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12th Annual TOUR OF THE BATTENKILL Pro/Am

Greenwich, NY, Sat May 21, 2016

Presented by Anthem Sports
  • Online Registration Deadline: Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 1:00 PM ET

Select Your Category

Category Distance Start Fee Prizes Field Limit
ELITE MEN
Elite Men
Elite Men 68 miles 8:05 AM $110 Awards (3) 100
Category 1 and 2 only
ELITE WOMEN
Elite Women
Elite Women 68 miles 11:15 AM $110 Awards (3) 100
$95 fee expires May 1.
MEN CATEGORY 3
Men Category 3
Men Category 3 68 miles 8:15 AM $110 Awards (3) 100
MEN CATEGORY 4
Men Category 4 - Open/Team
Men Category 4 - Open/Team 68 miles 8:55 AM $110 Awards (3) 125
Men Category 4 - 40+
Men Category 4 - 40+ 68 miles 9:05 AM $110 Awards (3) 125
Men Category 4 - 50+
Men Category 4 - 50+ 68 miles 9:15 AM $110 Awards (3) 100
MEN CATEGORY 5
Men Category 5 - Open/Team
Men Category 5 - Open/Team 68 miles 9:45 AM $110 Awards (3) 100
Only 10 spots available!
Men Category 5 35+
Men Category 5 35+ 68 miles 9:55 AM $110 Awards (3) 100
Only 10 spots available!
Men Category 5A 45+
Men Category 5A 45+ 68 miles 10:05 AM $110 Awards (3) 100
Men Category 5B 45+
Men Category 5B 45+ 68 miles 10:15 AM $110 Awards (3) 100
Men Category 5 55+
Men Category 5 55+ 68 miles 10:25 AM $110 Awards (3) 100
CATEGORY WOMEN
Women Cat 3/4
Women Cat 3/4 68 miles 11:25 AM $110 Awards (3) 100
Categories may be split depending on registration rates
MASTERS MEN
Masters Men 40+
Masters Men 40+ 68 miles 8:25 AM $110 Awards (3) 100
Masters Men 45+
Masters Men 45+ 68 miles 8:35 AM $110 Awards (3) 100
Masters Men 50+
Masters Men 50+ 68 miles 8:45 AM $110 Awards (3) 100
Masters Men 55+
Masters Men 55+ 68 miles 9:25 AM $110 Awards (3) 100
Masters Men 60+
Masters Men 60+ 68 miles 11:05 AM $110 Awards (3) 100
Men 60+ race with Men 65+ for separate awards
Masters Men 65+
Masters Men 65+ 68 miles 11:05 AM $110 Awards (3) 20
Men 65+ race with Men 60+ for separate awards
Only 4 spots available!
JUNIORS
Junior Boys 17-18
Junior Boys 17-18 68 miles 9:35 AM $60 Awards (3) 50
Junior Girls 15-18
Junior Girls 15-18 68 miles 11:25 AM $60 Awards (3) 25
Junior girls race with Women Cat 4 for separate awards
Junior Boys 15-16
Junior Boys 15-16 68 miles 9:35 AM $60 Awards (3) 50
Juniors Boys 11-14
Juniors Boys 11-14 16 miles 8:00 AM $15 Medals for all
race on a 4 mile circuit near the fairgrounds.
Junior Girls 11-14
Junior Girls 11-14 16 miles 8:00 AM $15 Medals for all
race on a 4 mile circuit near the fairgrounds.
Juniors Boys 9-10
Juniors Boys 9-10 8 miles 9:40 AM $10 Medals for all
race on a 4 mile circuit near the fairgrounds
Junior Girls 9-10
Junior Girls 9-10 8 miles 9:40 AM $10 Medals for all
race on a 4 mile circuit near the fairgrounds
Special Registration
Meeting House Road
Meeting House Road see event details $0
Juniper Swamp
Juniper Swamp see event details $110

