BICYCLE TOURS

Bicycling the rondout valley is a breathtaking way to experience the beauty, history and culture here.

Bicycling the rondout valley is a breathtaking way to experience the beauty, history and culture here.

Seeing farms by bicycle is one of the best ways to travel! New this year, we've got three bike tours of varying levels of challenge: one for folks of all ages, another that's a bit more challenging, and a 25-mile tour for enthusiasts! We've got Cue Sheets that you can print out and carry that tell you each turn to take, and Google maps that show the elevations you'll be biking. These three tours start at Kelder's Farm, but they are loops, so you could start at any of the farms they include.

Ride D -- an 8.5 mile ride to four farms, for easy riders and families. Printable Cue Sheet Here. Ride with GPS Google Map here.

Ride C -- a 15-mile spin to seven farms. Printable Cue Sheet Here. Ride with GPS Google Map here.

Ride B -- a challenging 25-mile tour of ten farms. Printable Cue Sheet Here. Ride with GPS Google Map Here.

Bike Adventure, October 9, 10am at Kelder's Farm

Start: Kelder’s Farm, 5755 Rt. 209 Kerhonkson, NY 12446
Sunday October 9, 2016,  starts 10AM

Enjoy bicycle riding in the farm-rich Rondout Valley of Ulster County and see working farms that grow fruit and vegetables, harvest Christmas trees, or produce maple syrup. Collect stickers for your Stick to Local Farms adventure map and get a bonus RVGA sticker. See a microbrewery, meet the farmers, and shop their delicious products for later pick-up. Ride at your own pace­­—it’s a tour, not a race; take your time and enjoy a day on your bicycle!

Choose the route that matches your skills and experience (you can see each route by clicking the corresponding link above.
EASIEST TOUR: visit 4 farms, 8.5 miles, primarily flat with one hill, suitable for all levels, including families Printable Cue Sheet HereRide with GPS Google Map here.
INTERMEDIATE TOUR: visit 7 farms, 15.5 miles, some hills, for fit adults,  Printable Cue Sheet HereRide with GPS Google Map here.
CHALLENGING TOUR: visit 9 farms and earn a Stick to Local Farms Cookbook and 4 passes to play Homegrown Mini-Golf at Kelder’s Farm! 25.4 miles, mostly hilly, for enthusiasts. Printable Cue Sheet HereRide with GPS Google Map Here.
FAMILY FUN RIDE 3-6 miles along the Rochester Rail Trail. For all ages and levels.

Helmets required for all riders. Bring a bike. Riders under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
NO FEES, just lots of fun seeing a beautiful area in the Hudson River Valley. The ride leader will provide cue sheets. For more Information, contact Bill Miller, 845-657-9764. You can visit the Mid-Hudson Bicycle Club website, too.