Ramble on, Hudson River Valley

Summer may be ending soon but, the fun continues! There are still lots of opportunities to get outside!

On September 28, Parks & Trails New York is hosting Pedal to Peebles as part of the 22nd annual Hudson River Valley Ramble and to celebrate Bike Your Park Day.

Join us for our adventure on the Erie Canalway Trail, part of the soon-to-be-completed Empire State Trail. The ride will largely be on paved off-road trail from Albany to Peebles Island State Park in Cohoes. Cyclists are in for a special treat when they arrive at Peebles Island State Park, as Friends of Peebles Island State Park will be leading cyclists on a tour of the park which is rich in history.


Participants should meet at the Corning Preserve Boat Launch in Albany at the corner of Colonie and Water Streets underneath I-787 at 10 a.m. The ride will be 21 miles round-trip at a moderate pace (10-12 mph). This ride is recommended for families with children age of eight and older. Participants should bring their own lunch, bicycle and helmet.

Registration for this event is required – you can register here. For more information about Pedal to Peebles, visit: https://www.ptny.org/events/pedal-peebles

The Hudson River Valley Ramble, which occurs every September and is organized collaboratively by national, state, and local agencies, celebrates the rich history of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area through walks, hikes, bicycle rides, festivals, and paddling events. ‘Ramblers’ from near and far experience the beautiful landscapes, communities, cultures, and trails throughout the Hudson River Valley region. These events highlight the unique features of the region, such as sites related to the Revolutionary War and the Hudson River School of Art, connecting heritage and fun.

Check out the 2019 Hudson River Valley Ramble Booklet and website for more events.

You don’t have to “be born a ramblin’ man” to participate in Pedal to Peebles, we hope to see you there!