Ten Speed Spokes Bike Shop in Newport Rhode Island, puts on this annual bike ride on the closest Thursday to the actual day of the Summer Solstace. A police escort boxes the hammerheads for the 46 mile route. The rest of us drop out of that kind of riding within a couple of miles, but have no doubt that this ride is geared to paceline riding.
Once a rider makes the decision to do this at a more casual pace, Newport is a very great place for an summer evening spin. The weather will be in the low 70's and the sky overcast. Not bad at all for the event.
|From 10 Speed Spoke, Newport, R.I|
For a slideshow of the 2007 Longest Day ride, CLICK HERE