Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Ausable River Association ‘Ride for the River’ Sunday

DSCF7905The Ausable River Association’s second annual Ride for the River is happening this weekend on Sunday, July 21. Three new Ride routes designed by Keene Valley bike shop LeepOff Cycles, music by Darryl Stout and Eric Klotzko, and a Hornbeck Boats canoe raffle are planned. This year’s Ride is in memory of Carol Rupprecht, a dedicated steward of the Ausable River.

The Ride for the River celebrates the scenic and recreational resources of the Ausable River as well as the communities and businesses that make the Ausable Valley a great place to live, work and play. Cyclists of all ages and skill levels can register for one of three scenic routes alongside the Ausable River and across its hills and valleys.

Following the Ride, a picnic and live music at Jay Covered Bridge in Jay, NY is planned.  A Hornbeck canoe raffle winner will be drawn and announced at the picnic. All proceeds of the Ride benefit the Ausable River Association’s work to protect and restore the resources of the Ausable River for the benefit of the ecosystem and its human communities.  AsRA’shas been working with local municipalities, businesses, and residents to build community and ecological resilience in the face of future flood events. Registration is open at www.RideForTheRiver.org.

The Ausable River Association is a non-profit, community-supported organization that works with landowners, municipalities, other organizations, and government agencies to protect the wild, scenic, and recreational resources of the Ausable Watershed. Visit AsRA’s website  or “like” us on Facebook to learn more.

Photo courtesy Don Wickman.

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