GWB to Piermont and Nyack

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Start

 

 

 

West end of South sidewalk of the George Washington Bridge (Fort Lee, New Jersey)

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South

0.3

Hudson Terrace, Rt 505 South [HH] -- goes down steep hill, next turn comes in the midst of that steep downhill.

0.0

 

 

Variation

 

  To avoid the next Left turn across traffic: With the new construction, we've heard there's a bike path from the GWB sidewalk to "the River road". Haven't tried it yet, but most likely it starts with going south on the sidewalk along the east side of the Hudson Terrace road.

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Variation B

  To avoid climbing the biggest hill, but miss lots of quiet riding near the River: Start North on Rt 505 / Hudson Terrace [HH] 1.8Mi, L New 0.1Mi, R Rt 9W North [HH] 0.1Mi, L John St 0.4Mi, T-R Summit St 0.9, L Lyncrest 0.4, T-R Woodland 0.1, R Johnson Av 0.7, R Sage 0.1, T - L Rt 9W North [HH] 4.2Mi to rejoin main route below at intersection with Alpine Approach Rd at mile 8.9 [last checked 2008]

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site

 

Fort Lee Historical Park, in Fort Lee, New Jersey

0.4

 

L

2.8

enter Palisades Interstate Park (before bottom of hill) to start on "the River Road" (unsigned) -- Follow this road North underneath the George Washington Bridge.

3.2

 

Straight - BL

5.6

unsigned- "the River Road" (North) - (includes a long steep hill climb)

8.6

 

water

 

stone Park building on R

8.8

T

L

0.1

unsigned- Alpine Approach Rd -- go under Palisades Interstate Parkway (PIP exit 2)

8.9

T - EE

R

5.5

Rt 9W North -- Palisades Blvd [HH - wide traffic lanes and mostly reasonable or wide shoulders, as of August 2006]

12.3

 

 

 

(enter New York State -- goes down long hill)

13.4

 

 

 

 

Variation C1

  

 

 

  To ride a one-lane dirt road through the woods and visit a marsh alongside the Hudson River:  turn R into Tallman State Park (after the long downhill and crossing Oak Tree Rd, across from golf club -- if reach Rockland Rd you missed it).  Ride past gate onto dirt road -- starts East, later curves North, turns to pavement and goes down a hill to gate.  Turn R onto one-way loop road (paved single-lane).  Soon pass by other end of loop, continue to T on wider road.  Turn R (East) on wider paved road then continue Straight thru an intersection onto a downhill (stay on the wide road, not the narrow path), which then curves L (North).  Sharp R (South) to go past swimming pool to visit kiosk by Piermont Marsh with views across the River.  Turn around back North and continue onto dirt path -- rejoin main route by the intersection of Piermont Ave and Paradise Ave. [these directions last checked in 2003]

14.4

 

L

0.1

Rt 340 (to Sparkill)  (exit Left, down a steep hill) 

14.5

 

BR

0.1

Rt 340 North

14.6

 

R

0.8

Ferdon Ave (goes East to Piermont, turns North at its end)

15.4

EE

cross

0.2

becomes Piermont Ave (pass by Paradise Ave)

15.4

 

Variation C2

  For a big view out in the middle of the Hudson River, ride out on Piermont Pier:  bear R onto Paradise Ave (East), soon BL, then quick R onto Ferry Rd -- about 1.3 miles to the end, then 1.3 miles back. [last checked June 2003]

15.6

 

food

 

Piermont, NY (several shops on both on Piermont Ave and in plaza to Right - East)

15.6

 

BL

3.6

Piermont Ave (North)

15.6

 

Variation D

  to shorten the route by 12.7 miles: Turn around and go back south on Piermont Ave to rejoin route below at mile 28.4

18.1

 

 

 

(pass underneath Tappan Zee Bridge)

18.3

 

 

 

(cross Smith Ave)

19.2

 

L

0.1

Burd St (up hill)

19.2

 

Variation

  to avoid high-traffic section (but climb more): continue on Piermont to its end, T-R Main St (down hill), first L Gedney St 0.3Mi, L 4th Av (up hill) 0.1Mi, R Broadway to rejoin main route. [not checked since 2004]

19.3

 

R

0.3

Broadway (North) [HH]

