Our Facebook Timeline

From Live Well Kingston:Something exciting is going on in our neighboring community. Another win for bicycle...

Posted by Tour de Kingston - Ulster on Thursday, August 27, 2015

YES we are looking for ride leaders and sweeps for c/ D rides throughout the summer and fall. Relatively slow or relaxed...

Posted by Tour de Kingston - Ulster on Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Tour de Kingston Co-organizer, Tom Polk, is working to help Kingston be more bike-friendly.

Posted by Tour de Kingston - Ulster on Tuesday, June 30, 2015

HEY. The Mid-Hudson Bicycle Club needs D level ride leaders for August. These are very important rides because they are...

Posted by Tour de Kingston - Ulster on Tuesday, July 7, 2015

2015 Tour Route Details
Head on over to RIDEWITHGPS to view the routes, and details for this years Tour De Ulster-Kingston. They also offer Smartphone Apps for both Droid and iPhone.
Click Here Now

10th Annual Tour De Kingston-Ulster 2015 Registration
Sunday Jun 28th, 2015 marks our 10th annual Tour. This years event Presented by YMCA of Ulster County-Health Alliance of Hudson Valley Foundation-Cycle Therapy and Bike Brothers.

Success: 8th Annual Recovery Ride
This year record numbers showed up with about 100 cyclist and another 40-50 volunteers.  The community came together to make the ride a success.

The HAHV Foundation, The YMCA of Ulster County, YMCA Bike-It, Bike Friendly Kingston, O+, The Bridge Back, First Step Rehab and other recovery interested individuals helped out.

The Mural to Mural Rec)+very Ride went through uptown Kingston and stopped at the Murals being done in Kingston. Many of the artist were on site during the ride. At the YMCA the Mural was being worked on and there was the 1st Annual Recovery Artist Show.

It was in the lobby of the YMCA 32 paintings by local artists who are supportive of Recovery including some from the Bridge Back of HAHV Art Group were displayed.

Approximately 250 people viewed the paintings over the weekend.  At one time on Sunday October 12, the lobby was shoulder to shoulder. Attendees voted for their choice for top awards.  93 votes were cast and 7 winners were chosen. Allen Nace the coordinator remarked that they were all winners and indeed the votes showed that every painting received at least one vote for top award.

It was a great day for the Recovery Community and their supporters as well as the cycling community. The Bruderhof, cooked a BBQ for cyclist at the finish. A great day for the community at large. 
2014 Recover Ride
Takes place on Sunday October 12
Tour de Kingston, founders of the Recovery Ride are holding their 8th Annual RecO+very Ride on October 12, 2014 at Kingston Plaza, Schwenk Drive, Kingston NY12401

The 4-5 mile Mural to Mural Ride will stop at murals throughout the uptown area and the artists will give a brief talk in their mural.  There will also be a stop at the YMCA to visit their mural and an art gallery showing of Recovering Artists.

There is a weekend of fun planned with O+ hosting a 50 mile ride, a 17 and 28 mile off road ride (rail trail and the 28 is an extreme rail trail) as well as a 4-5 mile Mural to Mural Ride. 

There is a suggested $35 donation that will allow participants to attend all festivities over the weekend, Lots of bands from Friday to Sunday.

Same day registration. We'll see you there!

2014 Tour: Another Record Year
Qumari Jackson and Alex Chasin were awarded the Tour de Kingston 2014 Scholarship.

Good food, great park and a day spent with great people.

(left) 2014 Kingston PAL scholarship Winner Qumari Jackson with Coach Dave Nichols, Qumari, Qumaris Mom, Coach and Boxing Director Paul Telesca and Allen Nace.

(right) 2014 Kingston PAL Scholarship Winner Dr Alex Chasin.

More than 200 Photos of the 2014 Tour Ride are posted over on flickr.com thanks to the efforts of Martin Weiner.

