Inaugural Cycle the Hudson Valley Begins July 30
Seven Days of Food, Music, History, Art and Nature-All While Cycling the Nationally Renown Empire State Trail

If you want an unforgettable experience in the iconic Hudson Valley and you love or are interested in cycling, look no further than Parks & Trails New York's new bike tour: Cycle the Hudson Valley.  

Cycle the Hudson Valley travels 200 miles of the Empire State Trail between Troy, NY—known for its small city charm and gorgeous Victorian architecture featured in HBO's "The Gilded Age"—and its finish line at NYC's beautiful Brooklyn Bridge Park.  

Cycle the Hudson Valley will provide a dazzling showcase of some of the best history, art, and nature that New York State has to offer, all from the back of your bicycle. From the world's longest pedestrian bridge (Walkway Over the Hudson), to live music in Kingston, New York's newest state park (Sojourner Truth S.P.), early 18th-century historic French architecture, and some of the best food and drink the Hudson Valley has to offer (Bradley Farm and foodie-celebrated Hudson, NY), the ride really has something for everyone.  

Cycle the Hudson Valley (CTHV) is perfect for all-from experienced cyclists to beginners. The result is a ride that can be a challenge if you choose, but can also be a gorgeous, leisurely way to explore the natural beauty of the Hudson Valley with the freedom and enjoyment only two wheels can provide.

Running July 30th to August 5th, Cycle the Hudson Valley celebrates the Empire State Trail (EST) in all its glory. Spanning from Buffalo to Albany, and Canada to the tip of Manhattan, the EST is the nation's longest state-based multi-use trail.  

PTNY's launch of Cycle the Hudson Valley is made possible with funding provided by a grant from Empire State Development. Cycle the Hudson Valley is generously sponsored by National Grid NY, Discover Putnam, Dutchess Tourism, Ulster County, Siggi's yogurt, and Call of the Loon. Cycle the Hudson Valley also benefits from the generous support of a grant from the Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area.

PTNY Executive Director Paul Steely White says: "We are excited for Cycle the Hudson Valley (CTHV) to be as popular and well-loved as our world-renowned Cycle the Erie Canal, now in its 25th year. We look forward to reaching more communities and connecting more parks and regional trails to our state-wide greenways network."

About Parks & Trails New York: 

Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) is New York's leading statewide advocate for parks and trails. Founded in 1985, PTNY fights to improve our health, economy, and quality of life through the use and enjoyment of green space. In collaboration with members, supporters and partners from across the state, PTNY is a prominent voice for the protection and expansion of New York's magnificent state park system and multi-use trail network, including more than 1,500 miles of greenways, bike paths, and river walks. Learn more at

Contact Information:
Paul Steely White
Executive Director
[email protected]

Original Source: Inaugural Cycle the Hudson Valley Begins July 30
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