Bike lane along highway shoulder takes you both directions across the Hudson connecting Bear Mountain Bridge State Park and the Putnam/Westchester county line.
This beautiful, quaint suspension bridge offers amazing views. Take Metro-North to Cold Spring or Harriman if you dont want to ride the 30+ miles from Manhattan.
Comment from a Web site visitor (April 25, 2002): "To get the Bear
Mountain Bridge from the east side of the Hudson river, the closest Metro North
stops are Manitou (stops infrequently) and Garrison (regular stops). Your site
mentioned the Cold Spring stop, which, while beautiful, is not the nearest stop
to the Bear Mountain Bridge. Also, some bikers may want to get off at Peekskill
and bike up a beautiful stretch of highway until they get to route 9D and the
entrance to the Bear Mountain Bride."