Epic Rides from New York: The Apple Orchards of Concklin

The Ride

Distance: 70 miles round trip from George Washington Bridge
Terrain: Hilly (3,000ft of climbing)
Start Location: George Washington Bridge

The Orchards of Concklin

The Orchards of Concklin have been a family business since 1711. They are located in the Pomona region, which is named after the goddess of fruit in honor of Nicholas Concklin, the founder of the farm.

Their location is a convenient 35 miles from New York City and makes a great turnaround or refueling point. They have a little grocery store which sells many of their own products including fresh pressed apple cider (in single serve containers), apple cinnamon donuts, pie and local honey.

After departing the city and passing through Palisades the scenery quickly transitions to residential to small town to country. The terrain is mostly rolling but the Palisades and Little Tor are challenging hills that will add a little extra challenge to your ride.

Elevation Profile

Narrow ribbon of road just outside of the orchards

If you want a little extra climbing, why not head up Little Tor and then double back to the orchards?

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The Orchards of Concklin website

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Aaron Deutsch

About Aaron Deutsch

Aaron has always felt a passion for, if not a gravitational pull from, racing. Since being lured from the basketball court onto the track in 1993 he set 7 track & field records and medaled six times at the state level of competition.

He moved to the mountain bike in the late 1990s and won the Penn Cycle Buck Hill race series in 2000 in the sport class. He also placed 4th in the Subaru Cup XC race that year.

After moving to New York Aaron took up road racing and rode unattached for the first year and medaled in 2 races including a 1st place finish in the Kissena Race Series in 2007. In 2008 the Brooklyn Arches Cycling Club was formed and the results were immediate and consistent including winning the Cadence Cup Race Series in Brooklyn. He currently races with the Major Taylor Iron Riders Development Team

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