North Fork Classic Century – From the Farms to the Water
Recommended Start Time
7:15 – 7:45AM
The first half of the Century travels west from Mattituck, going through the farmlands and open roads of Northville, Riverhead and Calverton before turning north through Wading River to Wildwood State Park. From there, riders travel east back through Riverhead, Aquebogue and Jamesport, skirting the Peconic Bay side of the North Fork until Greenport, and continuing east to Orient Point State Park. Riders will then return to Mattituck along the Long Island Sound side of the North Fork, with a stop at Horton Point Lighthouse along the way.
North Fork Classic Metric – Vineyards and Villages
Recommended Start Time
7:30 – 8:00AM
The Metric also travels west from Mattituck until Jamesport, where it turns south and then east along the Peconic Bay side of the North Fork. Riders will continue following the bay through the villages of New Suffolk, Southold and Greenport, before heading out to Orient Point State Park. Riders will then return to Mattituck along the Long Island Sound side of the North Fork, visiting Horton Point Lighthouse and enjoying views of the vineyards all the way back. MPBC will offer light SAG support and online links to each route and, and we will also include refreshments at the starting point.
Make sure your bike is in good working order with properly inflated tires. Bring one spare tube, a patch kit, and a hand pump.
All riders must wear a helmet
Earphones are not allowed on the Tour
For your own safety, you must ride single file and as far to the right as is possible and safe
Please obey all the rules of the road.
Some roadways in the North Fork can have fast moving vehicles, thus you must exercise good care and judgment. Please be courteous to all other users of the roads.
This ride is self-led and mostly self-supported. If you want to lead your own group or tag along with others, click here to see a list of registered riders and their routes. Make sure you have proper ID and be sure to bring a water bottle or two and drink regularly throughout the ride. Lite SAG support will be provided.
FOR ANY SERIOUS INJURIES OR LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCIES CALL 911.
Registration for the North Fork Classic is now closed
North Fork Classic
Saturday, October 9, 2021
MPBC presents the first-ever North Fork Classic, a season-closing club mini-event that visits the farms, vineyards, inlets and beaches of the northern branch of Long Island’s East End. The ride is open to club members only, but prospects have the option of joining the ride upon registering for a membership.
The North Fork Classic features a metric (62 mi.) and a century (103 mi.) route both starting from Mattituck, along with a 38 mi. route leaving from Southold farther east. Destinations vary depending on the distance, but all three routes include visits to Greenport Village, the beautiful Orient Point State Park and Horton Point Light House.
MPBC will offer light SAG support and online links to each route and, and we may also include refreshments at one or both starting points (pending the number of registrants).
Helmets, Mask, Hand Sanitizer & Proper bike gear Required. Cue sheets and GPX files will be available.