Quick Spin Spring Training #5: Sunken Meadow

Quick Spin Spring Training: #5
Quick Spin Spring Training: #5
Saturday, April 17, 2021 - 08:30

Stretching our legs this week the Quick Spring Training Series Ride #5 heads out to Sunken Meadow State Park!

Meeting again in the vicinity of Cunningham Park, Queens.  75 miles.  Meet at 8:30 AM and depart at 8:37 AM.  Riders must be able to maintain 17 MPH on flat roads.

We head straight out to the town of Smithtown Suffolk Country, Long Island.  We stop in King's Park at our favorite Edelweiss Delicatessen to pick up lunch and head two miles up into Sunken Meadow State Park  where we eat on the boardwalk and enjoy the scenery and rider comradery.  This ride is a 5BBC Spring Training Classic!   The route home is less direct and hillier.  We ride to the highest point on Long Island near Hartman Hill Road in West Hills near Huntington and head back to Cunningham Park.

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

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Time: 8:30 AM --> depart: 8:37 AM

Distance: 75

GPS Route: to be emailed to registrants a day or two before the ride

PDF Cue Sheet: to be emailed to registrants a day or two before the ride

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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 20, Saturday, LOCUST VALLEY

            27, Saturday , One way to PORT JEFFERSON

April     3, Saturday ,CENTRE ISLAND

            10, Saturday, ROCKLAND LAKE

            17, Saturday, SUNKEN MEADOW

            24, Saturday, STONY POINT

May       1, Saturday, LLOYD NECK

               8, Saturday, EATON'S NECK

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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 LIRR Bike Permit for possible bail outs.
  • Road bikes Only!

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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),

 

IMPORTANT COVID 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. 

 

Mileage: 
75
Ride Type: 
Quick Spin
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