The hills and valleys of Delaware County are some of the most beautiful in the world and one of the best ways to enjoy them is from the seat of a bicycle. With spring in full swing, it’s time for bikers of all levels to hit the trails!
On May 9th, Plattekill Mountain in Roxbury starts its summer season by opening the mountain bike trails to the public. In 1995, Plattekill became one of the first ever lift-served mountain bike parks to open in the Northeast. They offer lift service every weekend to over 60 miles of mountain bike trails as well as having a full-service base lodge with retail shop, a full line of bike rentals, a repair shop, a cafeteria and an outdoor grill.
Plattekill has bike rentals and trails for bikers of all experience levels. Two-day rental packages are discounted. All bike rentals include needed safety equipment. Extra helmets, including full-face for downhill, chest protectors, knee and elbow pads, and neck braces are also available.
If you are interested in a less intense experience check out the Catskill Scenic Trail. The scenic 26-miles of gentle grade is the perfect fit for families. Plattekill offers bike pick-up and delivery to the trailhead in Roxbury, as well as pick-up and shuttle service along the Catskill Scenic Trail. Child seats are also available for rent. Plattekill recommends advanced reservations to guarantee availability. To make a reservation, call (607) 326-3500.
Paddle & Pedal Outdoors in Hancock offers bike rentals for the whole family, as well as bike route maps for various skill levels. Enjoy a leisurely ride on a rail trail through the woods or an up-hill workout on paved roads that is sure to get you and your heart pumping. Biking the roads around the Cannonsville Reservoir is also very popular. The Cannonsville Reservoir and Delaware River can also be enjoyed by renting one of Paddle & Pedal Outdoors’ canoes or kayaks. To get more information or to make a reservation, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (607) 637-5678.
Roxbury General on Route 30 in Roxbury has a fine stable of 24-speed Schwinns to carry you effortlessly through the beauty of the Catskills countryside. Only a short 1.4 miles from the Catskills Scenic Trail and other local spots offering ample opportunities for a casual ride, Roxbury General bike rental are full- or half-day and include a helmet. For more information or to make a reservation, email email@example.com or call (607) 326-6118.
Outdoors is the place to be this May. Get out into the bucolic beauty of Delaware County on a bicycle, in a boat or on foot. You won’t regret it!