LI: Bike Culture Explosion
To celebrate National Bike Month and garner support for the creation of a comprehensive network of on-street bike lanes from Manhattan to Montauk, the Long Island bike advocacy group, Paumonok, is holding Bicycle Long Island on Sunday, May 2, 1999. The day will include a centennial celebration of LI cyclist Charles Murphy's successful attempt to bicycle a mile in less than a minute behind a Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train.
The celebration will begin at the Farmingdale LIRR station and will include the Long Island Expressway service road's newly-signed bicycle route, as well as several rides ranging from 10 to 100 miles. The rides are free and will begin between 8 am and 11 am. See www.bicyclelongisland.org for more.