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Scout Ride of Mohonk Hill Climb

This is a SCOUT ride riding through the Mohonk preserve. It is an advanced ride with over 3,000 ft of climbing. We will maintain 12-15 mph on flats. We will start at the  Poughkeepsie train station, and make our way over the Walkway-Over-the-Hudson rail trail. We will try to find a place for a quick bathroom stop in New Paltz (mile 10 or so). 


Once through New Paltz we begin the climb up to Mohonk mountain house. Be prepared for this climb as there are sections that are OVER 10% grade. At the top, we will find a place to catch our breath before descending. On the descent there is a scenic area we will also stop at for photos. 


There is a pizza spot in Gardiner, mile 29 or so, that we will stop at for lunch before tackling the next bit that includes a section of unpaved trail. It is possible that they have redone the trail from Gardiner back to New Paltz, but in true scout fashion we’ll find out the day of the ride! As such, having 28mm or wider tires will probably be more comfortable for this section, however if you have narrower tires and good bike handling skills you may be ok as well. 


A backup food option will be once we get back to New Paltz, near mile 35. Afterward, we will make our way back over the rail trail and back to the train station.


If you’re arriving via Metro North, there is a train departing Grand Central at 6:50am, and arriving at 8:59 am. 


For those driving, please find parking in either the train station parking lot or somewhere nearby, and be ready to go when the train folks arrive.


If we need to cancel due to weather we will push it to a later weekend. 


The link for the Ride with GPS file:



IMPORTANT REQUIREMENTS: Please 'unregister' if you can not make the ride so waited list folks can move up and take the slot. All riders should come equipped with a spare tube and tire levers, sunscreen, snacks, full water bottles, and a bike in good condition. Additionally, be familiar with the current criteria for riding with the Club.

Saturday, April 27, 2024, 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Poughkeepsie MNR Train Station
Poughkeepsie MNR
41 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, NY  12601

Additional Info:
Ride Leader(s):
Elyssa Respaut
Mark Guralnick
Advanced Rides 15-17mph
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Registration cancellations will be accepted
Available Slots:
No Fee