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Bridges of Ulster County

  • UPDATE: Trains from Grand Central to Poughkeepsie are not running. The ride is still "ON" but you will have to get to Poughkeepsie some other way. Meet at Poughkeepsie Station at 9:57 AM.
  • We're heading up north to Ulster County for leaf peeping and for riding 4 historic bridges: Springtown Truss Bridge in New Paltz, Rosendale Trestle, Perrine's Bridge (2nd oldest covered bridge in NY), and of course the one and only Walkway Over the Hudson.
  • Ride distance is 40 miles and elevation gain is a moderate 1350 ft. The route includes 8 miles of crushed stone and hardpack trail that should be acceptable to most cyclists but there could be a few muddy spots.
  • Trains from Grand Central to Poughkeepsie are not running. The ride is still "ON" but you will have to get to Poughkeepsie some other way. 
  • If you are driving to Poughkeepsie or have another way of getting there, meet us at the station at 9:57.
  • Lunch is at a restaurant in Rosendale.
  • Helmets are required on all 5BBC rides. Bring lights; it might be dark when we get back to NYC. A bungee will help secure your bike on the train.
  • GPS map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30900833
  • Cue sheet: http://roboviva.ninja/roboviva/pdfs/30900833.pdf
  • Wallkill Valley Rail Trail: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallkill_Valley_Rail_Trail
  • Rosendale Trestle: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosendale_Trestle
  • Perrine's Bridge: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perrine%27s_Bridge
  • Walkway Over the Hudson: https://walkway.org/

Mileage = 40

When:
Sunday, October 22, 2023, 7:30 AM until 6:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Where:
Grand Central Terminal. Go directly to the platform and get on the train.
87 East 42 Street
New York, NY  10017

Additional Info:
Leader(s):
Jim Zisfein
 
Joy Messer
Category:
Moderate Rides 12-15mph
Mileage:
40
Endpoint:
Poughkeepsie Metro North Station
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Capacity:
12
Available Slots:
8
No Fee