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Anyone riding the MS ride Oct 6, Tappanze Bridge?(8 posts)

Anyone riding the MS ride Oct 6, Tappanze Bridge?avitar
Oct 1, 2002 5:51 PM
I have never rode in an MS ride. I think its a great cause and would like to attend. How crowded are these rides? I just want to know a little about what to expect. Is it mostly Road bikes... or Hybrids? Can you really hold a pace (18mph)? or is it like the 5 boro bike tour....
Did the 5 boro and am supposed to be doing a MS ride October...jtferraro
Oct 1, 2002 6:06 PM
20th in Manhattan.

DOH - and "I'm" supposed to be doing (nm)jtferraro
Oct 1, 2002 6:30 PM
re: Anyone riding the MS ride Oct 6, Tappanze Bridge?Scot_Gore
Oct 1, 2002 6:26 PM
I've not ridden Tappanze Bridge, but I've done other MS events. We have 3 bike events in my region. A 30/60 in May, a 150 (2 day) in June, and a 300 mile (5 day) in August. They each attract a little different crowd.

The 30/60 has mostly recreational riders in attendance on mountain and comfort bikes. It does attract a fair amount of serious roadies, but they are still a minority. I think this ride is seen as a kind of high season kick off and early training ride by many of the experienced riders who attend. (btw: this is Minnesota, so the high season comes late)

The 150 is a hugh event. 2500 riders or so. The whole gammit is represented, grandmas on 5 speeds to lycra clad crit racers. This can be frustrating for those accustomed to the open road. Two winning approaches 1) Sit back and enjoy the company and the party (circus) atmosphere, or 2) start riding at the designated start time and no later. Leave the circus in your wake (it won't be hard) and ride your ride.

I've never ridden the TRAM (300 mile event), but I have the impression it attracts a pretty serious recreational bike crowd.


re: Anyone riding the MS ride Oct 6, Tappanze Bridge?pbraun
Oct 2, 2002 7:08 AM
I have ridden it. It is crowded on the TZ bridge and for the few miles after, but then thins out and you can go at whatever pace you want after the first couple of miles. It is a lot of fun and a pretty good rolling route.
Do you have a link? nmSintesi
Oct 2, 2002 8:00 AM
never mind. nmSintesi
Oct 2, 2002 8:08 AM
re: Anyone riding the MS ride Oct 6, Tappanze Bridge?Shadow11
Oct 3, 2002 10:02 AM
If you want to be able to ride without some of the crowds...i'd say do the Fall Foliage ride this weekend in Washingtonville, good course.. for more info in their newsletter or its on Active or bikereg i believe as well...

As for the MS rides, if you were to do one this year..the one in NYC on the 20th...fwiw what is getting my $ this season..if you are doing the longer rides..once you get onto the FDR..shouldn't really be an issue with stop and go stuff..and when you get to the big sag stop up in the bronx..just roll right out to the restart..just watch the brick roads while rolling under the "L" (elevated train tracks) as it knocked my wheel pretty well out of true in the past..