Downtown Riverhead already buzzing on eve of triathlon

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Larry Goats of Philadelphia will be supporting his girlfriend Bianca Martorella, 36, of New York City as she competes in her first triathlon tomorrow. She said she competed in a mini-mighty man in Eisenhower Park in April and will be competing in another race in Sag Harbor in September.

Things were already picking up downtown Saturday afternoon as athletes arrived to pick up their pre-race packets at the EventPowerLI tent for the inaugural ‘Riverhead Rocks’ triathlon Sunday morning.

The event is sponsored by the Riverhead BID, Apple Honda, Bridgehampton Bank, PBMC Health and the Riverhead Project.

Some of the “pop-up stores” already had their doors open Saturday afternoon, including GG’s Cupcakes, North Fork Animal Welfare League, Bridgehampton Bank and the Long Island Wine Council.

You can read more about Sunday’s triathlon by clicking here.


BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Apple Honda’s official vehicles for the EventPower race “Riverhead Rocks.”
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | GG’s Cupcakes set up a pop-up shop at 127 East Main Street selling the sweet treats at 3 for $5. GG is the nickname for the baker Genna Belluardo, 12, of Holtsville. With her sister Brooke, 7, (left) and friend Emma Hachem, 7, they sold some cakes to Heather Wesolovski of Queens.
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | North Fork Animal Welfare League of Southold had 12-week-old pit bull mix puppies in the window of the former Woolworth building.
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | NFAWL volunteer Bethany Clark of Greenport puts Missy back in her crate. The storefront will be open from 8 am to noon Sunday for dog and cat adoptions.