Friday, July 14, 2017

Ausable Ride For The River Set For Sunday

ride for the riverThe 6th Annual Ride for the River planned for Sunday, July 16 will feature a new format that allows guests to experience the conservation work of the Ausable River Association (AsRA). The family-friendly event is a fully supported road cycling tour featuring three distance options, all showcasing the Ausable River watershed in the heart of the Adirondacks.

Registration is open online.

Ride for the River was created by AsRA in 2012 to celebrate the resilience of local communities following the devastating flooding caused by Tropical Storm Irene. In partnership with Cycle Adirondacks, the 2017 ride will feature new interactive route stops allowing cyclists to learn about the impacts of road salt, invasive species and undersized culverts on Ausable streams and habitat.

The event starts and finishes at The Hungry Trout in Wilmington and features clearly marked ride distances of 5, 30 and 60 miles.

The public is invited to join for the ride or stop by for the party afterwards. The party will be in full swing by 1 pm with food from the Hungry Trout Resort, live music by the Russ Bailey Trio, local beer, bike demos by High Peaks Cyclery, fly casting demos and instruction from the Hungry Trout Fly Shop, and a raffle.

Guests can choose the family, couple, individual or BBQ-only ticket options. All proceeds from the event support AsRA’s mission to restore damaged portions of the river. For complete event information and to register, click here.

This event is sponsored by Hungry Trout Resort, High Falls Gorge, River Stone Wellness, Columbia Sportswear, The Mountaineer, and many others.

Registration and Check-In opens at 8 am, with riders departing from 8:30 am to noon. Suggested start time for the 60-mile route is 8:30 am, 30-mile route is 10 am, and 5-mile route is noon. At 1 pm the after party starts, followed by the raffle at 2 pm.

For more information about the Ausable River Association, visit their website.

For more information about Cycle Adirondacks, visit their website.

Photo provided.

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