Cycle the Hudson Valley Itinerary

Gathering & Check-in Day

Saturday 8/3

Albany (Troy) Pre-Ride Events

OVERNIGHT: Hudson Valley Community College, 80 Vandenburgh Ave, Troy, NY 12180.
  • Pre-ride to downtown Albany along the Hudson River or the Albany County Heldeberg Rail Trail
  • Check-In/Packet Pick-up
  • Opening Dinner & Music
DAY 1

Sunday 8/4

Albany (Troy) to Hudson: 41 Miles

OVERNIGHT: Columbia Greene Community College, 4400 Route 23, Hudson, NY 12534
  • To start the tour we head over the Hudson River and pick up the Hudson River Section of the Empire State Trail.
  • Cycle the Albany-Hudson Electric Trail stopping at the North Chatham Trolley Depot and the historic village of Kinderhook.
  • Take in a spectacular view of the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains from Olana State Historic Site.
  • Dinner will be on your own with shuttles to area restaurants in downtown Hudson and Catskill.
DAY 2

Monday 8/5

Hudson to Kingston: 35 or 50 miles

OVERNIGHT: Hutton Brickyards, 200 North Street, Kingston, NY 12401
  • Leaving our overnight site we travel through quaint towns, past Clermont State Historic Site and through the campus of Bard College.
  • Crossing over the Hudson, on the Kingston Bridge, we arrive in Kingston at Hutton Brickyards, camping on the west bank of the Hudson River.
  • Optional 50-mile route attractions: Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Museum, Downtown Rhinebeck
DAY 3

Tuesday 8/6

Kingston to Poughkeepsie 32 or 48 miles

OVERNIGHT: DUTCHESS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 53 PENDELL ROAD, POUGHKEEPSIE, NY 12601
  • Departing Kingston, we travel on the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail over the iconic Rosendale Trestle bridge. Head into New Paltz or ride the optional leg (16mi) of the Wallkill Trail for kayak and skydiving options, Village of Gardiner.
  • The Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park with its stunning 360° views will lead you into Poughkeepsie.
  • Shuttles provided to area attractions: FDR Library and Museum, Culinary Institute of America, Val-Kill National Historic Site, and more.
DAY 4

Wednesday 8/7

Poughkeepsie to Carmel: 42 Miles

OVERNIGHT: PALADIN CENTER, 39 SEMINARY HILL ROAD, CARMEL HAMLET, NY 10512
  • Poughkeepsie to Carmel Hamlet will bring miles of paved trail through the Hudson Valley countryside.
  • Stop at the Hopewell Depot Museum to get a feel of the history of the former railway you’ll be cycling along.
  • Marvel at the impressive length of the Appalachian Trail you’ll cross while pedaling the Maybook Trailway.

DAY 5

Thursday 8/8

Carmel to Rockland County: 40 miles

  • We'll ride from the Carmel Hamlet over the Mario Cuomo Bridge Bike Path to arrive in southern Rockland County and explore nearby Nyack and/or Piermont where there are many great dining options and sites to see.
DAY 6

Friday 8/9

Rockland County: 23 miles out and back

Enjoy a beach party with PTNY at Lake Welch Beach in Harriman State Park followed by a 23 mile ride back to camp. Want to ride a bit more? There will be options to explore Harriman State Park and increase your mileage by easily 10-40 miles - your choice.

DAY 7

Saturday 8/10

Rockland County and optional NYC loops: 28 miles out and back

  • Ride 28 miles to Manhattan where we will have some optional exploratory rides that can extend your riding on this our longest riding day. Grab a delicious bite for lunch at one of many eateries in the city.
Day 8

Sunday 8/11

Rockland County and Finish Line

FINISH LINE LOCATION:

Highland Falls
MyTown Marketplace
198 Main St
Highland Falls, NY 10928

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