The routes were definitely challenging but it was the farms and locally sourced foods that made this ride a truly unique and special one.
This ride takes you on some of my favorite roads! The ride is approximately 53 miles with 3000 feet of climbing.
These rest stops offer a chance to see these farms and also to sample some fresh produce grown right there in the Hudson Valley.
Here is a route for those cold days that will help you get a good workout in and also help you to keep warm with a decent amount of climbing.
The route is about 50 miles with a little bit less than 4000 feet of climbing, but at least you do get the mid-ride reward of donuts and cider after all of that climbing.
As much as I hate to pile on all of those additional clothes for the chillier weather, I do love riding in the fall. The weather and foliage are gorgeous. The leaves on the trees burst into brilliant red, gold and orange and the air feels so cool, refreshing and crisp.
Here is a short but hilly ride that is a great for a quick post work training session. The route is about twenty five miles with approximately 2000 feet of climbing.
After riding the 107 mile gran fondo my legs needed a bit of a break from all of the climbing. Here is a nice relatively flat recovery route. It is approximately 28 miles with a little over 1000 feet of climbing.