50-Mile Bud Clarke Memorial
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. Route is the Red line on the map below:
Start Time: 7:ooam - please arrive at least 30 minutes prior.
Bud clark memorial shawangunk ridge ride
This gorgeous ride that gave Ride The Ridge it's name 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. Bud Clarke was a founding member of the Ride the Ridge team who passed away several years ago. This is for advanced riders with "half-century" or more experience.
Turn by Turn Directions | 50-mile ride
Start Time: 7:00am
0.00mi Turn Left onto Main St/ Route 209
1.88mi Turn left/southeast onto Old Kings Hwy
STAY RIGHT; REMAIN ON OLD KING’S HWY
3.49mi Turn Left onto Kyserike Rd
Cross Lucas Ave.
5.03mi Turn right/ head southwest on Towpath Rd toward Purcell Ln
8.68mi Turn left/southwest onto Granite Rd
11.62mi Turn right onto Lower Granite Rd toward Cedar Ln
12.60mi Stay on Lower Granite Rd toward Main St
12.61mi Turn left onto US-44 E/Main St
Stay on US-44
21 mi Stay on 44/55
23.65mi Stay on US-44. CROSS Bruynswick Rd. Rd
24.74mi Turn right/south on Albany Post Rd.
25.64mi Turn right on Jansen-Herrick Rd/ Mckinstry Rd.
27.2 mi. Stay left on Mckinstry Rd.
28.24mi Turn right/ Head north on Bruynswick Rd
30.12mi Straight across/ Continue to follow Bruynswick Rd
BRUYNSWICK RD. STAYS STRAIGHT TO BECOME ALBANY POST ROAD. KEEP GOING ON ALBANY POST RD
31.51mi Continue on Albany Post Rd
31.52mi Continue on Albany Post Rd
33.39mi TURN LEFT/Head north on Albany Post Rd toward Outlook Farm Dr
34.72mi. Cross Rt. 299 to continue onto Butterville Rd
36.25mi Cross Mountain Rest Rd. onto Canaan Rd
36.97mi Turn right onto Dug Rd
38.25mi Turn left onto Springtown Rd
Stay on Springtown Rd.
42.58mi Springtown road becomes Elting Rd. Continue to follow Elting Rd
43.41mi Turn right onto Sandhill Rd.
43.58mi Turn left onto James St/Keaton Ave
43.69mi Turn left on Main St toward Binnewater Rd
43.90mi Turn right on Binnewater Rd toward Campbell St
44.83mi Turn left on Sawdust Ave toward Circle Ave
45.87mi Sawdust Ave. becomes Cottekill Rd. Continue straight onto Cottekill Rd
Turn Left on Lucas Ave Ext/Lucas Turnpike toward Susan St. Continue to follow Lucas Turnpike
48.07mi Turn right onto Leggett Rd. This turn comes up fast; be careful!
49.55mi Head northwest on Leggett Rd toward Main St
49.56mi Turn left onto Main St. to end the 50.
Return back to High Meadow School. You did it!