The complete Tour of the Battenkill race schedule is:
April 9-10, 2010- Pro/Am – The Nation’s largest Pro/Am road cycling event!
April 16-18, 2010- Pro Weekend!
April 17- Ride2Recovery – A benefit ride for wounded war veterans www.ride2recovery.com.
April 18 – PRO INVITATIONAL – Professional teams from the USA, Canada, Australia,
The Tour of the Battenkill is a 62 mile race (124 miles for the Professional Invitational!) around the Battenkill Valley in Washington County, New York. The race passes through the Towns of Cambridge, White Creek, Jackson, Salem, Easton and Greenwich and the Villages of Cambridge, Shushan, Salem and Greenwich and then ending back in Cambridge near the historic Green Bridge. The Tour of the Battenkill benefits Farm Team-A regional junior cycling team, and various civic and community groups in our area.
Recommended spectator travel routes within the race course, as well as unpaved sections, have been highlighted for your convenience on the race’s website. The Villages of Cambridge and Greenwich will have exciting events featuring music, food and beverage. Saratoga residents will find the Village of Greenwich easily accessible and a thrilling place to watch the race as riders come off Route 29 turning onto Route 372 directly in the center of the Village. While there, take the time to visit the many merchants and eateries on Main Street and in Livery Square. Drink like the PROs by purchasing your Battenkill Creamery commemorative chocolate milk at Green Pea Market. Just off the finish line in Cambridge, the Farm Bureau will host a special agricultural display and the Cambridge Hotel will have delicious food and drink specials. Approaching the finish, en-route from Greenwich, the West End of Cambridge will feature a hot spot (a prime viewing location) as the racers enter the Village and sprint to the finish. In Salem, consider watching the race from the intersection of Route 22 and 30 as the racers take a hard left and travel up Route 30 past Salem Art Works and climb to Battenkill Valley Creamery (take the short cut off Route 22 and Hanks road) another great viewing location- cheer the racers on by lifting your bottle of chocolate milk. On April 18, the PROs will do a double loop through Shushan before they travel up Route 62
The race requires a number of volunteers and sponsors to make it successful and safe. To learn more about the race and how you can participate or be a spectator go to www.tourofthebattenkill.com.