Roughly 150 bicyclists from two dozen states and Canada will head out on a grueling 6-day sightseeing excursion in the 7th Annual Great Hudson Valley Pedal.
The tour began on Tuesday with the first section of the ride going from Albany to Hudson. The second day took the bicyclists from Hudson to Hyde Park, where there was a rest day before resuming the ride today. Today’s ride will leave from Hyde Park and end in Garrison then it’s on to Nyack on Saturday and finally ending on Sunday in New York City. The 200-mile bike tour will take participants of all ages down the Hudson River. The scenic course will visit sites along the way including FDR’s House, The Mill House, Bear Mountain State Park and West Point.
From the organizers:
“The Great Hudson Valley Pedal is designed for fun and relaxation and to acquaint you with the richness of the Hudson Valley. You don’t need to be an expert to participate in this tour but you and your bicycle should be in good physical condition. You’ll cover 35-45 miles per day. Elevation changes are moderate. The route has been carefully selected for optimal bicycling but, especially as the tour approaches NYC, some busy roads are inevitable.”
The event is organized by Parks & Trails New York, a statewide not-for-profit organization. For more information, visit www.ptny.org.