Old 10-07-10, 05:45 PM
Jay H
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I am pretty sure delafield is the last exit on Rt 9. Don't try to ride on Rt 9 anywhere further south of delafield which is a left exit if you are returning the same way. I've ridden over the Mid Hudson bridge between Lloyd and Poughkeepsie and you can snake you way through downtown and pick up 9 on that road. When you first get onto Rt 9, you will go by a lot of strip malls, the CIA, Marist college, etc so it will be busy, if you can avoid it at rush hour, better. There is somewhat of a "bike lane" but a LOT of turning traffic. Once you get further north towards Staatsburg and Hyde Park, it gets better, you can even stop by FDR's place or the vanderbilt manor. And you can continue to ride up to Rhinebeck where it gets pretty and less busy. So, all in all, Rt 9 is not bad once you get away from the strip malls...

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