Ride Day -- When... Where...
Are you getting to our Bard College start/finish line on your own, or are you taking our OPTIONAL transportation from Manhattan? Info on both choices below:
These are the times you should ARRIVE to check in. Please do NOT arrive earlier! You’ll just be in the way, and the set-up crew is surly enough at this hour. Go home and go back to sleep!
If You Are Getting to the Bard College
Start/Finish Line On Your Own
IF YOU ARE DRIVING
The ride starts and finishes in the same place -- the back parking lot behind the Fisher Performing Arts Center, shown in the photo above.
You can get driving directions here.
If you are using your GPS you can set it for:
Robbins Road and Manor Avenue
Red Hook Twn, NY
Yes, we know that Bard is NOT located in Red Hook -- it’s in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, but I can only tell you that my Garmin GPS prefers that Red Hook intersection, above. Go figure.
Check in for all route distances at Bard is from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. only.
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If You Are Taking Our Optional Transportation from Manhattan to the Ride
You are headed here:
W. 33rd Street between 11th Avenue and 12th Avenue
New York, NY
There is NO pedaling in Manhattan for this ride -- we just meet here and transport your bike and you out to the actual start/finish line in Highland, NY.
Arrive at 5:30 a.m. (Ugh!) Yes, it’s too early. Yes, we’re nuts. (But it’s the only way to get your bike and you to Bard in time to ride.)
WARNING! At the Manhattan check-in location we will start loading bikes at 5:30 a.m. If we look around and see no more bikes that need loading, we will leave for the Bard College start/finish line. If you are late, you will miss the ride! NO REFUNDS.
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OK, But What Time Can I Actually Start to PEDAL?
We do NOT do a mass start -- after you check in, you can start pedaling whenever you're ready.
The Escorted Ride
We offer an escorted version of the 35 and 70 mile routes only. If you want to pedal with one of the Escorted Rides, those cyclists will depart from the Bard College start line at 9:00 a.m. -- be sure to be on time! (Show up no later than 8:30 a.m. so you have time to check in before the escorted group pulls out at 9:00 a.m. SHARP!) If you take our optional transportation from Manhattan to the ride you WILL be on time for the escorted rides.