Old Field Lighthouse Plus
UPDATE: the forecast heading east keeps getting worse. I’m going to cancel. Rain in morning, lots of wet leaves and very high winds. Oh well hopefully can try again, before spring, this a fun ride, but you want decent weather to enjoy the scenery
We did this ride for the first time in the spring and it was wonderful and a ride not to be missed. We meet in the large main parking lot at the Ronkonkoma LIRR at 9:30 - this is the parking lot on the south side of the train station. There is a LIRR train scheduled to arrive at Ronkonkoma station at 9:35 which leaves from Penn Station at just after 8:00 AM. You can also leave from Atlantic Terminal at 8:13 and transfer to the Ronkonkoma train at Jamaica. Finally, you can catch the train at Jamaica
The ride makes its way from Ronkonkoma north by Stony Brook, to the historic Setaukic area and up around scenic Strong’s Neck. From there we head over and then up to Old Field Lighthouse and then down to some hills by Head of the Harbor and then south near Lake Ronkonkoma before making our way back to the start.
Note that we will be stopping by a bagel place near Stony Brook where you will have an option to get a sandwich for a close by picnic stop. Late in the ride we will also stop by a pizza/deli place where you can grab a slice as we make a rest room stop.
Please bring plenty of hydration, lunch or money for lunch, the usual Bike stuff and an upbeat inquisitive attitude. Also, please register for the ride or contact me that you will be attending.