Event Items

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 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 X Small x $25.00
closed Women's Small x $25.00
closed Women's Medium x $25.00
closed Women's Large x $25.00
Tour of the Battenkill Cycling Jersey - WomenCustom 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 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 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
Tour of the Battenkill Cycling CapCycling cap by Cuore.
Options Quantity Price Each
closed Cap x $20.00
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 RV/CAMPER SITE -Saturday-Sunday x $30.00
closed TENT SITE - Friday-Saturday x $20.00
closed TENT SITE - Saturday-Sunday x $20.00

Show Event Notes Event Notes

A message from Anthem Sports

2016 will be the final edition of the Pro/Am (category) race portion of the Tour of the Battenkill. We thank all racers who have been a part of the event over the past 12 years. 

The Tour of the Battenkill will continue as a mass-start open event in 2017 and beyond.

 

 


REGISTRATION CLOSES 5/15

 

12th Annual

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.

 

Great American Cycling event

 

NEW FOR 2016!!

NO annual license required, NO one-day licenses required, NO insurance surcharges, NO junior gearing

Online waivers, helmet required when racing only.  

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

Rain or Shine

 

 

 

 

 #Schedule  #Registration  #Refunds  

  #Wait Lists  #Rules  #Course  #Recommendations  #Competition  #Support

 #Lodging  #Directions  #FAQ  

#Battenkill Approved Events  #Road Series

  


OTHER REGISTRATION LINKS

Tour of the the Battenkill OPEN GRAN FONDO

Tour of the Battenkill SPRING PREVIEW RIDE

Tour of the Battenkill TEAM ZONE

 


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
Vendors, Food & Drink, Sponsors

 

Saturday, May 21  |  Washington County Fairgrounds

Rider Check-in  |  6:30 AM - 2 PM

Tour of the Battenkill Pro/Am  | 8 AM - 5 PM

Open gran fondo 68 Mile |  12 Noon

Open gran fondo 26 Mile |  2:30 PM

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

 

*** START TIMES ***

FIELD START EST. FEED ZONE #1 EST. FEED ZONE #2 EST. FINISH
Juniors 11-14 8:00 AM     8:50 AM
ELITE MEN Cat 1/2 8:05 AM 9:14 AM 10:07 AM 10:48 AM
MEN Cat 3 8:15 AM 9:32 AM 10:31 AM 11:16 AM
MEN Masters 40+ 8:25 AM 9:45 AM 10:47 AM 11:34 AM
MEN Masters 45+ 8:35 AM 9:57 AM 11:00 AM 11:49 AM
MEN Masters 50+ 8:45 AM 10:07 AM 11:10 AM 11:59 AM
MEN Cat 4 - Open/Team 8:55 AM 10:17 AM 11:20 AM 12:09 PM
MEN Cat 4 - 40+ 9:05 AM 10:27 AM 11:30 AM 12:19 PM
MEN Cat 4 - 50+ 9:15 AM 10:37 AM 11:40 AM 12:29 PM
MEN Masters 55+ 9:25 AM 10:52 AM 11:58 AM 12:49 PM
JUNIORS Boys 15-18 9:35 AM 11:03 AM 12:10 PM 1:02 PM
Juniors 9-10 9:40 AM     10:10 AM
MEN Cat 5 - Open/Team 9:45 AM 11:14 AM 12:21 AM 1:14 PM
MEN Cat 5- 35+ 9:55 AM 11:24 AM 12:31 PM 1:24 PM
MEN Cat 5  - 45+ 10:05 AM 11:34 AM 12:41 PM 1:34 PM
MEN Cat 5  - 45+ 10:15 AM 11:44 AM 12:51 PM 1:44 PM
MEN Cat 5  - 55+ 10:25 AM 11:54 AM 1:01 PM 1:54 PM
BREAK        
MEN Masters 60/65+ 11:05 AM 12:36 PM 1:46 PM 2:39 PM
ELITE WOMEN Cat 1/2 11:15 AM 12:46 PM 1:56 PM 2:49 PM
WOMEN Cat 3/4 & Junior Girls 15-18 11:25 AM 1:01 PM 2:15 PM 3:11 PM
Kids Race 11:40 AM     11:55:AM
GRAN FONDO 68 mile 12:00 PM 1:36 PM 2:50 PM 3:46 PM
GRAN FONDO 26 mile 2:30 PM     3:55 PM

