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Philipstown Bikes Day

Pedal into Cold Spring and Nelsonville for ‘Philipstown Bikes Day’

The Philipstown Trails Committee is gearing up for its third-annual Philipstown Bikes Day Saturday, Sept. 26 (rain date: Sept. 27), from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants can bike, walk or join by any non-motorized means. Philipstown Bikes Day

The event will take place outdoors with social distancing maintained at all times. To aid in minimizing large gatherings, there will be no official starting or closing ceremony so those that wish to join in can do so at any time between 9 a.m. and noon and from any point in the 1.7-mile loop. There will also be a check-in station with health screenings in the upper parking lot of Haldane High School, 15 Craigside Drive in Cold Spring. All participants at the check-in area will be required to wear masks.

The annual event, part of a larger effort to bicycle 500 miles, encourages a healthy, active lifestyle and promotes the reduction of our area’s carbon footprint. Any participant who completes the loop at least once will receive a commendation, recognizing their participation in the event and support for a more bike-friendly and walkable community.

The mission of the Philipstown Trails Committee is to create more opportunities for bikers and walkers of all ages to safely access local sites and recreational activities; develop healthier, more active and environmentally aware lifestyles; and experience more social connections in the community.

For more information about the Philipstown Trails Committee or the Bikes Day event, please email philipstowntrails@gmail.com.