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CLIMB Late Autumn eNews 2017
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It's Fall, that supposed to mean cooler weather...enjoy Indian Summer while it lasts ... NOW GET OUT AND RIDE!

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MONTHLY GROUP RIDE DAYS:

Bethpage Park Group Ride (First Saturdays)
Glacier Ridge Group Ride (First Sundays) (RideBQ)
Rocky Point Group Ride (Second Sundays) (From June to October)
Edgewood Preserve Group Ride (Second Sundays) (November to April)
Cathedral Pines Group Ride (Third Sundays)
Calverton Group Ride (Fourth Sundays)
poor conditions cancels)

THESE AND MORE MEMBER GENERATED RIDES ON THE CLIMBOARD/FORUM

The CLIMBoard - Rides

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CLIMB'S FAT TIRE FEST WAS A HUGE SUCCESS

Thanks to our sponsors and organizers everyone had a wheelie good time. Even the weather cooperated. See ya next year!

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JONES BEACH BIKE PATH EXTENSION FROM TOBAY TO CAPTREE STATE PARK OCT 25 MEETING

If you use the Bethpage or Jones Beach Shared Use Paved Paths please attend the upcoming meeting or send comments via email. The people in Gilgo and Oak Beach will be voicing their opposition and we need a lot of bicyclists to make positive comments.

We suggest you comment favorably to extend the Jones Beach Bike Path east to Captree State Park but we also want to request a path west to Jones Beach West End's Nature Center. The other asks we would suggest is some shade structures along the beach as well as a bike repair station and access to bathrooms and water.

Suffolk County residents especially need to ask for access to the path via the Robert Moses Causeway. There are three northbound lanes and two southbound lanes on the bridge. It is feasible to take one of the northbound lanes and convert it to a two-way protected bike lane.

The state Department of Transportation is planning to run a shared-use path the entire length of Ocean Parkway, through the Town of Babylon and into Islip. Transportation officials asking for public input.

Thereís an open house taking place on Wednesday, Oct. 25, between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Jones Beach State Park West Bathhouse. DOT representatives will be on hand to answer questions and receive public comment. You can park at Field 4.

Project information is available at www.dot.ny.gov and searching Project Identification Number 0006.16.

Public comments may also be submitted by email to r10-rpic@dot.ny.gov, or by calling 631-952-6929, or by writing the Ocean Parkway Shared-Use Path team, NYSDOT Region 10, State Office Building, 250 Veterans Memorial Highway, 5 th Floor, Hauppauge, NY 11788. Comments must be submitted by Wednesday, December 27, 2017

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TRIDENT RIDE OCTOBER 29 - PRE REGISTER FOR FREE OR MISS OUT!

This is a volunteer appreciation ride showcasing the work of CLIMB volunteers at Glacier Ridge Preserve, Overton Preserve and Cathedral Pines County Park. Show up and enjoy the trails provided for us by the Town of Brookhaven and CLIMB volunteers.Lunch will be provided by CLIMB volunteers afterwards.

Trident Ride - The Trilogy of Terror- is not a race! Ride at your own comfort level and bring plenty of food and water. Minimal aide will be provided so be prepared to be self supported. The course will be marked in a minimal fashion so pay attention to the intersections that will show you the route to the other parks if you desire a longer ride. Be very careful while crossing roads and stay single file while riding on the shoulders.

Sunday October 29 at Glacier Ridge Parking lot in Farmingville NY
Registration will start at 8:00am
Registration will end at

DISCLAIMER: This activity is strenuous and filled with inherent risks such as but not limited to dangerous road crossings and the possibility of crashing due to fatigue. YOU RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK AND YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOIR YOUR OWN SAFETY. EVEN IF YOU MAKE SMART DECISIONS THERE IS STILL RISK!

Ride all or a portion of the 43 mile route.

Ride description: Start at Glacier Ridge then ride half the trail and head to Overton Preserve. Ride half the trail then head to Cathedral Pines and ride the whole trail, head back to Overton Preserve and ride the second half of the trail then head to Glacier Ridge and ride the last half of the trail to the parking lot.

Want an easier option? Just ride Overton, Glacier Ride or Cathedral Pines by using your car then head to Glacier Ridge for food and socializing. Or ride Glacier Ridge to Overton and back for an intermediate to advanced ride. This is a show and go ride with no ride leaders but there will be minimal markings to direct you along the route. However, remember that not all who wander are lost!

You must pre-register for this ride so we can get a head count for food. Registration is open till Saturday Oct 28 at 5pm for you procrastinators and weather sleuths. Link to register: https://www.bikereg.com/trident

While at the event use the hash tag #CLIMBtrident when posting pictures on social media platforms.

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DUE TO GLOBAL WARMING BIKETOBERFEST HAS BEEN MOVED TO SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4

(RAIN DATE 11/05)

10:30 AM Ride the trails on your own or choose three different levels of rides:

1. Shorter route, south to Sunnyside Blvd and back
2. Medium route south to the Manetto Hills loop and back
3. Longest route south to Sunnyside loop, Manetto loop then to Bethpage Park's loops and back. (about 28 miles)

You must be a CLIMB member to participate and sign a waiver. Mountain Biking is inherently risky!

Lunch will be served around 1:00pm. Bring a chair and a folding table if you've got them. Bring your own drinks but we will have some sodas.

Meet: Trail View Lot on Jericho Tpk in Woodbury adjacent to Stop and Shop about a quarter mile west of Woodbury Rd.

