Rides in New York state

Trails and bicycle paths in New York State

New York trails

Albany County Rail Trail 8.4 miles;  Allegheny River Valley Trail 5.6 miles;  Andes Rail Trail 1 mile; Auburn Trail 9.1 mile; Auburn-Fleming Trail 1.6 miles; Ballston Veterans Bike Path 3.5 miles; Bethpage Bikeway 12.5 miles Asphalt Big Flats Trail 1.7 miles; Continue reading…

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CycleAbility Challenge, June 2-4, 2017 - The CycleAbility Challenge provides options of 30, 60 and 100 miles.  The event has raised over $5.8 million for Special Olymics New York since its inception in 1990. The tax-deductible pledges support Special Olympics New York-Hudson Valley Region. Dates: June 2,3 and 4, 2017 Start: Apple Tree Inn, 10 Richmond Mountain Rd., Lenox MA http://www.cycleabilitybiketour.comContinue reading CycleAbility Challenge, June 2-4, 2017
Great Big FANY Ride, July 23-29, 2017 - The 17th Annual Great Big FANY Ride, pedaling 500 miles Across New York, July 23-29, 2017. Site: http://www.FANYride.com Start: Niagra Falls, NY Collaborated with: New York Bicycling Coalition, a not-for-profit bicycling advocacy group.http://www.nybc.net/.
Riding the Erie Canal Towpath - Originally posted on Remnantology:
The Erie Canal Towpath is the land’s second longest continuous bicycle path—or rather, it would be if it were considered to be a single trail, which it sort of is anyway. The path links Buffalo in the west to Albany in the east and comprises a network of dedicated paths, local…
Tour of the Catskills - The annual Tour of the Catskills Start: Church St., Tannersville, NY. 25 miles Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course 55 miles Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course 80 miles Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue … Continue reading Tour of the Catskills
Hoosic River Ride, Aug. 12, 2017 - The Hoosic River Ride is a one-day event that benefits the education, research and advocacy programs of the non-profit Hoosic River Watershed Association.   Start locations For 2016, the rides begin at the Hoosac School on Pine Valley Road (Route 103) in Hoosick  NY. Previous year rides (shown below) started at the Southern Vermont College Rec Center in … Continue reading Hoosic River Ride, Aug. 12, 2017
Tour de Teddi, Hammondsport, NY - Saturday September 17, 2016. 5th Annual Tour de Teddi, benefitting Camp Good Days and Special Times, Branchport, NY with a ride around Keuka Lake. Camp Goodtimes is a nonprofit organization allowing local children touched by autism to have a typical summer experience along with their peers Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map … Continue reading Tour de Teddi, Hammondsport, NY
Western New England Greenway - The Western New England Greenway is part of U.S. BICYCLE ROUTE 7 that connects New York to Montreal. The corridor largely follows near U.S. ROUTE 7 through the very western portions of CT, MA AND VT. It links with the EAST COAST GREENWAY at the Merritt Parkway near Norwalk, CT. at the Southern terminus, and with QUEBEC’S ROUTE VERTE at … Continue reading Western New England Greenway
CHAD Tour – Lake Champlain and Adirondacks - The CHAD tour combines some of the finest rides in the Lake Champlain basin with challenging climbs in the Adirondacks. The tour begins in Burlington on Sunday night, and heads to Plattsburgh via the Lake Champlain Islands on Monday. On Tuesday riders head into the Adirondacks, and on Wednesday turn back east to Ticonderoga, crossing back into Vermont on Thursday. The return to Burlington … Continue reading CHAD Tour – Lake Champlain and Adirondacks
Bicycling The Erie Canal - Richard S. Costello July 1, 2016 Greetings Gordon, Just a simple note to say, that recently I took advantage of your Erie Canal “ride with gps” ride posted online, and traveled the route in exact detail. I had a great time cycling across New York State, and thus turned my adventures into a book just … Continue reading Bicycling The Erie Canal
Niagra Gorge trail system - The Niagara Gorge is the geographic area along the Niagara River near the Falls, offering up-close views of the Gorge’s geologic beauty, without being surrounded by tourists. Niagra Gorge trail hike View at RideWithGPS View and print map
New York trails - Trailink Albany County Rail Trail 8.4 miles Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel Allegheny River Valley Trail 5.6 miles Asphalt Andes Rail Trail 1 miles Dirt, Grass Auburn Trail 9.1 miles Crushed Stone Auburn-Fleming Trail 1.6 miles Ballast, Dirt Ballston Veterans Bike Path 3.5 miles Asphalt Bethpage Bikeway 12.5 miles Asphalt Big Flats Trail 1.7 miles Gravel … Continue reading New York trails