19.4

EE

 

 

(cross Main St)

19.4

      Nyack, NY

19.6

 

food

 

The Runcible Spoon (at High Ave)

19.6

 

Straight

1.9

Broadway (North) [HH]

19.6

 

Variation E

  to shorten the route by 4.9 miles:  Turn around and go back south on Broadway, turn L on Main St to rejoin route below at mile 24.6

20.5

 

 

 

(pass by Old Mountain Rd, then down hill)

21.5

 

Straight

0.5

enter Nyack Beach State Park, ride dirt road along Hudson

22.0

 

site

 

Picnic spots along the Hudson

22.0

 

Turn around

0.5

return on dirt road to Park entrance.

22.5

 

Straight

2.1

Broadway (South) (exit from Park)

24.6

EE

L

0.1

Main St (East) [HH] (down hill)

24.7

 

R

3.7

Piermont Ave (South)

25.7

 

 

 

(cross Smith Ave)

28.4

 

food

 

Piermont, NY (several shops on both on Piermont Ave and in plaza to Left - East)

28.4

 

BR

0.2

Piermont Ave (South)

28.6

EE

R

0.7

Piermont Ave (now going West)

28.6 

 

 

Variation
F

  

  To visit the Piermont Marsh alongside the Hudson River: continue Straight then find a single-lane path going South (near where the road curves sharp R to go West) -- goes into Tallman State Park, turns to dirt, can keep going South past a swimming pool to a kiosk for Piermont Marsh.  Turn around and come back, when reach main road, continue North a short ways to traffic light, turn Left on Piermont Ave and go West to rejoin main route. [these directions last checked 2003]

29.3

 

L

0.2

Valentine / Rt 340 (this turn comes after passing under high bridge, but before the end of Piermont Av)

29.5

 

L

0.2

Rt 9W South entrance ramp -- up steep hill

29.7

 

BR

9.6

Rt 9W South  [HH - wide traffic lanes and mostly reasonable or wide shoulder, as of August 2006] -- starts with several climbs, around 500 vertical feet in first 3.5 miles

31.8

 

 

 

(enter state of New Jersey)

35.1

EE

    (pass by Alpine Approach Rd)

35.1

 

Variation G

  for the full "hill workout" on a long quiet road by the river: Turn L on Alpine Approach Rd for 0.1Mi, R on "the River road" for 8.4Mi to its end -- down a big hill, then up and down and up more hills. At T - R on Rt 505 North [HH] 0.4Mi to West end of GWB sidewalk. Adds 0.8Mi to route. [last checked 2006]

35.8

EE

 

 

(pass by Closter Dock Rd)

39.0

EE

 

 

(pass by Clinton Ave)

39.3

 

R

0.1

Sage (turn comes about 0.3Mi after Clinton Ave)

39.3

 

Variation H

  Those with a greater appetite for traffic interaction usually do it this way: continue Straight on Route 9W South [HH] for 1.4Mi, EE - L on Paliside Ave [HH] to rejoin main route. [last checked 2006]

39.4

 

L

0.7

Johnson Ave

39.8
 

 

Variation J

  At times of lower traffic, we've tried a shorter way: after 0.4Mi on Johnson Av: L Van Wagoner Dr 0.1, T-R Floyd St 1.0, L Palisade Av (East) [HH] 0.3, cross Rt 9W, R on Hudson Terrace / Rt 505 South to rejoin main route. [last checked 2006]

40.1

 

L

0.1

Woodland

40.2

 

L

0.4

Lyncrest

40.6

T

R

0.9

Summit St

41.3

EE

    cross Palisade Av, continue on Summit St

41.5

 

L

0.4

John St

41.9

EE

R

0.1

Rt 9W South [HH]

42.0

 

L

0.1

New St

42.1

T

R

1.7

Rt 505 South -- Hudson Terrace [HH]

43.8

 

Finish

 

West end of South sidewalk of George Washington Bridge, at Hudson Terrace, Rt 505 South

Route not checked by us since 2009 -- learn more | see Reports

maps of this route:

A) GWB to Nyack [bhvr2a] view map | on Bikely | Google Earth KML | GPX

B) Nyack to GWB [bhvr2b] view map | on Bikely | Google Earth KML | GPX

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