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TOUR OF THE BATTENKILL OPEN gran fondo

Greenwich, NY, Sat May 21, 2016

Start line address: Greenwich, NY  12834

Presented by Anthem Sports
  • Online Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 8:00 PM ET

Select Your Category

Category Distance Fee Prizes
68 Mile Open gran fondo
Female 18-39
Female 18-39 68 miles $110 Podium Awards (3 places)
Male 18-39
Male 18-39 68 miles $110 Podium Awards (3 places)
Female 40-49
Female 40-49 68 miles $110 Podium Awards (3 places)
Male 40-49
Male 40-49 68 miles $110 Podium Awards (3 places)
Female 50-59
Female 50-59 68 miles $110 Podium Awards (3 places)
Male 50-59
Male 50-59 68 miles $110 Podium Awards (3 places)
Female 60-69
Female 60-69 68 miles $110 Podium Awards (3 places)
Male 60-69
Male 60-69 68 miles $110 Podium Awards (3 places)
Female 70+
Female 70+ 68 miles $110 Podium Awards (3 places)
Male 70+
Male 70+ 68 miles $110 Podium Awards (3 places)
Active Duty Military
Active Duty Military 68 miles $95 Podium Awards (3 places)
Retired Military
Retired Military 68 miles $95 Podium Awards (3 places)
Adaptive / Wounded Warrior
Adaptive / Wounded Warrior 68 miles $95 Podium Awards (3 places)
Public Safety / Law Enforcement
Public Safety / Law Enforcement 68 miles $95 Podium Awards (3 places)
Mountain Bike - Women
Mountain Bike - Women 68 miles $110 Podium Awards (3 places)
Mountain Bike - Men
Mountain Bike - Men 68 miles $110 Podium Awards (3 places)
Fattenkill
Fattenkill 68 miles $110 Podium Awards (3 places)
Fat Tire bikes only. Minimum tire width 3.5 inches.
Clydesdale - Men 200 lbs+
Clydesdale - Men 200 lbs+ 68 miles $110 Podium Awards (3 places)
Tandem
Tandem 68 miles $155 Podium Awards (3 places)
Recumbent
Recumbent 68 miles $110 Podium Awards (3 places)
Retro
Retro 68 miles $110 Podium Awards (3 places)
26 Mile Open gran fondo
Women 26 Mile
Women 26 Mile $45
Men 26 Mile
Men 26 Mile $45
Special Registration
Meeting House Road
Meeting House Road $0
Juniper Swamp
Juniper Swamp $95
Waitlists
Waitlist - Active Duty Military
Waitlist - Active Duty Military $0

