Minnewaska State Park Preserve in Ulster County, NY, is a prime spot to soak in the fall colors during a ride on the park’s carriage trails. Photo by Carrie Yale/The Journal News
The Tour de Goshen, billed as the Hudson Valley’s longest-running charity bicycle ride, winds through the towns and villages of Chester, Montgomery and Goshen; and the town of Warwick. The routes feature rolling terrain and pass through the county’s fertile Black Dirt Region, with Mount Eve as a backdrop in Warwick.
No parking? No car? No problem. Just hop on an electric bike and go, if these Westchester County riverfront villages have their way.
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These step-thru e-bikes “are not necessarily for people who are on their road bike with clip-ins and padded spandex shorts.”
Joe Montgomery and a small cadre of innovative thinkers started their bicycle brand in humble quarters, not far from the railroad station that gave the company its name. What began with bike trailers grew into a premium global brand. Here’s my latest feature for the Hearst Connecticut Media Group, which covers Wilton – where CannondaleContinue reading “Cannondale: It all started above a pickle factory”
What happens when you stick a crosswalk in the middle of a 55 mph zone?
“I think in this country, cars still win. It’s very hard to change a mindset. … We’re socialized into where cars and trucks come first, and all the rest of that is like litter on the side of the road.”
‘ve been buzzed, berated, beeped and barked at by passing motorists (and their dogs). Told to get the *%&@ up onto the sidewalk or the bike path. I don’t carry a tape measure with me when I ride, and yeah, I know everybody’s driving SUVs named after huge ships and mountains. But passing a 3-foot passing distance law – and actually enforcing it – definitely gets the point across: Share. The. Road. New York’s latest effort to follow the lead of 35 other states is mired in Albany politics, as usual. How many more years will it take to make this happen?
My latest article for The River Journal previews a program that raises questions about equal treatment under the law, as well as access to transportation and recreation opportunities. Photo: Innocence Powell and son on the Empire State Trail in Kingston, NY., by Matthew Fass/courtesy of ScenicHudson.org
It’s been the best of times, and the worst of times for local bike shops and their customers.