difficulty rating 78 (46 miles + 3196' gain,)
map on website
Access to this site, cue sheet, map, notes and GPS at: http://bicycling.trimbleoutdoors.com/ViewTrip.aspx?tripId=504360
From Golden's Bridge, NY Metro North Rail station, accessible by train from New York City. 46 miles of Northern Westchester and Putnam covering North Salem, Croton Falls, Titicus Reservoir, Boyd's Corners, and Farmer's Mills.
This ride begins and ends at the Metro North rail station in Golden's Bridge, NY on the southbound side of the tracks. This ride has a bit more riding on state roads vs. back roads than most of the other rides in this group as a function of the area it travels through, but almost all have reasonable shoulders.
If driving, parking is available in three commuter lots, which are free on weekends/holidays. See the map for locations. On workdays each lot is primarily permit only, with a few pay spots. ($3.75, you shove the money into a little slot, so bring exact cash/change). The pay spots in the primary and North lot fill quickly on workdays.
Visit the Westchester Cycle Club website at www.westchestercycleclub.org
The ride begins by turning west on 138. (Left out of station/main parking, right out of North lot.)
Mile 28: Two options for food stops here - Before you turn right on Gleneida, 100 yards to the left on Gleneida is a small deli. If you continue another block to the left, there is an ice cream stand on the right. Both noted on map. If you do stop, return in the direction you came from on Gleneida and continue on.
Mile 28.9: A few more food options. Starbucks and Quiznos in the Putnam Plaza on your left. Dunkin' Donuts across the street on your right.
Click on the "Print Trip" link under "Trip Tools" in the right hand column to format this page for printing. You can send the track to an iPhone, GPS device, or your computer by clicking on the appropriate link in the "Send This Trip To" section in the right hand column.
A note re elevation data for riders who use it. Different mapping websites use different elevation source data, and the sampling point frequency varies across GPS units. As a result, the "total elevation gain" statistic can vary widely from site to site and unit to unit. Garmin units and the GarminConnect site indicate a significantly higher total elevation gain for this ride than does this Bicycling/Trimble site. We suggest you use the elevation data only to compare rides on the same site with data gathered the same way. Go out and ride!
Route courtesy of Westchester Cycle Club. Thanks to Dave Wilson, President.