East End Ride
Come join us for a cycling jaunt on the east end of Long Island from Westhampton to Greenport then to Riverhead. Part of the ride is scouting, but no fear as your leader knows the roads having grown up in the area. We will modify the ride as needed to be less or more mileage depending on the group consensus. A few of us will be doing a century the day before. We will see Buffalo and possibly deer at minimum. If you have been on a Montauk ride this is different and the scenery is nicer. If time allows we will make a few excursions to places of interest.
The ride requires you to get to the start location at the Westhampton train station. You can get there on your own or via the LIRR To Westhampton. This trip costs $20.50 one way. Do not get a round trip ticket as we will be getting a train from Riverhead back to Penn. You should buy that ticket while at Penn since the Riverhead Station does not have ticket machines. You can also pay cash on the train with no additional fee. We will be meeting at the ticket counter for LIRR. Trippers will be responsible for getting on the train on their own. We will be taking a ferry to Shelter Island and off Shelter Island which costs $6 for each trip. If you are interested in this ride please RSVP so we may give you the exact starting point. Although we will have support if need be for mechanicals we are telling trippers this is a self-contained ride. Any major mechanical issues you will have to possibly get a cab to the train. There are stations on both the South and North Forks of Long Island so we should never be more than 5-10 miles from one. Bring Rain Gear, money for food and the various tickets explained previously, plus extra tubes (2), a bike lock, and the usual equipment. The train to Westhampton leaves at 7:45 sharp so I would arrive no later than 7:30. It's a 2 hour train ride. If not taking the train, be at the Westhampton train station at 9:30 AM. We will be taking a 6:50 pm train from Riverhead back to Penn at 9 pm. You should have lights if you plan to ride home from Penn. .