West : A+B -- North from GWB to Bear Mt Bridge   Map  
   
GW Bridge to Bear Mt Bridge Loop   Description  
West side of the River : North-bound   Reports  
   
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Start       West end the South sidewalk of the George Washington Bridge (Fort Lee, New Jersey)   Abbreviations + Symbols  
     
A -- George Washington Bridge to Nyack   List of Cue Sheets  
             
         
  To get to Nyack from the West end of the George Washington Bridge (GWB), see the route directions for the GWB to Nyack route, from mile 0.0 to mile 19.3.   Summary of Cue Sheets  
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  To continue North from Nyack to the Bear Mountain Bridge, see these directions below, starting from Nyack, NY, at the intersection of Main St and Broadway.
     
         
B -- Nyack to Bear Mt Bridge
       
Miles Mark Turn This Leg Description
         
19.3   Straight -North 1.2 Broadway (North) [HH]
20.5   L 0.6 Old Mountain Rd (West), later joins with Christian Herald Rd
    Variation West-B1   For a pleasant trip along the river's edge: continue Straight on Broadway, then bear right into Nyack Beach State Park. Continue North immediately next to the Hudson River. Turn around and return to main route.
    Variation West-B2   To avoid Rt 9W and take a quiet path: If have wide tires and the track is dry, there is -- or was -- a dirt path to Haverstraw. Continue Straight on Broadway, then bear right into Nyack Beach State Park.
        Continue North immediately next to the Hudson River, and keep on going as the road goes up into the woods and turns to dirt.
        Note: this path seems to get major damage from a big storm every few years, so some sections might not be ridable -- or safely passable by any means with a bike -- and sometimes it has been marked Closed.
        Check condition reports for the Nyack Beach to Haverstraw Path under Rockland County on this page:
        Road Condition reports -- West side
        Eventually the dirt path joins a road, Riverside Ave. Continue north on this 0.8Mi, then BR onto to join with Short Clove Rd (which comes down from Rt 9W) to continue with the main route onto Maple Ave.
21.1 R 4.5 Rt 9W North [HH]
22.6 site Rockland Lake State Park
22.6   Variation   pretty bike path around the lake in the state park
25.6 T R 0.4 Rt 9W North [HH -- some bad shoulder as of November 2001] (pass by Rt 303)
25.9 (pass by Rt 304)
26.0 R 0.2 Short Clove Rd [HH] -- and watch for railroad tracks
26.2 BL 0.4 becomes Riverside Ave
26.6 BL 0.6 Maple St (pass by West St)
27.1 (cross New Main St)
27.2 R 0.1 unsigned- Broad St
27.3 L 0.6 Broadway [HH]
27.9 BR 0.3 Samsondale      
28.2 R 0.4 Tanneyann's Lane   Map  
28.6 T R 1.5 Rockland Co 108 (Grassy Point Rd / Beach Rd)   Description  
30.1 site Grassy Point -- beach on Hudson River, fine view.   Reports  
30.1 Straight 0.6 Rockland Co 108 (Grassy Point Rd / Beach Rd)   How to Use this Cue Sheet  
30.7 R 0.5 Beach Rd (Rockland Co 110)   Abbreviations + Symbols  
31.2 T L 0.5 unsigned- Tomkins Av (Rockland Co Rt 110) -- go under railroad bridge   List of Cue Sheets  
31.3 Variation West-B4 to visit the lighthouse, with a fine view: after 0.1Mi on Tomkins, R 0.3Mi (unsigned) Farley Dr (North), L Jackson Dr 0.3Mi (joins with Georgian Dr), T - R Park Rd 0.6Mi then short walk to lighthouse. Turn around go back on Park Rd 0.5Mi, R Park Rd North 0.2Mi short steep hill, T - R rt 9W North to rejoin main route.   Summary of Cue Sheets  
31.7   R 3.9 rt 9W North [HH]      
32.6 food Tomkins Cove, Rockland Co Rt 53 and Rt 112
35.6 R 0.5 Jones Point Rd (Bicycle Route 9)
35.6   Variation West-B5   to avoid dirt, continue straight on rt 9W north. But continuing on Rt 9W through here has bad or no shoulders in an area of high speed traffic on curves -- though the vehicle lanes are reasonably wide.    
36.1 Straight - dirt 1.8 Bicycle Route 9 -- This path seems to get major damage from a big storm every few years, so some sections might not be ridable -- or safely passable by any means with a bike.   Map
        Check condition reports for the Dunderberg Bypass Path under Rockland County on this page:   Description
        Road Condition reports -- West side   Reports
37.9 R 1.7 rt 9W North [HH]   How to Use this Cue Sheet
38.2 site Iona Island   Abbreviations + Symbols
38.4 site - food to visit Bear Mountain State Park, turn L at signs for "to Seven Lakes Drive" and "Route 6", at circle go R and follow park road to Bear Mountain Lodge.   List of Cue Sheets
        (as of May 2009 the Bear Mt Inn was closed for construction -- food at the carousel). To rejoin main route, continue Straight on park road and turn L onto Rt 9W North.    
        To climb on bike to the top of Bear Mt with great views, follow signs for Perkins Memorial Drive    
39.6 circle HH Finish West end of the Bear Mountain Bridge -- traffic circle intersection of Rt 9W with Rt 6 and the Palisades Interstate Parkway   Summary of Cue Sheets
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Note: The HH indicator for a high-speed / high traffic volume road segment is not used on this sheet (unlike most other routes on this Bike Hudson Valley website). For this route, assume that any segment of a motor vehicle road may be high-speed and/or high traffic volume.
         
   
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