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Coney Island

    Phil C.'s picture
    Date and Time of ride: 
    Sun, 09/11/2022 - 8:30am
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    Ride Level
    Note: guests welcome for 1 ride, $30 Annual SBRA Membership required thereafter.
    Road Bike
    Details (RL read field instructions carefully): 


    The other BBB (Bike, Boat, Brooklyn) returns.

    This route will go Long Beach Boardwalk (BW), Atlantic Beach (BW), Far Rockaway (BW)... then we'll board a NYC Ferry from 108th Street in Far Rockaway and disembark in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.  From there we ride along the Belt Parkway Bike Path, under the Verrazano Bridge, then onto some city streets to Nathan's in Coney Island for the official pitstop.  

    From there... the ride continues through Coney Island, Sheepshead Bay, Belt Parkway Bike Path, over the Marine Bridge, the Far Rockaway Boardwalk from beginning to end, Atlantic Beach Bridge to Long Beach Boardwalk and done.

    It's about 40 miles of riding (57 if you count the miles on water).

    Here's a link to the route: is external) (link is external)

    Although posted as a B+, this will be a somewhat casual ride.  The open road pace will be in the 17-18mph range... which will be off-set substantially by much slower riding on boardwalks and some city streets.  The bridges are the only hills, but they can make some riders a little shaky.  The rest of the route is dead flat.

    The only foreseeable complication is the 8-10 bike limit per ferry.  It's possible this could hinder my perfect plan, so join this ride open to the possibility of potential changes to the route.

    If we have too many riders to fit on the ferry… then we ride straight to Nathan’s and return via Howard Beach back to the Rockaways.

    YOU MUST... download the NYC Ferry app and have it set-up with your credit card info ready to go.  Let's not have any unnecessary futzing around while you try and buy your ticket.  The ride is $2.75 + $1.00 for the bike. 

    I have no set time frame for how long the ride will take, but we should be back in Long Beach by 3-3:30pm. 

    Obviously, this is a no drop ride and wait-ups (if necessary) will be no problem.  Just bring your best bike handling skills and don't get freaked out by some riding on busy city streets.  There is an abundance of restroom options all along the way.  Bring plenty of snacks, gels, and water.

    I would also strongly recommend bringing one "meal" to eat on the ferry.  It'll be the perfect time to eat something substantial to hold you over until Nathan's. 

    Questions?  Concerns?  Feel free to text me....

    RSVP:  Please text me in advance if you plan to come.  Include your name and SBRA Member ID and I'll sign you in.


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