Rhinebeck - Bard - Red Hook
  • Where:  northwest Dutchess County.
  • 19 miles, gentle hills (700 vertical feet, hill index 2.2)

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The Rhinebeck to Tivoli route shares some of the same roads, but adds a visit to Rhinecliff at the start, and continues further to Tivoli.

  • Highlights:  A visit to the village of Tivoli and Bard College, with pleasant riding on tree-lined roads and country estates along the way.
  • Characteristics:  Gentle hills on a straightforward route.  Traffic interaction is typical for routes on this website.

Hill climbs:  Total vertical climb around 700 feet.  All climbs under 100 ft, and all sustained grades under 3%.  

Downhills:  One 6% grade descent for 80 vertical feet, and one at 5% grade for 40 feet, others are less.

Traffic:  About 0.3 miles of high-speed and/or high-volume motor vehicle traffic, and about 8.3 miles of moderate traffic.  We suggest avoiding days with major events at Bard College.  We have arranged the route to pass through many of the moderate-traffic segments early.

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By train:  Take Amtrak to the Amtrak railroad station in Rhinecliff, NY.  Join the route at  Mile 5.5 on the cue sheet.

By car:  Taconic State Parkway to Rt 199 West to Rt 9 South.  Or N.Y.Thruway to Exit 19 (Kingston), to Rt 28 West, to Rt 209 North, cross Hudson on Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge, becomes Rt 199 East, then Rt 9G South to Rt 9 South.   Various places to park in Rhinebeck on and off street.

Other start points:  Red Hook.

  • Maps:  You should have a detailed road map of Dutchess county to do this route (see Maps).

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