Cycling rides on quieter, less-traveled roads and byways easily accessible from New York City.
Renowned for sprawling rural townships, quaint agricultural villages, and tucked-away mountain hamlets, the Hudson Valley and Catskills regions are idyllic destinations for cycling. From the dramatic Hudson Highlands, through the little towns along the river that Henry Hudson called a great "Arm of the Sea," this guide will introduce you to the both the Hudson's gentler, scenic river routes as well as the hilly back roads of the Catskill, Shawangunk, and Taconic mountain ranges.
Intriguing facts about the historical, cultural, and natural gems you'll find along each ride, detailed mile-by-mile directions, and clear maps guide you along you dozens of never-before described bike routes, many of which pass through recently-designated National Heritage Areas.
About the Author
Peter Kick is a licensed hiking and paddling guide in the
Catskills, Adirondacks, and Florida Everglades. He has authored several books on hiking and mountain biking including Backroad Bicycling in the Hudson Valley and Catskills, 25 Mountain Bike Tours in the Hudson Valley, 25 Mountain Bike Tours in the Adirondacks, and 25 Mountain Bike Tours in New Jersey. He lives in Saugerties, New York.
Dori O'Connell is an avid cyclist and cycle tour leader who designs and leads trips in such far-reaching places as the northwest Irish coast, Tuscany, and Montreal. She lives in the Hudson Valley town of Saugerties, New York.