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6 Day Bed and Bike Cycling Holiday in New York, USA
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Cycling Holiday in USA

Explore and experience the best of New York from the seat of the bike. This bike tour does it all! From the North Fork wine country to the quaint villages of the posh Hamptons, including Brooklyn and New York City. Daily tours are based from the well-appointed Stony Brookside Bed & Bike Inn located in the beautiful and historic village of Stony Brook, Long Island, New York (less than 60 miles from NYC)..

  • Trip type: Self-guided
  • Lodging: Center-based
  • Terrain: Paved bike only trails as well as bike friendly roads.
  • Starts in: Stony Brookside
  • Ends in: Stony Brookside
  • Total Distance: 50 miles (80km) – 300 (480km) miles (can be modified based on ability and request)
  • Daily Distance: 25 (40km) – 75 (120km) miles, your choice, as requested
  • Difficulty level: Difficulty level: Easy (Cyclist doesn't need to have certain level of fitness, mostly flat terrain though occasionally they will ride in unpaved or hills, 10-30 miles per day), Moderate(Cyclist needs to have a good level of fitness, terrain is mostly hilly or unpaved but they will ride on flat terrain sometime,31-45 miles per day), Challenging (Cyclist needs to have high level of fitness, must be an active rider, the terrain includes really challenging climbs/or 46-80 or more miles per day)
  • Type of bike: Road bike, hybrid bike, or mountain bike available for rent
  • Minimum persons: 2

Highlights

  • Bike on Long Island's trails
  • Possibility to rent a bike of your choice
  • Garmin GPS loaded with your route for your day’s bike tour
  • Possibility to create a custom route for you
  • 5 night stay at a beautiful biker-friendly inn
  • European breakfast

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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

The Stony Brookside is Long Island's first Bed & Bike Inn, located in beautiful historic Stony Brook Village, located adjacent to the Mill Pond, the Stony Brook Grist Mill and Avalon Park and Preserve.

Located at 48 Main Street in the historic district of Stony Brook Village, the Stony Brookside Bed & Bike Inn is a colonial revival built in 1941 and designed by renowned architect Richard Haviland Smythe. The Inn has an artistic flavor and is decorated with pieces of original artwork by family members including artist Carol Buchman and a chandelier created from reused bicycle parts by artist Carolina Fontoura Alzaga. Guests will enjoy a beautiful breakfast room with delightful treats to fuel the morning ride created by Jody Sokol Design. There is a vast library in the living room that all guests are free to enjoy during their stay. The Inn features 3 nicely appointed bedrooms on the 2nd floor, each with an exquisite view of the Stony Brook Mill Pond or the Stony Brook village. Enjoy backyard outdoor views of the Stony Brook Grist Mill or sit in the shade under the giant elm in the front yard and watch the visitors and wildlife activity that abounds by the duck pond as you enjoy post-ride refreshments. All guests have access to the breakfast room stocked with refreshments, a full living room, refrigerator, bicycle storage, on-site parking and the use of our new outdoor Yoga platform. Individual and group yoga classes available upon request.

The Pond Room

This spacious and well-appointed second-floor room with clean modern furnishings offers beautiful views of Stony Brook’s Mill Pond. The bird activity can be enjoyed daily before your beautiful day of bike touring.

Amenities for the Pond Room include:

  • Queen-sized bed
  • Private bathroom with tub, not en suite
  • Bathrobes
  • Television
  • High-speed internet access
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Hairdryer

The Harbor Room

This well-appointed second-floor room offers our most spacious living space with traditional furnishings and a breathtaking view of Stony Brook’s Mill Pond. Enjoy the daily activity of the local birds as you awaken daily prior to your bike tour.

Amenities for the Harbor Room include:

  • Wrought iron queen-sized bed
  • Private en-suite bathroom with standing shower
  • Television
  • High-speed internet access
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Hairdryer

The Village Room

This spacious and well-appointed second-floor room offers views of Stony Brook Village as well as the historic All Souls’ Episcopal Church.

Amenities for the Village Room include:

  • Full-sized bed
  • Private en-suite bathroom with large standing shower
  • Television
  • High-speed internet access
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Hairdryer

Program

The hosts

Marty and Elyse are happy to create a custom route for you. Let them know what your skill level is and what your ride goals and scenic preferences are and they will plan you a route. You will be supplied a Garmin GPS loaded with your route for your day’s bike tour. There are several loops that start and end at the Inn that give you the option to do one or more or call it a day - your choice.