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UPDATE ON THE PORT JEFFERSON TO WADING RIVER BIKE PATH

Full Steam Ahead for the Rails to Trails Recreation Path!

We want to let everyone know when it comes to exercising your right to vote please support the politicians that support your right to exercise on paved paths away from the dangers of traffic. If anyone knows of other elected officials who are helping get bike paths built please let us know. We received this letter from Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker and we would like to share it with you. Get out and vote this coming election day!

Dear Neighbor,

As the Legislator representing Suffolk Countyís Sixth Legislative District, I have made it one of my top priorities to ensure access to safe recreational opportunities for pedestrians and bicyclists. I am happy to announce that, after overcoming many hurdles, the Mt. Sinai to Wading River Rails to Trails project is back on track and moving forward, full-steam ahead!

The Rails to Trails project is a 10-mile multi-use recreational path that runs along a strip of the former Long Island Rail Road right-of-way, which is presently owned by LIPA. The path runs parallel to Route 25A, from Mt. Sinai to Wading River. The project design will incorporate the new Tesla Science Museum in Shoreham, as well as the many parks and schools adjacent to the trail for parking locations.

The trail, which was envisioned decades ago and supported by advocates of the Setauket-Port Jefferson Greenway Trail, is currently funded by $10 million in Federal and State grants, which can only be used for a multi-use recreational trail.

Greenway trails provide positive public health, economic, and transportation benefits, in addition to having a positive impact on community pride and identity. Trails and greenways create healthy recreation and transportation opportunities by providing people of all ages and abilities with safe, accessible, attractive and free places to cycle, walk, hike, jog, run or skate. Studies have shown that communities that encourage physical activity by making use of linear corridors can see a significant positive effect on public health and wellness.

Multi-use trails are also a great way to preserve greenspaces, protect plant and animal species, and improve our air and water quality, while allowing us to enjoy our natural surroundings with minimal environmental impact. The Rails to Trails project preserves a historically significant transportation corridor and provides a connection between a number of historic sites, local businesses, schools and parks along Long Islandís north shore.

Greenway trails improve property value, enhance our local downtowns and serve as ecotourism hubs that are a major economic driver in many small communities. In addition, they help to support local businesses along the trail through annual revenues from direct consumer spending, spurring economic growth.

Finally, after many years of waiting for the Rails to Trails Recreational Path to be built, and almost losing funding for this important project, I am proud to say I have fought hard to move the project forward in the six years I have been your Suffolk County Legislator. I look forward to continuing to work with local running clubs, bike groups, and community members to make the vision of the Rails to Trails Recreational Path a reality. Please do not hesitate to contact my office at 631-854-1600, if you have questions or comments, or if you would like to be placed on our email update list regarding this important project.

Sincerely,
Sarah Anker, Suffolk County Legislator

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HELP CLIMB WELCOME OUR NEW SPONSORS

Suburban Exterminating (the home of "seemore" the termite sniffing dog)
TJ's Dog House (located at Jericho Tpk trailhead)

Check out these and support our other sponsors here: Sponsor Program

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CLIMB MEMBERSHIP GETS YOU 10% OFF AT THESES BIKE SHOPS

Show your CLIMB membership card at any of these locations and receive at 10% discount. CLIMB membership card required for discount. 10% discount cannot be combined with other offers, discounts or promotions. Discount is subject to store's discretion.

10% Off Stuff!

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HEY YOU! WE'VE GOT TWO FACEBOOK PAGES! MAKE SURE YOUR ON THEM BOTH!

NEW CLIMB FACEBOOK PAGE FOR OFFICIAL NOTICES
https://www.facebook.com/CLIMBONLINE

CLIMB FACEBOOK PAGE FOR GROUP DISCUSSIONS
https://www.facebook.com/groups/climbonline/

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SUPPORT CLIMB SPONSORS

We have many new sponsors this year so check them out and support the business that supports our trails.
More info: http://www.climbonline.org/cgi-bin/y...num=1379730668

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CLIMB ON INSTAGRAM

All the news without the fat. Follow us @CLIMBonline1990

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CLIMB GUIDE TO USE THE TRAIN TO GET TO TRAILS

No car? No problem! Here is a guide we created to help you get to some of our trails by train:
The CLIMBoard - Trains to Trails

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OFFICIAL CLIMB MERCHANDISE SELLERS

A few good bike shops have become official CLIMB merchandise sellers. Please visit these shops:
Bike Junkie
Brands Cycles
Campus Bikes
Cycle Haven
Peak Bikes
(if your bike shop wants to sell CLIMB merch, let us know)

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LOCAL BIKE SHOPS: CONTACT CLIMB TO HOST REGIONAL MEETINGS

IF YOUR BIKE SHOP WANTS TO SPONSOR AN EVENT SEND MESSAGE TO:
email@climbonline.org

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CLIMB (Concerned Long Island Mountain Bicyclists)
Is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to creating and protecting mountain biking opportunities on Long Island. All donations are tax-deductible to the maximum extent permitted by law. If that mission is important to you please support us by becoming a member or making a donation! (link)

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MOUNTAIN BIKING IS AN INHERENTLY RISKY ACTIVITY.
USE THE TRAILS AT YOUR OWN RISK.
RIDE IN CONTROL AND WITHIN YOUR ABILITY AT ALL TIMES.
BE COURTEOUS AND FRIENDLY TO PEOPLE YOU MEET ON THE TRAIL.

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Happy trails,
CLIMB