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Old 03-16-07, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by gfrance
I have a Long Island question. I kind of recently moved to Forest Hills, Queens, and don't yet know the area that well, nor do I have a car. I'm starting to think about the upcoming season and routes. Anybody know any good routes starting in or around Forest Hills going east? I've been doing little rides on 73rd Ave out to Alley Pond Park, and it's pretty good, wide bike lane roads. But I want to go a lot further out. What about the Montauk century route? Is that doable when traffic is about? and does anybody actually have the routes on a map. Town names, street names and highways don't mean much as I'm completely ignorant there.

My NYC cycling map ends at the Long Island borders.
I put the cue sheet from last year's Montauk in gmap. (I only rode from Babylon so the first 45 miles is per the sheet only.)

https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=203345
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Old 03-16-07, 01:53 PM
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Just what the doctor ordered!! Thanks Hambone.
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Old 04-18-07, 02:39 PM
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Another Long Islander here (Huntington, specifically). I'll ride the Bethpage to Jones Beach path occasionally (usually with less experienced riders), but prefer roads.
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Old 04-19-07, 04:08 PM
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Lake Ronkonkoma here.
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Great Neck here.
Just follow those bike route signs on 73rd Avenue and you will be at the Long Island Expressway service road. One of the better ways East --in off peak hours . . .
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Old 04-20-07, 04:05 AM
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Originally Posted by rodri9o
Lake Ronkonkoma here.
sorry...forgot to include a route. I just moved here so for now its patchogue holbrook road south to 101...ride out on woodside ave. I also like going up to harbor hills (97N).
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Old 04-23-07, 01:07 PM
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albertson. right by mineola, i usually ride fixed but i'm getting my road bike tomorrow. hopefully gonna do some MTB this summer too
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Old 05-14-07, 01:30 PM
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hey...i'm from centereach out in suffolk county. if i'm strapped for time, i'll do a quick 20 mile loop that brings me up through setauket and port jefferson. but if i have time to spare, i'll head east out to whiskey road and take that to the end, head up to 25a, then go on rocky point landing/lower rocky point road west into north country road. the best road to get out east is sound avenue, though. the road is pretty flat, hardly and lights, no stop signs, minimal traffic. check it out if you get a chance!
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Old 05-14-07, 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by dblock
... hopefully gonna do some MTB this summer too
Check out these sites:
visionmtb.com
climbonline.org
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Old 05-14-07, 07:34 PM
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Shelter Island here.
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Old 05-27-07, 03:21 PM
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Just letting some local people know the Jones Beach Bike Path (Ellen Farrant Memorial Bikeway) is now open. I went down there and rode it today. It is a nice ride. Since it is repaved it is VERY smooth. There are the occasional sharp turns in the beginning to avoid trees but after that you can keep a very fast pace. It wasn't to crowded. The only down sides are there is always a lot of wind since its right on the water and on the way back when you ride next to the bushes it was a nonstop bug fest. My arms were filled with gnats and I swallowed a couple. You really need to keep your mouth closed. Not sure if its always like that though.
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Old 05-29-07, 08:00 AM
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I'm from Cedarhurst.

One of my favorite rides is Long Beach via the Atlantic Beach Bridge from Cedarhurst. It's 15 miles round trip and 25 if you go to Point Lookout and back.

I also commute to Brooklyn a couple of days a week through the Rockaways.

A great ride form the Western end of the South Shore is heading North towards Great Neck, then out on the LIE service road, then back the same way or head back south and back via the South Shore on Sunrise Highway. This can easily be a 50 mile loop.

I'd love to get to ride with some of you guys and get some other ideas for rides in Western Nassau County.

I'm a big guy (6' 3" 220lb.) and ride a Cannondale Cyclocross Disc, so if you see me, make sure to say hi.
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island park here
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Old 03-21-08, 05:31 PM
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Old 03-21-08, 05:51 PM
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Question for the LI peeps. I'm thinking of riding out to Port Jeff soon - how is the LIE service road to ride on? Any particular times (besides rush hour) that would make sense to avoid?
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Old 03-21-08, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Air View Post
Question for the LI peeps. I'm thinking of riding out to Port Jeff soon - how is the LIE service road to ride on? Any particular times (besides rush hour) that would make sense to avoid?
man, just from having driven on that road i don't think i'd go near it on my bike. That being said, i'm sure there are people that do it.
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Old 03-21-08, 10:10 PM
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I'm from a town right near Port Jeff. A couple friends and I are looking to race this coming spring, but Long Island road racing seems to be fairly rare. Also, does anyone know if there are any developmental teams on the Island for my son to get involved with?

And in response to AIR, your best bet would be to drive out to Port Jeff then bike from there out east onto 25A then onto Sound Ave for a good ride.
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Old 03-21-08, 10:16 PM
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I could - though I'm starting from the city and my folks are out there. Would rather take the train back in. I'll check that out though!
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Old 03-22-08, 09:20 AM
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LIE service road

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The service road has a lot going for it - direct (for the most part), pretty quiet (try Sunday morning), and some nice shoulders in a lot of areas.

It does get interrupted in some areas - Douglaston, Commack and farther out east - but I think you would enjoy.

Once you get near Lake Ronkonkoma you might want to start cutting the angle on quieter roads so you don't have to take route 83 or 112 north to PJ.
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Old 03-22-08, 09:27 AM
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Yeah, from Ronkonkoma I usually head up Hawkins --> 25 --> Mark Tree --> 25A.

Taking 25A out the whole way from the city would be scary though, right?

Thanks!
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...Taking 25A out the whole way from the city would be scary though, right?
Right!
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Old 04-03-08, 01:44 PM
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Port Jeff Station here, attempting to commute to Stony Brook University on a more regular basis this spring/summer.

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Originally Posted by 1977topps View Post
Shelter Island here.
I grew up in Cutchogue on Nassua Point. My very first long ride back in the 1960's was from home to Shelter Island. What a beautiful place to ride!
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Port Jeff Station here, attempting to commute to Stony Brook University on a more regular basis this spring/summer.

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My Alma Mater. Take a hook up to Old Field for some climbing practice [Oh wait - you've got bigger hills in PJ, my bad!]

By the way, went out to Huntington last week, picked up my glasses and took the train back - 48.5 miles. Got some great tips that saved my arse and only got lost once even with the GPS (I mislabeled a point). I'll post the route if anyone's interested.
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Old 04-04-08, 09:12 AM
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While I have all you Long islanders here....a question.
Can I ride along the belt parkway path all the way out to Lynbrook?
I'll be starting out in Sheepshead bay and have never ventured further than Rockaway Parkway on that path.
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