Time for another road trip. Note the different start time and location as we travel to Bear Mountain for the Two Bridges Ride, which includes Hudson River crossings on the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge and the Bear Mountain Bridge.
We will meet up at 8a at the Bear Mountain State Park parking lot near the carousel. The ride proceeds north on Route 9W to Route 218, back onto 9W to the Newburgh waterfront, over the bridge, then we return all the way on Route 9D, returning to the parking lot after crossing West on the Bear Mountain Bridge.
There’s one epic climb up to Storm King; we’ll cover about 2,600 feet of elevation for the day. We will stop for refreshments in Beacon, and regroup as needed. You should also bring water and a snack.
Pace & Terrain – Pace = B-; Terrain = 2 or 3
Start/End point – Bear Mountain State Park carousel parking lot. Take the Palisades Pky north to the Bear Mountain Bridge traffic circle. Take the first turn onto Route 9W south. Then take the right fork onto Seven Lakes Drive. The parking lot is ahead on the right side. Since this is a state park, they will charge to park after 8a so arrive before then to avoid the parking fee.
Route – 9W to 218 to 9W to 9D
A word about da weather: If it’s raining 30 minutes before ride time, it’s called. Also, if the forecast on WeatherUnderground.com calls for series showers after the ride starts, go back to bed!