Finger Lakes Touring Bike Trails
Click on the Number associated with each green bike trail to learn more about that route. All tour biking trail information is taken from 20 Bicycle Tours in the Finger Lakes by Mark Roth and Sally ...
Bike Trails - Recreation Department - City of Glens Falls, NY
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From the NY City Parks website:
4. Can I ride off-trail?
Not in New York City. Riding off-trail is harmful to our parks and is illegal in New York City. Bicycle wheels destroy vegetation and habitat in sensitive ecological areas by tearing up ground cover, thereby promoting erosion. Please help us preserve and protect New York City's fragile open spaces
ride only on designated pathways.
The following nearby parks allow off-trail bicycle riding:
Palisades Interstate Parks (Bear Mountain, New York):
Non-motorized mountain biking is allowed on the Minnewaska carriageways and the trail connecting Nyack Beach and Haverstraw. Contact: 914-786-2701
Mohonk Preserve (New Paltz, New York):
Minnewaska State Park Preserve (New Paltz, New York):
Blue Mountain Lake (Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area):
General park information contact: 717-588-2451
For more information about mountain biking in the Shawangunk Mountains in Ulster County, contact GUMBA (Gunks Mountain Biking Association). GUMBA's mission is to shape "an ethic among mountain bikers to create better riding. It's an ethic of cooperation, caring and responsibility that will take all mountain bikers to more trails and improve relations with other trail users" (1999 GUMBA Handbook & Training Manual). Contact GUMBA at 914-255-3572.
For information on where to ride in upstate New York national parks, see the New York State Parks webpage at www.nysparks.state.ny.us
Recycle-a-Bicycle is an innovative, fun youth training and environmental education initiative that has taken root in New York City public schools and respected after-school youth programs.
Recycle-A-Bicycle is also a hands-on way to promote everyday bicycle use, learn bicycle mechanics, interact with positive, forward-thinking NYC youth and a good place to find that city bike you need.
Minnewaska State Park
All riding is on fire roads so it is not technical, but the park is absolutely beautiful. There are about 35 miles of trails, 2 lakes, waterfalls, etc. $4 per carload, the only rule enforced: wear a helmet.
directions: New York thruway to the New Paltz exit (Exit 18), make a left, go through the town and follow signs for the park (206W to 44/55N). About 45 minutes from the end of the Garden State Parkway.
Excellent place to ride! Adout 10 ski slope trails and dozens of singletrack trails cut into the woods. Trails range from very easy to totally intense! Most trails are easily reached from the lift but there are even more for those die-hards who like to pedal uphill!
directions: Near Kingston, New York. Not near any major highwayw but totally worth the trip. For more info see: www.plattekill.com.
Nicks Lake State Campground
Nicks Lake has miles of single track trails, and over 500 miles of snowmoble trails that network between the North and South brances of the Moose River. One can ride for hours. There are lean tos around to camp in, but check with the ranger. Be careful not to go on Wilderness land that prohibits motorized and bike vehicles. Visit Pedals and Pettles bike shop for detailed maps and suggestions.
directions: From the Thruway's Utica exit take Rt. 28 North to Old Forge. Get on your bike there!
Graham Hills Park
Graham Hills packs a suprising number of excellent singletrack trails located within a small park. All of the trails are based around a hill which is central to the park. Get to the top of that hill and any way you go you will be rewarded with a singletrack descent. Some of these descents are steep with plenty of obstacles. Also, be on the lookout for the many jumps and dropoffs that are strewn throughout the park.
directions: Located in West Chester just over the Tappan Zee Bridge it is easy to get to from North Jersey. See the Website below for more info. http://www.wmba.org/
(NOTICE - supposedly it is illegal to ride your bike here.) There is a fantastic network of trails that can be quite challenging. There are no huge uphills that you HAVE to be ride, but there are a couple of smoking downhills and a single track run that rivals Ringwood anyday. There is also a chute which drops 30 ft and can take you from 0 to 25 in seconds. Nearby Vancourtland Park is off limits to bikers.
directions: Go over the GWB and exit immediately after the bridge on the Henry Hudson Parkway exit. Go North til you reach the 246th street exit. There is a parking lot for the stables which you park in. IT IS EXTREMELY SAFE AND BEAUTIFUL. It actually on the border of Yonkers and the Bronx. In Manhattan, take the D train to 242nd street and Broadway. Get off the train and on your bike and ride.
Five Boro Bike Ride in NYC
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