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Battenkill Bike Race -

Battenkill Bike Race

February 5th, 2010 by reynolds

Cambridge, NY – Organizers of the 2010 Tour of the Battenkill are proud to announce the support of the region’s most prominent regional medical center in an effort to highlight both the addition of the U23 Trek-LIVESTRONG Professional Cycling Team to the Professional Invitational, and the Tour of the Battenkill’s commitment to community health and wellness. The Professional Invitational will take place on Sunday April 18 in Upstate New York’s Washington County. Glens Falls Hospital – the largest hospital between the major metropolitan centers of Albany and Montreal – recently committed their support to the event which will highlight not only Glens Falls Hospital’s comprehensive system of satellite health centers but also their state-of-the-art C.R. Wood Cancer Center at their main facility in downtown Glens Falls, NY . Glens Falls Hospital will also be featured prominently at the event’s expo as part of a healthy lifestyles exhibit over the 2-weekend event in April. The U23 Trek-LIVESTRONG Professional Cycling Team is a developmental squad of professional riders under age 23 that includes track world champion and 2009 U-23 Paris-Roubaix champion Taylor Phinney. The Lance Armstrong Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides support for people affected by cancer.
“We are thrilled to welcome the U23 Trek-LIVESTRONG Professional Cycling Team to this event,” says Glens Falls Hospital President and CEO David G. Kruczlnicki. “The C.R. Wood Cancer Center is the region’s only comprehensive, integrated cancer center. Coupled with our health centers in Washington County, Glens Falls Hospital brings the full resources of wellness, prevention, and treatment to the region. Our mission fits perfectly with the U23 Trek-LIVESTRONG team and the Lance Armstrong Foundation.”
The 2010 Tour of the Battenkill will be held over two weekends in April: the Pro/Am on Saturday, April 10; the Ride2Recovery CycleFest – a non-competitive ride to benefit wounded veterans – on Saturday, April 17; and the Professional Invitational on Sunday, April 18. The Pro/Am is the largest road race in North America and expects more than 2,000 riders in 25 different categories competing over the rugged 62 mile course in Washington County’s scenic Battenkill Valley . The Ride2Recovery CycleFest program is produced by the Fitness Challenge Foundation (501C3) in partnership with the Military and VA Volunteer Service Office. 500 recreational riders are expected for the Ride2Recovery CycleFest. The Professional Invitational will feature between 22 and 25 teams and 200 professional and elite riders from North America, Europe, and Australia competing over a 124 mile course that features 25% dirt roads. All events start and finish in Cambridge , NY where a race expo will provide entertainment, food, sports & fitness vendors at various locations in Cambridge and nearby Greenwich . A live race video broadcast is also planned for the Professional Invitational.
For volunteer and sponsorship program information, please contact Race Director Dieter Drake at 518.275.6185 or info@tourofthebattenkill.com.

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