Event Items

Tour of the Battenkill Cycling Jersey - MenCustom ordered through Cuore of Switzerland. Raglan design. RACER CUT. First orders ship by April 1, 2016. Design subject to change. Order one size larger for more relaxed fit.
Options Quantity Price Each
closed Medium x $85.00
closed Large x $85.00
closed XL x $85.00
closed 2X x $85.00
Tour of the Battenkill Cycling Jersey - WomenCustom ordered through Cuore of Switzerland. Raglan design. RACER CUT. First orders ship by April 1, 20156. Design subject to change. Order one size larger for more relaxed fit.
Options Quantity Price Each
closed Women's XS x $85.00
closed Women's Small x $85.00
closed Women's Medium x $85.00
closed Women's Large x $85.00
Tour of the Battenkill Bib ShortsCustom ordered through Cuore of Switzerland. Raglan design. RACER CUT. First orders ship by April 1, 2016. Design subject to change. Order one size larger for more relaxed fit.
Options Quantity Price Each
closed Men's Bib Short XS x $95.00
closed Men's Bib Short Small x $95.00
closed Men's Bib Short Medium x $95.00
closed Men's Bib Short Large x $95.00
closed Men's Bib Short XL x $95.00
closed Men's Bib Short 2XL x $95.00
closed Women's Bib Short XS x $95.00
closed Women's Bib Short Small x $95.00
closed Women's Bib Short Medium x $95.00
closed Women's Bib Short Large x $95.00
CampsiteComes with showers and bathrooms. 30 amp power + water hookups. 50 amp available upon request. Dump Station available at the end of event.
Options Quantity Price Each
closed RV/CAMPER SITE - Friday-Saturday x $30.00
closed TENT SITE - Friday-Saturday x $20.00
closed RV/CAMPER SITE Saturday/Sunday x $30.00
closed TENT SITE - Saturday/Sunday x $20.00
2016 Men's Commemorative Tee2016 Commemorative Tee with our trademark bib number back. Gildan Softsyle 640000. 100% Cotton, lightweight tee. Preshrunk jersey knit.
Options Quantity Price Each
closed Men's XS x $20.00
closed Men's Small x $20.00
closed Men's Medium x $20.00
closed Men's Large x $20.00
closed Men's XL x $20.00
closed Men's 2X x $20.00
closed Men's 3X x $20.00
2016 Women's Commemorative Tee2016 Commemorative Tee with our trademark bib number back. Gildan Softsyle 64000L. 100% Cotton, lightweight tee. Preshrunk jersey knit.
Options Quantity Price Each
closed Women's XS x $20.00
closed Women's Small x $20.00
closed Women's Medium x $20.00
closed Women's Large x $20.00
Tour of the Battenkill Men's Tech TeeLimited Edition "Tour of the Battenkill Est. 2005" Tech Tee. Gildan 42000 DryBlend. Seamed single needle 3/4" collar. Heat transfer label. AquaFX™ - Wicking Properties. Freshcare™ - Anti-Microbial Properties. Double needle hemmed 5/8 sleeves and bottom hem. Quarter-turned to eliminate center crease
Options Quantity Price Each
closed Men's XS x $25.00
closed Men's Small x $25.00
closed Men's Medium x $25.00
closed Men's Large x $25.00
closed Men's XL x $25.00
closed Men's 2X x $25.00
closed Men's 3X x $25.00
Tour of the Battenkill Women's Tech TeeLimited Edition "Tour of the Battenkill Est. 2005" Tech Tee. Gildan 42000L DryBlend. Missy contoured silhouette with side seam. Seamed single needle 3/4" collar. Heat transfer label. AquaFX™ - Wicking Properties. Freshcare™ - Anti-Microbial Properties. Double needle hemmed 5/8 sleeves and bottom hem.
Options Quantity Price Each
closed Women's XS x $25.00
closed Women's Small x $25.00
closed Women's Medium x $25.00
closed Women's Large x $25.00

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REGISTRATION CLOSES 5/18

 

12th Annual

Tour of the Battenkill OPEN gran fondo

MAY 21, 2016

Greenwich, NY USA

The Tour of the Battenkill - the 'industry standard' for classic-style North American road cycling.  

Founded in 2005.

 

Great American Cycling event

 

Open / mass-start event  |  Age group competitions  |  

Police, Motorcycle, and Road Marshall support  

 Awards for every age group  |  Raffle Prizes  

 

NEW FOR 2016!

REGISTER BY MAY 1, 2016 TO RECEIVE A SWAG BAG & EVENT TEE!

CUSTOM MEDALS  FOR ALL FINISHERS

 

 

#Schedule  #Registration  #Refunds

#WaitList  #Rules  #Course  #Recommendations  #Competitions  #Support  #Lodging  #Directions  

#FAQ  #Battenkill-Approved Events  #Road Series  

 

 


OTHER REGISTRATION LINKS

Tour of the the Battenkill PRO/AM (Reg Period 2 Opens January 15)

Tour of the Battenkill TEAM ZONE

Tour of the Battenkill SPRING PREVIEW RIDE

 


2016 EVENT SCHEDULE 

 

Saturday, April 23|  Washington County Fairgrounds

Spring Preview Ride  |  10 AM

 

Friday, May 20 |  Washington County Fairgrounds
Registration, Rider Welcome, Vendors, Food & Drink, Sponsors

Rider Check-in  |  2 PM - 8 PM (Optional - you may check in up to 30 minutes prior to your start time)

