Come ride with us to Montauk on May 16th and have a blast!


Glen here -- your tour director and humble servant since 1997.  Thanks to you this is my 18th year running the most amazing rides to Montauk. We didn’t invent pedaling to Montauk -- we just made it a lot more fun.


The Route


Photo by Bob Schuppin


Take a look at the beautiful photos on this web site, all taken along our backroads route. The ride has wonderful scenery, fantastic rest stops, free bike repair, and full S.A.G. (bike rescue) support.


One of the reasons the Ride to Montauk is so popular is that it is one of THE flattest rides in the entire area. New for 2015! We have eliminated the giant hills at the very end of the ride -- yahoo!


We pedal on quiet back roads past mansions, the ocean, farms, windmills, and the most beautiful sections of the Hamptons. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, this is the ride for you!


Start your day in Manhattan, Babylon, Mastic Shirley, or Montauk and pick the distance that’s right for you -- 30 miles, 73 miles, 108 miles, or 150 miles.

 

ALL routes end in Montauk, so even if your friends are pedaling a different distance, you can all meet up at a rest stop or at the finish for the post-ride party! (How is that possible? Click here for the secret!)




Photo by Holly Ladd


Along the way enjoy our beautiful rest stops in Lynbrook, Babylon, Blue Point, Westhampton Water Mill, and Amagansett.  We’ll be there to welcome you with great food, support, and a place to relax.


Get home from Montauk on your own, or sign up for our optional transportation for your bike and you. The first run is at 12:00 p.m. for our super-speedy riders!  The last run is at 8:00 p.m., and we’ll make sure you don’t miss the last trip home.



The Best Bike Ride Food Ever

Bike ride food should be nutritious.


Bike ride food should ALSO be fun.



Photo by Cyndie Burkhardt


This is the sort of cool stuff we serve on The Ride to Montauk:


Homemade pie from legendary Briermere Farms, along with fresh whipped cream that is made on the spot.


Our Peanut Butter & Jelly Buffet at each rest stop.


Hummus or tabouli with Pita (for those who want extra protein in the middle of the ride).


Ice cream.  Some people love ice cream during a ride; some people hate ice cream during a ride. Our promise: there will be no MANDATORY ice cream eating on this ride! When we serve sweet treats like pie or ice cream, there will ALWAYS be healthy snacks too.


Artisan whole-grain breads; plain or with fantastic organic preserves.


Fresh fruit. Not just bananas and oranges, but strawberries or grapes too, depending on what looks best in the market that day.



Photo by Cia Bernales


Foccachia. Biscotti. Muffins. Pound cake in a half-dozen different flavors from La Bonne Boulangerie.


Gatorade and water, of course.


At the end of the ride there’s a big post-pedal meal with food for vegetarians and meat-eaters at no additional charge.  Gourmet?  No.  But we think you’ll be happy.


Do we seem food obsessed? We are! Our menus change every year, but if it’s not incredible, we don’t serve it.


Compare all of this to what you were served on the last big bike ride you did. OK? OK.



Photo by Sue Ferremi.  Still one of my favorite Montauk photos of all time.  “What?  This little snack?”



Free Hot Showers at the Finish

We offer free luggage service from the morning check-in location of your choice.  Bring a small bag with a towel, shampoo, and a change of clothes for our free hot showers at the finish line -- we’ll truck the bag to Montauk for you so you don’t have to pedal with it.  At the finish you’ll find free massage too.



Photo by Ed Pino



Help On the Way

We have the best S.A.G. (bike rescue) service around anywhere. Need a hand? Too tired to go on? We have staff and vehicles all along the route.


New to long-distance riding?  We offer an optional escorted ride for the 30- 73- and 108-mile routes at no additional charge -- pedal with our trained leaders who will help you have a great ride.


We Support Our Community

It’s important to us to leave money behind where we ride. That’s why we donate to charities all along the route such as the Lynbrook Fire Department, Westhampton Presbyterian Church, Southampton Hospital, and many more. You do not need to raise money to pedal this ride -- just pay the basic ride fee and you’re ready to ride.



Photo by Victoria Wilson


Ride With the Experts

Many big bike rides have a new tour director every year -- you pay, and they get to practice on you with your money! Whee!


There are a million things I’m not so good at, but THIS is what I do -- I’ve been running big bike rides for 18 years now, and I think that we do it better than anyone else around. I promise to do my very best for you every day.


We Love Your Butt

... and we want it to stay lovely. That’s why we are proud to provide free samples of



thanks to our friends at Paceline.



And We Love to Eat!


For years in the past I purchased Larabar energy bars at full price because they are my favorite -- all natural, and the only energy bar I actually put in my own mouth (because it’s the only energy bar I’ve tried that actually tastes good!) Great for a mid-ride boost. 


The Larabar folks are sponsoring us again this year and I couldn’t be happier -- enjoy them at our rest stops. (By the way, when I say that Larabar is a “sponsor” that means that they are giving us free Larabars, and that’s great! It does NOT mean that they have given me piles of cash or a new carbon custom bike. Yet.)



Photo by Brian Straubinger


Money

So what’s all of this luxury going to cost you?


The price of the ride ranges from $175 - $350, depending on which options you choose. (But you would have to choose a LOT of options to reach that $350 level).  Kids 12 and under on Montauk day ride for free and get a discounted price on the optional transport home free.


There is no fundraising required for this ride.


We are definitely not the cheapest ride around, but I’ve been doing this for 18 years now, and we just might be the best.


We’re looking forward to a fantastic day of riding.  On the following pages is everything you need to know -- how to register, what to pack, when to show up, where to start the ride, and much, much more.





Not ready to sign up yet, but want to be added to our bike ride mailing list? Just click here.





Ride Hard.

Have Fun.

Don’t Act Like a Jerk.