It’s the Everest of Ice Cream, now in its sixth year: On Saturday, July 16, The Long Island Ice Cream Tour (LIICT) will attempt to sample the wares at 14 local ice cream parlors in 10 hours.

Jeff Noreman of Old Bethpage and Derek Steen, a friend from Buffalo, conceived of this daylong brain freeze in 2011. That first year there were a dozen participants and eight stops.

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This year, more than 60 people are expected, and the public is invited to join in. The suggested uniform is roomy pants and, for obscure reasons, a purple top.

The tour starts at 10 a.m. at Snowflake Ice Cream Shoppe (1148 W. Main St., Riverhead) then proceeds westward in a rough zigzag until it pulls into Itgen’s (211 Rockaway Ave., Valley Stream) around dusk. The full list is at and you can join up, or leave, at any point.

For real-time updates on the group’s whereabouts, consult the Long Island Ice Cream Tour page on Facebook or follow @liictour on Twitter

The goal is to reach Itgen’s (211 Rockaway Ave., Valley Stream) before nightfall for dinner. Another goal is to actually be able to eat dinner.