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OutCycling Team Ride

Cold Spring to Poughkeepsie / New Paltz - Recap

Saturday, July 24, 2021 - Recap

Poughkeepsie Team Ride

Ride has concluded.

A little gravel, a lot of paved trails, plus a killer climb

36, 54 or 64 miles

Saturday, July 24, 2021


[Not all the details for this ride are nailed down yet…]

 

This ride is organized by GrNY which has a mix of gay and straight riders.


Saturday's weather looks pretty nice (for July) - maxing out in the low 80s with low humidity.

 

The ride will start in Cold Spring and end in Poughkeepsie. It's mostly paved trails, not gravel. But there are small sections of dirt roads for a portion of the ride, so this ride is NOT skinny tire friendly. 38+ mm tires are recommended, though strong riders could possibly go as low as 32mm.

 

Most of this ride is pretty chill, BUT there is a whopping 1,400 feet of climbing in the first 8 miles (!) so the ride is still pretty demanding - but at least that climbing is at the beginning of the ride when you have energy.

 

After the hill climb there's a bit of more dirt roads and then we do mostly quiet roads until Hopewell Junction where we get on the (paved) Dutchess Rail Trail which we'll ride all the way to Poughkeepsie.

 

If you stop at this point in the ride it's 36 miles with 2,370 feet of climbing (only 1,100 feet of climbing the last 28 miles).

 

After crossing the Hudson the trail changes names to the Hudson Valley Rail Trail and goes to New Paltz. There are two options:

 

If you go directly to New Paltz and then back to Poughkeepsie, then it totals 54 miles with 2,970 feet of climbing (just 1,700 after the first 8 miles).

 

There's also the option to get off onto quiet country roads and then do a bit over 5 miles on the (gravel) Wallkill Valley Rail Trail. That route is 64 miles with 3,590 feet of climbing (2,220 after the first 8 miles).

 

This is the full route… The shorter versions are just variations of this route. The route is NOT complete, so please don't download it yet.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35959443?privacy_code=CwnaQSKx0kJLOX6e

 


To get to the start in Cold Spring…

 

If you're taking MetroNorth – I'll be leaving from 125th Street on the 7:56 train. I'll meet you on the platform at 7:45. If you want to start at Grand Central the train leaves at 7:45.

 

If you're driving I recommend parking in Poughkeepsie and catching the 8:52 train to Cold Spring), then your car is waiting for you when you finish the ride.

 

Please note that we'll meet at the southern end of the NORTHBOUND platform in Cold Spring, NOT the parking lot.

 


As with all GrNY rides, please read and agree to the GrNY guidelines for rides – https://grny.org/guidelines

Ride Details

Team Gravel / Multi-Surface
Distance 36, 54 or 64 miles
Start Location Sent to registered members
Date Saturday, July 24, 2021
Meet Time Sent to registered members
Start Time Sent to registered members
Level B - Steady Eddy
Speed 14-15 mph (if you average ~12 mph in Strava on 30+ mile paved rides you'll be fine)
Ride Organizer Jay H.


RIDES AND EVENTS CALENDAR

THU

30

APR

Social Distance Cycling - recap
Is it safe to ride outside?

MON

11

MAY

Voguing 101 - recap
Come support the Fearless Flyers Virtual Voguing 101

MON

25

MAY

WED

27

MAY

Evening Ride - recap
25 miles

SUN

31

MAY

SUN

07

JUN

Market Diner Ride - recap
30 miles

SUN

21

JUN

Tarrytown & Cuomo Bridge - recap
50 miles

TUE

23

JUN

ABC News - B roll video ride - recap
Couple of miles in Central Park

SUN

28

JUN

SAT

11

JUL

Summer Series Brunch
Summer Series Brunch - cancelled

FRI

17

JUL

Nutrition/Hydration Webinar - recap
FUEL YOUR RIDE LIKE A PRO!

SAT

08

AUG

SAT

15

AUG

SAT

15

AUG

SAT

15

AUG

SAT

15

AUG

SAT

15

AUG

SAT

22

AUG

SAT

22

AUG

SAT

22

AUG

SAT

22

AUG

MON

24

AUG

Fire Island Adventure Cycling - recap
10 - 20 miles

SAT

29

AUG

WED

09

SEP

Midweek Spin - recap
App. 20 miles

SUN

13

SEP

NYC Pride Ride 2020 presented by Colavita - recap
#cyclinginsolidarity

TUE

22

SEP

Montauk Ride - recap
Multiple Distances

FRI

09

OCT

Kingston Trip - Bag Transport - recap
SAG Vehicle Payment

SAT

10

OCT

Fall Foliage Ride - Upstate and Chill - recap
30 - 60 miles per day

SUN

18

OCT

Fall Ride - recap
50 miles

SAT

24

OCT

Open Streets Bike Ride - recap
10 miles

SAT

31

OCT

Hallowheel 🎃 - recap
Under 20 miles

SAT

28

NOV

Throgs Neck & Glen Island - recap
~40 miles (or 16 🚇, 30+ 🚇 miles)