The routes

The majority of the routes are on pavement. This includes paved bike only trails as well as bike friendly roads. There are some renowned mountain biking trails within a few miles of the Inn. You can also be provided shuttle service to those trails that are further away.

Day 1 – This tour starts in the historic and quaint Stony Brook Village. Upon arrival there will be welcome refreshments, introductions, orientation and bike fittings. You will relax, refresh and take in and explore the historic Stony Brook village by foot or bike. Possibly tour the Reboli Gallery or the Stony Brook Grist Mill, which is in the backyard of the Inn. Dinner is on your own nightly in the village.

Day 2 – Revolutionary Road (25-75 miles)

Enjoy cycling on secluded shaded roads while you pass by the houses and taverns that housed the Washington spy network of the American Revolution. Each loop takes you to a beach, a harbor, horse farms, historic sites and fashionable places to eat. The roads are hilly, but the hills are short and most climbs are rewarded by spectacular views. Loops vary from 15-30 miles leaving from the Inn and we will route you on as many as you are up for. When you finish, there is a winery a half a mile from the Inn and several taverns within walking distance from the Inn. Or you are welcome to just lounge and enjoy to views of the Inn and drink a beer with your hosts. Guided historical tours are also available.

Day 3 – The South Fork and the famous villages of The Hamptons. (25- 75 miles)

An early morning shuttle to the village Riverhead takes you to the gateway of Long Island’s Legendary South Fork. Peddle past the Big Duck and then over to the Shinnecock canal to the Historic town of Southampton. Head out to Sagaponack Beach (rated as one of the top 10 beaches in the US), and since you are on a bike, you don't have to worry about paying for Parking!! Then our route takes you across the fork on roller coaster hilled secluded roads and to the historic whaling town of Sag Harbor, with a stop in Bridgehampton if you like, on the way. After lunch, head back on the north side of the fork past the world famous Shinnecock golf course and then back to Riverhead where pubs and dining spots abound. If you are up for a few additional miles we can route you into the town of East Hampton where you can try to spot celebs.

Day 4 – The North Fork, Long Island’s wine country (25 - 75 miles)

Shuttle to head out of Riverhead and ride along the scenic Peconic bay. Then the ride steers you to the North Fork wine trail. Enjoy one of the US's premier wine producing districts. Stop for lunch along the water and then head back along Sound road where you will find beaches, farms and more wineries. This ride can be done as a beautiful scenic ride, a physical challenge or a wine tasters delight. We will pick you up at the beach in Wading River.

Day 5 – The Big Apple on two wheels (25 – 75 miles)

Tour NYC by bike. Hop the LIRR into Brooklyn (the Inn provides the transfer to and from the train) and take a tour of the Brooklyn revival. You will take part on a tour of Williamsburg, Park Slope, Prospect Park and the waterfront. Then it is over the legendary Brooklyn Bridge for a ride into Manhattan. Stop at the apex of the Bridge and with the canyons of Wall Street and the South Street seaport as your backdrop; enjoy a selfie that will become your new profile picture. Stop for lunch at the Seaport and then head up the East river bike path to 59th street. Head cross-town, passing the renowned hotels and into Central Park. Take the loop around the park, but be careful to observe all traffic signs. (You wouldn’t want to receive a traffic violation), then continue to explore the park, perhaps America’s best people watching locale. Head cross-town and up the Hudson River bike path. With The George Washington Bridge and the Jersey Palisades in sight, take as long as you want. Return to midtown and you can make your way back to Penn Station. Come back as late as you want.

Day 6 – After enjoying a delicious breakfast, you will be transferred back to the LIRR for your journey back to the airport.

Bike rentals

You don’t need to schlep out your own bike if you don’t want to. They have several bikes available at the Inn; from sleek road bikes to light road oriented hybrids. If they don’t have a bike that fits you, bikes are available for rent through the local bike shop a mile up the road. You can rent from them and you will have the bike ready for you to go upon your arrival. Helmets and water bottles are provided as well.

