Ulster County Traffic Alert For SkyRide on August 24th
This Saturday August 24th you should expect delay in the area of the Mid-Hudson Bridge between the hours of 10 AM and 12 PM. Temporary highway alert signs are already flashing the notice to drivers up and down 9W in the area of the bridge which include the town of Highland. The reason for the delays is that this Saturday is SkyRide over the Walkway Over The Hudson.
SkyRide was created to celebrate the Walkway's 10th Anniversary. They have invited Hudson Valley motorcyclists to participate in this one-time-only special ride across the Walkway. It not only celebrates the Walkway's 10 years but also the fact that the Walkway is an important part of the emergency plan for the Hudson Valley. If you didn't know the Walkway is the longest elevated pedestrian bridge in the world.
SkyRide is a ticketed event for both motorcycle riders and spectators. Along with that on the 24th the Walkway Over the Hudson will be closed to the general public until 1 PM In addition the Hudson Valley Rail Trail will be closed to the public until 12 PM.
Information on the event below can also be found at Walkway.org/SkyRide
Check-In: 8-9:30 a.m. at Hudson Valley Rail Trail Depot (101 New Paltz Road, Highland)
Welcome Ceremony: 9 a.m. at Walkway Over the Hudson West Gate
Blessing of the Bikes: 9:15 a.m.
Kickstands Up: 9:30 a.m.
Motorcyclepedia Celebration: 12-5 p.m.
Early Bird Registration: $40 per driver, $10 per passenger
* SkyRide is strictly limited to 1,500 motorcycles
**All participating motorcycles will be "drip-tested" to ensure no fluid leaks onto the Hudson Valley Rail Trail and Walkway Over the Hudson. Any bike leaking oil will be asked to park atop a cardboard square until the ride proceeds.
Spectator tickets: $20 per person
Children 10 and under are free (must be accompanied by paid adult).
* SkyRide is strictly limited to 400 spectators. For their safety, all spectators will be limited to designated viewing areas in the Ulster Welcome Center Plaza only.
SkyRide proceeds will be used to improve programming and accessibility to the Walkway for people including veterans, seniors, and those with mobility challenges.
All spectators gain access to both the Walkway Over the Hudson's designated viewing areas in the Ulster Welcome Center Plaza and the post-ride celebration at Motorcyclepedia Museum in Newburgh