Answer to Cancer A2C, Highland Falls, NY: June 10, 2017 - Join the Answer to Cancer (A2C) ride as an individual or as part of a team to support  finding a cure for cancer. 100% of funds raised by participants go toward lifesaving cancer immunotherapy research! Choose between 25, 50 and 100 miles. All rides pass through the  grounds of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Beneficiary: … Continue reading Answer to Cancer A2C, Highland Falls, NY: June 10, 2017
New York official state bicycle routes - The New York State Department of Transportation provides online maps for several long distance, on-road bicycle routes. Cyclists using these routes should be comfortable sharing the roadway with motorized vehicles traveling at higher speeds. Printed maps for these routes can be obtained with no charge from the New York State Department of Transportation Bicycle and … Continue reading New York official state bicycle routes
Long Island Heart Ride - This American Heart Association ride offers training for participants who participate in a 27-mile, 59-mile, or 100-mile bike ride through the heart of the Hamptons of Long Island, NY. Event Location: Rotations Bicycle Center- 32 Windmill Lane, Southampton, NY 11968 100 mile Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX … Continue reading Long Island Heart Ride
Onondaga Cycling Club - Cue sheets and maps provided by the Onondaga Cycling Club of New York State. baldwinsville 40 beaver lake beaver lakes beaver lakes 50 bill johnson bill johnson metric brewertown buille camden-boonville camillus airport camillus-vanburen camillus-weedsport camillus-weedsport 40 camillus-west camillus-west-48 canastota-peterboro canastota-skyline canastota-skyline40 canastota-vernon canoe canoe short carpenters brook carpenters brook cue carpenters brook kinder carpenters … Continue reading Onondaga Cycling Club
Niagra Frontier Cycling Club rides - The Niagara Frontier Bicycle Club is Western New York’s largest bicycle club, with daily rides spanning Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Orleans, Wyoming and Genesee Counties. Down PDF cue sheets below.
Woodstock Wandering - Start: Ghent, NY Town Garage, intersection of Rt. 66 and Garage Place Rd. Highlights: Miles of quiet farm country in the west, beautiful hilltop views and long downhill cruising in the east, and several historic sites. One of Ken Roberts’ favorite rides on his Cycling the Hudson Valley site. 40 miles, moderately hilly. View this ride … Continue reading Woodstock Wandering
Adirondack mountain bike rides - The following map is provided by New York State Scenic Byways Program project managed by the Adirondack North Country Association, funded by the Federal Highway Administration and administered by the New York State Department of Transportation.
Cycle the Erie Canal - Cycle the Erie Canal is an eight-day, 400-mile, fully supported recreational bicycle tour from Buffalo to Albany, NY. It follows the historic and scenic Erie Canal. Nearly three-quarters of the ride is off-road on the traffic-free Canalway Trail. Sponsored by Parks & Trails New York 2015 Cycle the Erie Canal maps and mileages DAY 1: CYCLE … Continue reading Cycle the Erie Canal
Cycling on Long Island - One day tour of Peconic Bay This one-day bicycle tour of Peconic Bay on Long Island in New York State starts in Mattituck, one of the larger towns on the North Fork. In the summer, it’s advisable to beat the tourist traffic by riding counter-clockwise, passing through the Hamptons early in the morning. After riding … Continue reading Cycling on Long Island
Adirondack loop - Adirondacks Lakes Cycling Loop, Indian Lake & Blue Mountain Lake This 80-mile bicycle tour in the Lakes Region of the Adirondacks in New York State follows a varying terrain, often relatively flat but including some good climbs as it skirts south of the High Peaks region. Our ride heads west from North Creek, NY on Route … Continue reading Adirondack loop
Finger Lakes bicycle camping tour - Start: Arrive at Cayuga Lake State Park near Seneca Falls, where you will camp for the night. Day 1: Today we bike the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake to Ithaca, total 53 miles. We’ll camp for the night at Robert Treman State Park. Ithaca has a great downtown area. A visit to Cornell University offers … Continue reading Finger Lakes bicycle camping tour
New York City bike maps -   NYC Bikemaps Ride the City NYC BikeMAP links Bronx River Pathway Tour de Queens Green Bike Lanes North and South County Trailways Street View Bike Map Terrace View Map Streetview Bike Map Google Earth Bike Map NYC Mountain Bike Trails Queens Bike Map Search the NYC Bikemaps site New Manhattan  routes Staten Island Bike … Continue reading New York City bike maps
Walkway Over the Hudson - The Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park opened in 2009, providing a bridge for pedestrians, hikers, joggers, bicyclists, and people with disabilities. The former Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge stands 212 feet above the river’s surface and is 6,768 feet (1.28 miles) long, making it the longest elevated pedestrian bridge in the world. There are two … Continue reading Walkway Over the Hudson
