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By Dave Zornow on 12/26/21 updated 1/03/22

Roaming Through Rockland: 5 Favorite Rockland Bike Rides

Rockland is a popular destination for serious, casual and family cyclists because of its variety of roads, trails and bicycle paths. If you've ever wondered where Rockland's regular riders prefer to cycle on road bikes, hybrids, mountain bikes and eBikes, here are five recommendations.

  • Nyack Beach to Haverstraw on the Hudson River Greenway TrailHudson River Greenway Trail at Nyack Beach State Park
    Hybrid/mountain bike ride
    20 miles / 1,000 ft climbing
    Route map HERE

"This gravel ride features

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By Dave Zornow on 11/20/21 updated 1/02/22

Roaming Through Rockland: The Path on the Mario Cuomo Tappan Zee Bridge

by Dave Zornow

The view that most of us have of the Hudson is limited to what we can see from the banks of the river at public parks or peeks we get between the historic homes along the river. The Path, a shared bike and pedestrian space on the Mario Cuomo Tappan Zee Bridge, adds a new perspective to stop, sit, and contemplate the spectacular views of the water and the shoreline.

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By Dave Zornow on 11/06/21 updated 11/19/21

Roaming Through Rockland: Jones Point Path

by Dave Zornow

The Jones Point Path just south of Bear Mountain State Park on 9W offers a quiet walk in the woods or a short car free / care free bicycle ride along the Hudson. In addition to spectacular Hudson River views, the path is adjacent to several historical points of interest. Suitable for hikers and bicyclists, the paved multi-use path is two miles in one direction. If you include the short walk/bike from your car through the residential area

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By Robert Brum on 10/16/21 updated 1/03/22

Roaming Through Rockland: Biking the Trails at Blauvelt State Park

by Robert Brum

A park that was once home to an army rifle range now welcomes mountain bikers to the challenging trails snaking through its dense forest.

Trail signs in Blauvelt State Park on Oct. 12, 2021. Photo by Robert Brum.

Since 2017, the 644-acre Blauvelt State Park has been a popular destination for riders traversing some five miles of looping trails featuring terrain including rock gardens, log-overs, streams, and a diversity of non-technical climbs and descents.

The well-constructed network of

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By Dan Cohen on 10/02/21 updated 11/19/21

Roaming Through Rockland: The Esposito Trail

by Dan Cohen

If you feel the need to recharge some Sunday morning and get some exercise, but not too much, plus maybe a little something to nosh along the way, the Esposito Trail between Nyack and Piermont in Rockland County is just what the maitr'd ordered. The Esposito Trail combines a pleasant ride with interesting historical stops and some quality restaurants. There's a short version from Nyack to Piermont and back that's about 6 miles, and a longer

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