Organizers of the Tour of the Battenkill, announced a new 68-mile course for 2015, which start and finish at the Washington County Fairgrounds – covering some 6 townships.
The new route will travel over many of the same roads it has since its beginning in 2005. For instance, the Town of Easton will again feature prominently, with its iconic Meeting House Road with rolling dirt roads and scenic landscapes.
In addition, the Towns of Cambridge, White Creek, Jackson, and Salem follow Easton with several challenging climbs and dirt roads, including Stage Road in White Creek, the Eagleville Covered Bridge in Jackson, and Juniper Swamp Road in the Town of Salem.
After the feed zone/rest stop at the Battenkill Valley Creamery in Salem, racers will climb both Joe Beane Road and Riddle Road in the Town of Greenwich on their way toward the Hudson River and the Hamlet of Thompson in the Town of Easton once again. The last climb of the course – Old Schuylerville Road – is also the last dirt road section before the finish just under two miles later at the Fairgrounds.
The complete course map including detailed routes for spectators can be founds at the event website at www.tourofthebattenkill.com
The event enters its second decade as the largest Pro/Am cycling race in North America. More than 2500 are expected in 2015.
The event features both amateur and professional races, an open race gran fondo, outdoor expo, and kids races.
For more information, including registration, expo, and sponsorship information, see the event website at www.tourofthebattenkill.com.
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