Sunday, April 17, 2016

Bike ride in the Red Hook/Rhinebeck NY/Bard College Area (20 mi)

This weekend I was near Bard College accompanying my wife as she attended a conference at Bard College. Since I had nothing to do, I decided to bring my bike along, and on Saturday took a great 20 mile bike rid in the area.

Full credit goes to Ken Roberts and Sharon Marsh Roberts, who found this great route (and have many others in the area on their web site). It can be very difficult finding good routes as a visitor, so I am very grateful to them.

Anyway, the route is pretty much as they describe. Roughly 20 miles with gently rolling hills, never too steep that you get bored of them. In addition to Rhinebeck, where the route starts, and Red Hook, there are some neat sites along the way.

I stopped for a short stroll in Poet's Park:
I saw many farms and even vineyards:
And I had a look at Bard College:
The whole thing took just a bit over two hours, even with a few accidental detours. And Rhinebeck is a great place to get a bite to eat when you're done!

You can check out my ride on Garmin Connect (with full maps, elevation details etc.).

And you can see my full photo album.

Hopefully you can give it a try!

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    Thank you for your nice sharing. This is such a nice place for bike riding and it save place also. NY is a nice place and there is a lot of place for riding.

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