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richard4993 04-02-12 07:52 AM

Anybody have some good rides over the GWB or into Weschester
 
I've been riding up to piermont and Nyack all the time which seem to be the most popular destinations. Are there any other good rides that you guys would recomend doing other than Bear Mountain.

dendawg 04-02-12 08:24 AM

If all you do is go up 9w and climb Perkins than you need to try some of the other roads and hills in the area. Seven Lakes Drive, Rt 106 (though it may still be closed from last years storms), Tiorati Brook Rd, Arden Valley Rd, all wind through Harriman Park and end up crossing 7 Lakes Drive at some point. Closer to the bridge you could avoid 9w and cut down to Tenafly and pick up County Rd 501 for a flatter trip to Piermont, or better make a left off 9W at the Esplanade and explore the hills and estates at Rio Vista. The only ride in Westchester that I do regularly is the North and South County Rail Trail. You can find the start of it at Van Cortland Park in the Bronx and take it all the way to Brewster NY. You might want to check out the ride library at the New York Cycle Club (though it might be a members only section). Also check the websites for other local clubs to see what rides they might have listed.

aixaix 04-02-12 09:51 AM


Rt 106 (though it may still be closed from last years storms)
106 is open.

richard4993 04-02-12 10:19 PM


Originally Posted by dendawg (Post 14047214)
If all you do is go up 9w and climb Perkins than you need to try some of the other roads and hills in the area. Seven Lakes Drive, Rt 106 (though it may still be closed from last years storms), Tiorati Brook Rd, Arden Valley Rd, all wind through Harriman Park and end up crossing 7 Lakes Drive at some point. Closer to the bridge you could avoid 9w and cut down to Tenafly and pick up County Rd 501 for a flatter trip to Piermont, or better make a left off 9W at the Esplanade and explore the hills and estates at Rio Vista. The only ride in Westchester that I do regularly is the North and South County Rail Trail. You can find the start of it at Van Cortland Park in the Bronx and take it all the way to Brewster NY. You might want to check out the ride library at the New York Cycle Club (though it might be a members only section). Also check the websites for other local clubs to see what rides they might have listed.

Usually what I do is go up 501 and come back down 9W. I may check out that 7 Lakes Drive when it gets a little bit nicer, that'll be one hell of a ride for me as I'm from south Brooklyn so my round trip to Nyack is already 82 miles. Is there any good route you would recomend to get up to 7 Lakes from the GWB?

dendawg 04-03-12 07:11 AM


Originally Posted by richard4993 (Post 14051104)
Usually what I do is go up 501 and come back down 9W. I may check out that 7 Lakes Drive when it gets a little bit nicer, that'll be one hell of a ride for me as I'm from south Brooklyn so my round trip to Nyack is already 82 miles. Is there any good route you would recomend to get up to 7 Lakes from the GWB?

Lots of ways to get there. You can go straight up 9W. The turn off into the park to get to Perkins and Bear is Seven Lakes Drive. Riding east to west is better as riding west to east requires a brief ride on and crossing of the Palisades Pkwy with traffic whizzing by at speeds in excess of 55mph. Another way into the park would be to take rt 210 (which becomes 106 Gate Hill Road) from 9W in Stony Point. Once in the park and across Lake Welch you can make a left on Johnsontown Rd, then a left at the T at Lake Welch Pkwy to Seven Lakes Drive, or continue on 106 and get Seven Lakes Drive at the Kanawauki circle. Going left once on Seven Lakes Drive will take you to Sloatsburg. A right will take you towards Bear Mtn and 9W, and the aforementioned crossing of the PIP (which may or may not be legal).
Take a look at google maps for a good view of the roads in the park
http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8...e&ved=0CBIQ_BI

pennstater 04-11-12 05:38 PM

Try this:
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/21471958


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