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Mountain Bike Lake Minnewaska Carriage Roads

October 2, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Enjoy a day in Ulster County’s Shawangunk Mountains by cycling the restored carriageways connecting the Lake Minnewaska and Sam’s Point Visitors Centers. There are excellent views of the Catskills, weather permitting. This 27-mile ride includes 2100′ of elevation gain and is rated moderate-difficult. Although the surface of the roads is suitable for faster gravel or cyclocross bicycles, a mountain bike (or hybrid) is recommended for the gearing, relaxed position, and pacing that is appropriate with the setting. Expected average pace is 10-12 mph. We will begin and conclude at Lake Minnewaska, pausing for lunch, and returning via Castle Point Carriageway.

Event Duration: 27 miles, 3.5 hours

Level of Difficulty:  Moderate-Difficult

Leader(s): Peter Manning

Bring: adequate clothing, rain gear, snacks/ lunch, water/ beverage, equipment/ ability to change a flat tire; bicycle helmet

Registration required by 10/1 6PM  date.  Use registration form below to register.

PLEASE contact the leader and cancel if you are not able to come as others may want to take your place.

Group size is limited to 12 so register early.

Fee:  Yes, entrance to Lake Minnewaska State Park is $10 per vehicle

Dogs allowed:  No

Questions about this event can be directed to:  Peter@catskillmountainclub.org (607) 832-4413

Covid-19 Guidelines:   We ask participants to socially distance,  to be vaccinated and to cancel if they or members of their household are or have been ill with covid-like symptoms within the past ten days.   Other guidelines may apply, depending on event. The event leader will inform participants.

Driving Directions: Lake Minnewaska State Park is located on State Routes 44/55, 10.2 miles west of Gardiner (junction with Route 208) and 5.8 miles east of Kerhonkson (junction w/ Route 209). There is a $10 entry fee per vehicle at the gatehouse. After the gatehouse, stay to the left and go up the hill to Lake Minnewaska. We will meet in front of the Visitors Center at 9:30, wheels down and ready to go.

GPS coordinates: 41.72878, -74.23702

After you press “Submit” below the registration form, you will see a screen that says “Your registration has been submitted”. If you do not, an error has occurred. Please resubmit, being sure to complete all fields. You should receive a message from the leader acknowledging your registration.

Register:  Please complete and submit the form below. 

Register for Mountain Bike Lake Minnewaska Carriage Roads


October 2, 2023
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Peter Manning CMC


41.72878, -74.23702 Lake Minnewaska Vst
Kerhonkson, NY 12446 United States + Google Map