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13th Annual TOUR OF THE BATTENKILL

Greenwich, NY, Sat May 20 - Sun May 21, 2017

Presented by Great American Cycling
  • Online Registration Deadline: Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 5:00 PM ET

Select Your Category

Category Distance Start Fee Prizes Field Limit
OPENCombined Field Limit: 500
Open Women 19-39
Open Women 19-39 75 miles 11:15 AM $140 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
Open Men 19-39
Open Men 19-39 75 miles 11:15 AM $140 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
Open Women 40-49
Open Women 40-49 75 miles 11:15 AM $140 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
Open Men 40-49
Open Men 40-49 75 miles 11:15 AM $140 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
Open Women 50-59
Open Women 50-59 75 miles 11:15 AM $140 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
Open Men 50-59
Open Men 50-59 75 miles 11:15 AM $140 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
Open Women 60-69
Open Women 60-69 75 miles 11:15 AM $140 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
Open Men 60-69
Open Men 60-69 75 miles 11:15 AM $140 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
Open Men 70+
Open Men 70+ 75 miles 11:15 AM $140 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
Open Women 70+
Open Women 70+ 75 miles 11:15 AM $140 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
Open Public Safety / Law Enforcement in memory of NYS Trooper Timothy Pratt
Open Public Safety / Law Enforcement in memory of NYS Trooper Timothy Pratt 75 miles 11:15 AM $140 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
All proceeds from this category will be donated to the NYS Troopers PBA Signal 30 Fund.
Open Retired Military
Open Retired Military 75 miles 11:15 AM $140 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
Open Active Military
closed Open Active Military 75 miles 11:15 AM $0 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
Please contact promoter.
Open Clydesdale
Open Clydesdale 75 miles 11:15 AM $140 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
Open Mountain Bike - Women
Open Mountain Bike - Women 75 miles 11:15 AM $140 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
Open Mountain Bike - Men
Open Mountain Bike - Men 75 miles 11:15 AM $140 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
Open Fat Bike - Women
Open Fat Bike - Women 75 miles 11:15 AM $140 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
Open Fat Bike - Men
Open Fat Bike - Men 75 miles 11:15 AM $140 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
Open Tandem
Open Tandem 75 miles 11:15 AM $140 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
Open Recumbent
Open Recumbent 75 miles 11:15 AM $140 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
Open Retro
Open Retro 75 miles 11:15 AM $140 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
No carbon, at least 36 spokes per wheel, one item of wool clothing.
PRO/AM RACE - MASS START - ALL CATEGORIES COMBINEDCombined Field Limit: 350
Elite Women
Elite Women 75 miles 10:45 AM $140 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
Elite Women Waitlist
closed Elite Women Waitlist 75 miles 10:45 AM $0 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
This waitlist will open when the Elite Women category fills.
Elite Men
Elite Men 75 miles 10:45 AM $140 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
Elite Men Waitlist
closed Elite Men Waitlist 75 miles 10:45 AM $0 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
This waitlist will open when the Elite Men category fills.
Intermediate Women
Intermediate Women 75 miles 10:45 AM $140 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
2+ years racing
Intermediate Women Waitlist
closed Intermediate Women Waitlist 75 miles 10:45 AM $0 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
2+ years racing
Intermediate Men
Intermediate Men 75 miles 10:45 AM $140 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
2+ years racing
Intermediate Men Waitlist
closed Intermediate Men Waitlist 75 miles 10:45 AM $0 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
2+ years racing
Masters Men 40+
Masters Men 40+ 75 miles 10:45 AM $140 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
Masters Men 40+ Waitlist
closed Masters Men 40+ Waitlist 75 miles 10:45 AM $0 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
This waitlist will open when the Masters Men 40+ category fills.
Masters Women 40+
Masters Women 40+ 75 miles 10:45 AM $140 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
Masters Women 40+ Waitlist
closed Masters Women 40+ Waitlist 75 miles 10:45 AM $0 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
This waitlist will open when the Masters Women 40+ category fills.
Masters Men 50+
Masters Men 50+ 75 miles 10:45 AM $140 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
Masters Men 50+ Waitlist
closed Masters Men 50+ Waitlist 75 miles 10:45 AM $0 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
This waitlist will open when the Masters Men 50+ category fills.
Masters Men 60+
Masters Men 60+ 75 miles 10:45 AM $140 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
Masters Men 60+ Waitlist
closed Masters Men 60+ Waitlist 75 miles 10:45 AM $0 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
This waitlist will open when the Masters Men 60+ category fills.
Beginner Women
Beginner Women 75 miles 10:45 AM $140 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
0-1 years racing
Beginner Women Waitlist
closed Beginner Women Waitlist 75 miles 10:45 AM $0 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
0-1 years racing
Beginner Men
Beginner Men 75 miles 10:45 AM $140 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
0-1 years racing
Beginner Men Waitlist
closed Beginner Men Waitlist 75 miles 10:45 AM $0 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
0-1 years racing
Junior Girls 15-18
Junior Girls 15-18 75 miles 10:45 AM $80 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
Junior Girls 15-18 Waitlist
closed Junior Girls 15-18 Waitlist 75 miles 10:45 AM $0 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
This waitlist will open when the Junior Girls 15-18 category fills.
Junior Boys 15-18
Junior Boys 15-18 75 miles 10:45 AM $80 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
Junior Boys 15-18 Waitlist
closed Junior Boys 15-18 Waitlist 75 miles 10:45 AM $0 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
This waitlist will open when the Junior Boys 15-18 category fills.
JUNIOR 9-14 RACES
Junior Girls 9-11
Junior Girls 9-11 8 miles 8:00 AM $25 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
Junior Boys 9-11
Junior Boys 9-11 8 miles 8:00 AM $25 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
Junior Girls 12-14
Junior Girls 12-14 16 miles 8:45 AM $25 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
Junior Boys 12-14
Junior Boys 12-14 16 miles 8:45 AM $25 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
Prestacycle Tour for Pink 26 MILE to benefit the Susan G. Komen FoundationCombined Field Limit: 250
Women - 26 Mile
Women - 26 Mile 26 miles 10:00 AM $45 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
Men - 26 Mile
Men - 26 Mile 26 miles 10:00 AM $45 Chocolate Milk + Medals (3 places)
SUNDAY DONUT RIDE with Floyd and Dave, powered by King's DonutsCombined Field Limit: 50
Donut Ride
Donut Ride 20-30 miles 10:00 AM $5 Donuts
SPRING PREVIEW RIDE - SATURDAY, 4/22
Spring Preview Ride - Saturday, April 22
Spring Preview Ride - Saturday, April 22 75 miles 10:00 AM $50
TOUR OF THE CATSKILLS DISCOUNTED REGISTRATION
Tour of the Catskills - 80 Mile
Tour of the Catskills - 80 Mile 80 miles see event details $80
Discounted registration for the Tour of the Catskills on Saturday, August 5, 2017.

