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All routes begin and end in Victor C. Waryas Park in Poughkeepsie, NY—right next to the Metro-North train station.

STAYING THE WEEKEND

Want to make a weekend out of it? Dutchess County Tourism has plenty of recommendations for where to stay in the Poughkeepsie area.

 

There’s also plenty to do in the area (besides riding bikes). Dutchess County Tourism has you covered there, too!

 

Note that anyone riding the 100- or 75-mile route must either stay in the area the night before, or drive to Victor C. Waryas Park on the morning of the ride.  

Train

Space for bikes is extremely limited, with only 44 bikes allowed on each train, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis at the conductor’s discretion. Please check current Metro North policy regarding bikes when making travel plans. There are no trains available for 100 and 75 miles riders on the morning of the ride.

See Train Schedule

Unlimited Biking offers a bike shuttle for Discover Hudson Valley Ride participants, even if you’re not renting a bike. For $49, you can have Unlimited Biking bring your bike to the Start at Victor C. Waryas Park and back again.

 

Drop-off will be at Unlimited Biking at 346 West 57th Street (Between 8th and 9th Avenue) on 6/25 (Saturday) between 9AM-5PM; after the ride, simply drop your bike off with Unlimited Biking at the Finish, and they’ll take it back to the same location on 6/27 (Monday) for pick-up between 9AM-7PM. Bikes picked up after Monday will incur a $10/day charge.

Register for the bike shuttle

Car

We recommend using Google Maps to plot your route. Enter Victor C. Waryas Park, Poughkeepsie, NY, 12601 as your final destination.

 

There are a number of public parking lots that are free on Sundays. Click here for a map of the area.

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Discover Hudson Valley Ride

Getting There by Train

UPDATE FOR 15- AND 33-MILE RIDERS:  Metro North has added a train at 7:15 AM for cyclists, arriving in Poughkeepsie at 9:15 AM. This train will be dedicated to cyclists and will hold approximately 140 riders with bikes.

For the 6:45AM train, the two front cars will be dedicated to cyclists and their bikes, with up to 20 bikes per car. The remaining five cars are limited to two bikes per car.

Train crews will be directing all riders with bikes to the northern part of the platforms to board. We strongly advise riders to purchase tickets in advance.

Note that cyclists riding the 100 or 75-mile routes must drive to Poughkeepsie on the morning of the ride or arrive the night before—there are no trains that leave early enough to accommodate 100 or 75-milers.

 

Mileage Option Start Window Train departs from Grand Central Terminal Train arrives at Poughkeepsie Station
100 7:30 – 8:00AM No Trains Available No Trains Available
75 8:00 – 8:45AM No Trains Available No Trains Available
55 8:30 – 9:30AM 6:45AM 8:44AM
33, 15 9:15 – 10:15AM 7:15AM (new) 9:15AM

 

*These departure and arrival times are subject to change. Check Metro-North’s website for the most up-to-date schedule. Please note the maximum dimensions of 80” x 48” for all bikes brought onboard Metro North trains. Not permitted: Bicycles in excess of the above dimensions, as well as tandem, motorized, or training-wheeled bicycles, tricycles, or bicycles with any protrusions that could cause injury or damage.”