Holy Hoo Hah! This weekend is chock-full of great events in the Greater Peru Area… time to get out and rip it up (and only one week to go ’till the IMT).
The annual Tour de Rand Hill in Plattsburgh is on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 9:00 AM The race/ride starts at the YMCA on Brinkerhoff st. Plattsburgh at 9:00 AM. Registration starts at 7:30. Race from the YMCA in Plattsburgh to Camp Jericho… up up up!
This Sunday is the World Famous ChasmRiders Three Hour Race at Ausable Chasm. Race solo or as a team (unlimited number). The race will begin at 10 am and end at 1 pm. During this three hour window, ride as many laps as you feel. Scoring will be based on a point system based on three different lap options: kid’s loop = 1 point; modified lap = 3 points; full loop of race course = 7 points. There will be a score card at the start/finish area for keeping track of your points. Do not be intimidated by this race, it was one of last years most successful events. If you do not have a team and would like to be on one (this includes kid’s), just show up and one will be found for you. This is a great opportunity for those who are “on the fence” about mountain biking to come out, join a team and find out what the series is all about. This is a Super Sunday, so registration is $5.00; and bring a dish for the potluck gathering afterwards.
The Champ’s Challenge… head over to the soft-side of Lake Champlain for this great fund-raising event at the Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes, VT. This fundraising event offers either a 40-mile course for more advanced cyclists, or an 8-mile course for more recreational riders and families. There will also be a 5k walk/run on the Basin Harbor property for those who don’t wish to ride. Hosted by the Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes, VT the event offers a full BBQ lunch on the shore of Lake Champlain. Many cyclists travel from out-of-state to partake in the incredible ride enjoying lake and Adirondak views. The reception offers a cash bar, deserts, a raffle and many other prizes. Both rides are fully supported with SAG vehicles, and are on moderate – easy terrain with little car traffic. Riders are required to wear helmets, and encouraged to bring a water bottle (available at registration). The 40-mile (figure 8) course has three opportunities to break for water/bathroom, and the 8-mile has one stop. Funds raised from this event, which is one of the most critical events for the foundation, will go to support CFLF Recreation Grants. These grants are given to individuals with Cystic Fibrosis aimed at offering them fun and free ways to improve their health and self-confidence through physical activity. For more details, visit www.ChampsChallenge.org