Must be registered in a Tour of the Battenkill category, above.
Tour of the Catskills 55 Mile
Tour of the Catskills 55 Mile 55 miles see event details $40
Discounted registration for the Tour of the Catskills on Saturday, August 5, 2017.

Must be registered in a Tour of the Battenkill category, above.
Tour of the Catskills - 25 Mile
Tour of the Catskills - 25 Mile 25 miles see event details $25
Discounted registration for the Tour of the Catskills on Saturday, August 5, 2017.

Must be registered in a Tour of the Battenkill category, above.
Meeting House Rd
Meeting House Rd see event details $0

Event Items

KomenHelp support breast cancer research. 100% of donations go to the Susan G. Komen foundation for breast cancer research!
Options Amount
closed Donation
Trooper PrattPlease donate to the NYS Troopers PBA Signal 30 Fund in Memory of 30-year veteran and many times Tour of the Battenkill law enforcement official Trooper Timothy Pratt. http://www.signal30.org/
Options Amount
closed Donation
Battenkill Maple SyrupLocally-tapped maple trees are the source for the Davis Family Maple Syrup in 500 ml limited edition Tour of the Battenkill bottles! Pre-order only & pick up at the event expo.
Options Quantity Price Each
closed Maple Syrup x $12.00
Tour of the Battenkill Cycling Jersey - MenCustom ordered through Castelli. Team Jersey. RACER CUT. ORDERS INCLUDED IN RACE PACKET. Design subject to change. Order one size larger for more relaxed fit.
Options Quantity Price Each
closed Men's Small x $85.00
closed Men's Medium x $85.00
closed Men's Large x $85.00
closed Men's XL x $85.00
closed Men's 2XL x $85.00
Tour of the Battenkill Cycling Jersey - WomenCustom ordered through Castelli. Team Jersey. RACER CUT. ORDERS INCLUDED IN RACE PACKET. 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 Castelli. Team Jersey. RACER CUT. ORDERS INCLUDED IN RACE PACKET. 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
Men's Stars & Stripes TeeLimited Edition Stars & Stripes Tee. Gildan Softstyle 64000. 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
Women's Stars & Stripes TeeLimited Edition Stars & Stripes Tee. Gildan Softstyle 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
2017 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
2017 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 CapCycling cap by Castelli
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

