Ride the Ridge Bike Challenge

| May 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

Title: Ride the Ridge Bike Challenge
Location: Stone Ridge, NY
Description: Sunday, June 5th, start times vary by ride

$35 adult, $15 children
High Meadow School, 3643 Main Street, Stone Ridge, NY 12484
To register: RidetheRidge.org or call (845) 687-4855

The 5th Annual Ride the Ridge Bike Challenge benefits the High Meadow Performing Arts Center. The Bike Challenge offers four routes, all starting at High Meadow School in Stone Ridge, New York located in the beautiful Hudson Valley.

The rides are: Expert riders taking on the 50-mile Shawangunk Ridge 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 journey 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 some several steep (but short) climbs along, with fantastic views of the Trapps Ridge and Smiley’s Tower on Skytop.

The 11-mile Bud Clarke Memorial Ride was added in 2010 to the Ride the Ridge Bike Challenge. Bud was a founding member of the Ride the Ridge team who passed away last year. On this route, riders meander southward along the winding Rondout Creek, next to the remnants of one of the historic Delaware & Hudson Canals. The journey, designed for experienced road riders, is generally flat terrain with some hills, and offers glimpses of the majestic Mohonk Mountain House atop the ridge. Children under 13 MUST be accompanied and supervised by an adult.

Parents and children will enjoy a 5-mile Family Ride from the school through the scenic back roads and neighborhoods of Stone Ridge. Much of the route has light rolling hills with a couple of challenging hills.

All rides will be supported by SAG Wagons, directional signs, and strategically located food/water stops. A satisfying lunch will await riders at the Finish Line.

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