Hoosic River Ride 2018
Date to be set for August
Backroads in Vermont and New York
Registration will open next spring for the 14th Annual Hoosic River Ride, to be held Aug. 13, 2016, Go to BikeReg.com, Northeast events, Hoosic River Ride or click here!
The Annual Hoosic River Ride, promises to be the better than ever. We have a great venue with indoor and outdoor lunch facilities at the Hoosac School.
The Hoosic River Ride is a one-day (rain or shine) event that benefits the education, research and advocacy programs of the non-profit Hoosic River Watershed Association (www.hoorwa.org). For the last eleven years, riders have responded very positively to the routes, the aid stations, picnic and just about every facet of the event. Locals riders have loved the challenge of new routes and the novelty of having their workout catered, while visitors have seized upon the cultural opportunities, everything from world class art to great theatre and music, offered by the region, to make the ride part of a great getaway weekend.
The venue this year has changed. The rides will begin and end the Hoosac School on Pine Valley Road (Route 103) in Hoosick NY. The Ride will offer five new scenic route options, including a 100-mile ride, that traverse primarily secondary roads with scenic views, historic landmarks, and follow alongside many of the rivers and streams in the watershed.
Each group of riders will roll out together to start their chosen route. There will be well-stocked aid stations about every 25 miles along the way, and routes will be marked on the road and cue sheets will be available to all. Additionally, roving tech support will exist on each route, although all riders should come prepared with bikes tuned up and ready to go and a spare tube, tire irons and air to support your bike if need be. A complimentary tech check will be available at registration. A wonderful post ride picnic will start at 11:30 and run until 4:00p.m. to help you celebrate your day.
After July 12, registration fees rise by $10 and an additional $5 on the day of the ride so sign up early! Commemorative ride jerseys are available for $75or you can raise $250 to get one free, along with a 1-yr. HooRWA membership. For route maps of the routes, you can click on the route name below and download a pdf file.
2016 HRR 7 mile route: The Mini-Watershed Ride is a guided ride that first carpools to the Hoosic River Greenway in Hoosick Falls NY and includes riding on side streets in the village.
2016 HRR 30 mile route: The Farm and Field Ride travels over the back country roads to a covered bridge crossing the Hoosic River in Buskirk NY and then heading back along the farmlands to the Hoosac School.
2016 HRR 50 mile route: The Hoosic 50 miler goes through the backcountry along the Tomohannock Reservoir to the Buskirk covered bridge and then back though the hills and farmlands to the Hoosac School (1 mile of a good dirt road on the western side of the reservoir).
2016 HRR 75 mile route: The Hoosic Highland Tour. A 75 miler through the watershed with a shorter option if someone starts the 100 mile ride and would like to cut off 25 miles by taking a right turn to follow the 75 mile route at about the 50 mile mark of the 100 mile ride.
2016 HRR 100 mile route: The Century Challenge circles the Tomohannock Reservoir and goes to the confluence of the Hoosic and Hudson rivers. It then goes over the Buskirk and Henry Covered Bridges on the way back to the Hoosac School. (1 mile of a good dirt road on the western side of the reservoir).
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Route Maps: 2016 HRR 100 mile route