Tour de Kingston: Hudson Valley’s best kept secret


The 11th Annual Tour de Kingston/Ulster ride is Sunday, June 26, 2016.

Every year, my husband Steve and I look forward to the annual Tour de Kingston/Ulster with enthusiasm. It’s a good time, starting out at Forsyth Nature Center, riding bikes through the gorgeous city of Kingston and surrounding region, eating grilled burgers afterward and hanging out with friends, both old and new. The event brings out a couple hundred bicyclists of all description, from little kids with training wheels to race level road cyclists in full regalia and everyone in between.

The Tour is a non-profit charitable fundraiser sponsored and organized by YMCA, Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley Foundation, Cycle Therapy, Bike Brothers and Revolution Bicycles.

Personally, I have ridden the 50 mile road ride, the 25 mile road ride and the 28 mile Endurance Road/Trail ride. In addition, one can choose to ride 10 miles out and back on the Hurley O&W or 18 miles on the Hurley, connecting to Wallkill Valley Rail Trail via streets and back to the city of Kingston. Or you can take the laid back 5 mile tour of the city.

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