Rhinebeck, NY

in Dutchess county, New York

info for Bicycling


Lots of possibilities in easy walking distance of the main traffic light, including these: 

Bread Alone -- bakery and coffee 

Schemmy's Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlour 

Rhinebeck Bagels -- west from the light 

Mill House Panda -- Chinese, west from the light 


Rhinebeck Bicycle Shop

Maps -- for county road maps, check the cigar shop at the corner by the main light. 


Rhinecliff train station -- Amtrak

Bicycle Routes 

  • Rhinebeck - Bard - Red Hook -- 19 miles, gentle hills.  A visit to Bard College and the village of Red Hook, with pleasant riding on tree-lined roads and country estates along the way.  700 vertical feet, hill index 2.2.  Start points Rhinebeck, Red Hook. [ Description | Map ]
  • Rhinebeck to Tivoli -- 34 miles, gentle to moderate hilliness.  A visit to the villages of Tivoli and Rhinecliff, Bard College, with tree-lined roads, the river, and country estates -- and return through farm country.  1500 vertical feet, hill index 2.5.  Start points Rhinebeck, Rhinecliff, Tivoli, Red Hook. [ Description | Map ]
  • Walkway over the Hudson / Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge loop on both sides of the Hudson river -- 53 miles (or shorter), hilly.  Pretty roads in quiet woods, two big Hudson river bridges, shops and sights at the Rondout waterfront, some quiet riding along the shore with a picnic park, optional side trips to Rhinebeck or New Paltz.  3400 vertical feet (feels like 3900 feet) hill index 4.0 -- also a shorter easier version.  Start points Poughkeepsie, Rhinecliff, Kingston, Highland. [ Description | Map | GPS ]

and there's many other interesting roads to be explored east and north around Rhinebeck. 


Taxi services

Here's some taxi services we found in phone directories around 2003:

  • Rhinebeck Taxi - - Rhinebeck, NY

  • Rhinebeck Taxi Dispatch Service - - Rhinebeck, NY

  • Red Hook Taxi - - Red Hook, NY

  • Chariot Transportation - - Rhinebeck, NY

  • Blue Top Taxi - - Red Hook, NY

  • AJ's Econo Cab - - Rhinebeck, NY

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