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Brooklyn to Boston by Bike (blog)

I spent five days biking from Brooklyn to Boston with my friends Matt and Jen in the spring of 2016. The weather didn't quite cooperate, but it ended up being an incredible and memorable journey nevertheless.

Brooklyn – Port Jefferson Station

Distance: 70 miles (112 km)
Elevation Gain: 2,738 feet (834.5 m)

We hit the road at 9 am on this perfect weather day. The Brooklyn-Queens Greenway was a highlight, as was our stop for pie in Huntington at a 75-year-old farm. Stayed on Rt 25A for most of the way after our lunch stop, struggling up a few rolling hills, but nothing too bad. The Long Island Museum in Stony Brook has some cool outdoor sculptures and huge crocheted tree sweaters! Finally, we took a beautiful, but painfully hilly bike path during magic hour to Port Jefferson Station, where we're spending our first night. Had an insane amount of pasta for dinner at a great place called Renzo's. And dessert! Completely earned after a 70-mile Day One. Nervous about all of the rain in the forecast, so shooting to be in our saddles at 6 am tomorrow.

Katarina Yee