Location

The Stony Brookside is located next to the Stony Brook Grist Mill, and adjacent to the Stony Brook Mill Pond and Avalon Park and Preserve approximately an hour and a half from New York City. Shops, museums, and restaurants abound all within walking distance, as well as numerous entertainment options a short ride away. Think of the Inn as your base camp for your outdoor and cultural adventure. As you head down Main Street towards Stony Brook harbor, you will see homes that date back to the revolutionary era. Across from the harbor and just a block from the Inn is the historic Stony Brook Village. Constructed in 1939 as the vision of Ward Melville, the village was the first planned shopping area in the nation and today is a collection of thriving shops, restaurants, and boutiques.

Within a short walk of the Inn is also the Long Island Museum, a Smithsonian affiliate that showcases history and art with a Long Island connection. Within a short bike ride there are beaches, wineries, nature reserves and multiple sites that are on the list of national register of historic places.

The Three Village area was home to George Washington’s Culper Spy Ring of the revolutionary war as well as dozens of buildings that played a role in the revolution. The Three Village Historical Society maintains an active historical museum and tour scene, and conducts various tours throughout the season. During the summer there is outdoor live music each weekend on the Stony Brook Village green as well as at various venues and festivals a short ride away. A mile from the Inn is Stony Brook University, which host’s athletic events, world class music events, theatre and movies. Just 5 miles east from the Inn is the bustling harbor town of Port Jefferson. The Port Jefferson harbor is home to the Cross Sound Ferry to Connecticut and hosts dozens of fishing party boats, nightlife venues, ice cream parlors and restaurants. Just a few more miles east of the Inn begins the North Fork Wine Trail and agritourism district. So whether your passion is cycling, fishing, kayaking, music, historic places, or wine and food, the Three Village area has it all and its just waiting for you to discover.

Distances

  • New York City, one hour
  • Port Jefferson - 5 miles
  • Stony Brook University - 1 mile
  • Stony Brook beach - a quarter of a mile

Features

Activities

  • Cycling

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga deck

Services

  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer

Food

A healthy, substantial continental breakfast is provided daily using local farm produce as available.

Snacks for the day’s tour, light refreshments upon return from tour.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Snacks

The following drinks are included:

  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Exploring - When not on the bike

The location is unique because it combines breathtaking vistas and natural beauty with a cultural oasis. When you want to take a break from riding, the options here are endless. All listings are within a mile or so of the Inn. There’s so much to enjoy in one visit, you may want to book a return visit soon. The highlights of the immediate area are the following:

Stony Brook Village

The first planned shopping center in America conceptualized by Ward Melville and designed by Richard Haviland Smythe was completed in 1939. The shopping center currently is home to a variety of eateries and fine shops.

Stony Brook Grist Mill

A working gristmill, c. 1751, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is located behind the Stony Brookside. Tours are given on weekend afternoons mid-April through mid-October.

The Three Village Historical Society

An organization that supports the community by providing educational programs and preserving the rich culture, history, and artifacts of this area. Exhibits and tour information can be found on their website. Immerse yourself in the landmarks of the Culper Spy Ring, a must for any true Revolutionary War aficionado.

The Jazz Loft

New addition to the village, the loft is dedicated to the preservation of jazz through education, memorabilia and musical performances.

Long Island Museum

A Smithsonian affiliate that is dedicated to inspiring and educations people on American art, history, and carriages as related to the heritage of Long Island.

The Reboli Center for Art and History

A new center in the community featuring the artwork of Joe Reboli.

Long Island Heritage Trail

Also known as the Washington Spy trail, refers to the 25A corridor. Explore the sights of this historical byway. Check out some suggested itineraries as laid out on the website.

Hercules Pavilion

Alongside Stony Brook Harbor the pavilion houses the Hercules figurehead and anchor from the U.S.S. Ohio.

WMHO’s The Education & Cultural Center

Venue that provides activities, events, and educational programs for people of all ages in the heart of Stony Brook Village.

Gallery North

A gallery featuring contemporary regional art with a new community art center offering a variety of educational programs.

Staller Center for the Arts

A cultural center that offers a variety of world-class performances – music, dance, movies, and theatre - on the grounds of the Stony Brook University campus.

Harmony Vineyards

A local vineyard with a historic wine-tasting room producing “wine in harmony with nature and humanity” with a focus on supporting local charities. Located on the shore of Stony Brook harbor, a half-mile from the Inn.