Outdoor Expo  |  12 PM - 6 PM
 

Saturday, May 21  |  Washington County Fairgrounds

Rider Check-in  |  6:30 AM - 2 PM

Tour of the Battenkill Pro/Am  | 8 AM - 4 PM

68 Mile Open gran fondo  |  12 Noon

26 Mile Open gran fondo  |  2:30 PM

Outdoor Expo  |  8 AM - 6 PM
Vendors, Food & Drink, Sponsors

 


REGISTRATION

Online registration opens November 15, 2016

Registation fee increases $15 on March 16, 2016

Onsite registration available for an additional $30

No category/field changes after registration close on May 14, 2016.

MILITARY DISCOUNT CATEGORIES ARE FULL- CONTACT EVENT PROMOTER IF YOU WISH TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITLIST FOR THESE CATEGORIES.

MILITARY VETERANS RECEIVE 15% DISCOUNT - CONTACT EVENT PROMOTER FOR INSTRUCTIONS. LIMIT 20.

 

Registration fee does not include online service fees.

 


REFUND POLICY

Refund requests filed prior to January 15, 2015 receive a refund less a $20 administrative fee based on the following:

Refund requests filed between January 16 and March 20, 2016 receive a refund less a $40 administrative fee IF A RIDER IS AVAILABLE TO TRANSFER INTO THE RACE FROM THE WAIT LIST.  ALL rider replacements must come from the wait list.  The replacement must be completed by 5 PM EST on March 20, 2016 If a wait listed rider is not available, no refund will be issued.

NO REFUNDS AFTER MARCH 20, 2016.

If after March 20, 2016 you are unable to participate in the event, please contact us so that we can place another rider in the event. 

Credits cannot be isued for future events.

Bikereg fees are non-refundable.

No team swaps/transfers.

 


WAIT LIST

Once a field is closed, riders may register on the wait list in order to be eligible for placement in the event.  Wait-listed riders are eligible for entry into the race in their respective fields in the order in which they registered on the Wait List.  If you are entering the event from the waitlist, your entry fee will be based on the date that you registered on the waitlist.

 


RULES

All Great American Cycling Rules apply.  2016 event rules are here.

 


COURSES

Same courses for 2016

Rolling countryside, covered bridges, direct passes through small villages, challenging climbs

68 miles / 109 km

  • Max grade 13%
  • 12 miles of dirt roads
  • 4000 ft of climbing?

26 miles / 42 km  (slightly longer vs. 2015)

  • Max grade 10%
  • 3 miles of dirt roads
  • 1,179 ft of climbing

See the event website for maps and details.

 


RECOMMENDATIONS

Min 39/25  gearing recommended

Racers should carry spare tube, pump/C02

See the event website for additional maps and details.
 


COMPETITIONS

Mass start

Age based categories: based on age on event day

Military categories: please present your Military ID at check-in / registration

Clydesdale: Men -  200 lbs+

Public Safety/Law Enforcement: please indicate the agency at check-in / registration and provide identification

Battenkill Valley Creamery Chocolate milk & medals to top 3 in each category

Finisher medals to all finishers.

Complete results posted on the event website within 24 hours of finish

New!  King & Queen of the Dirt Competition, powered by RidewithGPS.com

  • 8 GPS-timed & marked climbs for bragging rights
  • Discount coupon for all participants
  • Download the Ride with GPS app from Google Play or the App Store 
  • Power charging stations at start!
  • Results posted online
  • See our RWGPS Event Page for detaills

 

Ride with GPS

 


SUPPORT

Pace & follow vehicles

Neutral moto support

Police and/or course marshals at every critical intersection

2 staffed & stocked rest stops

Complete course signage and markings

 


LODGING

See our Lodging Page for lodging information.

