Pedal to Peebles on the Empire State Trail

Saturday, September 28, 2019


Thank you to all the great participants that joined us on the Empire State Trail for a bike ride as part of the Hudson River Valley Ramble and Bike Your Park Day. The ride was from Albany along the banks of the Hudson River up to Peebles Island State Park in Cohoes. At the park, participants were led on a tour of the park which is rich in history and a short hike by the President of the Friends of Peebles Island State Park.

When: Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Where: Corning Preserve Boat Launch at the corner of Colonie and Water Streets underneath I-787. The ride continued up to Peebles Island State Park at a moderate pace (10-12 mph). The ride was roughly 10.5 miles in each direction for a 21 mile roundtrip.

Cost: No charge.

Additional Information:

Flat bike path, natural walking trail at Peebles Island

Activities: Miles completed on this ride count for completing your miles on the Canalway Challenge! Sign up and track your miles at

This ride was a part of Bike Your Park Day! Find out more about Bike Your Park Day at

Event Duration: 5 hours

Difficulty: Moderate
Not suitable for children under age 8.

Length: 21 miles roundtrip

Barrier Free or Wheelchair accessible? Yes - the ride to Peebles Island and back are on accessible paths.

Interested in doing the ride yourself? You can access the cue sheet here.

Please contact Dylan Carey at PTNY ( with any questions.

Canalway Challenge Bike Your Park Day