Tri-Spy Tours

Active tours provided by local historian, highlighting the path of the Culper Spy Ring and other historical points of interest given by bike, hike or kayak.

Local live music events

Throughout the summer there is live music on the Stony Brook Village Green as well as at Frank Melville Park and Deepwell’s Mansion.

Avalon Park and Preserve

A maze of landscaped hiking trails with awe-inspiring vistas. Created to honor the tragic death of Paul Simons, the concept of the preserve is to get the hiker lost in a maze of beauty in nature. There is a vista of the Long Island Sound with Harmony Vineyards in the foreground that makes a perfect romantic photo op.

Setauket-Port Jefferson Station Greenway Trail

A beautiful 3 ½ mile greenway for hiking, walking, and biking that connects Setauket to Port Jefferson.

Discovery Wetlands Cruise

A pontoon boat departs from the Stony Brook Yacht club that travels the wetlands preserve with a naturalist who describes the flora and fauna of the region.

Stony Brook Harbor Kayak and Paddleboard Rentals

Enjoy beautiful Stony Brook Harbor and Mill Creek from a water view, just steps from the Inn.

Local Beaches

Within a 10 mile ride of the Inn are West Meadow Beach, Cedar Beach, Short Beach, Long Beach and numerous semi private beaches only accessible by bike or kayak. Stony Brook beach is within a quarter of a mile of the Inn. Most of the beaches have showers and snack bars.

Dining

Mirabelle Restaurant and Tavern at The Three Village Inn - Elegant eatery offering refined French cuisine or New American small plates in a cozy tavern.

The Country House - A quaint historic country house offering New American fare.

Sweet Mama’s Good Kitchen - Comfort food served in a family style restaurant with a full service ice cream parlor.

Brew Cheese - A cozy establishment serving craft beer and gourmet cheese plates.

Pentimento - An authentic yet contemporary Italian dining experience with al fresco dining available.

Fratelli’s - Friendly neighborhood deli and pizzeria, fresh and wholesome.

Bliss - Upscale, contemporary, creative American menu and welcoming experience, often with live music to dine by.

Robinson’s Tea Room - Cozy antique filled venue serving high tea and lunch.

Crazy Beans - Fun and upbeat, local establishment serving creative and wholesome breakfasts and lunches, and of course coffee.

What's included

  • Breakfast daily,
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Snacks for the day’s tour
  • Light refreshments upon return from tour (unlimited coffee, tea, beverages at the inn)
  • Planned routes preloaded onto Garmin or phone for self-supported rides and cue sheets,
  • Shuttle transfer to the start of the daily tour and from the end of the daily tour,
  • Water bottles and a drawstring backpack for the road.

What's not included

  • Transfer from the airport to Long Island Railroad
  • Lunch and Dinner

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Long Island Railroad Stony Brook station

  • The inn is about 1-½ miles from the Long Island Railroad Stony Brook station.
  • Head west from the station (on Route 25A). Travel about 1 mile from the Long Island Railroad, Stony Brook station, which is on Route 25-A.
  • At the light (T intersection), make a right turn.
  • Proceed for 1/3 of a mile.
  • The Inn is the first home on the left, on the corner, with a white picket fence after passing Mill Pond.

Driving directions from the ferry station

  • Riding off the ferry heads you west on Route 25A.
  • Continue for about 5 miles.
  • At the light (T intersection), make a right turn. Proceed for 1/3 of a mile.
  • The Inn is the first home on the corner on the left with a white picket fence after passing Mill Pond.

Arrival by airplane

From JFK Airport, guests can take the Air Train from the terminal to the LIRR’s Jamaica Station. Then transfer to the LIRR’s Port Jefferson branch line to Stony Brook. Then follow the directions from the Long Island Railroad. A limo can also be taken directly from the airport to the Inn.

From LaGuardia Airport (LGA) or Long Island’s MacArthur Airport (ISP), guests can use either a taxi or airport limousine service to get to the Inn.

Arrival by bus

The private 7 Bus from Manhattan can be taken directly to Stony Brook University. Please let The Stony Brookside Bed & Bike Inn know if you wish to arrive this way so they can support your transfer to the Inn.

Arrival by bike

You are encourage to come visit the Inn by bike. Use the map to plan the most bike friendly route to the Inn. They offer a discount to all guests that arrive and plan their stay here by bicycle.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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