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"The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man." -Iris Murdoch


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10 Tips to a Healthy Bike – Freewheel Outreach to Graduate Students

Download the FLyer: Freewheel Program At Chapin Graduate Residence Apartments

10 Tips to a Healthy Bike

Sept. 9, 7-9pm, Chapin Main Building, Stony Brook University

Bike maintenance class open to the public, with priority to graduate students.


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BEACHES TO BEACHES, Setauket to Sinai Ride

Tomorrow, Fourth of July, we are going for a ride from West Meadow Beach in Setauket to Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai. This will probably be an early afternoon ride (meeting at noon), but I will update when I’ve confirmed a time. We’ll meet at the head house of West Meadow Beach, ride through Old Field, Setauket, Poquott, Port Jefferson, and Mount Sinai to the Beach. Here is a meandering, 30 mile version of the route, with stops at several beaches or waterviews along the way.

Here is the more direct, 20 mile, there and back route.

  • We’ll determine the route at the start or as we go along.
  • Make sure to bring water, sunscreen, and a snack.
  • You might also want to bring along or wear a bathing suit, because there will be lots of opportunities to get in the water along this ride!
  • If you are interested in joining us, please email FWCOORD at gmail dot com


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Early Saturday West Meadow Beach Ride

This weekend, Jenny will lead a local ride at an earlier time. Please RSVP in the comments section if you intend to ride. Here’s what she has in mind:

“I’m ready to lead an early ride on saturday. I propose to depart from the fountain @ 8 a.m. and go to West Meadow beach to enjoy the sunrise and walking on the beach. Stop at Anne Marie’s farm stand on the way back. Return early enough to get a good day’s worth of work done.”

This is a nice, local ride of easy to moderate difficulty. There are only a few hills, traffic is fairly light, and the scenery is nice. The round-trip distance (if you go all the way out to the tip of West Meadow Beach) will probably be less than 10 miles.

Here’s a hypothetical route from campus to West Meadow, with a stop at Anne Marie’s on the way back.


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NYC Bike Month and National Bike to Work Day

We are almost halfway through the month of May. Did you know it was Bike Month in NYC?

Check out events in the NYC area organized by Transportation Alternatives and NYC Deptarments of Transportation, Parks and Rec, and Health.

Did you know that Friday is National Bike to Work Day?

There is a link on that page to 50 ways to celebrate Bike Month.

I’ll add #51: Join the Freewheel Collective, come to our organizational meeting at 5pm tonight at the University Cafe in the Student Union at Stony Brook University. Or drop by our Open Hours from 6-9pm on Tuesday and Thursday Nights!