LIFE CYCLE

Ellenville provides a wide range of cycling opportunities, such as off-road mountain biking on purpose-built trails, rail trails, scenic road cycling on many of our quiet country back roads and, if you are into it, some of the most challenging climbs in the region!

New York State Cycling Laws

In New York State, all bicyclists under the age of 14 years old are required to wear safety certified bicycle helmets when they are operators or passengers on bicycles. Children aged 1 to 4 years old must wear a certified bicycle helmet and ride in specially designed child safety seats.

April 1st, 2020. If you do decide to go cycling, please act responsibly and respectfully to other people by observing the current guidelines in place to combat the spread of the Covid-19 virus by self-distancing and keeping AT LEAST 6 FEET AWAY from other people. Thank you.

LIPPMAN PARK

CURRENTLY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19

Located off Rt. 209 in Napanoch, Lippman Park offers some of the most exhilarating off-road mountain biking in the area. All trails have been ‘hand-built’ by volunteers from the Renegades Mountain Bike Club. Like ski slopes, the trails are color coded to reflect their degree of difficulty, ranging from beginner level to intermediate and up to advanced, expert riders.

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RAIL TRAILS

O&W RAIL TRAIL

The O&W Rail Trail runs parallel to the village along the Rondout Creek. It is ideal for family-oriented cycling and/or hiking. Two sections run through the village, heading north towards Kerhonkson.

From Kerhonkson, you can pick up the trail again to head up to Rochester Park in Accord. There is also a 2.5 mile section that heads south out of Ellenville down to Spring Glen.

The rail trail is also ideal during the winter months for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Please use the ‘Ride With GPS’ route maps below for locations and for further information about the rides. You can also download cue-sheets and/or navigation-route files for your cycling device (e.g., Garmin, Wahoo, iPhone etc.).

On the RWGPS pages you will also find Google Maps links to each of the starting points.

O&W ELLENVILLE > PORT BEN

O&W NAPANOCH SECTION

O&W ELLENVILLE > SPRING GLEN

O&W KERHONKSON > ROCHESTER PARK

ROAD CYCLING

Well, unless you are on the O&W Rail Trail, there is no such thing as a ‘flat route’ in our area!

However, drawing on the knowledge of our local experienced riders, we have compiled a number of routes of varying distances and degrees of climbs. All the routes have been created to avoid, as much as possible, the more heavily trafficked roads in the area.

These routes offer exhilarating rides through our spectacular scenery and surrounding area. Please use the ‘Ride With GPS’ route-links below for the starting/end locations and for further information about the rides where needed.

Please use the ‘Ride With GPS’ route maps below for locations and for further information about the rides. You can also download cue-sheets and/or navigation-route files for your cycling device (e.g., Garmin, Wahoo, iPhone etc.).

On the RWGPS pages you will also find Google Maps links to each of the starting points.

MODERATE CLIMBING

BRIGGS LOOP

PEEKAMOOSE LOOP

RONDOUT RESERVOIR LOOP

KRUM LOOP

HIGH FALLS LOOP

KINGSTON LOOP

SIGNIFICANT CLIMBING

VISTA MARIA LOOP

OAK RIDGE LOOP

MOHONK MOUNTAIN LOOP

GUNKS LOOP

THE ULTIMATE SUFFERFEST!

THE GRAHAMSVILLE QUAD

CYCLING RESOURCES

BIKE SHOPS
(CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19)

NEW PALTZ: BICYCLE DEPOT

ROESENDALE: TABLE ROCK

CYCLING CLUBS

BICYCLE DEPOT

MID HUDSON BICYCLE CLUB

ROUTE PLANNING

RIDE WITH GPS