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13th Annual

Great American Cycling event

Est. 2005

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 #Lodging  #Directions  #FAQ

 


Title Sponsor

 

 

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Wellness Products

 


OTHER REGISTRATION LINKS

Tour of the Battenkill TEAM ZONE

Tour of the Battenkill SPRING PREVIEW RIDE

 


2017 EVENT SCHEDULE 

Saturday, April 22 |  Washington County Fairgrounds

Spring Preview Ride  |  10 AM Start

 

Friday, May 19 |  Washington County Fairgrounds
Registration & Check-in (optional for Friday), Rider Welcome, Vendors, Food & Drink, Sponsors

Rider Check-in  |  12 PM - 5 PM

Outdoor Expo  |  12 PM - 5 PM
Vendors, Food & Drink, Sponsors

Registration After Party with Floyd Landis and Dave Zabriskie | 6:30-8:30 Browns Brewing, North Hoosick  (Free!)

 

Saturday, May 20  |  Washington County Fairgrounds

Rider Check-in | 6:30 AM - 2 PM

Juniors 9-14 Start  | 8 AM

Pro/Am Start | 10:45 AM

Open Start  |  11:15 AM

Presta Cycle Tour for Pink 26 Mile  Start  |  10 AM

Outdoor Expo  |  8 AM - 6 PM

Vendors, Food & Drink, Sponsors

 

Sunday, May 21  |  Washington County Fairgrounds

Donut Ride powered by the King Bakery Donut Cart | 10 AM - 1 PM

 


ANNOUNCING 

to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation

and

In memory of NYS Trooper Timothy Pratt

All proceeds from participants registering in the Public Saftey / Law Enforcement category at the 2017 Tour of the Battenkill will be donated to the NYS Troopers PBA Signal 30 Fund

 

 


ALL PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE

All participants receive the following:

  • Event tee & goodie bag (must register by May 1 to guarantee) 
  • At least $25 in sponsor discounts & local coupons
  • Results & timing services for all riders
  • Professional moto & mechanical support thoughout the course ('the best supported race in the Northeast') - more than 45 motos and 30 volunteer drivers supprted the event in 2016.
  • Roving SAG vehicle support
  • Stocked rest stops and feed zones
  • Police and course marshals on EVERY critical intersection on the course
  • On-course and finish line EMS
  • Professional registration and support staff
  • Great scenery
  • Smiles, pleases, thank yous, and happy people who like to see people on bikes...

 

Chocolate Milk provided by

 

Champions jerseys by


EVENT FORMAT

Pro/Am

2017 marks the first year for the new Pro/Am race format: a self-categorized, mass-start race limited to 350 registrants. Riders will be lined up / seeded fast to slow at the start and will be awarded medals based on their finish in their respective categories.

Why a mass-start Pro/Am?

After 12 editions of an individual category Pro/Am, the expenses and resources needed for an event of this complexity have overtaken the resources available going forward; from volunteers, police, officials, pace & follow cars and drivers, insurance, etc., the individual category race format is proving unsustainable for our event and many others like it.  

 

For 2017 and beyond, we are taking new inspiration from other popular mass-start events, like the Leadville 100, competitive gran fondos, and many other similar events which provide a competitive experience without an overly complex and sometimes confusing format. If you have raced the Pro/Am in the past, we hope you'll consider this new format that allows racers to test themselves against riders from other age groups and experiences in a controlled and participation-limited way. It's the best we can do and we hope you enjoy it.

 

Open Gran Fondo

The Open is a mass-start gran fondo with awards based on finish order in various age groups and categories.

 


TEAM COMPETITION - New

  • Teams of 6 or more from either the Pro/Am or Open gran fondo - must register individually
    • Men's Teams 
    • Women's Teams
    • Mixed Team - Men & Women (any combination)
  • 75 miles only
  • Lowest cumulative time wins (fastest 6 riders per team)
  • Time based on official start / gun time
  • Team Awards announced at end of event (after all individual awards) for podium presentation & photos
  • Winner take all!

