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Sept 23: Two Bridges Across The Hudson

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.

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Jul 22: An “Away Game,” Bear Mtn to Cold Spring

BearMtn201203This week, we will follow where the Bear Went Over The Mountain. Sort of.

On Saturday we’ll meet up near Bear Mountain and ride to Cold Spring in Putnam County. We’ll start at the Jones Point parking area on 9W (aka the “Ramapo-Dunderburg Trailhead”).  If anyone wants to carpool (or needs a ride) from Nyack, we can still meet up at Memorial Park — but we should do that at 7:45a to allow enough time to get to the start point for the ride.

The Jones Point Parking area is on 9W at the bottom of the hill leading up to Bear Mountain. The lot is located just past River Road on the left side as you travel north. The starting point is about a 30 min drive from Nyack.

Saturday’s route will cross the Bear Mountain Bridge taking Route 9D to Cold Spring. It’s about 30 miles round trip.  (more…)

Jul 22: An “Away Game,” Bear Mtn to Cold Spring

BearMtn201203And now for something completely different. This week, we will follow where the Bear Went Over The Mountain. Sort of.

On Sat 8/1 we’ll ride to Cold Spring in Putnam County…starting at the Jones Point parking area on 9W.  If anyone wants to carpool (or needs a ride) from Nyack, we can still meet up at Memorial Park — but we should do that at 7:45a to allow enough time to get to the start point for the Sat 8/1 ride.

The Jones Point Parking area is on 9W at the bottom of the hill leading up to Bear Mountain. The lot is located just past River Road on the left side as you travel north. The starting point is about a 30 min drive from Nyack.

Saturday’s route will cross the Bear Mountain Bridge taking Route 9D to Cold Spring. It’s about 30 miles round trip.  (more…)