Ride FAQ

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.

TDF short route and more rides in Greenwich, NY on MapMyRIDE. Find ride

TDF long route and more rides in Greenwich, NY on MapMyRIDE. Find ride

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.

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