This is a great festival in one of the best places we have around for mountain biking. The event starts at 10am and there will be several group rides organized by the festival for different riding levels. Blue Mountain is train accesible. Below is the the Fat Tire Festival Schedule and the directions if you are taking the train.
See you there!
For those taking the train, here are the directions:
Take the Metro-North, Hudson Line, in Grand Central (42nd Street) to Peekskill Station. I recommend you seat on the left side of the train so you can enjoy the beautiful view of the Hudson River ;-) You can ride your bike from the train station to the park; it is 1.8 miles--below are the directions. I checked the train schedule and there is a train departing Grand Central at 8:43am and getting to Peekskill at 9:45am--you might want to double-check the schedule close to the date though in case there is a modification. Metro Station 300 Railroad Ave Peekskill, NY 105661. Head southeast on Requa St toward South St , 400 ft2. Turn right onto South St, 112 ft3. Continue onto Lower S St, 1.0 mi4. Turn left onto Welcher Ave, 0.4 mi5. Continue onto Lounsbury Ln, 492 ft6. Continue onto Blue Mountain Reservation, 404 ft
Here is the link to the map with the bike route from the station to the park:http://goo.gl/maps/mhO1k