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My friend and I wanted to go on a 2-day ride, 60-80 miles each day (july 1st and 2nd). If anyone has suggestions, please let me know. Ideally, the ride would be far from the city, moderately scenic, and accessible by public transportation. The club ride to West Point sounds nice, but we can only get out for 2 days.

Oh yeah, somewhere we could find a motel or B & B to stay at too.


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ck (not verified)
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Andrea, not sure what your riding level is, but here's a couple I've done, and both are quite scenic. (first one is easier):
1) L.I. Sound loop: Take LIRR to Port Jeff. Ride out to Orient Pt on back roads (not Rt 25), perhaps with side trip to Shelter Island. Take Ferry to New London. Ride along CT shore (via Rt 156/US1/Rt 146)to New Haven (and train back to NY). We stayed in Niantic CT for this trip, though Greenport/Orient would probably have places as well)

2) CT and Hudson Valley: Take Metro North to Westport. Day 1: Ride Compo/Beach Roads to Southport. Then back roads north through reservoir areas of Weston/Redding. Go west to Ridgefield (B&B's there) Day 2: North to North Salem NY, Croton Falls, back roads to Carmel, across Putnam County on Rt 301 to Cold Spring or Garrison for trains back to NY.

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Mordecai Silver (not verified)
2-day ride

"New Paltz is a nice place to stay overnight, either in a motel, bed & breakfast, or youth hostel (I've stayed at the hostel, and recommend it). The Shawangunk Mountains are very close by. Fred Steinberg has a beautiful and very hilly route in the ride library, which should be less than 80 miles round-trip from New Paltz. There are also some very nice routes on the Roberts' website.

Alternatively, you can do a very scenic 375-mile route those two days: the Englewood 600 km brevet, 215 miles on July 1st, 160 on July 2nd; or you can just ride it straight through without sleep. But I know this isn't what you have in mind!"

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bill vojtech (not verified)

Metro North to Wassaic and ride to Litchfield county, CT. It is full of nice roads for cycling. There are B&Bs and some inns. Check in New Preston around Lake Waramaug.

It is hilly.

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Hank Schiffman (not verified)

Yes, take the train to the end of a line as has been suggested Poughkeepsie or Wassaic and go deep into the country. You can't go wrong on as long as you avoid main roads.

Buy maps which cover your cycling region.

Both Litchfield and New Paltz are worthy destinations.

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