COVID-19 Updates

Updated Aug 18th, 2020 - The CDC has determined that masks with exhaust valves are largely ineffective; please don’t wear them on our rides, unless the valve can be closed.  

Updated Aug 6th, 2020 - At the board meeting tonight, it was decided to increase the size of the rides to 8 + 2 and 4 + 1, where there are 8 riders and 2 leaders, or 4 riders and 1 leader. The ride leaders have the discretion to have smaller groups.

Tour des Catskills

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Way Points: 

Poughhkeepsie (start)> Rt 299 west> Rt 44/55 west> Rt 55A> Sugarloaf Rd> Red Hill Rd> Rt 47 north> Rt 28 east> Rt 28A east> Rt 213 south> Springtown Rd> Rt 299 east> Poughkeepsie (end)

Interest Tags: 
John Z
Signature Route : 
Region Name(s): 
The Catskills
Vertical Gain: 
Difficulty Rating: 
5 out of 5
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Ride With GPS route travels Hudson Valley Rail Trail rather than 9W and eastern Rt 299.

7800 vertical feets gain.

You are not going anywhere without a Metro North rail pass unless you have a car.

A public drinking water pipe is on Sugarloaf, on the left, less than 0.1 mile past the turn for Red Hill.

Plan on a long day on wheels...

HS 3/21/15

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