Routes

Something for everyone!

Experience the beauty of autumn in northern Westchester County from two wheels!

All routes start and end at Goldens Bridge Metro-North Train Station. Be green and ride, carpool, or take the train to the ride!

Routes linked here are still under construction! Pre-registered riders will receive the final route links for use with GPS devices a few days before the ride. Printed cue sheets will be available at registration. All routes are well marked.

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Slice of the Apple: 26 miles
Elevation: ~1,660′
Route: Click Here
Recommended Start Time: 10am – 10:30am

Ride gorgeous Hudson Valley roads such as Starr Ridge and Mills Rd. One rest stop at mile 15. Ride with friends or choose one of our guided options (details forthcoming). It’s Northern Westchester so it can’t be flat, but you’ll be ready by October and happy you did this loop!

Candy Apple: 35 miles
Elevation: ~2,400′
Route: Click Here
Recommended Start Time: 9:30am-10am

For those looking to get out for a few hours but don’t want to spend all day riding or if you prefer riding at a more leisurely pace. You’ll still ride the core of our scenic Westchester roads but without some of the big climbs; as this spectacular route heads north almost to Putnam County then turns south, passing through Ward Pound Ridge Reservation before heading to Bedford and back to Goldens Bridge. One rest stop at mile 22.

Apple Core: 45 miles
Elevation: ~3,800′
Route: Click Here
Recommended Start Time: 9am-9:30am

This is a challenging ride with amazing scenery. Every climb comes with a reward, either a great descent, a spectacular view or the road itself. You’ll ride through the core of our scenic Westchester roads with a little touch of Putnam and Fairfield Counties, back into New York through North Salem, and then pass through Ward Pound Ridge Reservation before heading into Bedford and back to Goldens Bridge. One rest stop at Mile 28. This ride is recommended for stronger riders who are ready to hit the hills!

Full Manzana: 73 miles
Elevation: ~4700’
Route: Click Here
Recommended Start Time: 8:30am-9am

Have more time or want more of a challenge? Earn your post ride lunch and enjoy the whole manzana (Spanish for “apple”) as you see the best of the Hudson Valley’s foliage! Some challenging climbs and many stunning roads as the Golden Apple enters Connecticut for the first time in its 35 year history! Rest stops at mile 26 and 45.

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Dirty Apple: 40 miles
Elevation: ~3000’
Route: Click Here
Recommended Start Time: 9am – 9:30am

Love dirt and gravel roads? Sign up for the Dirty Apple – combining scenic dirt and quiet paved backroads of northern Westchester County. No killer hills – but not for the faint of legs. Two rest stops to keep you going. We recommend a gravel or cyclocross bike for this route, but mountain and fat bikes welcome.

Hard Core Dirty Apple: 50 miles
Elevation: ~4000’
Route: Click Here
Recommended Start Time: 8:30am – 9am
Love climbing? Sign up for the “hardcore” Dirty Apple! Same route as the base Dirty Apple – scenic dirt and quiet back roads – but with a few “rotten to the core” climbs added in for your enjoyment. Two rest stops to keep you going. We recommend a gravel or cyclocross bike for this route, but mountain and fat bikes welcome.
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