Thursday, December 27, 2007

Cambridge Life 12/28/07 Cambridge Life 12/28/07

Holy Spokes!! Local bike race takes off.

Waiting for the gun (Photo by: Dave Krause)

Race registration opened on Dec. 21st at 12p and by 308p there were already 410 riders registered for the 2008 THE TOUR OF THE BATTENKILL CYCLING RACE

Women pro riders vie for position on one of the challenging hills (Photo by: Dave Krause)

Farm Team Cycling of Cambridge, NY and The Towns & Villages of the Battenkill Valley are proud to announce the 4th Annual Tour of the Battenkill cycling race. Already the largest Pro/Am race on the East Coast, the 2008 edition is expected to draw nearly 1500 racers from throughout the US and Canada. Formerly known as the 'Battenkill-Roubaix' after the famous Paris-Roubaix bike race, the race is a unique event on the North American continent.

The Peloton (Photo by: Dave Krause)

Starting and finishing in the scenic Village of Salem, NY most racers will compete on a single, 55-mile loop. The race travels over local roads, crosses historic covered bridges and passes through some of the most picturesque villages in New York. Along the route, racers will be tested with now-famous dirt roads such as Juniper Swamp Road.

Where the men separate from the boys (Photo by: Dave Krause)

There will be 15 separate races for amateurs to professionals, youth to senior. Online registration will opened on Friday, December 21 at 12 noon at www.bikereg.com. Most races are expected to fill to their respective limits very quickly. There is no mail-in registration.

But we’re not just a bike race….NO! Several events are being planned around the race, including a pancake breakfast, guest-speakers at local venues preceding the race, and a bike-art competition and auction sponsored by the Towns & Villages of the Battenkill Valley. Proceeds from the event will benefit Farm Team Cycling - a regional cycling club for youth, and the Public.

For sponsorship & volunteer information, please contact Race Promoter Dieter Drake at promoter@battenkillroubaix.com.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Hilary Allison said...

Go Farm Team!

For people like me, who weren't aware of when the actual race will be held... Saturday, April 19 is the date.

That bike-art competition sounds like fun. Can't wait to find out more!

12:19 PM  

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