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But I Digress

This is a nice little ride, some climbing, but not too much and not too steep, from Westbury LIRR to Centre Island and back. We'll wend our way through some nice wooded sections, by some fancy houses and a bit of beach. Oh and we'll wave at Billy Joel's house or at least his front gate. There are some digressions where we will go off the well-wheeled route for a bit of a change, and a pizza stop for lunch in Bayville where one can eat inside or across the road in the Park. This is an Advanced ride, we'll be doing 15mph on the flats. 

Bring water, spare tube, method of inflation, and snacks. If you sign up and but can't make it please unregister so those on the waiting list, if there is one, can get on.

Weather being weather, please be advised that I'll cancel if it looks like it's going to be too hot or wet or windy to be fun. I'll make that call the day before the ride. 

Getting there: 7:36 am train from Atlantic Terminal, change at Jamaica, and 7:41 am train from Penn Station, also change at Jamaica. (Check times the day before in case there are changes) There is parking near the station. We will meet on the south side of the station on Railroad Avenue.


You can print a cue sheet from this link from the Ride with GPS website (not the app that I can figure out) by opening this ride, clicking "more" and then "map and cue sheet" then not printing the map unless you want the map. This gives the best cue sheet format. 

Friday, September 01, 2023, 8:30 AM until 3:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Westbury LIRR Station

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s)(s):
Joan Erskine
Mark Guralnick
Advanced Rides 15-17mph
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Available Slots:
No Fee