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    I am going to be visiting my uncle in Hastings-on-Hudson in Westchester County, NY this weekend. I am taking the Amtrak train there and they allow bikes. But unfortunately I am not allowed to take my bike on the Metro North commuter train from Grand Central Station at 4 pm on Friday

    Does anybody know if there's a bikable route from Grand Central Station to Hastings-on-Hudson, NY? I won't have much baggage. I'm also a *complete* New York City n00b

    I'd be grateful for any advice or pointers.

    EDIT: It looks like there are train tracks that run straight along the Hudson between Grand Central and Hastings-on-Hudson. Is there some kind of Hudson River trail or something like that?
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    You can use Metro North, with a $5 Bike Permit, if you arrive an hour earlier or leave Grand Central after 8:30 pm.
    http://www.mta.nyc.ny.us/mnr/html/getaways/bikerule.htm

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    I think you can bike up 9W to Nyack (or is it Piermont?) and cross the bridge that goes into Westchester from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G-Unit
    I think you can bike up 9W to Nyack (or is it Piermont?) and cross the bridge that goes into Westchester from there.
    Cool, thanks! Is that road reasonable bike-safe?

    I also found this South Westchester County Trailway here: http://www.roberts-1.com/bikehudson/...il_Westchester That sure is a great website.

    From the map, it looks like it goes exactly where I want to go, but I'm not sure how I would get to that trail from the train station.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G-Unit
    I think you can bike up 9W to Nyack (or is it Piermont?) and cross the bridge that goes into Westchester from there.
    Certainly NOT the Tapan Zee!

    The Bear Mountain Bridge has Bike access but that's way north of Hastings On Hudson
    Here's a link to Hudson River crossings
    http://transportationalternatives.or...es/hudson.html

    Best bet would probably be to go straight up the Bikeway, cross the Broadway Bridge into the Bronx, and follow Broadway into Westchester. Warburton Avenue follows the Hudson in Yonkers but I don't remember exactly how to do it from there. Maybe Mapquest has directions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacy
    Certainly NOT the Tapan Zee!

    The Bear Mountain Bridge has Bike access but that's way north of Hastings On Hudson
    Here's a link to Hudson River crossings
    http://transportationalternatives.or...es/hudson.html

    Best bet would probably be to go straight up the Bikeway, cross the Broadway Bridge into the Bronx, and follow Broadway into Westchester. Warburton Avenue follows the Hudson in Yonkers but I don't remember exactly how to do it from there. Maybe Mapquest has directions?
    Thanks Stacy. Forgive me but as a NYC noob I don't know what the Bikeway is. But it will take me from Manhattan to Westchester?

    I just found out I'm actually arriving at Penn Station, not Grand Central. Does that make a big difference?
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    Quote Originally Posted by moxfyre
    Cool, thanks! Is that road reasonable bike-safe?

    I also found this South Westchester County Trailway here: http://www.roberts-1.com/bikehudson/...il_Westchester That sure is a great website.

    From the map, it looks like it goes exactly where I want to go, but I'm not sure how I would get to that trail from the train station.
    According to my NYC Cycling Map you can catch the South County Trailway from the (proposed) Bikeway in Van Cortlandt Park. Easier than cycling all the way from Grand Central - You could take the IRT #1 train (subway) to 242 Street in the Bronx.

    The #1 train is right at 33rd Street and 7th Avenue when you come out of Penn Station. The Manhattan Bikeway is several blocks west of Penn Station, right next to the Hudson River. You can see all of this on the cycling map.

    Stacy

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    Oh Here ya go. Time's Up cue sheets for getting to the Clearwater Hudson RIver Revival in Croton-On-Hudson.

    Direct route from New York City via Yonkers, Hastings, Tarrytown, etc.

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    Wow, thanks, Stacy! I really appreciate it. That route looks perfect.
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    I live in westchester

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