Pine Barrens Winter Edition
This is a fairly new ride from Ronkonkoma up to a small section of the northern part of the Pine Barrens. It is a good early spring training ride to stretch your legs as it has lots of relatively long stretches without turns. We will take a route to the Pine Barrens with around 1200 feet of elevation gain with no grade greater than 4.5% (according to Ridewithgps).
Normally, we would stop and pick up lunch, but under the current circumstances, please bring your lunch, snacks and sufficient hydration, as it is very unlikely that we will stop to pick up food though we had a great lunch stop. Also, as the ride starts late, please be sure to eat a good breakfast and have snacks as a lunch may be late and not very convenient. Most importantly bring an upbeat inquisitive attitude ready to explore new and unknown areas.
IMPORTANT REQUIREMENTS: A reminder that you must register for the ride and that the exact start location will be forwarded to the registered riders. Please 'unregister' if you can not make the ride so waited list folks can move up and take the slot. All riders should come equipped with a mask, hand sanitizer/wipes, a spare tube, sunscreen, snacks and a bike in good condition, as well as being familiar with the current criteria for riding with the Club.