One of the most fascinating places to ride a bicycle in the Hudson Valley is what I remember as the Stewart Airport buffer lands west of the airport. It's now known as the Stewart State Forest.
To highlight this amazing natural resource, a local group called SPARC puts on a very cool ride to showcase the land. I recall reporting about this great ride when I worked at the Times Herald-Record newspaper in the mid-Hudson region north of New York City.
Two wonderful environmentally-minded folks -- Sandra Kissam and former Times Herald-Record environmental reporter Wayne Hall -- are spreading the word that SPARC's 16th annual Stewart State Forest Bike Tour is set for Sunday June 7. Check out the info online here
Here is Sandra's message: Our website is updated and filled with all the information you need, including the link to online registration at Active.com. Our Bike Tour brochure will soon be in many local bike shops. So you may mail in your registration, if you wish. We will have a newly designed T-Shirt for your wearing pleasure.
The Stewart State Forest is as vibrant as ever and our wonderful Volunteers want you to have a great day at the Forest.Don't delay---Register right away.