The 7th Annual Ride for the River has been set for Sunday, July 15. The family-friendly event is a fully supported road cycling tour featuring three distance options, all showcasing the Ausable River watershed.
Ride for the River was created by Ausable River Association (AsRA) in 2012 to celebrate the resilience of local communities following the devastating flooding caused by Tropical Storm Irene.
In partnership with CycleADK, the 2018 ride will feature interactive route stops allowing cyclists to learn about the impacts of road salt, invasive species, and undersized culverts on Ausable streams and habitat.
Proceeds from the event support the AsRA’s efforts to protect the clean waters, natural hydrology, diverse ecology, and scenic beauty of the Ausable. Last summer’s ride drew cyclists from across the northeast and Canada.
This family fun event will start and finish at the Hungry Trout Resort, located in Wilmington at the top of the Flume, a series of waterfalls that captures the natural beauty of the Ausable River.
Ride distances of 5, 30 and 60 miles will feature Wilmington, Jay and Keene and will be marked with route signage and each will feature interactive route stops where cyclists can get a guided look at the conservation work of AsRA.
Following the ride there will be food, local craft beer, live music from Useless Cans, and a raffle including prizes from local retailers. The after-party starts at 1 pm and is open to everyone, even those who don’t participate in the ride. Guests can choose the family, couple, individual or BBQ-only ticket options.
Also new this year is the Hungry Trout Tailgater, a casual group road ride on the evening of Saturday, July 14 followed by appetizers and drinks on the deck overlooking the Ausable River Flume waterfalls. Interested guests can add the option when registering for the event.
For more information or to register, click here.
Photo of Ride for the River by Ausable River Association.