Urban Athletics: Bike to Long Beach

  • September 7, 2013 · 9:30 AM
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Let's end our beach bum days this year by taking a bike ride from one of my old favorites to one of my newest -- Long Beach, Long Island.

We'll start our trip in Queens in the Far Rockaways. From here we'll ride north, snaking our way along the boardwalk and local streets, over the Atlantic Beach Bridge to Long Beach. We'll then ride down to Nickerson Beach Park to spend a few hours on the sand enjoying one of the last weekends of summer.

A $2.00 organization fee will be collected at this event, your host is in the running for the title of hardest working person on meetup.

The Important Stuff ...

  • This is going to be a casually-paced (10-12 mph) ride of about 25 miles round trip. Most of it will take place on flat terrain in bike lanes and on quiet roads but there will be parts with some automobile congestion. You must be comfortable riding in a group and in traffic. Helmets are strongly suggested.
  • Bring your swimsuit, towel, and sunblock for a few hours on the beach.
  • Bring your lunch and drink, or bring money for lunch or a snack along the way.
  • Make sure your bike is in good working order before the meetup. You MUST bring a spare inner tube, flat tire repair kit and a lock to secure your cycle.
  • Rain or similar un-favorable weather cancels the meetup.
  • Check your email the evening before for last minute meetup updates as well as my mobile phone number which will be sent to those who RSVP.
  • Please DO NOT RSVP if you do not seriously plan to attend as space is limited. No flakes allowed! If you RSVP and I notice that you have a number of no shows or have a history of last minute cancellations, you will be removed.
  • Sorry, no guests allowed.

Directions ...

Take the A train to Broad Channel, transfer to the Shuttle and take that to its end at Beach 116th Street.

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  • amy

    Carol, I told you baby butt paste will take care of that....lol. Kevin another great event. What an absolutely beautiful day with great people. Thanks to everyone for a wonderful day at the beach ;-)

    2 · September 8, 2013

  • carol

    I'm in sooooo much pain!!! But it was very much worth it!!! Awesome group. Thank you all!

    2 · September 8, 2013

    • Melissa F.

      Me too! Taking it is today! :)

      1 · September 8, 2013

  • Karen

    Great day to be at the beach! Kevin the bike ride was great as usual...thanks for the introducing me to Long Beach. Great ride great people great day!

    4 · September 7, 2013

  • Melissa F.

    The ride was great! Everyone was nice and the ride was an easy pace with stops along the way. I'm definitely coming out for another ride.

    1 · September 7, 2013

  • Dan A

    Can I join in at atlantic beach bridge? I live right there.

    September 6, 2013

  • Griselda

    Sorry i had to drop, work tomorrow!

    September 6, 2013

  • Kevin

    If your plans have changed and you can't make this meetup, please change your RSVP to not attending. Don't be a no show! That behavior is frowned upon and you will not be able to attend future events of mine. And we all know my events are the bomb!

    September 3, 2013

    • Melissa F.

      I'm have plans in the evening so I'm going to have to head out of long beach to be back at my car by 6. I don't mind riding back by myself if necessary. Would that be okay? I really want to come on the ride. :)

      September 4, 2013

    • Kevin

      That is fine.

      September 4, 2013

  • Antony S.

    Any tips on bike rental?

    September 3, 2013

    • Kevin

      Yeah. Rent from someplace that closes late because it's going to be a late day.

      September 3, 2013

  • Christine B.

    Great day to visit Long Beach. There's a huge charity volleyball tournament going on that day. I would love to ride with you but I'm already signed up for the tournament.

    August 31, 2013

    • Christina

      Oh yea? Can we join you for Volley ;)

      September 2, 2013

  • Melissa F.

    This would be my first meetup with the group! Is it possible to drive and park at this location? I live in Nassau so taking the subway would be difficult as I don't know the subway system in Queens that well or where good locations to park are. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. :) Look forward to meeting everyone!

    August 31, 2013

    • Melissa F.

      I live in Bayville so I don't think it would work out. Thanks for offering.

      September 1, 2013

    • Christina

      Oh yea that's quite a hike, ha ha. See you at the Meetup then.

      1 · September 2, 2013

  • Jim

    Great idea - but already mtn biking on Sat.

    September 1, 2013

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