People Cycling Rides


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Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Vicki LaBella
Tour Dates
Start Location
Rosendale, NY
End Location
Rosendale, NY
Cost (est.)
$1200 (USD + $100.00 ride fee)
$600 (USD
Payment Due
Avg. Distance
20 mi / 32 km
Avg. Elevation
50 ft / 15 m
Ride Description

Overview: The Hudson River Valley, stretching from New York City to Albany, is one of our countries most historic and most beautiful areas.  Join us in Rosendale, located mid-way between Kingston (New York’s first capital) and New Paltz (a busy college town at the western end of the Pathway Over the Hudson).  We hope you’ll want to ride your bike – we have scenic routes picked out for you – but If you decide to take a day off there’s plenty of other things for you to do.  If you’re a hiker, bring your boots – this area is a top hiking destination. We'll point you toward them!  The Hudson River Valley Ramble takes place each year throughout the month of September. Special tours (walking, hiking, biking, history – you name it) take place almost every day the whole length of the valley.  We don’t have the 2023 schedule yet, but check out the 2022 events ( to get an idea of what might be in store.

Fall in the Hudson Valley means apples.  And other orchard fruits.  There are numerous u-pick facilities in the region, as well as orchards where the fruit is already picked for you to purchase.  September is the perfect month to sample the fruits de terre!  Come join us in Rosendale!

Lodging and Meals: This is a fixed base ride.  Our home base will be the 1850 House Inn (, locat… (Join People Cycling to read more)

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People Cycling's Ride Rating

People Cycling has four categories for our rides – Easy, Moderate, Difficult, and Challenging. It should be somewhat obvious what these categories mean, but please become familiar with the elevations and distances that define them:

Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Anything over the Difficult rating

NOTE: This is not a strict guideline. There could be rides that have a day or two where the average elevation or distance exceeds the values given above. These anomalies should be outlined in the ride description. It is recommended that you read it carefully.

About People Cycling

People Cycling is a bicycle touring club, which you can join for free. We offer Domestic and International Cycling Tours which are led by volunteer Ride Leaders. Our tours are made up of a small group of participants (typically 15-20 or so) who want to ride an average of 30 to 55 miles a day over a one or two week period in interesting regions of the world. Our tours range in price from frugal getaways to luxurious adventures. We travel road, gravel, or mountain bike styles, and all bicycle types – including e-bikes, recumbents, and tandems are typically allowed.

Our ride leaders are volunteers and do not financially profit on tours they lead. They are also given broad discretion on how to lead their tours, and we consider them our greatest asset.

People Cycling tours are operated at cost or at lower cost (as negotiated by our ride leaders) than individuals can obtain on commercial tours. Within the cost of a tour, there is a nominal fee to support club operations and provide tools to ride leaders to manage their rides.

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