi-tool• Flat repair• Suspension pump• Pocket knife• toe straps/zip ties ... duct tape
    14. 14. places...• Cunningham Park, Queens• Highbridge Park, Manhattan• Bethpage, LI (greenway)• Blue Mountain• Sprain Ridge• Graham Hills
    15. 15. resources nynjtc.orgnycmtb.comNYC mtb bike assn NY/NJ trailsclimbonline.org crankfire.comLong Island trails Connecticuthvmtb.com vmba.orgHudson Valley trails Vermont MTB assnwmba.org FatsInTheCats.commtbNJ.com Catskills and up ...jorba.org dirtragNew Jersey trails Northeast area mag
    16. 16. http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/7183073/?s5 HAVE FUN DUMMY!
    17. 17. GET BEER. bicycle habitat NYC since 1978 www.bicyclehabitat.com

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