Join us for Cycle the Hudson Valley -- August 4 - 11, 2024




oin us for our second Cycle the Hudson Valley bicycle tour, highlighting the communities, culture, history and scenic landscape of the iconic Hudson Valley.

Cycle the Hudson Valley is a fully-supported eight-day, 200-mile tour from the Albany area, following the Hudson River section of the Empire State Trail, now the longest multi-use trail in the nation, to the Rockland County area. New this year is a three-day weekend option including a route into NYC and a beach party in Harriman State Park.

Daily routes range from 30-50 miles, with additional mileage options for riders wanting to explore more of the Hudson Valley. The Empire State Trail through the Hudson Valley is 63% paved trail, 13% crushed stone dust trail and 24% on road. The tour includes miles of flat or rolling stretches on paved trail, stone dust sections, some steep climbs on rural roads, and short sections of either high-speed roads or urban streets that connect the gaps of the off-road trail which call for experienced cycling skills.

Every day, you will be provided with route support, rest stops with abundant, nutritious snacks, lunch options (lunch is on your own), interesting sites to visit and, at the end of the day, you will roll into an overnight site with camping, hot showers, dinner (or shuttles to area restaurants). Most nights will have music, speakers and bike workshops on-site.

The tour begins in Troy, with its revitalized downtown full of restaurants, coffee bars and shops, and finishes in/around Rockland County. Riders have an opportunity to ride into NYC on day seven. A shuttle option is available at the end of the tour, at an additional fee, to bring riders and their luggage and bicycles from downstate back to the long-term parking site in Troy. Long-term parking is available in Troy, the tour’s starting location; and 3 day tour parking is available in Rockland County. However, there is not a shuttle at the beginning of the tour.

Cycle the Hudson Valley includes:

  • Long-term parking at the start location.
  • Route support each day.
  • One to two rest stops each day.
  • Eight overnight camping sites with hot showers and restrooms (Indoor or portable outdoor or a combination).
  • Eight breakfasts, four provided dinners, four dinners “on your own” with shuttles to area restaurants.
  • Evening activities of music, speakers and shuttles to area attractions.

Additional Fee Services:

  • Tent set-up service by Comfy Campers.
  • Shuttle from the finish line back to long-term parking in Troy.

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