05/10/16 6:00am
A scene from the author's recent bike tour of Shelter Island.

A scene from the author’s recent bike tour of Shelter Island.

The only way to get to Shelter Island is by boat, and when you take the North Ferry from Greenport, your voyage is 10 glorious minutes of salty air, sailboats, seabirds and charming Victorian cottages. With that kind of introduction, it’s easy to imagine the ferry is taking you back to an earlier time.  (more…)

08/12/13 12:00pm
shelter island bike shed

Photo by Tara Smith | Cris DiOrio of the Bike Shed opens his doors to the public to use his shop and learn to repair their own bikes for free.

Do you know how to ride a bike? Who doesn’t? But can you fix your bike? Like almost everyone, when it’s time for necessary repairs, many are puzzled by the challenge.

That’s where Cris DiOrio comes in. For the fourth summer in a row, this Shelter Island native has opened the doors to his Bike Shed welcoming bicyclists of all ages and skill levels to use the shop, and learn to repair their own bikes at no cost. (more…)