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.