Tesla's Radical Free Energy Celebration Ride
Join Bikes & Humans Cooperative, LifeCycle Biking , and Cycling Technologists Meet Up Group as we celebrate Nikola Tesla and his extraordinary work on clean and renewable energy.
When faced with environmental crises and challenges, our organizations turn to the most instinctual source of free energy - our bodies - to take action and make a change in our communities. This year, to celebrate Tesla's 161st birthday and the 100th anniversary of the dismantling of his famous wireless transmitter, we will ride from Corona Park to Shoreham, LI for a tour of the Tesla Science Center and the Wardenclyffe tower.
In light of the latest events regarding the Paris agreement this ride, and events like it, have never been more socially and environmentally urgent.
Join us July 15th 2017, for an early morning ride to Shoreham, LI to visit the Tesla Science Center and Wardenclyffe Tower.
The ride will begin in Corona Park, Queens and end visiting the Tesla Center in Shoreham, Long Island. Given the length of the ride (7-8h), participants will spend the night camping at Wildwood State Park and return July 16th, 2017.
The Tesla Science Center is closed to the public and this is a unique opportunity to visit Tesla's lab and enjoy the tour organized only for Tesla Ride participants.
The ride has been carefully mapped to include scenic landscapes and the most bikeable paths in Long Island. This is not a competitive ride by any means. Participants have the option of returning to the city the next day via LIRR from the Port Jefferson train stop located about 90 mins biking from the camping site. Bike permit information for the LIRR will be issued to all participants who decide to return by train. For those interested in returning by bike, a return route will be provided.
Dress however you feel like; no lycra necessary!
Camping gear, dinner, breakfast, stocked rest stops, and on the road support vehicles are included. Riders who wish to carry their own camping gear have the option to register at a reduced fee.
Route: 62 miles from Queens to Wardenclyffe. 1600ft elevation
7 miles from Wardenclyffe to WildWood State Park camp site.
July 16th return trip via LIRR is offered.
Rest stops: Every 10-15 miles
Guidance: GPS, cue sheets, and on the road markers. GPS directions will be provided in advance. Cue sheets will be provided event day.
Fee: $125 (to bring & carry your own camp gear), $175 (to utilize provided equipment)