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Old 03-29-20, 10:44 AM
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Hello from Wallkill NY

Hello all ... Wallkill NY here ... picked up a Trek Checkpoint ALR 5 for rail trails and some road riding.
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Welcome,

A buddy lives just down the road in Walden, so I know the area well.

Besides the obvious Walkill Valley Rail Trail, you might find some of the carriage roads up at Minnewaska are OK for a gravel bike. There’s also a gravel trail down in Goshen called the Heritage Trail, goes 14 miles down to Harriman.

www.gravelmap.com is a useful site.
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Old 03-29-20, 03:54 PM
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Ride the Heritage trail pretty often ... will look into the website .. thank you
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Also the Duchess County Rail Trail and Walkway over the Hudson. The trail actually starts in East New Paltz at South St. and Rt. 299, then goes down to the Hudson, and another 22 miles to Hopewell Junction. It’s paved though.
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Planning on riding the Dutchess trail this week
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Welcome. I grew up near New Paltz. I get back home once a year or so. So far I've not ridden a bike in the area. I've been scoping out a route along the foot of the Shawangunk Mountain from New Paltz southerly to Pine Bush or so. Lots of secondary roads in that area.
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Thank you ... im mainly staying on the rail trails for now but really want to get into longer rides on the road.
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I'm from Kingston originally. Gotta hit that rail trail this year!
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I'm from Kingston originally. Gotta hit that rail trail this year!
Nice ride .. haven't made it up to Kingston on it though
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Happy trails to you. Beautiful area but some drive very fast on roads that have little to zero shoulder. You might consider making yourself Very Visible to both oncoming traffic, as well as to the rear. Stay safe and I hope you enjoy your ride.
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Happy trails to you. Beautiful area but some drive very fast on roads that have little to zero shoulder. You might consider making yourself Very Visible to both oncoming traffic, as well as to the rear. Stay safe and I hope you enjoy your ride.
Thank you ... mainly sticking to the rail trails for now but agree the traffic up this way moves fairly quick.
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Hello from Jupiter Florida, good luck with your new bike!
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Hello from Jupiter Florida, good luck with your new bike!
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