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Old 05-09-11, 04:02 PM   #1
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Tour De Staten Island

http://transalt.org/events/calendar/5221

Tour De Staten Island

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Registration is required; limited to 180 people. Registration opens May 5th.

On May 14th, join T.A. and the T.A. Staten Island Volunteer Committee and explore the joys of cycling in NYC's forgotten borough.

About the Ride

The Tour de Staten Island is a self-guided and leisurely tour of 18 miles of Northern and Central Staten Island.

The ride will start at the National Lighthouse Museum, head south along the eastern shore and pass Fort Wadsworth and South Beach. There will be a rest stop at Camp Pouch, where Uncle Bourbon's will be flipping free veggie burgers on the grill, and Karl's Klipper will provide salad. After your rest head north to the shore, pass Sag Harbor and return to the start site.

Riders are expected to follow all traffic regulations at all times. Ride Polite!

Check-in 9am-10am

There is no day-of registration, you must pre-register.
Outside the National Lighthouse Museum, Bay Street, New York, NY 10301

Rest Stop
Camp Pouch
Hours : 10am -- 12:30pm

Finish at the Start Site. We will be there until 3pm.

*It is important to note that this is not a group ride, with no street closures and no safety cell. You will ride with whomever you arrive with, by yourself, or with whatever friends you make at check-in.

Safety Marshals will be riding the route to provide basic assistance to riders.

If you require serious medical attention at any point, the fastest way to receive attention is to call 911.

A "sweep team" of marshals will be released at 11:00am. If they pass you along the route they will point you to the closest public transportation. You will no longer officially be on the tour.

Suggested to bring:
2 full water bottles
Bike lock so you can stop and explore some of the great local food options at the finish site.
Cash

Thanks to our great Staten Island sponsors:
Bennet's Bicycles, Uncle Bourbon's, Everything Goes Book Café, The Bike Shop, Inc., & Karl's Klipper

***NOTE: THERE IS ONE VERY SERIOUS PROLONGED CLIMB IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS TOUR. The grade is not horribly steep, but the hill is about a mile. There is a S.I. Rail stop (New Dorp) at the base of the hill for those who wish to stop riding at that point. On the other hand, the rest stop awaits you at the top! Refuel, rest your legs and then the rest of the ride is pretty much all downhill. You can do it!
Start: May 14, 2011 - 10:00am
End: May 14, 2011 - 2:00pm
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Staten Island
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Old 05-17-11, 08:21 AM   #2
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Good Ride!

Thanks for posting this. I did the Tour de S.I., but wouldn't have known about it if you didn't announce it. Somehow, I didn't know about it.
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Thanks for posting this. I did the Tour de S.I., but wouldn't have known about it if you didn't announce it. Somehow, I didn't know about it.
Glad you made it. What time did you start? I caught the 9:30 ferry from Manhattan and started around 10am. This is the 1st year and Trans Alt hopes it will be much bigger next year.

I had a blast too, weather wasn't too bad. Nice and helpful staff/volunteers, free energy bars at the start and free veggie burgers for lunch. Not bad for a FREE event.

For the other rides, check out this calendar:
http://www.bikenewyork.org/resources...rides.html#may
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The ride was so easy.......go at your own pace...........would like to see it grow................food was great and all rider's were easy to talk to.........................look forward to more events on Staten Island.................
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Glad you made it. What time did you start? I caught the 9:30 ferry from Manhattan and started around 10am. This is the 1st year and Trans Alt hopes it will be much bigger next year.

I had a blast too, weather wasn't too bad. Nice and helpful staff/volunteers, free energy bars at the start and free veggie burgers for lunch. Not bad for a FREE event.

For the other rides, check out this calendar:
http://www.bikenewyork.org/resources...rides.html#may
Friends and I barely missed the 9:30 ferry, so we took the next one. I think we started around 1o:20am. We were handed turn sheets and off we went. The road markings worked well and the veggie burgers were surprisingly great. Thanks for the info.
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Staten Island is a great boro for an even longer and more challenging tour.
Lots of rolling hills and quiet areas to pedal through.
I hope someone thinks to develop one for next year.
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Totally missed this one even though I thought I was on TA's mailing list.
Maybe they kept it small by design for the first year?
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I'm on Trans Alt's email list and I'm friends with them on Facebook.
I can't remember which way I got the announcement. At the event
I spoke with a TA staff/volunteer, he told me the limiting factor was
the number and the amount of donations from sponsors. After this
years success they're hoping more sponsors will jump on board for
next year, so they can register more riders.


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