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Rail-trail bike tour to Captain Lawrence Brewery

Rail-trail bike tour to Captain Lawrence Brewery

This bike tour will take you on the northernmost 35 miles of this trail – a ride that is mostly free of cars, with plenty of scenic views along the way. You won’t believe how close you are to NYC and its suburbs while you are on this trail! Historic markers and remnants of the old railroad line the route, giving you an opportunity to learn about the history of the railroad and the communities it served.

When you reach the end of the ride, you’ll get experience Captain Lawrence Brewery! and have a tasting of up to 10 beers! Lunch and a support vehicle included!


The ride begins at the north end of the “Old Put” in Brewster, NY. Take the Metro-North train to Brewster with your bike (bikes are allowed on the train) and meet us there where we will hook you up with energy bars, snacks and water before sending you on your way “down the line”. The train you will need to take departs Grand Central at 8:50 a.m., Harlem-125th Street at 9:00 a.m. or Fordham at 9:08 a.m. (If you are not coming from NYC, you can also drive to the North White Plains train station where you can park for free and board this same train at 9:30 a.m.)

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, then ride on to the “last stop” in Elmsford at the Captain Lawrence Brewery where you’ll get to try up to 10 of their beers. When the brewery closes at 6, both you and your bicycle will be transported to the North White Plains train station for the train ride home (or to meet your car if you parked there).

As with all of our tours, we offer vehicle support on this tour. That means we are there for you if you can’t finish the ride or experience a breakdown with your bike. We can come pick you up!

Price includes snacks, picnic lunch, souvenir tasting glass, up to 10 samples of various beers, and transport of you and your bike back to a train station. Discounted roundtrip rail fare from Grand Central Terminal optional ($19 additional). Contact lukas@gothambiketours.com if you want to purchase rail fare.

WHEN: Saturday, June 10th, 2017

TIME: 8:50am - 6:00pm

WHERE: North End of "Old Put" in Brewster, NY to Captain Lawrence Brewery, Elmsford, NY

Hosted by Gotham Bike Tours:

Gotham Bicycle Tours specializes in 2 and 3-day overnight bicycle tours to really nice destinations near the NYC Metro region. All tours start and end at commuter rail stations, so nobody needs a car to participate. Just take your bike on the train and begin your ride, while we carry all your gear and luggage in our van. All rides are "fully supported", with breakdown assistance, meals and camping accommodations included. If you don't have a tent, or you have never camped before, rental equipment is available that we set up for you. Each tour offers a flexible itinerary to accommodate beginner riders/campers or to give advanced riders more of a challenge. At Gotham Bicycle Tours, our goal is to get you out on a bike, experiencing the best of what our region has to offer, including beautiful scenery and excellent local food and wine. You really don't have to travel far to have a great bicycle tour!

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