Ride the Ridge Hudson Valley ulster county bike ride tour challenge race scenic ride










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Thank you to all that attended this year's event, and a special thank you to all of our sponsors.
Please check out more than 500+ photos from the event on our facebook page.

Ride the Ridge Hudson Valley ulster county bike ride tour challenge race scenic ride

Register for the 9th Annual
Ride The Ridge Bike Challenge
Sunday, June 7th, 2015

Four beautiful rides for every skill level...
(includes lunch at the finish line)
  • The 50-mile Bud Clarke Memorial Ride for expert riders
  • The 30-mile Countryside Ride for advanced riders
  • The 11-mile Scenic Ride - Shorter but also for serious riders
  • The 5-mile Family Ride - A ride for all ages to enjoy through the scenic back roads and neighborhoods of Stone Ridge

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/

Thank you to our riders, volunteers and sponsors for making the 2014 event one of the best!

(Check out the photostream from 2014!)


50-Mile Bud Clarke Shawangunk Ride - 8:30 AM
30-Mile Countryside Ride - 9:30 AM
11-Mile Intermediate.Scenic Ride - 10 AM
5-Mile Family Ride - 11 AM
Arrive at least a half hour
prior to the start

Contact us at: ridetheridge@gmail.com