What are the routes like?
We offer a 15- and 35- mile route for various levels of cyclists. Both routes are through scenic farmland and offer beautiful views of the Hudson River, but contain several rolling hills and a few larger hills. And you can always walk for a bit if you’d like a break from cycling! The majority of the routes are through low-traffic, beautiful countryside. Both routes are supported by sag vans, and will also have knowledgeable cyclists riding to help along the way.
Is this a race?
No! We understand that there will be a range in people’s cycling abilities. In fact, we encourage riders to take their time and enjoy the scenery, farm and historic stops, and fellow riders.
I haven’t ridden a bike since I was a kid. Can I ride in Tour de Farm?
Yes! With some training and a tuned-up bike, you should be ready to ride! There are plenty of stops along the way with food and drink for tired riders. And there will always be a sag van behind your ride, in case you can’t finish.
What kind of bicycle do I need?
Although a road bike would manage best on this ride, any quality bike will do! Make sure you have a properly fit bike, good tires, and appropriate gear. (Check out Blue Sky Bicycle’s website for their Fix-A-Flat Clinic, Basic Bike Maintenance and other events!)
Will the roads be closed?
No. While we make every effort to ride on low-traffic roads, cyclists will be sharing the road with other vehicles.
Do I need to wear a helmet?
Yes! Safety is our first priority. All riders must wear their helmet at all times while on their bicycle.
How do I get to the start?
Click here for directions to Hand Melon Farm.