After a year of hitting the trails every Tuesday, 718 Cyclery has shifted our group rides to Saturdays. Today's ride was at Stillwell Woods in Syosset Long Island (NY).
The idea behind there rides are to get experienced mountainbikers rides out on the trails, as well as introduce new riders to the sport.
In order to show how easy it is to escape from NY, we arranged for one group to travel by train. The Long Island Rail Road has some specific rules about train travel with bikes, so we made sure everyone was up to speed. The group took 2 trains, and consisted of 12 riders and 3 718 staff members.
|Arrival of the first train load|
We were fortunate enough to bring some great demo bikes for our riders to test out, including bikes from Kona, Salsa, Focus and Yeti.
The group moved out from the parking lot and into the wood at about 10:30, and reminded riding until about 2pm. We had lots of bike swapping and testing. The conditions were rather dry, leading to some sandy stretches, and also leading to a few spills.
Looking forward to our next ride on September 12th at Blue Mountain. Sign up Here