Hudson River-Bear Mountain-Poughkeepsie
Join me on a scout ride through Nyack, Bear Mountain, & cross the Hudson. Return on the train at Poughkeepsie.
Bear Mountain, Hudson Valley region are very hilly. Road bikes only.
Helmets are always required. Gloves and warm attire is strongly suggested, along with two spares, pump or CO2, snacks, & a full water bottle. You must have a metronorth bike permit to ride on the train; you may purchase it ahead of time at Grand Central Station.
We don't expect to ride north above 17mph on the flats. There will be plenty of elevation. We will likely meander through Bear Mountain State Park. We may climb Perkins Drive. Miles: 64, unless you want to double it & ride back. Elevation: at least 5000' ft, plus Perkins Drive. Average speed uphill: 4 to 5 mph.
Rain or snow at the start of the ride or a grim forecast will result in cancellation of the ride. If you have any questions about this ride, please email me before the ride day by 7pm or text me anytime: 9175013095. We will meet next to the drinking fountain at the northern end of Chelsea Piers by 23rd st near the public restrooms. (If you arrive very early, please warm up inside, near the bathrooms.)
Note: if the forecast is off and the temperature drops, please plan accordingly. Phone batteries do not like this weather. We recommend that you keep your phone in an inside pocket. We will provide you with a cue sheet.
If you wish to join this ride Uptown, or on NJ side of GWB, please contact me ahead of time. [Let me know if you need to leave the ride at Piermont or Nyack, too. That's an option if you don't have time for this ride, which will take the entire day.] This ride was listed previously, but the weather wasn’t good.
Check back for final route. Route may be similar to this: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/5861790