Catskill-Delaware River bicycle camping tour (long version) - This tour begins and ends at Kenneth L Wilson Campground, , 859 Wittenberg Road, Mt. Tremper, NY. The first day heads west through the Catskills, the second day follows the Delaware River to Port Jervis NY, the third day offers an option of loops along the river and through High Point State Park, and the … Continue reading Catskill-Delaware River bicycle camping tour (long version)
New York State official Bike Routes - The New York State Department of Transportation provides online maps for several long distance, on-road bicycle routes. Cyclists using these routes should be comfortable sharing the roadway with motorized vehicles traveling at higher speeds. Printed maps for these routes can be obtained with no charge from the New York State Department of Transportation Bicycle and … Continue reading New York State official Bike Routes
Old Erie Canal linear park - Old Erie Canal State Historic Park is a 36 mile linear park that utilizes the Erie Canal’s  towpath. When the Barge Canal was completed in 1918 , this stretch of the  Erie Canal between DeWitt and New London was retained as a feeder to the Barge Canal. The woodland and wetland terrain area available for hiking,horseback … Continue reading Old Erie Canal linear park
The Lake Champlain Bikeway - The Champlain Bikeway circles around the entire Lake and along the Richelieu River in Quebec on mostly paved rural roads. Connecting theme loops, ranging in distance from 10 to 47 miles in length, follow both paved and unpaved roads. Paved alternates for unpaved sections are not offered for theme loops. Two bridges and four ferry crossings … Continue reading The Lake Champlain Bikeway
Adirondacks 5 day tour - Adirondack Tour 2015 This tour begins and ends in Inlet, NY. Ride distances are up to 100 miles per day, with shorter versions available. Overview 5 Day Tour This tour begins and ends in Inlet, NY. OVERVIEW MAP …………………………………………………………………………………. Day 1 Inlet to Saranac Lake, long version, 98 miles MAP + CUE PDF TCX Course … Continue reading Adirondacks 5 day tour
Catskill-Delaware Water Gap tour - Catskill-Delaware River Cycling tour (60 mile days) This tour begins and ends at Kenneth L Wilson Campground, , 859 Wittenberg Road, Mt. Tremper, NY . The first day heads west through the Catskills, the second day continues through the Catskills and then turns sound along the Delaware River to Narrowsburg, the third day continues along … Continue reading Catskill-Delaware Water Gap tour
Peconic Bay North Shore Tour de Cure: May 13, 2017 - This is the full 100 mile version of the 2013 Long Island Tour de Cure, starting from Pindar Vineyard. View this ride at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2771483  Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Ellenville NY – Shawangunk climber - Great views and two steep climbs on this 46 mile ride from Ellenville at the southern end of New York’s Catskill Mountains. Start: Parking lot at the corner of South Main and Warren Streets View this ride at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/858713  Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Millerton Harlem Valley Century - This 100 mile ride starts at the Millerton Recreational Park in Millerton NY.  Part of the ride is on the Harlem Valley Rail Trail. View this ride at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1288195 Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
Southern Adirondack Trail - New York State’s 112-mile Southern Adirondack Trail links the Erie Canal to the Adirondacks and passes by the Herkimer diamond mines, West Canada Creek and several Adirondack Lakes. The New York State Canalway Trail System is accessible along much of the Southern Adirondack Trail, with 260 miles of existing multi-use, recreational trails as well as the 500-mile … Continue reading Southern Adirondack Trail
Lake Placid Ironman Ride - The Lake Placid Ironman Ride is a 112 mile training ride in the Adirondacks of New York State. It goes twice around the course for the Lake Placid Ironman, which can change somewhat from year to year. Download map and cue sheet.  GPX Track file for Garmin Edge View this ride at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/908196  Route at RideWithGPS … Continue reading Lake Placid Ironman Ride
Adirondack Century Ride - The Pat Stratton Memorial Century Ride goes through the Adirondack Park north of Saranac Lake with wide shoulders and quiet backroads on rolling but not mountainous terrain. Locations along the route include Paul Smiths, Mecham Lake, Lake Clear, Gabriels and St. Regis. Falls. Download the map and cue sheet http://ridewithgps.com/routes/908259  Route at RideWithGPS View Cue Sheet … Continue reading Adirondack Century Ride