2014 Tour Photos on Flickr.com

(left) Demetrius Jackson, Qumari Jackson, Allen Nace & Paul Telesca

2014 Tour Sign Up Sheet
...load the PDF file, fill in the blanks, print and mail to:

Tour de Kingston  
20 Delta Place    
Kingston, NY 12401

Thank You!

2014 Tour Announced Sunday June 22nd
Presented by
 YMCA of Ulster County, The Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley Foundation, Cycle Therapy and Bike Brothers. The 9th Annual Tour de Kingston scheduled for June 22, 2014 with a start and finish at Forsyth Nature Center in Forsyth Park Kingston NY. In addition to the 5 mile Tour of Kingston with stops at the Senate House and Firemen's Museum as well as a tour of Forsyth Nature Center (ALL FREE) there is a FREE COOKOUT at the end of the ride.

The 25 and 50 mile have new routes and together offer everything from a 50 mile challenging ride, a 25 mile ride with some rolling hills but recreational level, an easy 10 -15 mile on road and/ or on paved trail ( with an optional unpaved portion available) and of course the slow escorted Family Fun Ride. New for 2014 is a supported Road and Rail Ride. This ride offers the option of a paved route or an off road route ending at the Hurley Rail Trail.  Turn around there makes it a 10 mile ride continuing on the unpaved and beautiful rail trail can extend it to 16 - 30 miles ( hybrid or mountain bikes suggested for this portion).

Start Times
50 mile - 9:00 AM
25 mile  - 9:00 AM
10 mile - 10:00 AM

Road and Rail - 10 AM
Bike Rodeo - 10:30
Fun Ride 5 mile - 11:00 AM

Cookout 12:00 Noon

Scholarships, Raffles, Awards at 1 :00 PM

Rain or Shine - No refunds

Start Line Address

157 Lucas Avenue Forsythe Park, Kingston , NY 12401

Helpling Each Other Recover 7th Annual Autumn Group Ride
October 13th 2013
Join us in an 18 mile countryside ride with 25 mile option. (Social pace)
This event is FREE for all Riders.

Cantine Field - Parking Lot “A”                           
10:00 am Meet
10:30 am Start                        
Saugerties, NY, 12477

2013 Tour: Largest Group of Riders to Date
Photo: 2013 Tour de Kingston Scholarship Winners Alysaa Murtagh(L) accepts our TourDeKingston award and Bray McCooey accepts the Dr. Douglas Astion Award.

Daily Freeman staff
agibbons@freemanonline.com; http://twitter.com/annatfreeman

KINGSTON, N.Y.  – “Unbelievable! Unbelievable! Unbelievable!” is how Tour de Kingston-Ulster founder Allen Nace succinctly described Sunday’s 8th annual ride.

“We had more riders, of all ages, and kids riding in their parents’ trailers, than ever before,” an elated Nace said Sunday afternoon at Forsyth Park in Kingston, where the tour began at 9 a.m. and ended with a picnic.

The event, co-sponsored by the YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County and the HealthAlliance Foundation, attracted close to 500 riders, the largest since its founding in 2006. (Remainder of DailyFreeman article) 2013 TourDeKingston Photos Courtesy Judy Curran

2013 TourDeKingston Photos Courtesy Bob Keller
Thanks once again to all participants, volunteers, bike shops and sponsors!

 2012 Tour Awards 2012 Tour de Kingston Scholarship Winners. Yvonne Velez winner of the Dr. Douglas Astion Award and Frank Berensheim, winner of the Founders Award.

To view the remainder of our photos from the 2012 Tour, just click on over to Our Facebook Page.
Photos & Video 2012 Tour

Tour Rider LensVoigt posts many photos and a video of our 2012 Tour.