TUE

01

DEC

Hudson Valley Tour - recap
30 - 60 miles per day

SUN

06

DEC

Dobbs Ferry SoCo/OCA Ride Team Ride - recap
~37 miles

THU

10

DEC

Midweek Nooner - recap
app. 12 miles

SAT

12

DEC

Festive Holiday Lights Ride - recap
20 Round Trip

SUN

13

DEC

Brooklyn & Jamaica Bay Team Ride - recap
41 miles (or less w/ 🚇)

THU

24

DEC

REINDEER RIDE - recap
app. 12 miles

SUN

27

DEC

Northern Queens Loop Team Ride - recap
37 or 41 miles (or less with 🚇)

SAT

02

JAN

50º Ride To The Croton Reservoir Team Ride - recap
62 miles (or 23, 40 w/ 🚆)

SUN

10

JAN

River Road Ride Team Ride - recap
25 miles

WED

20

JAN

INFO SESSION - Group Nutrition Coaching! - recap
Peak Performance Doesn't Happen By Magic!

THU

04

FEB

Central Park Laps Team Ride - recap
6, 12, 18, 24 miles

WED

03

MAR

Round the Bronx Team Ride - recap
35 miles

SAT

20

MAR

Brooklyn-Queens Greenway Ride Team Ride - recap
36 miles (or 50+)

SUN

21

MAR

SAT

27

MAR

Early Season - 9W Out and Back! - recap
20 - 30 miles

SUN

04

APR

Spring Ride - recap
40 +/-

SAT

10

APR

SAT

10

APR

Spring Series Brunch - recap
Spring Series Brunch

WED

14

APR

OC Travel Club Zoom - recap
Cycling Travel and Tours

SAT

17

APR

STS1 – Market Diner & Piermont - recap
36 miles (or 29 miles)

SAT

17

APR

SAT

17

APR

STS 1 – Rockland Lake (or Blauvelt ⛰) + Nyack - recap
56 miles (or 47-55 ⛰ miles)

SAT

17

APR

STS1 – Multi-Surface – Nyack & The Old Croton Aqueduct Trail - recap
63 🚆 miles (or 45, 49 🚆, 59 miles)

SAT

17

APR

TUE

20

APR

Nutrition for Cycling! - recap
Fuel your ride!

SAT

24

APR

STS2 – Larchmont & The Bronx - recap
42 miles (or 32+ 🚇 miles)

SAT

24

APR

STS2– Larchmont & Throgs Neck - recap
47 miles (or 33+ 🚇 miles)

SAT

24

APR

STS2 - Larchmont & Scarsdale - recap
61 miles (or 31 🚆, 49 🚇 miles)

SAT

24

APR

STS2 – Larchmont & Rye - recap
77 miles (or 48 🚆, 67 🚇 miles)

SAT

24

APR

SAT

01

MAY

SAT

01

MAY

SAT

01

MAY

STS3 – Multi-Surface – Rockland Lake, Hudson River Greenway - recap
64 miles (or 57, 48+ 🚆 miles)

SAT

01

MAY

STS3 – Saddle River - recap
64 miles (or 25 🚆, 41 🚆 miles)

SAT

01

MAY

STS3 – Rockland Lake & Saddle River - recap
83 miles (or 30, 60 🚆 miles)

SAT

01

MAY

THU

06

MAY

OC Travel Team Happy Hour and Bag Drop Team Event - recap
Happy Hour and Hudson Valley Tour Kick-off

FRI

07

MAY

HVBT Single Supplement - recap
Single Room for 2 nights

FRI

07

MAY

Hudson Valley Bike Tour - recap
app. 100 miles over 3 days

SUN

09

MAY

STS4 – Saddle River Pathway - recap
42 miles (or 25 🚆 miles)

SUN

09

MAY

STS4 – Saddle River - recap
59 miles (or 35 🚆, 51 ⛰, 52, 75 ⛰ miles)

SAT

15

MAY

STS5 – Valhalla & Purchase - recap
56 miles (or 12-23 🚆, 45 🚇 miles)