 


DIRECTIONS to Washington County Fairgrounds

Parking, Registration, and start/finish - 232 New York 29, Greenwich, NY 12834

Google directions to parking & registration

 

FROM THE SOUTH

  1. NYS Thruway/I-87 to Exit 24/Adirondack Northway/I-87 North
  2. I-87 North to Exit 15 /  Rte 29 / Saratoga Springs
  3. Follow signs for Rte 29 East
  4. Follow NY Route 29 East (follow signs!!!) for 10 miles to Village of Schuylerville
  5. Right to continue on NY-29
  6. Continue 1/4 mile to traffic light in Village of Schuylerville
  7. Left at light to continue on NY-29
  8. Follow NY 29 1.2 miles to parking on left

 

FROM THE NORTH 

  1. I-87 South to Exit 15 /  Rte 29 / Saratoga Springs
  2. Follow signs for Rte 29 East
  3. Follow NY Route 29 East (follow signs!!!) for 10 miles to Village of Schuylerville
  4. Right to continue on NY-29
  5. Continue 1/4 mile to traffic light in Village of Schuylerville
  6. Left at light to continue on NY-29
  7. Follow NY 29 1.2 miles to parking on left

 

FROM THE EAST

  1. I-90 West to I-87 North
  2. NYS Thruway/I-87 to Exit 24/Adirondack Northway/I-87 North
  3. I-87 North to Exit 15 /  Rte 29 / Saratoga Springs
  4. Follow signs for Rte 29 East
  5. Follow NY Route 29 East (follow signs!!!) for 10 miles to Village of Schuylerville
  6. Right to continue on NY-29
  7. Continue 1/4 mile to traffic light in Village of Schuylerville
  8. Left at light to continue on NY-29
  9. Follow NY 29 1.2 miles to parking on left

 

FROM THE WEST

  1. I-90 East to I-87 North
  2. NYS Thruway/I-87 to Exit 24/Adirondack Northway/I-87 North
  3. I-87 North to Exit 15 /  Rte 29 / Saratoga Springs
  4. Follow signs for Rte 29 East
  5. Follow NY Route 29 East (follow signs!!!) for 10 miles to Village of Schuylerville
  6. Right to continue on NY-29
  7. Continue 1/4 mile to traffic light in Village of Schuylerville
  8. Left at light to continue on NY-29
  9. Follow NY 29 1.2 miles to parking on left

 


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. Is this a tough ride?  Yes. You should start training today.  Please consider competing in one of the many great events in the Northeast ahead of the race as well.  Battenkill should not be your first ride of the year.

 

2. Where does my entry fee go?  Road events like the Tour of the Battenkill have skyrocketed in recent years.  Police, professional staff, insurance, officials, and venues are all significant and increasing costs to any road cycling event.  All together, there are more than 500 people that are directly involved in the Battenkill weekend that are compensated in some way and their time is as valuable as yours!  We are also very proud to donate more than $15,000 each year to the many volunteer groups that engage the event and help to ensure rider safety along the course. 

 

3. What is Great American Cycling?  Great American Cycling/Anthem Sports is the organization that produces the Tour of the Battenkill, Tour of the Catskills, and many other epic cycling events across the Northeast, with a participation base of more than 50,000 riders and racers since 2004.   

 

4. Are there any rules?  Of course. Officials will enforce virtually all the traditional rules that are standard and expected within the sport.

 

5. What kind of bicycle should I use?  Any type of bicycle is generally ok to use, though most participants use a road bicycle.  Cyclocross and mountain bikes are very common as well.  We reserve the right to exclude any bicycle that could be a danger to you or other riders, however.  If you have a question about what bike to use, please contact us.

 


NORTHEAST BATTENKILL-APRROVED EVENTS

 

 


2016 ROAD SERIES SCHEDULE


APRIL 23 | TOUR OF THE BATTENKILL SPRING PREVIEW RIDE

MAY 21 | 12TH ANNUAL TOUR OF THE BATTENKILL 

AUGUST 6  | 9TH ANNUAL TOUR OF THE CATSKILLS 

AUGUST 13 |  GREAT GRAVEL GRINDER (G3)

SEPTEMBER 17 | BROWNS BREWING COVERED BRIDGE TOUR

OCTOBER 8 | TOUR OF THE BATTENKILL FALL PREVIEW RIDE

OCTOBER 15 | TOUR DE VINE

 


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