We owe our thanks for both the idea and planning to Carolyn who will be our primary host for this exciting event. In her words, " We can carry our bikes on the ferry from New London to Orient Point LI. From there, it's an easy cycle to Greenport and back. Greenport is a charming, lively town and a good place for lunch. And it has a carousel!"
Plan on meeting at 9:00AM at the New London Ferry dock to board the 9:30 ferry to Orient Point. To order tickets: https://www.longislandferry.com/default.aspx
We'll return on the 7:00PM trip.
The suggested bike route is about 26 miles round trip with very little elevation gain and about 7 hours to do it, very doable at an easy recreational pace. Although we'll be stopping for lunch, bring snacks and water for the ride.
The route: http://www.mapmyride.com/us/greenport-ny/greenport-orient-loop-route-17683492
Should you want to shorten the ride and don't mind being on your own, there are ways as the route map shows, to do just that. You could then meet the other riders at the ferry for the trip home.