This is planned to be a beginner ride. I have only been there two times before but am willing and excited to explore. If someone with experience in these trails is willing to lead please contact me, if not we go exploring together. Meetup time is set for 10:30 so please be prompt. We will NOT be waiting more than 10-15 minutes. Beginner to Intermediate. Mixed single track and fire roads. Trails are NOT marked but are not too hard to follow. You can also pick up some of the single track along the side if the paved trail from Massapequa to Bethpage. Miles of varied beginner and intermediate terrain. Easy to ride, hard to ride fast. Many stumps, roots, sand to contend with. Not too hilly.
Bethpage is accessible by train with a short ride (~10 minutes) from the train station 1. Head southeast on Railroad Ave toward S 1st St -233 ft 2. Slight left at Benkert St - 0.2 mi 3. Turn left at Broadway -144 ft 4. Take the 1st right onto Powell Ave - 0.4 mi 5. Turn left at Manchester Dr - 0.9 mi
Google map from Station to Park
Getting there by car: For anyone driving please make sure to note as always if you can bring any others.
Please be aware there may be a $6 parking fee per vehicle. Take 495 to Rt 135 south. Get off at Powells Ave exit. Go left at end of ramp. Make a quick left into Bethpage State Park picnic grounds. Parking lot is at end of road. We will be meeting by the bathrooms where you enter the parking lot. I can usually be found with a full face helmet and a orange/brown Mongoose. Cell # will also be provided in a pre-meetup email sent out prior to the ride.
All members who will be attending this ride MUST wear a Helmet & Gloves are recommended As always be sure to bring plenty of fluids, snacks, and anything else you may need. We ask that when RSVP'ing to this ride that you please leave one or more of the following comments:
I am driving from __?___and can take __?__ people with with Bikes along with me I could sure use a ride from? I am driving myself but can't take anyone