Montauk Half Century
May 18th Update: Well the weather is washing us out with rain, showers, easterly winds, and chilly and damp. Not the weather for this lovely ride. I will try to reschedule. Sunday looks better, but probably the logistics are too difficult at this point.
Let's head out east for an early season ride to Montauk, a Montauk Half Century. The ride will meet at 10:00 or so (final time to be communicated to those who register) at a LIRR station parking lot along the Montauk branch. The start will time allow folks time to get out there by car and carpools or via the LIRR, and will be coordinated to the LIRR train schedule.
The ride is around 50, mostly scenic, miles, including some beautiful areas by East Hampton and the fun rolling hills on Old Montauk Highway with some great views towards the ocean. Ride is advanced moderate as we will keep a steady pace, but won't overly rush as we aim to get to Montauk in time for a stop at the Montauk Brewery before taking a LIRR train from Montauk. Riders may take the LIRR back to our start location to pick up cars, or may ride all the way back to Jamaica, Penn, Atlantic Terminal, or stations in between.
IMPORTANT RIDE REQUIREMENTS: you must register for the ride AND contact me directly in order to participate. There may have to be limits on the number of participants. This is necessary to coordinate lots of logistic, including how many bikes will be on the return train. Feel free to contact me with questions. If you have a car and can take someone (or more than one person) and their bike, PLEASE, PLEASE CONTACT ME, as we have folks who would like to get a ride out and/or back).
Please bring the usual for your bike as well as snacks and lunch or money for a lunch stop. Please also bring plenty of water, money for the train and an upbeat inquisitive attitude.