Hoosic River Ride 2013
Saturday, August 24
Williamstown Youth Center, Williamstown, Massachusetts
The Ninth Annual Hoosic River Ride, this year sponsored by Donovan and O’Connor, LLP, promises to be the biggest ever. You can view a short video describing this year’s ride by clicking here.
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 nine 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 Williamstown Youth Center on School Street in Williamstown, MA. 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 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 3:30 p.m. to help you celebrate your day.
After August 1, 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 $65, or 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.
The Flatlander Family Loop. This is a 7 mile route.
The Green River Ride. About 30 miles along the Green River all in Massachusetts.
The Hoosic 50. 50 miles at the name says, covering parts of all 3 states in the watershed.
The Hoosic Highland Tour. A 75 miler through the watershed.
The Tri-State Century Challenge. And the 100 miler to see even more of the Hoosic River watershed.