The 2013 Discover Hudson Valley Ride is introducing all new cycling routes!
The Discover Hudson Valley Ride begins and ends in Poughkeepsie, NY, and offers options for beginning riders up to experienced century 100-milers looking to explore the far reaches of the Hudson Valley.
From start to finish, Waryas Park and back again, this ride will captivate you as you engage with some of the most resplendent sights nature has to offer.
Whether you ride 30 miles or 100, the entertainment and food concessions offered at the Waryas Park finish festival are going to be the perfect ending to an already wonderful experience.
The 2013 Ride will take place Sunday, June 30. Stay tuned for details!
We want to thank all of our 2013 Discover Hudson Valley Ride participants. We increased the number of riders by 70% and greatly appreciate your involvement. Special shout out to the riders that were unfortunately caught in the afternoon storm.
Results of the Discover Hudson Valley Ride time trial can be found at http://results.bazumedia.com/event/results/event/event-4607
We hope to see you all at the Twin Lights Ride on September 29. Registration will open on July 2.
Route Start & End Times
In order to ensure that all riders will have enough time to complete routes and enjoy the finish festival before the event closes, cue sheets for each route will only be distributed during the following times.
100 Miler 7:30-8:15am
75 Miler 7:45-9:45am
50 Miler 8:45-10:00am
33 Miler 9:00-10:15am
15 Miler 9:30-10:15am
Taking a train is a great option for arriving to the event, if you chose to drive there is plenty of street parking and the Laz Parking Lots will have a limited amount of spaces set aside for our event. To view a map of the Laz parking lots, click here.
For the first time in Discover Hudson Valley history we’re holding a videographer contest! The rules are simple, just register to ride, create a video of your experience, and submit the video! The rider with the most unique, well developed video wins $200.
Click to see Route Map here!
The 100 mile option will take you across the Mid-Hudson Poughkeepsie Bridge pedestrian path and unveil the open, winding roads and bountiful apple orchards of Ulster County, NY. Refresh yourself and continue on the rail trail across the scenic Walkway Over the Hudson and enter the farmlands and rolling hills of Dutchess and Columbia County. This ride will feature nine rest stops, a 1.4 mile time trial and approximately 7677ft of rolling hills for your riding pleasure. Riders will have the option to drop back to the 75 mile route while riding.
The 75 mile option will also take the Mid-Hudson Bridge into the scenic, pastoral country side of Ulster County. From there you’ll be able to let your thoughts unravel gazing on the historic beauty offered on the Walkway Over the Hudson. Then sink in to the country hills of Dutchess and Columbia counties. This ride will feature seven rest stops, a 1.4 mile time trial and approximately 5462ft of rolling hills. Riders will have the option to drop back to the 50 mile route while riding.
The 50 mile option venues will leave in you in awe from the start. As you join the 500,000 annual visitors to cross the Walkway Over the Hudson, you’ll then make your way to the Tony Williams Park rest area to indulge in the organic beauty of Ulster County. From there you’ll find yourself in Dutchess County gliding on fantastic back roads and scenery while climbing 3762ft during the ride. You will be treated to five rest stops and enjoy the opportunity to participate in a 1.4 mile time trial. Riders will have the option to drop back to the 33 mile route while riding.
Our 33 mile option also visits and re-visits the Walkway Over the Hudson, where you’ll fall in love with the rich greenery of rural Ulster County, NY. Leaving Poughkeepsie, you’ll surrender to the grace and natural splendor held by the rolling hills of Dutchess County while climbing 2752ft throughout the ride. You will be treated to three rest stops and enjoy the opportunity to participate in a 1.4 mile time trial.
The 15 mile option through the agrarian lands of Ulster County and into the resplendent country side of Dutchess county, is sure to captivate your senses. The sights and sounds offered by the Walkway Over the Hudson and its surrounding area are as pleasing an aesthetic as can be found in Northeastern, USA. This ride features one rest stop and approximately 1533 ft of climbing.
Thank you to these organizations for helping us promote the Discover Hudson Valley Ride!
And also our friends at the Rochester Youth Commission!