Training for Arden Valley

Are you a solid B rider who has “Completing a Century Ride (100 miles)” as one of your goals for this season? Well then, you are in luck because this year, BTCNJ with the help of 2 long-time members is offering a great way for you to train for this lofty goal while enjoying some fantastic riding!  Ralph Pantuso and Margaret Fontana will be leading a series of 9 B-level rides starting in early May and culminating with their now-famous Annual Arden Valley Hill Festival Ride on Saturday, July 22nd.

Ralph has been a BTCNJ  member for well over 30 years and leads the popular Thursday Morning Social Ride as well as several other outstanding rides throughout the season.

Margaret Fontana is also a long-time club member and one of the most popular B Ride Leaders in the club and the B Lieutenant. Together, they offer a wealth of ride-leading experience so that you can be sure that you are in good hands whenever you are on one of their rides.

The dates of these rides are as follows. Please note that full details about each ride are on the BTCNJ ride schedule, which is part of the BTCNJ.com website. So sign up today and join Margaret and Ralph in training for that century… while enjoying some great riding!

Arden Valley Training Ride #1
Glen Rock to Nyack via Bradley Turnpike
Sunday, May 7 (49 miles)

Arden Valley Training Ride #2
Mahwah to Titanic Deli in Congers
Sunday, May 21 (55 miles)

Arden Valley Training Ride #3
Wayne to Upper Greenwood Lake
Sunday, June 4 (56 miles)

Arden Valley Training Ride #4
Campgaw to Denville
Saturday, June 17 (62 miles)

Arden Valley Training Ride #4A
Wayne to Wawayanda State Park
Sunday, June 25 (75 miles)

Arden Valley Training Ride #5
Motts Farm Loop
Sunday, July 2 (58 miles)

Arden Valley Training Ride #5A
Wayne to Lake Hopatcong
Sunday, July 9 (68 miles)

Arden Valley Training Ride #6
Greenwood Lake
Sunday, July 16 (61 miles)

The Annual Arden Valley Hill Festival Ride
Saturday, July 22 (with a rain date of Sunday, July 23) (76 miles)

Ralph and Margaret hope that you will consider joining them on some of these rides. Remember that you are welcome on any and all of these rides, and that you DO NOT have to do all the rides in order to do the Annual Arden Valley Hill Festival

Ride. But the more training rides that you do, the better you will be able to complete and enjoy both the Arden Valley Ride and the Ramapo Rally.

Hopefully Margaret and Ralph’s Arden Valley training series will inspire other Ride Leaders to develop their own training series.