Quick Spin Spring Training: Locust Valley

Per Announcement on Website 5BBC Activity on Hiatus Due to COVID-19
Per Announcement on Website 5BBC Activity on Hiatus Due to COVID-19
Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 09:00

Come kick off The Quick Spring Training Series!

Ride #1 is out and back to Locust Valley, Long Island.  We meet in the large parking lot at Cunningham Park, Union Turnpike & 196 Place, Queens.  52 miles.  Meet at 9:00 AM and depart at 9:07 AM..  Riders must be able to maintain 17 MPH on flat roads.

If you are qucik spin curious, please join us!   The first few rides will be on the lite side.  ( We are all getting back in shape.)  We will all be building up distance, speed, and talent each week.

The route takes us to the quaint Nassau County town of Locust Valley along the "gold coast."  We ride through Queens, Manhasset, and up through Old Brookville to Locust Valley.   We continue up to Lattingtown,  East and Dosoris Islands, and then South through Glenn Cove.  We then head to Sea Cliff for lunch at Arata's Deli.  After lunch we continue South through Glenwood Landing and Roslyn.  Heading home and West we go through Little Neck and back into Cunningham Park.  A great ride for a fast and detailed look at the Gold Coast of Long Island.

Stayed Tuned to this page for any and all ride updates, including possible weather related cancelations.  Register on this page to automatically receive updates.


Time: 9:00 AM --> depart: 9:07 AM

Meet: Cunningham Park parking lot @ Union Turnpike & 196 Place, Queens

Distance: 52 Miles

GPS Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26969729

PDF Cue Sheet:  https://www.5bbc.org/download/file/fid/3614

Lunch: Arata's Deli (Please check out the menu before the ride!)


The Quick Spring Training Series:

This series of rides will get you back in shape by summer.  The rides start at reasonable distances and build up each week.

If you consider yourself to be a pretty good rider who enjoys riding in the comfort of a small (8-10 person) group of riders who compliment one another throughout, you are a perfect fit to join in on these rides. On a Quick Spin, we ride together as a group.  Riders do not fly off the front of the group.  The speed of each ride generally is what the group wants it to be. It’s not much faster than what the slowest rider in the group can tolerate. There is no Point/Drop/Sweep. As long as you can maintain 17 MPH on flat roads, you will not be left behind. Occasional compression stops are made to keep everyone together. Often times a revolving pace line is maintained. Riding long distances as a a group we generally ride together and turn together. You’ll find the other riders to have great dispositions and cooperative skills to really make the day enjoyable.

The Series: (subject to change)

March 21, Saturday, LOCUST VALLEY

             29, Sunday, One way to PORT JEFFERSON


April     4, Saturday ,CENTRE ISLAND

            11, Saturday, ROCKLAND LAKE

            18, Saturday, SUNKEN MEADOW

            25, Saturday, STONY POINT


May       2, Saturday, LLOYD NECK

               9, Saturday, EATON'S NECK



What to bring:

  • helmets are REQUIRED
  • two spare bike tubes
  • pump
  • light lock
  • two bottles of water or hydration pack
  • snacks
  • cell phone
  • lunch money
  • MTA Bike Permit for possible bail outs.
  • Road bikes Only!


RIDE CANCELLATION POLICY:  Check this page for possible ride updates.  Snowy / messy roads might delay the ride to the following week(s). 

Check this page before heading to the meetup in case of any cancellations.  This could happen as last as the morning of.  If the ride is canceled the leaders WILL NOT go to the meeting point. DO NOT SHOW UP FOR THE RIDE without checking the status first!   If you have registered on this page, you will receive any and all updates, including cancellation notice(s),


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