 

All team members must have the exact same team name in the official registration (please contact us with any changes needed).  See the Confirmed Rider List here

 


REGISTRATION

Registration Period 1  |  November 1- November 4 

  • $95 (75 miles, same reg fee since 2013)
  • Swag bag with sponsor product samples
  • Event tee

 

Registration Period 2  |  November 5 - January 15

  • $110 (75 miles)
  • Swag bag with sponsor product samples
  • Event tee

 

Registration Period 3  |  January 16 - March 30

  • $125 (75 miles)
  • Swag bag
  • Event tee

 

Registration Period  4 |  April 16 - May 1

  • $140 (75 miles)

  • Swag bag***

  • Event tee***

  • *** must register by April 30, 2017 to receive swag bag and event tee ***

 

Registration Period  5 |  May 1-May 19

  • $155 (75 miles)

  • Swag bag (if available)

  • *** must register by April 30, 2017 to receive swag bag and event tee ***

 

Onsite Registration |  May 19-20

  • $170 (75 miles)

  • Swag bag (if available)

 

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.

In order to keep our registration staff sane, there are no category/field changes after May 1, 2017.

ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY RACE FOR FREE  -  WE HAVE A SELECT NUMBER OF FREE ENTRIES FOR ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY.   CONTACT EVENT PROMOTER FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO REGISTER.

MILITARY VETERANS RECEIVE 15% DISCOUNTCONTACT 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 12/31/2017

 

 


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 distance 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, 2017.   The replacement/transfer must becompleted by 5 PM EST on April 22, 2017. There are no refunds or transfers after April 22, 2017.

If after April 22, 2017 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 (because they are very unlikely...)

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.  2017 event rules are here.

 


COURSE

New course for 2017!!!

75 mile Course

26 mile Course

Junior 9-14 Circuit Course

 


RECOMMENDATIONS

Min 39/25  gearing recommended

Racers should carry spare tube, pump/C02

See the event website for additional maps and details.

 


COMPETITIONS

Age-group and division competitions

Awards listed are for each age group/division as noted

New for 2017!  Champions Jerseys awared to winners in each category listed on the registration page

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

  • 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 
  • 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

Stocked rest stops & 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. 

 

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. Should I enter the Pro/Am or the Open gran fondo?  If you want a competitive experience and challenge at the Tour of the Battenkill, then you should consider racing in the Pro/Am.  You will be combined with racers from elite to beginner.  If you would rather be challenged by the course and and terrain and if your goal is to finish the event, then the Open gran fondo is for you!

All participants are expected to carry individual medical coverage.

 

5. Is the Pro/Am it still a race?  Yes, though it is now a mass start, limited to 350 registrants.

 

6. Is the Pro/Am a 'sanctioned' race?  No. 

 

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

 

8. So, it's pretty much the same as it always was?  Yeah, pretty much. It's a bike race. Enjoy. If you want to be a "Pro for a day", however, this is the wrong event for you. This is an amateur event organized for your enjoyment only. 

 


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JOIN US FOR OUR LAKES REGION TOURS - November 2017!!!

2017 Dates:

Tour 1  |  November 5-11

Tour 2  |  November 12-18

7 days, 7 nights

All-inclusive:

Lodging, meals, ride support, ground transportation

contact us today to reserve your spot

LAKES REGION TOUR ITINERARY

Pucón to Puerto Varas  |  7 days, 425-475 miles

 

Each Tour Includes:

  • 7 days / 7 nights lodging

  • Tour-provided shuttle to/from airport

  • Planned routes & course maps

  • Mechanical and van support

  • Tour ride leaders with local knowledge

  • On-the-road catered lunches & ride fuel

  • Scheduled Tour breakfasts & dinners

  • Average 50-70 miles per day & rolling terrain

 

What’s Not Included:

  • Airfare to and from the official Tour arrival & departure airports

  • Road bicycle and air transport / shipping

  • Lodging before and after the Tour

  • Unscheduled Tour meals

  • Side excursions & ancillary amenities

  • Personal items purchased during the Tour

 

2017 Tour Costs:

  • $4,400 per person (US) double occupancy. Please add $800 per person (US) single occupancy.

  • $500 (US) deposit per person is due 90 days prior to Tour departure date.

  • All payments refundable up until 30 days prior to Tour departure date.

  • Private Tours / Couples – Please contact us for pricing

 

2017 Tour Dates:

  • 5 November through 11 November

  • 12 November through 18 November