The history of the ride doesn’t go back this far, but I couldn’t resist this cool photo
The History of Montauk Rides
Check out the cool info below about the early years of rides to Montauk. As far as I can tell, the first group ride to Montauk was in 1964, and was created by members of the , which still offers great rides but no longer does a group trip to Montauk.
Since I was five years old at the time of that first ride, I think I will not try to claim credit.
Also note reference in the article to the Bike Committee, which I believe was part of American Youth Hostels, and eventually morphed into the , of which I am a proud member.
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