Sunday, April 28, 2013

Week 6 - Long Island Ride this Saturday!


Crankees - 

Where have you been riding?  Spring has sprung and it's time to get serious about building your base of miles as you work towards your milage goals.  Saturday is the crowd favorite LI ride -- I hope to see everyone there! There are plenty of things keep you busy supporting JDRF all week long.

Wednesday May 1 @ 6:30pm
Central Park - 72nd and 5th Avenue entrance to the park (start coached w/Cary on sneakers - run or ride)
Prospect Park - 15th St / Prospect Park West entrance to the park (coached w/Chris)
Please RSVP: http://groups.google.com/group/ny-crankees

Thursday May 2 @ 7pmJDRF's 10th Annual Spring for a Cure
Metropolitan Pavilion 125 West 18th Street - http://www.jdrf.org/sfac2013

Fri & Sat May 3 & 4th
5 Boro Bike Expo
JDRF will be staffing a recruiting booth for two days and we need your help!  Please email Julia (jbriggs@jdrf.org) if you can spare a few hours to help talk about the ride program and check out some of the other bike vendors.

Saturday May 4 - Long Island Ride - Westbury, NYThis is the start of out of town rides (very beautiful scenery, waterfront lunch, etc) with our 40+ mile ride LI loop.  With an 8:15am start time (please arrive 5-10 minutes early for bike prep and route discussion).  The Long Island team will join us as well.  We are expecting a great turnout for this ride!

Meet the Westbury LIRR NY LIRR Train station parking lot (Google Maps: Railroad Avenue & Post Avenue, Westbury, NY)
Cue Sheet (we will modify the start and finish of this ride)

Please RSVP: http://groups.google.com/group/ny-crankees

How to get there? You can drive, or take the train from Brooklyn or Penn Station. If you take the train make sure you buy a bike pass from the teller (cost is $5 and is good forever) along with a round trip ticket to Westbury.
  • Train departs Penn Station @ 7:22 (meeting location near the big colored train time board and the teller windows for LIRR)
  • Train departs Atlantic Terminal (Brooklyn) @ 7:12 (meeting location is North Side of Flatbush Ave before entering the LIRR station downstairs) {with a train change in Jamaica at 7:45 (onto the train that originated from Penn Station)}
  • Both trains arrive in Westbury at 8:05
  • Training ride departs Westbury LIRR at 8:15 (parking lot is a few dollars for the day for those who choose to drive)
  • Heading home: Trains leaving Westbury every hour on the :58 (without incident we should be on the 12:58 back to NYC)
Future Rides
May 11 - 9W Group Ride (Rumor has it the South Jersey team will be coming up to join us this weekend...)
May 19 - Noah's Ride - http://www.active.com/cycling/lagrange-ny/noahs-ride---jdrf-ride-to-cure-2013


Cary James 516-672-9791 (M)

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