 


REGISTRATION

Swag Bags sponsored by Giant Bicycles, Colavita Fine Cooking, ClifBar, and Mad Alchemy

Pro/Am Registration Period 1  |  November 15-30, 2015

  • $95
  • Swag bag
  • Event tee

 

Pro/Am Registration Period 2  |  January 15-March 15, 2016

  • $110 $95
  • Swag bag
  • Event tee

 

Pro/Am Registration Period  3 |  March 15-May 14, 2016

  • $110

  • Swag bag

  • Event tee

  • *** must register by May 1, 2016 to receive swag bag and event tee ***

 

On-site Registration  | May 20-21, 2016

  • $130
  • Swag bag (if available)

 

Registration will be closed outside of the periods specified.

All entrants under 18 years of age must present an Event Release Form with ORIGINAL SIGNATURE OF PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN.  Powers of attorney for coaches or managers or other substitutes are not acceptable.

No category/field changes after May 1, 2016.

ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY RACE FOR FREE  - FULL CONTACT EVENT PROMOTER FOR INSTRUCTIONS IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE PLACED ON A WAIT LIST.

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

Registration fee does not include online service fees.

Registrants must particpate under the name used at time of registration unless otherwise approved by the race organization.  Photo ID is required for number pickup.

Registrants in age-graded fields should register using their age on 12/31/2016

 


REFUND/TRANSFER POLICY

Other than as specified below, there are no refunds as we begin preparing for your race experience the moment you register.  You may, however, transfer your entry to another eligible rider as follows:

  1. If there is a wait list for the field in which you are registered, we will find your replacement from the wait list and refund your entry, less a $20 administrative fee.
  2. If your field does not have a wait list, you may transfer your entry to another eligible rider for your field only.  The new rider will be charged a $20 administrative fee only.  The rider requesting a transfer to a new rider is responsible for collecting any fees from the new rider.  An entry can only be transfered once. 

The replacement/transfer must be submitted by 5 PM EST on April 15, 2016.   The replacement/transfer must be completed by 5 PM EST on April 22, 2016. There are no refunds or transfers after April 22, 2016.

If after April 22, 2016 you are unable to participate in the event, please contact us so that we can remove your name from the start list.

Credits cannot be isued for future events.

Bikereg fees are non-refundable.

  


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.

 


COURSE

Same course for 2016 

Course Maps

68.0 miles / 103 km 

Rolling countryside, covered bridges, direct passes through small villages

Challenging climbs

Max grade 13%

12 miles of dirt roads

4000 ft of climbing

See the event website for maps and details.

 

Junior 9-14 Circuit Course

4 mile circuit

1 dirt section per lap

Family & spectator friendly near Fairgrounds

Same start / finish as 68 mile course

 


RECOMMENDATIONS

Min 39/25  gearing recommended

Racers should carry spare tube, pump/C02

See the event website for additional maps and details.

 


COMPETITIONS

Individual races with field limits

Awards listed are for each category on the road

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 per field with race officials

Neutral moto support

Police and/or course marshals at every critical intersection

Neutral water (Feed Zone 2 only)

Complete course signage and markings

Friendly staff, no hassles

 


LODGING

See our Lodging Page for lodging information.

 


DIRECTIONS to Washington County Fairgrounds

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 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?  Operational costs for 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. 

Participants are expected to carry individual medical coverage.

 

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.

 


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