Let New Paltz Biking provide you with your next great adventure! Explore the River-to-Ridge Trail, or the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail – located in the beautiful and accessible Hudson Valley. We have a variety of bicycle equipment available to accommodate the novice or the experienced biker. We only use the best equipment to help ensure your safety on the trail. We’re a short ride up the Thruway from Westchester and New York City – yet far enough to leave it all behind.
Our Two Locations
Let New Paltz Biking provide you with your next great adventure! Choose from our 2 Rental Locations and explore your choice of trails: River-to-Ridge Trail, the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail, the Hudson Valley Rail Trail, The Walkway over the Hudson – All located in the beautiful and accessible Hudson Valley. We have a variety of bicycle equipment available to accommodate the novice or the experienced biker. We only use the best equipment to help ensure your safety on the trail. We’re a short ride up the Thruway from Westchester and New York City – yet far enough to leave it all behind.
Our two locations are conveniently located in eastern Ulster County – which is close by if you’re staying in Red Hook, Stone Ridge, Poughkeepsie, Kingston, Hyde Park, Marlboro, Gardiner, Plattekill, Saugerties, Woodstock, Rhinebeck, Esopus, Kerhonkson, Olive, Hurley, Rosendale, Wallkill, and Ulster.
Give the gift of the outdoors! Your family, friends and loved ones will love biking on the scenic trails in New Paltz, NY.
Frequently asked questions
Do you have biking tours?
Yes. We have the River to Ridge Trail, which offers over 90 miles of scenic bike trail opportunities. It is ideal for both beginner and experienced cyclists as it is relatively flat with some rolling hills. The trail takes you from New Paltz to the Shawangunk Ridge.
In addition, we also offer the Monhonk Preserve Bike Trip. This is a group ride on Saturday mornings.
Can I bring my dog/pet with me?
We now offer pet trails for dogs 50Lbs or less.
What if there is bad weather?
Almost any weather can be challenging for biking if you are not prepared. Since we are moving toward summer, let’s talk about sun, heat, rain, wind and wet roads.
If you are going to ride your bike during the time of day that the sun is in your eyes or it is really bright out, make sure you have a good pair of UV blocking sunglasses. There are sunglasses specially designed to stay on your face while you ride.
Make sure you have plenty of water. If you are planning to be out for more than an hour, take something with electrolytes in it and a snack to prevent dehydration and hunger.
We all know that spring weather can be very changeable. Take a small backpack with you. You can put a packable raincoat and fleece in it in case the weather turns rainy or cold.
If it gets really windy and wet, then you may need to pull over and wait in a sheltered area until the storm lightens up. You should have a few friends or relatives you can call if you get into a situation where you need a ride home. If you get into an accident, you should call the police.
What are the best biking trails in the area?
Two of the best trails in New Paltz are the River to Ridge Trail and the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail (AKA The Empire State Trail). NPB is located on the river to ridge trail and is a short ride on a trail to the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail.
Other great local places are Minnewaska State Park, Mohonk Preserve, Walkway over the Hudson and the Ashokan Trail.
What size road bike should I rent?
We rent bikes in a variety of sizes for adults and children. We offer a size chart so you will know what size bike you need. The chart is in the section “Book Now” so you will have it in front of you when you reserve your bike.
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These are the best bikes! We do our annual Wallkill Rail Trail to Rosendale. Craig is a super nice guy and the location is also best place to park for the day.
I own my own bike, but my friend rented from them and it was simple and easy. $10/hr, beautiful trail and friendly service. You get a bike and helmet and they are really nice in explaining the way to the trail. They also offer the tandem hitch for kids.
Had an awesome time on the trails and the rental was a super easy process. Rental for bike and helmet. If you’re looking for something outdoors to do in the New Paltz area definitely give this a go.
Great bikes, Excellent service, highly recommend this experience.
Great time for our family. The bikes are great, you are right near two trail options, and the owner is very accommodating.
Awesome place to rent a bike! Right off the trail!
Great quality bikes, excellent customer service!
What a beautiful way to spend a few hours with the family.We could not have had a better time.
Wonderful experience all around. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable of trails. Beautiful ride with great views. Couldn’t ask for a better location.
We also got to kayak on the Wallkill River. We will be back again.
We went with our family all age children.. bikes are brand new helmets were also available!! The trail was beautiful. Amazing experience!!!
Went with the extended family today and had a great time! We were a large range of ages and somehow we were all accommodated. The service was impeccable and we all had an enjoyable time! Thank you!
Great location, awesome friendly service! The trail was lovely and we got great suggestions! Thanks!
Great bikes, stunning views and path.
Very nice and helpful staff.
Awesome day of mountain biking. Highly recommend the Mohonk Preserve trip with this company.
Great bikes and beautiful trail, with amazing customer service, all in it was a great experience!
We find this place while bike depot was closed and it was perfect. Good service, lots of parking, had great time.
Had an amazing day with friends exploring the new trail recently opened off Springtown Rd courtesy of New Paltz Biking. I would recommend these bikes for anyone who wants to get out on the trails.
Lucky to find NP Biking when we wanted to bike the rail trail in New Paltz and didn’t have a reservation for bike rentals at any of the places in town. They operate out of a trailer in the parking lot of the new River-to-Ridge trail head, so there was plenty of free parking (a rarity if you know New Paltz). They made sure to set us up with the proper sized bikes for us and they recommended a few points of interest worth looking out for along the trail. We would definitely rent from them again when we are in town.
Well priced and great service.We will definitely be back.
Perfectly located right on trail network!