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Bridges of Ulster County

  • We're heading up north to Ulster County and will ride 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.
  • Ride capacity is limited due to Metro North restrictions.
  • If you're taking the train from Grand Central: Take the 7:39 to Poughkeepsie. Buy your ticket in advance with the MTA TrainTime app. Do not wait in the waiting room. Go directly to the platform, get on the train, and find a place for you and your bike.
  • If you're driving to Poughkeepsie or have another way of getting there: Meet us at the station at 9:38.
  • Lunch is at a restaurant in Rosendale.
  • Helmets are required on all 5BBC rides. A bungee will help secure your bike on the train.
  • GPS map:
  • Cue sheet:
  • Wallkill Valley Rail Trail:
  • Rosendale Trestle:
  • Perrine's Bridge:
  • Walkway Over the Hudson:


Tuesday, August 6, 2024, 7:20 AM until 6:20 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Grand Central Terminal - Do not wait in the waiting room. Go to the platform and get on the train.

Additional Info:
Ride Leader(s):
Jim Zisfein
Beth Powmesamy
Moderate Rides 12-15mph
Registration is closed - Event is full
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Registration cancellations will be accepted
Available Slots:
No Fee