Originally Posted by revolator
You also can try bf-er DSchlichting, Is either the organizer and or big part of planning out the route.
. . . a big part of the planning . . . but on a volunteer basis for Bike New York
A few comments from my side:
.Registration now around 1,100. Last year, this was cut off at 1,500. Based upon last year, we felt that the infrastructure (roads, rest area capacity) would support more, so we will go to 2,000 this year.
.There are a number of tweaks (and I do mean tweaks) to ease traffic flow or minimize bike/car interface in Huntington, Centerport and Seataucket/Port Jeff area.
.None of us liked the short route (26 miles), so I have created a new front end for the short (now 27 miles route) that will include a run (maybe 3/4 mile?) along the water. Of course, you all know that on the North Shore of Long Island, there is a price for nice runs along the water . . .
.This revision will mean that a new rest area is used in Smithtown, and this will also allow a rest area to be added for the return legs of the 27 and 50 mile routes between the Kings Park rest area and the end of the ride.
.The Kings Park rest area is moved "across the street" onto the property of Nissequogue Stare Park. This will have a nice water view which you will all agree is a tad more scenic that what you had last year.
.Cycles Plus of Huntington will provide repair services in the Huntington/Halesite rest area.
.We could still use some marshals in the format of 5BBT marshals wherein you work in pairs at a turn intersection or whatever and then ride. Anyone interested in this, PM me.
.We can also use volunteers who will drive their car as a SAG vehicle.
.As to OP's original query . . .I've amassed a lot of mileage over the winter scounting some of the aforementioned tweaks. TRIPLES are good.