Connecticut Beach Skate!

"Connecticut Beach & Country Skate / Bike"
along the Westport, Southport & Fairfield shore

11:15AM at Westport Train Station (South side of the track)

Rain date: Sunday, July 11


Saturday July 10, 2010

Join Victor and Emily for the 16th Annual Connecticut Beach & Country Skate and Bike Tour. An exciting 24 mile route, done in two 12 mile parts, pre + post lunch. Optional 12 miles only. Includes 3 miles inland past beautiful homes on smooth roads in addition to the awesome Connecticut shoreline. Three "5 minute" hills add to the fun but can be avoided for those who want to skate level. This 24 mile skate is roughly 4 times the Central Park loop. You should be comfortable skating on roads with light traffic. We stop half way for lunch at the quaint Firehouse Deli in Fairfield, footwear required. Alternatively, bring your lunch and picnic in park across the street. If 12 miles is enough, you have the option of taking the train back to starting point for the beach party, or to go home.

The skate / bike is free and starts about 11:15 AM after the NY Train arrives.

If you drive, the Westport train station is just off northbound Interstate 95, Exit 17, right, first left.

Meet on the South side of the tracks. Parking is free on weekends.

We usually finish skating about 5PM, have a swim, clean up at outdoor showers, and maybe eat at 'Joey's By the Sea' right on Compo Beach. Lobster Roll, Salads, Burgers, Veggie Burgers, and Paul Newman's foods available. Alternatively, we may just hang at the Beach where beach food available. In any case, bring beach gear that can be left in car at train station and driven to beach.

Trains head back to NYC after Skate / Bike regularly till midnight: : 4:29PM, 5:06PM, 5:29PM, 6:31PM, 7:31PM, 8:31PM, 9:57PM, 10:45PM, and 11:56PM.

Meet at Grand Central Station's Central Info Booth (42nd & Park Ave.) by 10:00 AM with train ticket in hand.
Catch the 10:07 train to WESTPORT Train Station (New Haven line).
Round trip train ticket is about $21.50.

Rain date: Sunday, july 11.

HELMET & WRIST GUARDS REQUIRED, other protective gear is recommended

Questions to Victor at email victorjc@gmail.com or call 203-807-1000.



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