Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Strawberry shores

This Father's day, June 19th,  I'll lead a group of cyclists out from Manhattan to Mattituck's Strawberry Festival. The festival has free admission for fathers. Presumably with kids in tow but it doesn't say that on the website.

I  have a nice route drafted which will take us through Queens, onto the LIE then up along the North Shore. It's a hillier route than hauling out along the LIE but scenic with harbor views, quiet roads and of course the ride is free for NYCC members. Lunch plan is to stop at Bagel boss in East Northport for a quick bite then continue back north and east.

Along the way we will pass through downtown Port Jefferson, pass the Stony Brook Grist Mill and generally have a great time riding.   I plan to keep equivalent to a 17 mph cruise with a 6:15 AM departure from Central Park Boathouse. We return home via LIRR with our bikes, but not from Mattituck: the Greenport - Ronkonkoma train is a 2 car train which cannot accommodate more than 4 bicycles, 2 per car. Negotiations with LIRR are in progress.