Bicycle Long Island

Long Island is 130 miles long. On it's western end is the borough of Queens, part of New York City. On the easternmost tip is the Montauk Lighthouse. A wide variety of communities can be found in between.

For those who know and are willing to put forth just a bit of effort, Long Island offers beautiful scenery, excellent roads and numerous trails for both the novice and experienced rider.

As a result of this bounty of cycling opportunity, several clubs have been founded over the years. In 1987 mostly in an effort to organize what was to become an enormously successful cycling event, the "Long Island GEAR (Great Eastern Area Rally)", the five largest clubs came together and formed an umbrella organization. Over time, it has become a vehicle for coordinating each clubs major events so that they conflict as little as possible and for assisting each club in promoting these rides to each other's members and to other clubs in the New York Region.

A second and by no means minor outgrowth has been to create a means for the entire Long Island Cycling Community to unite as one lobby. This affords us much greater opportunity to be contributors to the preservation and expansion of cycling resources when the political environment is favorable, and to protest much more effectively when it is not. Between the five clubs our membership is well in excess of three thousand.

Why This Site?

As the web rapidly expands, it is necessary for all of us to become a part of it. All the clubs are in agreement that a web presence is necessary and believe a centralized resource is a logical extension of the Paumonok function.

This page provides links to web sites for all five club's as well as other cycling organizations on Long Island. It's purpose is to provide a comprehensive cycling resource for it's members by providing links to as many facets of cyling interests both on and off Long Island as possible.

This includes a comprehesive list of cycling companies with contact information or hot links to their sites, including equipment manufacturers and distributors and tour operators, a comprehensive list of relevant e-zines, local, regional, nationwide and worldwide and a "Major Event List" including the promoted events for all the clubs, in one location. This visability and ease of access will facilitate the avoidance of scheduling conflicts between club events and promotion of these events to interested cyclists both in our immediate vicinity, surrounding regions and even nationwide.

An additional and equally important function is to provide our membership a simple means of contacting their local political representatives regarding legislation that effects our interests.


Web pages by Retsambew a/k/a I. P. Services. All content of this site© 1995 - 2007 Paumonok Bicycle Clubs, Inc. and/or one or all of the six member Paumonok Clubs and/or I. P. Services. This copyright includes animation and graphics. Duplication without authorization is prohibited.