Battenkill Bike Race

March 4th, 2010 by reynolds

Battenkill Bike RaceCambridge, NY – Organizers of the 2010 Tour of the Battenkill are proud to announce the Race Expo to be held over the two event weekends in April. Beginning on Friday, April 9 during Pro/Am registration, expo vendors will be exhibiting at various locations near the finish line on Main Street in Cambridge. The Cycle-Sports & Fitness Expo at Railroad Park near the historic Cambridge Hotel will feature sports and fitness-related vendors as well as food provided by the Cambridge Hotel, while the Exhibitor Fair at the nearby Varak Park will feature local crafts & food.

Continuing the next day – race day – on Saturday, April 10 spectators and participants alike and their families will also share in the excitement of the “Farm to Race” exhibit hosted by the NYS Farm Bureau where families can learn about the Washington County agricultural community that creates the landscape popular with cyclists. More than 2000 racers are expected to race the Pro/Am on April 10.

Expo festivities will continue the following weekend – April 17 & 18 – during Pro Weekend as spectators will watch 200 professionals from around the world compete on the famed ‘America’s Queen of the Classics’ course that travels through Washington County, NY’s rolling countryside, small villages, covered bridges, and paved and dirt roads named “America’s Greatest Ride” by Bicycling Magazine. More than 22 teams from Great Britain, Australia, and North America are expected to race.
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 the race expo will provide entertainment, food, sports & fitness vendors at various locations in Cambridge and nearby Greenwich, NY. A live race video broadcast is also planned for the Professional Invitational at the race expo.

For Race Expo information or an exhibitor application, please contact Expo Director Heather Sweet at expo@tourofthebattenkill.com. Event and expo information can also be found at the race website at www.tourofthebattenkill.com. The deadline for exhibitors is Friday, April 2.
For volunteer program information, please contact Volunteer Director Deb Fox at volunteers@tourofthebattenkill.com
For all other information including sponsorship opportunities, please contact Race Director Dieter Drake at 518.275.6185 or info@tourofthebattenkill.com.

*Photo courtesy of Flickr user ryantkelly

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