Hudson River Valley routes including rails to trails

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"I had a great time on my second ride with the club and I am looking forward to more.

This site is fantastic. Click the map and then you can click the buttons on the map and get an expanded map along with a cue sheet and detailed explanation for all the routes they have posted. Enjoy!


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Hank Schiffman (not verified)
What a service to the public & asset to the cycling community!
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Roscoe Geo (not verified)
Attn: VP Programs

The Roberts might make an excellent program for a meeting.

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John Z (not verified)

Why? It is a nice site but our own ride library is more extensive.

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Bill Vojtech (not verified)
Well, because...

It's uniform, not a patchwork. Of course, it has not been submitted by dozens of people, as ours has.

I have not looked through our library much in recent times, but I recall a lot of cue sheets with no mileage indicated at the turns. It's pretty useless if you don't know if the next turn is 2/10 of a mile ahead or 20 miles.

And I just stopped and took a look at ours. I'd need Excel to look at one and Word to see another and Acrobat to open a third. I'm a graphics pro and I don't use Word or Excel. What If I'd like to see the route without downloading it?

Also, the hill index is a reasonable way ot rate routes so that people get an idea of what to expect. Your flat ride may be someone elses hilly monster.

Robert's site is one heck of a good job.

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Hank Schiffman (not verified)

Yes, you will find rides in our library with no mileage. But most of those are on Long Island and have been left in the library as no one has submitted updates. I spent quite a few hours with map and software adding mileage to cue sheets but eventually burned out on the project. Some of these routes predate cycle computers. Like any library, we have a range of material. Most of our users have Word or Excel. I download cue sheets in the form they are submitted. Some cue sheets are converted to PDF. If you have ridden some of our more interesting routes you would be impressed with them. As nicely presented as the Hudson Valley Cycling cue sheets are, not all are first rate routes. Some of our authors are extremely dedicated to the art of cycle routing and their work is magnificant.

All in all, we do pretty well for an organization which is all volunteer and spend their free time on 2 wheels rather than behind a screen.

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<a href="">Peter O'Reilly</a> (not verified)
HTML editing and printing

PDF is ubiquitous to web and is freely available at the Adobe website. Likewise, Microsoft provides Excel and Word “Viewers” which are available as a free download at their website. Other “Office” spreadsheet and word processing software products like OpenOffice and Corel’s suite are capable of opening up such documents as well.

The one drawback of HTML is with printing. It’s very temperamental and problematic – definitely not a strong point. Using PDF, Excel and Word make printing documents all the more trouble free. This is a material concern as I do know of anyone who cycles with their web browser attached to their handlebars.

Additionally, Excel and Word make for the cue sheet to be easily edited. That is something to consider as one should always consult a map when reviewing a new cue sheet, with mileage or without.

Most people know how to edit such Excel and Word documents and not so for HTML. Requiring HTML places one more hurdle in front of folks collaborating such work and there’s little to be gained having a HTML guru taking the time to transcribe an Excel document into HTML for the reasons provided already.

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