The event offers four routes, all starting at the School, with lunch awaiting riders at the finish line.
Expert riders taking on the 50-mile Bud Clarke Memorial Ride will tackle the ascent up the West Trapps of the Shawangunk Ridge towards Minnewaska State Park.
The views of the Catskill Mountains and Hudson Valley are spectacular. A thrilling descent follows as riders hit speeds up to 50 mph! Riders make their way past the Trapps cliffs as they head back to Stone Ridge along the Wallkill River.
Advanced riders taking the 30-mile Countryside Ride will travel along a loop from the historic houses of Stone Ridge, along the Wallkill River, and by the original stone Gatehouse to Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz.
The ride offers flats, rolling hills, and several steep (but short) climbs along with fantastic views of the Trapps Ridge and Smiley's Tower on Skytop.
The 11-mile Intermediate Scenic Ride is a shorter, but no less challenging ride. Cyclists meander along the winding Rondout Creek, next to the remnants of one of the historic Delaware & Hudson Canals. An uphill climb and historic countryside ride follows and offers glimpses of the majestic Mohonk Mountain House atop the ridge.
Parents and children will enjoy a 5-mile Family Ride from High Meadow School, down Main Street, and through the scenic back roads and neighborhoods of Stone Ridge. Much of the route has flats or gentle slopes, with a couple of challenging hills. Parents must accompany their children, riding in line and sharing the road with automobile traffic.
To ensure rider safety, all rides will be supported by SAG Wagons, directional signs, and strategically located food/water
stops. Information on bicycle riding laws and safety is available online at: https://www.nysdot.gov/divisions/operating/opdm/