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All routes begin and end in Victor C. Waryas Park in Poughkeepsie, NY—right next to the Metro-North train station. Please refer below for start time windows and route summaries. Be advised that you cannot join a route prior to the specific window opening or after it has closed.

If you miss your intended timeframe, you must drop back to a shorter mileage. Timing is based on the availability of route support and services. We ask that you arrive 30 minutes prior to the close of your start time window to allow enough time for check-in.

State of the City Address (in person)

Mayor Marc Nelson will deliver his State of the City address at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 29 at The Academy, 33 Academy St., Poughkeepsie. The public is invited to attend. Please RSVP by Tuesday, March 21 to Allyson Smith at

In his State of the City address, Mayor Nelson will provide updates on key initiatives, including reviewing the city’s progress toward fiscal solvency.

“We are continuing to build on the progress made over the last few years,” said Mayor Nelson. “Poughkeepsie’s potential has long been understood, but now we are seeing the realization through an economic resurgence and development. This is a dynamic period for our culturally rich and diverse city, and capitalizing on our assets, working with our business community, partnering with our nonprofit organizations and encouraging smart growth will be among our focuses this year.”

Nelson previously served as the city’s Finance Commissioner and as tax collector for the City of Hartford, Ct. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from the University at Albany and a master’s degree in public administration from Marist College.

The State of the City address also will be made available for replay on the city’s website,

Local Waterfront Revitalization Project – Public Hearing (in person)

The city of Poughkeepsie is in the final stages of updating its Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP). The Updated LWRP reflects changes that have occurred in the Waterfront Revitalization Area since the City last adopted an LWRP in 1999, incorporate recommendations of recent planning efforts, and address resilience to flooding and sea level rise, principles of sustainable planning and smart growth, and strategies to support economic development for the City.

The Common Council has set a public hearing for 6 p.m. Monday, December 19th, to hear comments on the proposed November 18, 2022 draft. You can find out more about the LWRP update process here.

The final draft and memorandum outlining the most recent changes can be found here,