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Day Trip - Biking Wallkill Valley Rail Trail and River To Ridge Trail, visiting Newburg Brewery

Complete package starts at $145

General Description

Wallkill Valley rail trail and River-to-Ridge Trail are in Ulster County, NY. The County has many popular outdoor destinations that attract New Yorkers like Minnewaska State ParkCatskill Mountains, and Shawangunk Mountains, and many more. Wallkill Valley rail trail is over 20 miles, runs from Kingston to Gardiner passing, organic farms, bridges, cafes. From New Paltz the trip will enter River-to-Ridge Trail. The trail is part of a land conservation project by Open Space Institute with views of Shawangunk Ridge. This trail has hills, for experienced riders it is not hard to exercise, but for the person who did not ride for a long time, it is a moderate to hard level or exercise. 

Sample Trip Day:

The trip leader will pick up guests at the designated location, provide a trip handbook and drive to the first point of interest. The trip leader will distribute and custom fit bicycles and will provide route overview and safety instructions. Guests will ride at their own pace, stopping at points of interest or for a rest. A trip leader will follow the group with a van and will make stops at the places where the bike trail crosses the parking lot or a road. A trip leader will offer snacks, water, a place to rest, fix any minor bicycle issues or pick up anyone who has finished riding, or assist any other way.

Bicycle Selection:

 

There three options available for the trip:

  • Rent a Standart bicycle from Elation Tours at no extra charge.

  • Rent an Electric bicycle from Elation Tours for $35.

  • Bring your own bicycle.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Level: Easy to Moderate

Age: 14+

Trip Length: 7 mi with an option of 12 mi.

Terrain: Flat

Surface: Packed gravel crushed stone

TRIP INCLUDES

Round trip from New York City

Comfort Bike (Electric Bike is available)

Snacks and Beverages

DEPARTURE

W 37th Street, and 9th Ave

Departure Time: 7:45 am

Return Time: 4:30 pm − 5:00 pm

ATTIRE

Lightweight and light colored clothing

Windproof Jacket

Hiking/Sport Pants

Pair of comfortable walking shoes/sneakers

Hat 

WHAT TO BRING

Preferably to bring your own helmet

Fingerless gloves provide extra comfort

Sunglasses

Bug Spray

Sun Screen