Fall 2018 Tour, September 11-16 2018, The Catskills (Book at Bottom of Page)
Join 718 Trips and Tours for a 6 day/5 night 272 mile unsupported (camping!) tour of the Catskills. Tour leaves Brooklyn on September 11, returns on a Metro North train (Poughkeepsie to NYC) on September 16th.
This trip is "Self Supported" (we are camping!), as riders will be responsible for their food and shelter. You will be among helpful friends, so don't fret! 718 Cyclery provides expert free advice on packing solutions you might be looking into. Also, we rent bags and gear at a discounted rate for Micro-Tourers (you can rent gear in "Booking:" link below)
- Have a look at our Pinterest Boards where we have cataloged many gear types and ideas from past trips.
- To see examples of past trips, check out our Travel Log
- Need to rent gear (or even a bike)? Check out 718's Bike Gear 2 Go
Riders will leave from 718 Cyclery on Tuesday, September 11th at 7am. Riders will take a train from Poughkeepsie on Sunday, September 16th to return home. Riders are responsible for purchase of train ticket.
We will be hosting an Orientation Class for this trip, stay tuned
GPS and Cue Sheets
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Previous Trips and Tours
2019 Micro-Tour 3 was a 30 mile ride to camp at Brooklyn's Floyd Bennett Field. It's a 12 mile ride straight from the shop, but we stretch it out by circling around Broad Channel, the Rockaways and Jacob Riis Beach.
2019 Micro-Tour 2 was a ride from New York City to Croton Point Park for a night of camping. We had excellent weather heading up, and a ton of rain on the return.
2019 Micro-Tour 1 was a ride from Poughkeepsie to Ferncliff Forest in Rhinebeck, NY for a night of camping. We had excellent weather heading up, and a ton of rain on the return.
718 Bike Club Shop Ride on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail
Packing the “Ten Essentials” whenever you step into the backcountry, even on day hikes or rides, is a good habit. On a basic trip you may use only a few of them or none at all. It’s when something goes awry that you’ll truly appreciate the value of carrying these items that could be essential to your survival.
Our 2018 Micro-Tour season has come to an end with Micro-Tour 7, a 3 state adventure to Beartown, Mass.
Micro-Tour 6 was a 55 Mile ride from NYC to Lake Tiorati, NY for a night of camping.
Micro-Tour 5 was a 37 Mile ride from New York City to Camp Glen Gray,
Since we began our touring series, the 718 Summer Tour has been the Adirondack Loop. This is a well-traveled lap around the Adirondack Park in Northern New York State. Adirondack Park is absolutely stunning and, despite being located in the crowded northeast, is one of the largest nature preserves in the country.