SkyRide

Once In A Lifetime!

Saturday, August 24

Ride Begins: 9:30 a.m.

Questions: 845-454-9649 / skyride@walkway.org

SkyRide Frequently Asked Questions

For specific questions, please 845-454-9649 ext. 106.

Will the Walkway Over the Hudson be open during this event?
For safety of everyone, Walkway Over the Hudson will be closed to the general public until approximately 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 24.

Will the Hudson Valley Rail Trail be open during this event?
For safety of everyone, the Hudson Valley Rail Trail will be closed from 101 New Paltz Road in Highland for 2.1 miles to the Walkway Over the Hudson from until approximately 12 p.m. on Saturday, August 24.

What happens if it rains?
SkyRide will proceed rain or shine. There is no rain date for SkyRide, however the ride may be delayed based on weather conditions along the route.

Are there spectators allowed on the Walkway Over the Hudson during the SkyRide?
Yes! 400 spectators will be allowed at the Ulster Welcome Center Plaza just outside Walkway Over the Hudson's west gate for an amazing view of the SkyRide. All spectators will be in secure, designated areas. All spectators must possess a valid ticket. Coolers, large bags, and strollers are prohibited.

Purchase your spectator tickets today.

Can spectators come to Motorcyclepedia Museum for the after-ride celebration?
Your spectator ticket allows you a spectacular view of the entire SkyRide as it goes across Walkway Over the Hudson and a free day of pass into the post-ride celebration at Motorcyclepedia (including complimentary admission to the museum).

Is there special pricing for children?
Children 10 and under are free with proper registration. Strollers are prohibited.

What if I need wheelchair access?
Please contact us at skyride@walkway.org and we will make arrangements to have accessible transportation to and from designated accessible viewing areas.

Can I bring my pets?
For the safety of all riders, spectators, and animals, no pets will be allowed on the Walkway Over the Hudson during this event.

What if I don’t have access to a printer to print out my tickets?
If you have a smartphone, you can show your email confirmation with the QR code or barcode to be scanned at the SkyRide entrance. If you don’t have a smartphone, please bring your ID to the check-in/registration tables for on-site ticketing.

What if I want to purchase tickets for other people? Is it a problem that my name will be on all of the tickets?
Each ticket/registration has a unique barcode; therefore tickets with the same name are still valid. If you have sent payment in through the mail, you will receive an email with confirmation. Just show email (in print or on phone). If you did not receive an email, contact us at skyride@walkway.org or 845-454-9649 ext. 106.

Do I get an event shirt with my registration?
Registration after 8/20/19 does not guarantee an event shirt. For riders and passengers who registered after 8/20/19 there might be a limited number of t-shirts available at Motorcyclepedia, and orders will be taken at the SkyRide merchandise booth if you would like to have one. 

Help! I didn’t receive my confirmation email.
On the day of the SkyRide, please bring your ID to the registration/admission area and we can look up your ticket order. Prior to the event, you can also email skyride@walkway.org or call 845-454-9649 for assistance.

What happens in the event of an emergency?
MobileLife Support Services will be on-site to assist. Simply contact a member of local law enforcement, Walkway staff, or New York State Parks staff to seek attention.

Are there restrooms available?
Both the East and West approach of the Walkway Over the Hudson are equipped with restroom facilities. During the event, there will be a secure area with portable toilets for spectators.

If I am unable to attend can I get a refund?
No, we do not offer refunds.

What if I pre-registered but didn’t receive an email to confirm my payment?
Please check your spam folder for an email from Walkway Over the Hudson (SkyRide)
Also check your PayPal email address, if it’s different from the one you entered on the pre-registration form. If you still don’t find an email(s), contact us at skyride@walkway.org or 845-454-9649.

Will I receive a registration packet in the mail if I pre-register?
No. You’ll receive a payment receipt and an email from SkyRide stating that you’ve registered. The registration team will also have your pre-printed registration form at your designated registration location.

What if I pre-register but change my mind about joining the SkyRide?
There are no refunds after purchase. Contact us if you need to make changes to your registration. Changes can be made until pre-registration closes.

As one of the motorcyclists, what do I need to do at the location where I start the SkyRide?
Have the following documents with you to present at registration: a valid driver’s license, a valid vehicle registration, and proof of valid insurance.

1. Review your registration form to confirm the information is correct.

2. Sign your registration waiver.

3. We strongly suggest you complete the emergency contact form and carry that with you on the ride.

4. Pick up a packet, t-shirt, wristband and other information. T-shirts are not guaranteed for registrations after 8/20.

5. Have your legally required equipment (i.e. helmet).

What do I need to do if my passenger is under 18?
The minor release form needs to be completed prior to the ride if your passenger is below the age of 18. If you’re not the parent/guardian of the minor, you need to present a signed and notarized letter stating you have permission to take the minor on the SkyRide. This letter must include the name, address and phone number of the parent(s) and the dates the minor will be riding.

I understand there is an oil drip station - what is that?
To ensure the Walkway and local trails remain clean and free of oil, your bike will go over a white tarp. Following the drip test, we will then hand you a cardboard square to place under your bike while you are waiting for the ride to commence.

Will there be restrooms, garbage cans, and breakfast trucks along the Hudson Valley Trail?
Yes.

Do I have to ride a certain brand of bike?
No. All bikes are welcome as long as they’re safe, licensed and insured in accordance with your state’s laws. Prepare your bike for a ride of approximately 25 miles from the starting point.

I own a Polaris Slingshot. Can I ride?
SkyRide’s official policy on Polaris Slingshot’s is that these vehicles are the size of and essentially a “small car”. You are welcome to participate in SkyRide, however, you must ride/drive behind the Last Man Vehicle. You cannot ride/drive this vehicle in the Trike Platoon(s). This policy does not pertain to motorcycles with sidecars. Motorcycles with sidecars can ride with the Trike platoon(s).

Can my dog (with the legal equipment of helmet and goggles) ride in a side car?
Yes, as long as the equipment is installed and you are prepared to take care of your pet during 
and after the ride. Please expect a lot of photos from spectators.

Can I ride with the SkyRide in my car or truck?
Only motorcycles will be allowed on the Hudson Valley Rail Trail and the Walkway Over the Hudson. If you would like to follow the end of the ride, we suggest to wait at Hannaford's plaza. Law enforcement will allow motor vehicle traffic to follow once the motorcycles finish passing the Hannaford plaza then your vehicle can follow. If you would like to enter the event at Motorcyclepedia, you will be guided to a designated parking area and asked to purchase an event ticket.