SAT

15

MAY

STS5 – Multi-Surface – Bronx River Trail & Dirt Roads - recap
59 🚆 miles (or 55 🚆 miles)

SAT

15

MAY

STS5 – Valhalla & Armonk - recap
68 miles (or 58 🚇 miles)

SAT

15

MAY

STS5 – Valhalla & Bedford - recap
83 miles (or 64 🚇, 74 🚇, 77 miles)

SAT

15

MAY

STS5 – Valhalla & Pound Ridge - recap
106 miles (or 42🚆, 67🚆, 71🚆, 76🚆, 98 🚇 miles)

SAT

22

MAY

STS6 – Tarrytown - recap
51 miles

SAT

22

MAY

STS6 – Chappaqua & Tarrytown - recap
61 miles (or 66 ⛰, 70 miles)

SAT

22

MAY

STS6 - Just the Picnic - recap
Join us for a picnic even if you're unable to join us for the ride!

SAT

29

MAY

THU

03

JUN

Winter 2022 - Tucson Cycling House - Info Session - recap
5 Days of cycling and good times!

FRI

04

JUN

Pride Ride Kickoff Happy Hour - recap
Pride Ride Kickoff Happy Hour

SAT

05

JUN

STS7 – Oyster Bay (NEW!) - recap
50 miles (or 24 🚆, 31 🚆, 38 🚆, 45 🚆 miles)

SAT

05

JUN

STS7 – Oyster Bay & Locust Valley (NEW!) - recap
61 miles (or 27 🚆, 36 🚆, 48 🚆, 58 miles)

SAT

12

JUN

Pride Ride Challenge - recap
175 miles

SUN

13

JUN

OC Pride Ride 2021 presented by Colavita - recap
#cyclinginsolidarity

SAT

19

JUN

GrNY - The Full OCA Team Ride - recap
47 miles (or less)

SUN

20

JUN

Saddle River Pathway - recap
40 miles

SAT

26

JUN

FLAX POND BEACH
65 M - cancelled

SAT

26

JUN

THU

01

JUL

Morning Central Park loops - recap
12-18 miles

SAT

03

JUL

BABYLON TO FLAX POND
65 M - cancelled

TUE

06

JUL

Morning Central Park loops - recap
12-18 miles

THU

08

JUL

Morning Central Park loops - recap
12-18 miles

SUN

11

JUL

Nyack Twirlin - recap
58.5

THU

15

JUL

Winter 2022 - Tucson Cycling House - Info Session - recap
Arizona Winter Cycling Getaway — March 15-20, 2022

THU

15

JUL

Morning Central Park laps
12-18 miles - cancelled

TUE

20

JUL

Morning Central Park laps
12-18 miles - cancelled

THU

22

JUL

Morning Central Park laps - recap
12-18 miles

SAT

24

JUL

Cold Spring to Poughkeepsie / New Paltz Team Ride - recap
36, 54 or 64 miles

SUN

25

JUL

Orchards of Concklin Loop
70 miles - cancelled

TUE

27

JUL

Morning Central Park laps - recap
12-18 miles

SAT

31

JUL

SUN

01

AUG

GrNY: Bedford Hills to Chappaqua Team Ride - recap
35+ miles

SAT

07

AUG

Cars? What Cars? - recap
39, 69 or 88 miles (all require train)

SAT

07

AUG

Fire Island Pines Beach Day - recap
Beach and BBQ in the Fire Island Pines

SUN

22

AUG

Boring Century
102 miles - cancelled

SAT

28

AUG

TUE

31

AUG

Elmsford and Back (maybe more) Team Ride - recap
60

SAT

11

SEP

Market Diner Delight... - recap
Approximately 25 miles

SAT

18

SEP

Gravel, a dam, some beer & lots of trees Team Ride
42 miles - cancelled

SAT

18

SEP

Classic Nyack! - recap
approximately 40 miles

SAT

25

SEP

Cycle for the Cause 275 Challenge Closing Ride and Celebration
Ride to Benefit The Center's HIV/AIDS programs

SAT

25

SEP

SAT

02

OCT

Hudson River 2-way
app 50 miles

SUN

03

OCT

End of Series Party
Time to Celebrate!

SAT

09

OCT

FRI

15

OCT

Berkshires Fall Foliage Weekend
3 days, up to 160 miles
Speed Freak Fast paceline ride Steady Eddy Moderate paced ride Easy Rider Gentle paced ride


RIDE LEVEL KEY

A - Speed Freak - Fast paceline ride

B - Steady Eddy - Moderately paced ride

C - Easy Rider - Gentle paced ride

The 'Ride Speed' indicates the target cruising speed on flat roads.