What You'll Get
The Putnam Division of the New York Central Railroad – also known as the 'Old Put' – used to chug commuters into New York City from communities in Westchester and Putnam Counties. First run with steam trains, then with diesels, the route was ultimately abandoned in the 1950s as the region’s highways were constructed. Fortunately, much of the right-of-way railroad was left in tact, and now it is a bike path stretching 48 miles between Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx and Brewster.
This bike tour will travel on the northernmost 35 miles of this trail, a ride that is mostly free of cars, with plenty of scenic views along the way. Enjoy how close it is to New York City and its suburbs while riding this trail. Historic markers and remnants of the old railroad line the route, giving travelers an opportunity to learn about the history of the railroad and the communities it served.
Upon reaching the end of the ride, experience the Captain Lawrence Brewing Company and have a tasting of up to 10 beers.
The ride begins at the north end of the 'Old Put' in Brewster, NY. Take the Metro-North train to Brewster and meet the tour leaders there who will have your bikes ready to go. They also will supply energy bars, snacks, and water before sending riders 'down the line.' The recommended train departs Grand Central at 8:50am, Harlem-125th Street at 9am, or Fordham at 9:08am. If not coming from NYC, drive to the North White Plains train station and park for free. Then board this same train at 9:30am.
From Brewster, it is a beautiful 35-mile ride under an almost continuous canopy of trees, with plenty of interesting sights along the way. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the midway point (lunch is provided), then ride on to the 'last stop' in Elmsford at the Captain Lawrence Brewing Company. Sample up to 10 of their beers. When the brewery closes at 6pm, all cyclists will be transported to the North White Plains train station for the train ride home (or to meet a car, if parked there).
Vehicle support is offered on this tour. That means the guides are there for the riders if they can’t finish the ride, or if experiencing a breakdown with a bike. They provide the pickup.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Minimum drinking age is 21 years old
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking, if required
- Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
- Not recommended for pregnant women
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Appropriate attire for bicycle riding should be worn, including shoes or sandals that strap firmly to the foot. No flip-flops!
- Beer tasting
- Souvenir tasting glass
- Bike tour
- Sales tax included in price
- Use of bicycle
- Use of helmet
- Private tour
- Round-trip train transportation
- Gratuities (optional)
Grand Central Terminal, Manhattan. Take the 8:50am Harlem Line train to Brewster
Return to Grand Central Terminal on the train from North White Plains train station
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
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