Tour of the Battenkill Pro/Am
MAY 21, 2016
Greenwich, NY USA
The Tour of the Battenkill - the 'industry standard' for classic-style North American road racing.
Founded in 2005.
a Great American Cycling event:
No annual license required, no one-day licenses required, no insurance surcharges, no junior gearing, online waivers, helmet required when racing only. enjoy.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Is this a tough race? 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 race 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.
It's a lot of work. If you think it's not worth the entry fee, then you probably shouldn't come. You'll regret it, though...
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. Why is this now an unsanctioned event? Mass-participation events like the Tour of the Battenkill and others have evolved beyond the dated infrastructure that have traditionally operated to restrict the growth of events and the inclusion of a larger audience in the sport. With the changing culture within competitive cycling, we are committed to bringing better value to participants in 2016 outside the confines of "sanctioning". All Great American Cycling events will continue to provide a consistent level of support and service to the sport of cycling and its participants going forward. The benefits to racers include: no annual license ($70+), no one-day licenses required ($15+), no insurance surcharges ($4+), no junior gearing, online waivers, helmet required when racing only.
5. Is the Pro/Am it still a race? Yes, it's basically the same as it has been since 2005, though with subtle changes.
6. Are there any rules? Of course. Though we will have the freedom, now, to make small changes appropriate for the race (field sizes, for example), the Pro/Am will look very much like it has always has since 2005. Race officials will enforce virtually all the traditional rules that are standard and expected within the sport.
7. So, it's pretty much the same as it always was? Yeah, pretty much. It's a bike race. Enjoy.