Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 8:00 AM local time
Wantagh State Parkway - Nikon Jones Beach Theatre field 5a
Adults - $50 until May 20th, $55 until June 3rd, $60 on event day Kids ages 14 & under - $25 until May 20th, $30 until June 3rd, $35 on event day
The First Miles for Matt Bike Tour offers a beautiful ride on a closed Wantagh State Parkway. This does not happen often. The route will be an 8.5 mile loop, but may be repeated as long as time allows. The bike tour ends at noon.
Miles For Matt Foundation was established in memory and in honor of Matt Scarpati, 19, who was killed by a speeding, drunk, motorcyclist on the Wantagh State Bike Path on July 20, 2009. This should never have happened. So in honor of those who believe this too, we ride!
Can't ride in the event? You can register as a Virtual Rider. Your entry fee is your donation to the Miles for Matt Foundation.
This scenic route, with the smell of salt air will keep everyone interested. Parking will be in the Cedar Creek Park, 3340 East Merrick Road, Seaford, NY 11783. The event can appeal to a wide variety of riders. It is a great course for first time event riders. We ask that all cyclists be aware of the possibility of pot holes and cracks in the road.
This is not a race, but an opportunity to enjoy the morning riding free of car traffic. There will be coffee and a light breakfast available.
T-shirts are while they last. Helmets are required and all riders are expected to obey all traffic laws
Routes: The Miles for Matt Bike Tour is a bike event, not a race. All riders are expected to obey all traffic laws. There will be state and park police traffic support to close the north bound lanes of the Wantagh State Parkway. There will be a barrier between the two lanes of use heading south. The barrier should always be on your left and no one should cross into the other lane. One loop from the start to the turnaround in the theater parking lot and back to the start is 8.5 miles. Please be courteous to other cyclists.
The turnaround/ rest stop is about 4.25 miles from Cedar Creek Park. This is an opportunity to change cycling clothes, if you dressed too warmly or too lightly. There will be SAG drivers on the course from start until12:00.
Parking and Start: Please follow the directions of parking marshals as you turn into Cedar Creek Park from East Merrick Road. Those arriving early will be able to park near the start/finish in Cedar Creek, where after obtaining your wrist band, you can walk to the Wantagh State Bike Path. Please be prepared to show the marshal your wristband. There will be areas within Cedar Creek Park reserved for rider staging, volunteer parking, and park users not involved in the ride. Parking Marshals will be available to direct you to rider parking.
We will have a phased start. Phased starts improve the safety and enjoyment of the ride for everyone by avoiding the confusion of a mass start of riders of varying ability. There will be three phases based on the estimate speed of the rider.
Note: Children age 17 and under and must be accompanied by an adult.
You cannot register for adults other than yourself, as each person must have their waiver signed/checked off by a parent or guardian and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. We ask that parents ride and supervise their children. Helmets are required to be worn by ALL riders.
Please note that the Miles for Matt Bike Tour is a rain or shine event and no refunds will be given.
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