The 62-mile Tour of the Battenkill Fall Ride takes place on Saturday, November 7 in Cambridge, New York, traversing the same course where more than 1,500 professional and amateur racers competed in the largest road race in the United States last April.
Tagged ‘America’s Queen of the Classics’, the race course features 25 percent unpaved roads, covered bridges, scenic countryside, and direct passes through the small villages in Upstate New York’s Washington County.
All riders participating in the Fall Ride will be supported with rest stops, mechanical support, and follow vehicles.
The Tour of the Battenkill has achieved international acclaim, attracting riders from throughout North America. The 2009 event was won by BMC Racing’s Scott Nydam, who covered the 200.5km/125-mile course in 5 hours, 16 minutes and 32 seconds for a 23.6 mph average. He beat runner-up Karl Menzies (Team OUCH) by 00:02:17.
For 2010 the professional race has earned a spot on the international calendar April 18. According to race organisers, professional teams from Europe and Australia have already expressed strong interest in racing at next year’s event.
The 2010 Tour of the Battenkill will occur over two weekends in April, 2010: the Pro/Am on Saturday, April 10, and the Professional Invitational on Sunday, April 18. In addition, a non-competitive ride to benefit a national charity is soon to be announced for Saturday, April 17, the day before the professional race.
For more information, visit www.tourofthebattenkill.com.