I'm in search of the best place to ride a bike in the Hudson Valley.

I love riding my bike. On trails, on streets, and pretty much anywhere are great places to ride a bike if you ask me. Last year, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic I rode my bike pretty much every day. It got to a point where I was riding my bike like 50 miles a week. I absolutely loved it.

While I LOVED riding my bike so much last year, the scenery definitely got a little stale. This was completely my fault because I strictly rode my bike on the Dutchess County Rail Trail. Don't get me wrong, I love the Dutchess County Rail Trail. But after riding hundreds of miles on the same route, it can get a little old. I'm not asking them to change, I'm asking you for advice.

Yes, this is where you come into play. Where is the best place to ride a bike in the Hudson Valley? I have ridden my bike on most rail-trails in the Hudson Valley. Come to think of it, I think I've hit them all at one point or another. The Wallkill-Walden, Goshen, Dutchess County, and Ulster County rail-trails are all under my belt. Do you have a secret bike riding spot like some people have a secret hiking spot? If you could, I would love to know your secret. Trust me, it's safe with me.

If you ride, I hope to see you out and about on your bike this summer!

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