Matt cycles through rain (and wine country!) on third day of Red Nose ride

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By Lauren Sullivan

Matt Lauer cycled across parts of lovely Long Island Tuesday on the third leg of his five-day bike ride from Boston to New York.

And while the terrain was less intense than Monday's, the 65 miles from Orient Point to Port Jefferson, New York — biked to raise money for Red Nose Day and children living in poverty — came with a few obstacles.

Mostly: rain.

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"I wish the forecast I gave Matt was wrong," Al joked this morning. "But unfortunately it's not."

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While visiting Long Island's North Fork, Matt wouldn't let the elements get him down.

"Look at all the beautiful produce," he admired while taking a break at Sep's Farms. "You know what they say: May rains bring... great asparagus."

Macari Winery shows their support for Matt during his Red Nose Day bike ride.Amy Eley / TODAY
A pint-sized fan wished Matt good luck at the winery — and showed off his missing teeth.Amy Eley / TODAY

At the 45-mile mark, Natalie joined Matt to ride and show her support.

Natalie joins Matt to cycle in Long Island.Amy Eley / TODAY

Unfortunately, she got a flat tire shortly after.

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But after a quick repair, she and Matt got back to cycling, finishing up in Port Jefferson, where Matt got a warm (and sunny!) welcome from the Boys & Girls Club of America.

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Next stop: Flushing Meadows.

He's almost there! In the meantime, see how you can donate to support Matt's Red Nose ride. #GoMattGo!