Bike NCSY
June 25 2017 Riding to Inspire

Ride Info

Centered around the Walkway Over the Hudson, the world’s longest footbridge, this ride is all about discovery. For some, that means taking it easy on one of the shorter routes and simply enjoying the gorgeous scenery of Ulster and Dutchess counties. For others, it means discovering what you’re capable of—with more than 5,800 feet of climbing, the 100-mile route is a century worth bragging about.

  • Rain or shine
  • This event takes place on streets open to traffic
  • Helmets are required
  • New York State law requires that all cyclists have and use a bike bell

 

All routes begin and end in Victor C. Waryas Park in Poughkeepsie, NY—right next to the Metro-North train station.

 

15 Miles

This family-friendly route option takes riders across the Hudson via the Walkway and onto the tranquil rail trail and scenic backroads of Ulster County before circling back over the river and into Waryas Park in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Start window: 9:30 – 10:15AM

Elevation gain: 950 ft
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33 Miles

Same as the 15-mile route with an additional 18-mile loop on the backroads of Dutchess county.

Start window: 9:00 – 10:15AM

Elevation gain: 2019 ft
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55 Miles

The 55 mile route begins like the 15 and 33, but veers south after the first rest stop in Ulster County before returning to the Walkway Over the Hudson. It also includes an additional 18-mile Northern loop even deeper into the woods of Dutchess County  toward the town of Clinton.

Start window: 8:45 – 9:45AM

Elevation gain: 2932 ft
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75 Miles

The 75- and 100-mile routes start out like the 55 mile, but return over the Hudson River via the stately Mid-Hudson Bridge. The 75 mile route includes an additional 20 mile northern loop through woods and farms.

Start window: 8:00 – 9:30AM

Elevation gain: 4232 ft
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100 Miles

The 75- and 100-mile routes start out like the 55 mile, but return over the Hudson River via the stately Mid-Hudson Bridge. Running north all the way to Elizaville, this challenging century features more than 5,500 feet of climbing and a well-deserved sense of achievement at the end.

Start window: 7:30 – 8:15AM

Elevation gain: 5899 ft
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