The Art of the Team Ride: Beach Rides

The Art of the Team Ride: Beach Rides

There are many escapes from the confines of cycling in New York City – from the convenience of a quick journey across the George Washington Bridge to slightly more distant trips to Northwest Connecticut – a region that is very familiar to Team Sixcycle-RK&O thanks to the Tour of Litchfield Hills – or the rural roads of upstate New York.

Of the many options for riding in the tri-state area one of the team’s favorite is the eastern tip of Long Island. Whether its cruising the dunes of Amagansett, hitting the open farmland of the North Fork or the traditional Montauk Lighthouse ride there are a wide variety of routes available, the vast majority of which involve strong winds (and thus the opportunity to attack in the crosswinds).

On this given weekend a few members of Team Sixcycle-RK&O set out aboard their Litespeed C1R’s and dove straight into the crosswinds of the Hamptons. The scenery transitioned from dense woodland to open dunes and back again, all of which was captured in the pictures included below:

About Matthew Vandivort

Matthew Vandivort is a member of Team Sixcycle-RK&O's road racing team and is one of the squad's cyclocross racers. He is also the proprietor of Photo Rhetoric, a photography company focused in part on the sport of cycling. You may visit Photo Rhetoric at