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Cycling from Harriman to Mongaup Pond, Catskills and back.
We will be cycling from Harriman MetroNorth Train Station (Route 17, Harriman, NY 10926) to Mongaup Pond Campground. Route as below: We will be riding about 80 miles per day so if you have only ever cycled around the city before, this may not be the best first ride. You will need a bike with panniers and a tent and sleeping bag (otherwise be prepared to sleep in the woods). Plan on cooking at the campground but we can buy provisions and adult beverages close to the campground. Make sure that you have at least 3 liters of water on your bike frame since it will probably be hot. Please have a puncture repair kit and spare tubes. Additionally, make sure you are carrying lights in case we do not make it before dark, or if you have to bail and ride to a station by yourself. We will be asking for approximately $5 for the camping fees (the exact amount will depend on how many tents we end up using since the campground allows 2 per site and also has a 2 night minimum in summer so we will have to reserve for Sunday night also even though we won't use it). Mongaup pond is a lovely state campground with a lake that you can swim in. ********** NOTE: You are responsible for bringing appropriate gear, supplies, clothing, first aid, and lights. You should review route maps and road conditions carefully; if you think you may not complete the ride, please make independent plans on where to leave the route and make your way to transportation home. You agree when you sign up for this event that you have read and understand the below. If you join us for a this cycling trip (or any other event), please understand that you are responsible for your own preparedness and well-being and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. You agree not to hold the Organizer, Assistant Organizers, or any other members responsible for any injuries, mishaps, or any other situation that may happen at a planned event. You are responsible to research the event, know the area, and bring the proper gear.

Harriman Metro North Train Station

Route 17 · Harriman, NY


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