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Westchester Cycle Club's premier fall classic

JOIN US on Sunday October 8th, 2017 for the 35th Golden Apple - Westchester Cycle Club's premier fall classic!

Enjoy cycling on beautiful Hudson Valley roads during peak* foliage season!

  • NEW routes, from 25-75 miles (guided option available on select routes)
  • Love riding dirt roads? The Dirt*y Apple is back with an ALL NEW route
  • Start location conveniently located at Goldens Bridge Metro-North Train Station
  • Your registration fee includes: 
    • Well stocked rest/aid stations
    • SAG support 
    • Post-ride lunch 
    • Rain Insurance (NEW this year!)
All this for only $50! 

Don't forget to order your commemorative 35th Golden Apple kit (Jersey and Shorts or Bibs)! Order by July 24th to ensure delivery in time for the Golden Apple! Your order will be shipped to you directly! Orders placed after July 24th are not guaranteed to arrive in time for the event.

Order Your Commemorative Kit Here

Proceeds from the Golden Apple go to these local charities:
* foliage levels subject to negotiations with Mother Nature. This ride is rain or shine!

Registration Closes on Oct 6. Avoid the Day-Of price increase and register today! 

REGISTER TODAY

Something for everyone!

Experience the beauty of autumn in upper Westchester County from two wheels! All routes are well marked.

All routes start and end at Goldens Bridge Metro-North Train Station. Be green and ride, carpool, or take the train to the ride!

Pre-registered riders will receive the final route links for use with GPS devices a few days before the ride. Printed cue sheets will be available at registration.

Slice of the Apple: 26 miles
Elevation: ~1,660'
Recommended Start Time: To Be Announced
Ride gorgeous Hudson Valley roads such as Starr Ridge and Mills Rd. One rest stop at mile 15. Ride with friends or choose one of our guided options (details forthcoming). It’s Northern Westchester so it can’t be flat, but you’ll be ready by October and happy you did this loop!
Apple Core: 45 miles
Elevation: ~3,200'
Recommended Start Time: To Be Announced
For those looking to get out for a few hours but don't want to spend all day riding or if you prefer riding at a more leisurely pace. You’ll ride the core of our scenic Westchester roads as this spectacular route heads north almost to Putnam County then turns south, passing through Ward Pound Ridge Reservation before heading to Katonah and back to Goldens Bridge. One rest stop at mile 28.  This ride will also have an accompanied version with details to be worked out.
Full Manzana: 73 miles
Elevation: ~4700’
Recommended Start Time: To Be Announced
Have more time or want more of a challenge? Earn your post ride lunch and enjoy the whole manzana (Spanish for “apple”) as you see the best of the Hudson Valley’s foliage! Some challenging climbs and many stunning roads as the Golden Apple enters Connecticut for the first time in its 35 year history! Rest stops at mile 26 and 45.
Dirty Apple: 40 miles
Elevation: ~2500’
Recommended Start Time: To Be Announced
Love dirt and gravel roads? Sign up for the Dirty Apple - combining scenic dirt and quiet paved backroads of northern Westchester County. No killer hills - but not for the faint of legs. Two rest stops to keep you going. We recommend a gravel or cyclocross bike for this route, but mountain and fat bikes welcome. 
Hard Core Dirty Apple: 50 miles
Elevation: ~3500’
Recommended Start Time: To Be Announced
Love climbing? Sign up for the "hardcore" Dirty Apple! Same route as the base Dirty Apple - scenic dirt and quiet back roads - but with a few "rotten to the core" climbs added in for your enjoyment. Two rest stops to keep you going. We recommend a gravel or cyclocross bike for this route, but mountain and fat bikes welcome. 




Volunteering at the Golden Apple

Events like the Golden Apple are exceptional because of people like you who give of their time and talents.

If you are a member of Westchester Cycle Club and interested in helping with the Golden Apple Ride, Click Here!

What is the Golden Apple?

The Golden Apple is Westchester Cycle Club's premier fall cycling event. 2017 marks the 35th year the ride has been held. This fully-supported ride features routes through gorgeous upper Westchester county, well-stocked rest stops, SAG and mechanical support, and a post-ride lunch. New this year - your registration includes rain insurance! 

Several routes to choose from! All routes begin and end at Goldens Bridge Metro-North station.

Sign up today to reserve your spot on this must-ride event at the best price!

Proceeds from the Golden Apple go to these local charities:

How do I get there? 

Our event begins and ends at Goldens Bridge Metro North station in the North lot off 138 (west side of 684). 

Be green and ride your bike, carpool, or take the train to the ride!

Goldens Bridge Metro North Station

What is included in my registration fee?

  • Your choice of scenic routes through beautiful upper Westchester County
  • Cue sheets and GPS file
  • Well-stocked rest/aid stations
  • Full SAG support
  • Post-ride lunch
  • Rain Insurance

What do I need to bring?

This is a fully supported ride with well stocked rest stops and SAG support. You must bring:
  • Helmet - must be worn when riding!
  • Bike bell - by NY state law!
  • Photo ID for registration
  • Cash or Card - to buy sweet WCC merchandise and check out our vendors at the finish!
  • Extra tube, tools, and pump
  • Water bottle or hydration pack

Are the roads closed to traffic?

The roads are open to traffic. Cyclists must obey all traffic laws while on this ride.

It looks like rain/is too cold for me - can I get a refund?

The Golden Apple Ride is a “rain or shine” event. In the event of severe weather, we will be in touch!

What was this about rain insurance? 

Our lawyers are reviewing the final contract. We will add that information here once everything is sorted. 


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