Hudson Valley Bike Rides- Bike New York presents the annual Discover Hudson Valley Ride on Sunday, June 29th, beginning in Poughkeepsie. Participants can choose to ride through different routes of 15, 33, 50, 75, or 100 miles.
On the day of the ride, Metro-North Railroad will suspend its bike permit requirements and will allow up to 75 bikes per train! Room for bikes is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Forgotten Bridge 3-County Tour, consisting of 100 miles, takes riders across the Mid-Hudson Poughkeepsie Bridge pedestrian path, into Ulster County, through farmland and rolling hills, and over the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park. The Forgotten Bridge 2-County Tour, consisting of 75 miles, features much of the same country scenery as the previous route. The Walkway 50, consisting of 50 miles, takes bikers to the Tony Williams Park and into scenic through the byways back roads of Dutchess County. The Walkway 33, consisting of 33 miles, is similar to the previous tour, but with less mileage. The “Hudson Valley Rail Trail Loop”, consisting of 15 miles, will take cyclists out to the Tony Williams Park Rest Stop and over the Hudson River on the Walkway. The last one is perfect for families!
All ride options include picturesque views of the Hudson Valley and Dutchess County. Routes are well-marked, include well-stocked rest areas, and there is full SAG support. All participants receive a free t-shirt and may enjoy locally produced refreshments, accompanied by live entertainment, at the end of the ride Festival.
Registration pricing from now until May 7th is $65 for adults over the age of 15 and $45 for youths under the age of 15. (Register for both the Discover Hudson Valley Ride and Bike New York’s other regional ride—the Twin Lights Ride—before 5/7 for a chance to win two roundtrip tickets from Delta Air Lines!) After May 7th and until June 24th, the prices are $75 for adults and $55 for youths; cash-only payments of $85 will be accepted on the day of this fully supported ride. Look for discounted overnight lodging packages in our Just Say Go Getaway Deals section, so you can stay overnight and relax after your ride!
The Discover Hudson Valley Ride on Sunday, June 29th, is produced by Bike New York, a NYC-based non-profit that provides free bike education classes to kids and adults. Visit www.bikenewyork.org for more information about their organization and to register for the ride.
Victor C. Waryas Park 41 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Date: Sunday, June 29, 2014
Fees: April 7-May 7: $65 for adults, $45 under age 15
May 7-June 24: $75 adults, $55 youths
June 29 (cash-only): $85 adults, $65 youths
For train info: www.MTA.info
Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park www.walkway.org