Why do the same-old “company picnic” when you can take your employees on a fun bike ride to an interesting place? Build camaraderie, get out and explore! We know all the fun spots to ride for people of all ability levels. And we know how to work great food and drink into the equation! We can customize a ride for any group, depending on the needs and goals of your organization. The rides could focus on car-free bike paths, or they could be on low-traffic roads depending on your interests. We can run these tours anywhere in the New York Metro area, including the 5 boroughs of New York City on the city’s extensive bike route system. While the possibilities are endless, we have some “off-the-shelf” itineraries below that we can collaborate on with some of our partners that demonstrate the type of event we can do for your organization, company or family reunion.
Examples of where we can take you:
The regionally-famous Captain Lawrence Brewery is located a short distance from one of New York’s best car-free rail trails in Westchester County. We can set up a ride of any distance along this trail for your group, and provide a picnic lunch along the trail if you desire one. Once at the Brewery, your group has the opportunity to reserve a private space for meetings or other activities you have planned for that day. Captain Lawrence Brewery also has a full kitchen with the ability to cater lunch or dinner to your group while you taste a selection of their fine beers. Transportation back to your starting point or a train station can be provided after you experience Captain Lawrence. This ride is also train-accessible for groups coming from Manhattan.
The Wallkill Valley in Ulster County has a beautiful car-free bike path that showcases both breathtaking scenery and the bountiful agriculture of the Hudson Valley. We can set up a ride of any distance along this trail that includes a wonderful, locally sourced lunch with one of the several establishments we collaborate with. You can also pair your ride with wine, food or spirits tastings from our partners at Whitecliff Vineyards, Tuthilltown Spirits or Gardiner Liquid Mercantile. All of these venues have the ability to accommodate groups in private spaces for any for meetings or other activities you have planned for that day. Transportation back to your starting point or to the Poughkeepsie train station can be provided at the end of your day. This ride is also train-accessible for groups coming from Manhattan.
Did you know that New Jersey has a robust wine industry? It does! And it’s all in a wonderfully scenic, bike-friendly part of the state that is easy to get to by either train or car. We can set up a ride of any distance to one – or more – great wineries are located on beautiful back-roads in the horse-farm country of western Monmouth County. We can also set up your ride around conference room meeting spaces that are within close biking distance to the wineries so that you can plan your day around meetings or other activities with your organization or company. A picnic lunch can be added to your winery experience and we can arrange for transportation of your group and all of your bikes back to the starting point if you want to end the day with wine and not ride back.
The Harlem Valley in Dutchess and Columbia Counties has an incredibly scenic, car-free rail trail that can provide your group with a ride of any distance that is centered on a beautiful state park with a lifeguarded swimming hole and a trail to a spectacular waterfall. This is an excellent ride for groups with children since the ride can be customized with varying distances, and the children will love the swimming area. Cookout lunches or dinners can be provided in a sheltered picnic pavilion that is adjacent to a wonderful playground that will keep the young ones busy. Adults and teenagers can enjoy the waterfall hike, or bike longer distances than the young ones in the group. It’s a beautiful day out for groups of varying ages and interests!