New signs mark Rhinebeck bike routes

RHINEBECK – Town officials hope to encourage the use of bicycle routes through improved signs that provide clear descriptions of the routes.

Highway Superintendent Kathy Kinsella said this week that markers have been updated with the use of a $4,900 Hudson River Valley Greenway grant.

“By now, residents of the town should have received a letter that went out … regarding the Greenway Heritage Trail bike and walking trail,” Kinsella said. “There are two of them that are in Rhinebeck and one of them is partially in Red Hook.

“The Highway Department had secured a grant that we’ve used to order new signage (and) finance this mailing,” Kinsella said. “We have improved the signage there. That should be very easy to follow. The mailing that we did included maps of the routes as well as a description of the markers.”

The routes include Loop A, covering 10.4 miles from the village to Rhinecliff to the Dutchess County Fairgrounds; and Loop B, extending for 10.2 miles up to the village of Red Hook, with sections going to Poets Walk along the Hudson River.