Cycling the Hudson Valley returns to the roadways of Philipstown this summer as participants peddle with Parks & Trails New York, a non-profit organization. The 9th annual event, a six-day, 200-mile bike tour weaves through the historic Hudson Valley, cycling into Philipstown Aug. 3. Riding participants, who cover 35-45 miles per day, began the journey in Albany July 30 and will conclude their ride in New York City Aug. 4. The ride includes back roads, designated state bike routes and off-road trails, including the renowned Hudson River Trail along Manhattan’s west side. Participants camp along the way in mini tent cities at various locations including school campuses in scenic settings such as Saint Basil Academy in Garrison.
Parks & Trails New York organizes the bicycle tour to promote the parks, trails, and historic sites of the Hudson Valley, and economic development through bicycle and heritage tourism.