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Pedal to Peebles on the Empire State Trail


Leave from Corning Preserve Boat Launch, bike ride to Peebles Island State Park and back.
Corning Preserve Boat Launch
Albany, NY

42.656702 -73.742068

County: Albany
Region: Upper Hudson


  • September 23, 2023, 9:00AM, Arrive at 9 AM, ride leaves by 9:30 AM
Detailed Times/Hours Arrive at 9 AM, ride leaves by 9:30 AM, arrive at Peebles Island by 10:30 AM.


Event Type Bike Tour Description Join Parks & Trails New York for a 21-mile bike ride on the Empire State Trail (mostly off-road, with about one mile of on-road riding) from Albany along the banks of the Hudson River up to Peebles Island State Park in Cohoes. After a break for refreshments in Cohoes, we will return by bike to Albany. We expect the event to take 3-4 hours total. Organization Hosting the Event Parks & Trails New York Phone Number 5184341583


Advance registration required.
Registration is limited to 50 participants, and riders must register by Wednesday, September 20. To register, visit

Additional Information

The ride will follow the route of the Empire State Trail from Albany to Peebles Island State Park. While most of the ride runs along off-road paths, the route does require about one mile of on-road riding with traffic through Watervliet and Green Island. We will ride together in a group to ensure we are visible to traffic and that all riders are safe.
Additional Equipment Required: All riders must provide their own bicycle, and helmets are required for all participants. We also recommend that riders bring: - Water - Spare tube and patch kit - Bike lock - Cell phone

Event Duration (hours): 3
Difficulty: Moderate
Not suitable for children under age 8.
Length (miles): 21

Family Friendly
Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? No
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