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    where else can I rack up 50-100 miles on a paved trail?

    Anyone want to suggest a paved rail trail and is well signed or mostly contiguous where I can rack up 50 - 100 miles
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    about 58 miles here

    we're riding it this Sunday AM if anyone wants to join us.
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    Hmm ... interesting. I grew up in the Bronx and Yonkers and was down in White Plains Tuesday and Purchase due to a funeral.
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    I second the North & South County Trailway ride.
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    Coming from MA I'm thinking the best place for to start would be Gleneida Ct. in Carmel, NY. Anyone know where I can park?
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    From the county website:

    Parking Areas for the North County Trailway
    (from south to north)

    Eastview Park-&-Ride lot, Town of Mount Pleasant
    Located on north side of Neperhan Road immediately west of Saw Mill River Parkway Eastview exit at Route 100C

    Route 117, Town of Mount Pleasant
    Located on south side of Route 117, immediately west of Route 117 interchanges with Route 9A and Taconic Parkway

    Briarcliff Public Library, Village of Briarcliff Manor
    Parking available at Briarcliff Library parking lot, South State Road

    Route 100, Millwood at the Taconic State Parkway, Town of New CastleLocated on east side of Route 100 between North State Road and Echo Lake

    NYSDOT Yard, Millwood, Town of New Castle
    Located just north of Taconic State Parkway (Route 100/133 exit) on south side of Station Road (Route 133)

    Route 134, Kitchawan, Town of Yorktown
    Parking available on the shoulder of Route 134 at trail underpass, just west of Route 100

    Croton Heights, Route 118, Town of Yorktown
    Parking lot located on north side of Route 118 less than one mile west of Route 100

    Town Hall, Underhill Ave, Town of Yorktown
    Town Hall parking lot located on south side of Underhill Avenue, downtown Yorktown Heights

    Railroad Park, Yorktown Heights, Town of Yorktown
    Located on Commerce Street off Underhill Ave, approximately 1.5 miles east of Taconic State Parkway

    Mahopac Ave, Town of Somers
    Weekend parking available at Jilco Windows Corp, just west of trailway intersection with Mahopac Ave.

    Baldwin Place, Town of Somers
    Parking lot located on west side of Trailway at shopping center between routes 6 and 118

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    Anyone know what's involved in getting to the Putnam/North County trail from the Bear Mountain Bridge? Can I ride there on 6 or not safe?

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    THANKS for the parking info!!!!!!!
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    "Anyone know what's involved in getting to the Putnam/North County trail from the Bear Mountain Bridge? Can I ride there on 6 or not safe?"

    The section east of Peekskill has traffic doing 50mph+ on a 2 lane road with no or disappearing shoulders. The section heading south from the bridge, up and around Anthoney's Nose, is a very narrow, twisty 2 lane road, very scenic, with a ton of traffic and steep hills. Perfect for riding, if it were closed to cars. With auto's following you up the hill it would be tense.

    In truth, there's no great route that I would recommend, except maybe north to Cold Spring, then east on 301 and down to Carmel. Assuming you want some sort of loop, what do you do then ?, as you still need to get back to the bridge from the south ?.

    It might be less trouble to park somewhere in Westchester near the path.

    Steve B.

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    150 mile paved trail: http://www.atatrail.org/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightingguy View Post

    The section east of Peekskill has traffic doing 50mph+ on a 2 lane road with no or disappearing shoulders. The section heading south from the bridge, up and around Anthoney's Nose, is a very narrow, twisty 2 lane road, very scenic, with a ton of traffic and steep hills. Perfect for riding, if it were closed to cars. With auto's following you up the hill it would be tense.

    In truth, there's no great route that I would recommend, except maybe north to Cold Spring, then east on 301 and down to Carmel. Assuming you want some sort of loop, what do you do then ?, as you still need to get back to the bridge from the south ?.

    It might be less trouble to park somewhere in Westchester near the path.

    Steve B.
    I was thinking about a century-sized loop starting around the GWB, up to Bear Mountain and the majority of the return on the County Trailways.

    I've parked in Tarrytown and ridden up to Carmel and back. There's a sign in Carmel that says Cold Spring 18 miles. I don't know what the road is like but back of the napkin it sounds like going that way would run over 200k. Hm . . .

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    just found out today that a high school friend lives in Yorktown 9 miles from the parking in Somers / Carmel. even more reason to try it. if I do, I'll give you guys a shout-out. my bike situation is up in the air. my main bike needs crank teaking and a new rear cog, plus I have new tires to mount. my older bike (but faster) is a little creaky but did 55 miles yesterday no problem. swapped the pdeals but that wasn't it. gonna try checking the tension on the drive side crank now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
    just found out today that a high school friend lives in Yorktown 9 miles from the parking in Somers / Carmel. even more reason to try it. if I do, I'll give you guys a shout-out. my bike situation is up in the air. my main bike needs crank teaking and a new rear cog, plus I have new tires to mount. my older bike (but faster) is a little creaky but did 55 miles yesterday no problem. swapped the pdeals but that wasn't it. gonna try checking the tension on the drive side crank now.
    You can get on the trail in the Yorktown Heights commercial district. You should be able to find parking around there, or if he lives close by just park at his house and ride over to the trail.

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