350 Enjoy Tours de Ulster, Kingston
Ann Gibbons - The Daily Freeman

KINGSTON - Sunday proved a perfect day - blue sky, fluffy clouds, cool breeze - to get out, stretch those legs and tour Kingston and Ulster County. And that's exactly what about 350 bicycle riders did as participants in the seventh annual Tour de Kingston and Tour de Ulster.
Full Article

2012 TourDe Kingston-Ulster

* The 7th Annual Tour de Kingston scheduled for June 24, 2012 with a start and finish at Forsyth Nature Center in Forsyth Park Kingston NY. In addition to the 5 mile Tour of Kingston with stops at the Senate House and Firemen's Museum as well as a tour of Forsyth Nature Center (ALL FREE) there is a FREE COOKOUT at the end of the ride.

* 2012 marks the return of the 10 mile ride. The 25 and 50 mile have new routes and together offer everything from a 50 mile challanging ride, a 25 mile ride with some rolling hills but recreational level, an easy 10 mile on road and on paved trail ( with an optional unpaved portion available) and of course the slow escorted Family Fun Ride.

See Ya There!
Allen Nace

2011 Tour, Our Best Yet

The 2011 Tour de Kingston saw a record numbers of participants yet once again, breaking last years attendance yet once again.

355 cyclers rode in the combined 25, 35 and 65 mile rides, while 106 riders rode in the Family-Fun-Ride. 43 participated in the Bicycle-Rodeo(sponsored by Hudson Health Plan, The Mid Hudson Health and Safety Institue and The Ulster County Sherrifs Dept.)

A total of 500 riders and another 75 Volunteers drew our largest crowds to date. Once again, many thanks to all efforts involved.

2011 Scholarship Winners

Tara McGowan (L) Winner of the Dr. Douglas Astion Award for her dedication and work in the field of Mental health and Addictions Treatment & Allison Turner (R), Winner of the Kathy Janasek Community Service Award for her dedication and inspiration for the Tour de Kingston.
New Routes for 2011 Tour

There will be a 4 to 6 mile Family Ride beginning at 11AM and the 25 mile ride as well as the Metric Half Century PLUS and the Metric Century will begin at 9 AM. All Rides begin and end at Forsyth Park.

There is a cookout at the end of the ride FREE for all participants, sponsored by Bike Brothers Bike Shops. Bicycles will be raffled as well as other prizes.

There are 2 scholarships available for individuals that are making or hope to make a difference in the community.

The New Routes will visit CreekLocks, Favattas Table Rock Bike Shop, the Reservoir, Overlook Bike Shop and Woodstock before returning to Forsyth Park.

5th Annual Tour a Great Success

Our 2010 Tour saw more riders participating than any of our previous tours. Early indications are that many of the Tours previous 12 & 25 mile riders stepped up this tour and rode our 50 mile run.

Most riders of this years tour reported an extremely positive experience in all 3 of this years routes. Another great indicator of this years success was many more families with children participated this year.

Both Kingston NY YMCA "Amy's Fireflies" and "The Famous Bike Brothers" teams won this years awards for the "most riders"

A Trek Mountain Bike donated by "Favatta’s Table Rock Tours Bike Shop" was won by Bill Flynn and 2 Childrens Bicycles donated by "Bike 09-2011 TourDeUlsBrothers" were won by Reyes & Gillis.

Jason Farina received the Kathy Janascek Scholarship and Caroline Bell received the Dr. Douglas Astion Scholarship.

Please Support Our Sponsors
Hudsonvalley Federal Credit Union


Tonner Doll Company

Roundout Savings Bank


Kingston Happenings

First Niagra Bank

Overlook Mountain Bicycles

Nace Promotions

Bike Brothers

Kingston Nissan

BridgeBack @ Health Alliance

Tobacco Free Action Coalition of Ulster County

Kingston YMCA

Kingston Lions Club

The Bicycle Rack

Table Rock Bicycle Tours

Cycle Therapy

The City of Kingston

Kingston Police

Kingston PAL

Mid-Hudson Health & Safety Institute

Hudson Health Plan

Revolution Bicycles


©2009-2015 www.TourDeUlster.com, All Rights Reserved