On-road Bicycle Routes - State Bicycle Route 17 in Orange County.
On-road Bicycle Routes
A bicycle and its rider, legally considered a vehicle, are required to learn and obey the same laws as motorists. It is recommended that anyone using these roads review the “rules of the road” in the appropriate sections of the Vehicle and Traffic Laws of New York State.
State Bicycle Route 17
"State Bicycle Route 17 is a signed, on-road bicycle route that extends 442 miles from State Bicycle Route 9 in the Village of Wappingers Falls to State Bicycle Route 517 in the Village of Westfield on the shores of Lake Erie. This route also connects with State Bicycle Routes 11, 14 and 19, and the New York State Seaway Trail. Utilizing the Newburgh Beacon Bridge, Bike Route 17 enters the northwestern edge of the County and meanders through the streets of the City of Newburgh in order to connect to NYS Route 207. Bike Route 17 utilizes NYS Route 207 to traverse the County in a southwesterly direction into the Village of Goshen, where it picks up NYS Route 17M/US Route 6. Bike Route 17 follows the roadway in a northwesterly direction and veers to the west on US Route 6, just shy of the City of Middletown border. Utilizing US Route 6, Bike Route 17 continues in a westerly direction into and through the City of Port Jervis. NYS Route 6 gives way to NYS Route 42 and NYS Route 97/Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, just northwest of the City of Port Jervis. Bike Route 17 eventually follows the Delaware River along NYS Route 97 as it exits the County in Deerpark."
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Location: Orange County