The Wallkill Valley Railroad operated from 1866 to 1977 in upstate New York near the famous Shawangunk Mountains (The "Gunks"). Join us for an amazing day out of the city as we ride along the rail trail corridor that once was a huge part of the economy of the area. Along the way you will be treated to spectacular views and historic sites. The round trip bike ride is about 13 miles total (6.5 miles each way). The group will enjoy time in New Patlz and stop for lunch in Rosendale , both which are charming and historic.Wow it works:
- You can take the 8:45am Metro North Train from Grand Central or points north to Poughkeepsie, NY where you guide will pick you up. (train fare is not included). You may also drive to meet the group at the train station.
- From the Poughkeepsie train station is is a 10 minute ride to New Paltz where we will pick up our bikes and start our journey.
- In Rosendale we will ride across the highest pedestrian train trestle in the USA then take a rest stop along the shores of the Rondout Creek for lunch at a local cafe. (pay as you go for food and drink)
- We can explore the cool shops in Rosendale then hop on our bikes for the trip back to New Paltz where we will make a stop at Historic Huguenot Street featuring stone houses from the late 1600's.
- We'll cap the trip with a visit to The Gilded Otter/Clemson Brewery or Station Restaurant Patios for a cold beverage.
- You will be back on the 5:50pm train to the city.
Can I come alone? Yes, 98% of those attending this event normally register on their own. You welcome to bring as many non member guests, friends & co workers as you’d like, just make sure to register for the number of people that you want below. Our staff will be ready to greet you and introduce you to others whether you are on your own or with guests.
Do I need a ticket? Unless otherwise instructed, if you registered and paid for this event or registered with a voucher your name will be on a list when you arrive in Poughkeepsie. You will get several confirmation emails prior to the trip
Dress Code: Dress for the weather. Sneakers for riding and walking.
How difficult is the ride? It is 13 miles round trip. 6 miles each way. It is mostly flat with some hills. You should be in fairly good physical condition for this. The ride will be broken up with rest stops and we will be in Rosendale for at least an hour before we ride back.
What is included? Transportation to and from the train station, bike rental, guide fee all taxes and tips.
Not included: Train fare, anything you purchase to eat. Since everyone has diverse diets these days it is much easier to pay as you go for food and drinks.
How will I find the group? We will send you a confirmation email with exact locations, contact info and names of those who are hosting the event when you register. We will send follow up emails as we get closer, usually the night before or morning of.
Ages: 21+ Most of our events attract 20’s -40’s although some events can skew younger or older (50’s) depending on the event. Some events are clearly age specific as indicated. If this is an issue for you contact Dave at the address below and we can usually give you a very accurate idea of what to expect.
Who Comes to These?: Our activities attract NY Professionals from all backgrounds and professions who are looking to expand their social circles. You will also find others who are looking to learn something, network for business, try something they have never done before or enjoy something they love doing but can’t get their friends to do. There may also be some people looking to find that someone special who share a passion for the same activities (but don’t make this the sole reason you come out).
How many will attend? We have room for 14
Questions? If you want to know how many people are coming, what the ages are likely to be, the gender breakdown or the overall vibe of the event before you register, contact Dave Cervini at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-873-2256.
This event is nonrefundable unless the event is canceled or rescheduled.
By registering for this event you take full responsibilities for your actions and agree to conduct yourself accordingly.