2013 Gold Coast Tour
Sunday, July 14, 2013
A scenic, challenging ride along Long Island's breathtaking North Shore. Distances range from a 12-mile guided tour to a full century.
TOUR STARTS: All routes begin rain or shine on Sunday, July 14, 2013 at Thomas J. Lahey Elementary School, 625 Pulaski Road, Greenlawn, NY 11740. Five tours of different lengths are available and described below.
By Car: Long Island Expressway to Northern State Parkway to Deer Park Avenue (Route 231) North. Bear left at the fork and continue for 3.5 miles. Turn Right on Pulaski Road and proceed East 2 miles to Thomas J Leahy Elementary School.
By LIRR: Take the LIRR, Port Jefferson branch, to the Greenlawn Station. Go East on Gates Street to the end (0.2 miles). Turn Right on Taylor Avenue and go South to end (0.2 miles). Turn Left onto Pulaski Road - go East 0.2 miles to Thomas J Leahy Elementary School.
Pre-Register Online: $20 for 12 mile tour; $40 for all other distances Click to Register
On-Site Registration: $25 for 12 mile tour; $45 for all other distances
* Food and beverages will be available at all rest stops.
* Food, beverages and festivities at the finish.
* SAG wagons will be provided on all routes.
* Routes will be clearly marked and cue sheets will be provided.
Helmets: ANSI or SNELL approved helmets are required. Cycling safety & strict adherence to all cycling rules of the road are imperative.
Minors: Riders under age 18 must be accompanied on the ride by a parent or guardian.
Suggested START TIMES:
100 miles - 7:00 am
55 miles - 8:00 am
70 miles - 7:30 am
25 miles - 8:30 am
12 miles - 9:00 am
(Tour closes at 5:00 pm)
GOLD COAST ROUTES:
Trial Tour Twelve
This pleasant flat route meanders through Greenlawn, East Northport and Elwood for 12.9 miles (We dare not say 13!). A ride leader will be available to guide those who are ready to start at 9:00 am. Novice cyclists will learn the rules of the road for group riding and the use of cue sheets and road markings to follow a tour route.
Scenic Harbors (25 miles)
Enjoy magnificent views of Huntington and Cold Spring Harbors as you ride along the coast and through beautiful residential communities.
Vintage Villages (55 miles)
You will also enjoy the harbors and hills. Then you pedal though a string of charming and historic villages - Laurel Hallow, Oyster Bay, Locust Valley, Roslyn, Old Westbury, Brookville and others.
Grand Tour (70 miles)
Harbors, hills, vintage villages, views of Oyster Bay Harbor and Mill Neck Bay and the affluent communities along the way, show you why Long Island 's north shore is called the "gold coast."
Century Challenge (100 miles)
Even experienced century riders find this one a challenge. Your tour includes all the beautiful sights of the other tours plus 30 more hilly miles!