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Sat Stop In Nyack For Annual Hudson Valley Tour

Bikers pause for a picture at the George Washington Bridge during the last leg of the annual six day Great Hudson Pedal from Albany to New York City.

Bikers pause for a picture at the George Washington Bridge during the last leg of the annual six day Cycling the Hudson Valley Bike Tour from Hudson, NY to Brooklyn.

On a busy summer weekend as many as 5000 will come to Nyack from the The City in the south. But on Fri and Sat Aug 2-3, over 100 will sweep through the village from the north, hailing from 15 states and Canada.

“Cycling the Hudson Valley Bike Tour,” a six day 200 mile bicycling event which started in Hudson NY on July 29, will make an overnight stop at the Upper Plateau of Nyack Beach State Park on Sat Aug 2.

The cyclists will start their Saturday with a bus or bike tour of West Point and end their day at Nyack Beach State Park with a dinner and celebration to marking the last evening of the ride.

The 10th annual tour, produced by the non-profit Parks And Trails New York, includes about 35-40 miles of cycling each day. Participants camp in a different community where participants’ luggage is carried by volunteers.

Here’s the Sat/Sun schedule for tour through the Nyack River Villages:

Cyclists camping on the Upper Plateau of Nyack Beach State Park on 8/2/2014

Cyclists camping on the Upper Plateau of Nyack Beach State Park on 8/2/2014

Saturday August 2 – Garrison to Nyack

6:30a–8a: Breakfast at St. Basil Academy
9a–10:30a: West Point Bus or Bicycle Tour
11a–5p: Rest Stop at Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
2p–6p: Shuttle to downtown Nyack (2 miles)
5p–6:30p: Dinner at the campsite
6:30p–8p: Music, Announcements, and Closing

Sunday, August 3 – Nyack to New York City

6:30a–8a: Breakfast at the Runcible Spoon in Nyack
8a–11a: Rest Stop at Englewood Picnic Area in Palisades Interstate Park
10:30a–3p: Tour finishes across the street from 220 Cadman Plaza West, Brooklyn, NY
4p: Shuttle Leaves for Hudson

For more information visit PTNY.org/hudsontour.

 



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