Great Lakes Seaway Trail - The Great Lakes Seaway Trail is one of America’s Byways and is recognized for its unique landscape, scenic freshwater coastline and historical significance. Its New York portion stretches 518 miles along a freshwater shoreline, including the St. Lawrence River, Lake Ontario, the Niagara Riverand Lake Erie. This Bike the Byways description features the eastern segment … Continue reading Great Lakes Seaway Trail
Chimney Point – Ticonderoga ride - This ride explores both sides of  Lake Champlain, first heading south from Chimney Point State Park in Vermont, then crossing the ferry to Ticonderoga NY.  From there there’s an 8 mile climb to the edge of the Adirondacks, then a consistent downhill ride for the remaining 18 miles back, crossing the bridge over Lake Champlain … Continue reading Chimney Point – Ticonderoga ride
North Creek – Pottersville NY loop - There are fairly wide and decent paved shoulders on this very rural Adirondack loop that originates at Gore Mountain Ski Area near North Creek NY.  The ride goes north into North Creek and then heads west with several long climbs to Pottersville before looping back around through Olmstedville. View this ride at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/902630 Route at RideWithGPS … Continue reading North Creek – Pottersville NY loop
Mohawk Towpath Byway - The 36 mile Mohawk Towpath Byway ride starts on the Colonie/Niskayuna bike path (Mohawk Hudson Bikeway) at the Colonie NY Town Park and crosses the Mohawk River at Rexford just east of Schenectady, then returns through Colonie on the Old Champlain Canal Trail. View the Mohawk Towpath Byway at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/901426 Route at RideWithGPS Viewand print cue … Continue reading Mohawk Towpath Byway
North Creek Teddy’s Trail - This 80 mile ride from North Creek NY goes by Indian Lake, Blue Mountain Lake and Long Lake in the Adirondacks. Be prepared for some long climbs but wonderful roads with wide shoulders. View this ride at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/901361 Route at RideWithGPS Viewand print cue sheet View andprint map GPX file TCX Course
New Paltz – Ashokan Reservoir Ride - This ride is taken from Ken and Phoebe Roberts’ Bike the Hudson Valley site. Cue Sheet Start: Main St. in New Paltz NY  or at Lenape Lane near the Walkill Valley Rail Trail.  Map to Start Location Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course
North Catskill half-century bicycle ride - This 54 miles of cycling starts in Margaretville, NY and was designed in 2009 by the Central Catskill Chamber of commerce as part of the 1st Annual Catskills Scenic Ride-n-Peak event with several shorter distance options and a century ride also available.The start location is the Village of Margaretville Pavilion, 982 Main Street, Margaretville, NY … Continue reading North Catskill half-century bicycle ride
New Paltz – Ashokan bicycle climb - Starting from downtown New Paltz, NY, this bicycle ride circles past Ashokan Reservoir and is for serious cyclists who love climbing and gorgeous views. A mix of wider roads with shoulders and a steady stream of traffic, and very narrow paved roads with little traffic. Not for the faint of heart, there is almost a … Continue reading New Paltz – Ashokan bicycle climb
Ashoken Reservoir Ride - Starting from the Reformed Church parking lot in downtown Woodstock, NY, (map) this scenic ride circles the Ashoken Reservoir on good roads with a modest shoulder, with 1800 ft of combined climb over the distance of 34 miles. Some of the roads immediately on the reservoir were closed after the events of 9/11/2001 but have … Continue reading Ashoken Reservoir Ride
NYC Five Borough Bicycle Tour - The TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour of New York City travels through the five boroughs of New York City on car-free roads, thanks to the cooperation of City agencies and officials. Riders enter the start lineup from Battery Park, at the southern tip of Manhattan (map) View 55 mile ride from 2012 below: Route … Continue reading NYC Five Borough Bicycle Tour
Catskill Epic Bicycle Road Race - This bicycle race is Stage 1 of the Tour of the Catskills road race, held August 1, 2010 starting from Hunter Mountain Resort. (map to start)  Ride organizers list the 52 mile course as featuring 2900 ft. of climbing, with a maximum grade of 12%, but RideWithGPS gives it 4500 ft. View 51 mile ride … Continue reading Catskill Epic Bicycle Road Race
Winchester Cycling Club Golden Apple Century - Start location at Best Plumbing 49 Goldens Bridge Rd. Somers,  NY Map   The Bad Apple: A century ride designed to please.  This route features some challenging climbs and fast descents, along with some lovely long stretches of rolling Westchester roads.  There is approximately 7000 ft of climbing. The Half Baked Apple:  A metric century … Continue reading Winchester Cycling Club Golden Apple Century