What is a Flash Ride?

A FLASH RIDE is similar in concept to a flash mob. individuals, groups etc are self organizing within their region of the ride course. The course utilizes our expanding empire state rail trail network and includes both Dutchess and Ulster county. Occurring annually as an end of season celebration during daylight savings, all riders should have proper night time lights and reflective equipment and be certain not to get caught on the wrong side of the hudson river as the Walkway Over The Hudson will be closing at dusk. Participants can register online ahead of time as well as last minute adventurers that find out on the same day. Participants will be required to pay a small fee to be eligible for prizes and must use the strava ap to map their routes in order to prove that they rode their bike, while also picking up scavenger hunt items from each location they visit.

if you have a group that wants to participate or want to be a host site and have questions please do not hesitate to email us.