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Motorcycle Roads 5-Hour Green Rural Loop from Manhattan

By NYC T100
on September 17, 2012

4.0out of 5

2 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

This route starts and ends at the Queens Midtown Tunnel in Manhattan.

Head north on FDR drive, continue north on Buckner expressway, continue north on Hutchinson River pkwy, continue north on I-684 and exit on S. Bedford Road (Route 172) and head northeast up to Route 35. Take Route 35 east to Route 102 east. When 102 runs into Highway 7, go right (south) for just a short 2000 feet, and get on to Route 107 and take it north and vere to the left on to Umpawaug Rd until it runs into Route 53. Here take a right (head south) and head past the Saugatuck Reservoir till 53 meets up with Route 57 where you want to take a left and head south down to Route 15. At route 15 take a right and head southwest down to Rye Brook where you will complete a loop when you meet up again with Hutchinson Pkwy and take that south and your original roads to end up where you started.

Scenery

This is great Sunday afternoon - very green/rural with 5-star food/drink stops! Very green and rural, beautiful twists and lots of water (ponds, reservoirs, etc), really feel like you got out of the city. Affluent area with lots of huge houses and horse farms.

Road Quality

Perfectly paved rural roads, also the wonderful green racetrack that is the Merritt Parkway.

Roadside Amenities

Great run from Manhattan for the afternoon. Beautiful pastoral scenery near Bedford, have champagne brunch at the Bedford Post Inn (stop 1 on map) on the terrace (a Relais & Chateau property) http://bedfordpostinn.com/barn and/or down the road at Le Chateau http://www.lechateauny.com/ (stop 2 on map), a beautiful French restaurant in a converted mansion with Hudson Valley views and a white-glove brunch service. Take a run on Umpawaug Road, a CT Scenic Road, before you drop by for a beer at biker-friendly Squire's Redding Roadhouse (stop 3 on map), a tavern in the woods with an outdoor patio, that used to be a biker bar. Head down to the fantastic Merritt Parkway (green, twisty, fast) to take it on home back to NYC.

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By Guest
on June 18, 2014 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make Yamaha roadstar Silverado

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Just took the 5 hour ride leaving from NYC it was great thanks NYCT100

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By mrhines
on July 27, 2013 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Very nice roads - great for my cruiser. Not good for a sport bike, though - very poor visibility.

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