One last ride through God’s country

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.

Riverfront villages plug into e-bike craze

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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Ride an e-bike? Me? Never! OK, probably not

These step-thru e-bikes “are not necessarily for people who are on their road bike with clip-ins and padded spandex shorts.”

Braking the post-holiday cycle

Here are some steps – literally – to take to break out of the post-holiday torpor.

Cannondale: It all started above a pickle factory

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”

Are Bike Paths the Road to the Future?

“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.”

Drivers: Can you give us 3 feet?

‘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?

Does cycling have a race problem?

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