Hi folks, I'm starting this thread so other members of my bicycle club can post questions about our club's Longest Day, single day bike ride here.
For those who are not familiar with the ride, it's a NJ bike ride with 3 options. The most popular is the 208 mile route, then there's a Double Metric (125 mile or 200 Km) and the century route (100 miles). We have a web page dedicated to the Longest Day that Sandy (the coordinator) has put together for the club. That web page is going to have a link to this thread so we can try to contain the material in one thread (instead of it being over many sites and/or many threads).
For the regulars of Bikeforums.net, please be nice to these folks, some may be first timers and will have a ton of questions. I'll try to monitor this thread as often as possible to answer as many question about the ride as I can. I don't expect a whole of of traffic until May but you never know. For the new members of Bikeforums.net please be nice to the other members of this forum. A great number of them have useful information on doing rides a lot longer and harder than the Longest Day.
The Longest Day ride is held close to the longest day of the year. We can't make it the exact day as the rates at the hotels at both the starting point and the finish double with the summer season. Also the traffic at the end jumps as High School graduates head 'down the shore' for graduation day parties. Not a good combination.
It starts in Port Jervis, NY meanders through the state of NJ and finishes in Cape May. I think this is the easiest double century there is as it's all down hill. ;-) The net climb is -525 ft and as a 'flat lander' I can easily say that even the most difficult climb is doable without getting off the bike.
For those posting questions please moderate your language and sign up to become a member of Bikeforums.net to post to this thread. Thanks