This is just a minor note, but for anyone who hasn't been informed or hasn't been out there yet, the Wantagh Parkway bike path to Jones Beach is now fully open (has been since Memorial Day).
The reconstructed, southernmost bridge has a kind of weird pitch to it. The climb is much more gradual than before, so now you feel yourself climbing much sooner. Plus, the great downhill payoff on the other side has been pretty much eliminated. No big deal, though, unless you're just an occasional rider or a young child on 12" wheels.
I'd still love to start a campaign to push for a lane that goes through the theater parking lot and provides better access to Field 6 at the oceanfront. What the heck are those fancy nautical bike racks doing at Field 6 anyway if there's no legal way to ride a bicycle there?