YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County, NY

The YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County, NY

Location & Directions

507 Broadway
Kingston NY 12401
(845) 338-3810

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We Are Open:

Facility Hours:

Monday – Friday 5:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday 7:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday 9:00am – 3:00pm

Holiday Hours:

IF holiday falls on a Sunday we open at 9am

New Years Day 5:00am – Noon
Good Friday 5:00am – Noon
Easter Sunday Closed
4th of July 5:00am – Noon
Memorial Day 5:00am – Noon
Labor Day 5:00am – Noon
Thanksgiving 5:00am – Noon
Christmas Eve Normal* – Noon
Christmas Closed
New Years Eve Normal* – Noon

*Normal Start – depends on the day of the week on which the holiday falls.

Bicycle Programs

PROVIDING SAFETY EDUCATION

ENCOURAGEMENT AND TRANSPORTATION

 

YOUTH BICYCLE EDUCATION PROGRAM-Next Session Starts September 7th!

Bike It! is open to kids aged 10 and up, and consists of eight sessions held on Saturdays, from 9am to noon.  Each session includes instruction and a bike ride.  All participants receive a T-shirt, water bottle, patch kit and bike multi-tool.  Bikes and helmets are provided, or bring your own.  The next session starts on September 7th and registration will open on June 1st.  Cost: $50.00 for YMCA Members and $75.00 for Non-members.  Scholarships are available – no one is turned away.  Sign up in the Y Membership Office or online

 

14TH annual tour de Kingston and Ulster

The YMCA’s annual bike ride rolls back into town on Sunday June 23rd, 2019!  Starting at Forsyth Park, the Tour has rides for all ages and abilities, including the Kingston Family Ride– a flat and easy 5 miles.  The Family Ride is FREE and is escorted by Tour De Kingston Safety Marshals and the Kingston Police Department.  BBQ lunch, raffle and scholarship awards follow the rides.  For more INFORMATION and registration visit us online or you can download a registration form HERE and drop it off!

 

BICYCLE DONATION AND REUSE PROGRAM

GOT A BIKE?

Then check out the Lend-A-Wheel Program!                             

The YMCA accepts donated bikes and recycles them! If an old bike is cluttering up your garage, the Y could use it.  Or if your child has outgrown a bike, it may be great for another child.  Your bike will make a difference in the life of an adult or youth in our community!  What kind of bikes are we looking for? View our Bicycle Donation Guidelines

 OR NEED A BIKE?

Then check out the Lend-A-Wheel Program!                             

 

If you need a bike to get to work, school, appointments or errands, you can request one.  As bikes get donated and fixed, we will contact you with just the right one! Click HERE for a bike request form today!

 

Learn To Ride Bicycle Education Lessons: For those who never learned to ride a bike, we have a 2-hour program geared to getting you riding or your money back!  With our safe, easy, effective method, you’ll learn how to balance, start, stop and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit.  Cost: $25.00. Location: YMCA. Contact us to schedule your lesson!

 

School and Summer Programs: The Y Bike Education staff work with schools and summer camps across Ulster County.  We have programs for kids in grades K – 8.  Contact us for more details, or to start a program at your location!

 

Community Biking Events:  The YMCA partners with our local bike advocacy and education group, Bike Friendly Kingston 

to hold weekly “Slow Rides,” which are great for families and beginner riders.   We also provide quarterly free bike repair at the Kingston “Repair Café.”  The next repair clinic is scheduled for Saturday, May 4th at the Clinton Avenue Methodist Church, 122 Clinton Avenue from 11am to 3pm.  Please check in by 2pm to get your bike fixed!

 

We also participate in public events such as farmers’ markets, street fairs and outdoor festivals.  Depending on the setting and audience, education activities can include helmet fitting and giveaways, presentations on traffic safety, distribution of safety literature, bike skills demonstrations, bike rodeos, bicycle safety checks and repairs.  The focus is on underserved and disadvantaged populations, who are also some of the most vulnerable to traffic injuries and fatalities.  Contact us with details of your event!

 

THE BICYCLE EDUCATION PROGRAM IS DIRECTED BY TOM POLK, BICYCLE EDUCATOR FOR THE YMCA.  HE IS A LIFE-LONG CYCLIST AND HAS BEEN INSTRUCTING YOUTH AND ADULTS IN SAFE CYCLING FOR THE PAST 10 YEARS.  TOM HOLDS A CERTIFICATION FROM THE LEAGUE OF AMERICAN BICYCLISTS AS A LEAGUE CYCLING INSTRUCTOR AND IS CERTIFIED AS A MOUNTAIN BIKE GUIDE BY THE INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN BIKE ASSOCIATION.

 

Tom Polk

845.338.3810, x 102

845.338.0423 (Fax)