The 7th annual Ride for the River, a family-friendly road cycling tour benefiting the conservation work of the Ausable River Association (AsRA) has been set for July 14-15 in Wilmington.
The event features multiple route options for Sunday’s main event and an all-new casual group ride, the “Tailgater” planned for Saturday afternoon. All rides start and finish at the Hungry Trout Resort overlooking the Ausable River’s Flume waterfalls.
Guests are encouraged to register online in advance, but day-of signs ups will also be available.
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, (CycleADK) the ride features 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 features clearly marked ride distances of 3, 30, 45 and 57 miles.
The 1 pm post ride party is open to all and will feature a BBQ by the Hungry Trout, craft beer from Great Adirondack Brewing Company, sparkling fruit tonics from Fuitbelt, live music from Useless Cans and bicycle demos with High Peaks Cyclery.
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, Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort, High Peaks Resort and others.
8 am – Registration and Check-In Opens
8:30 am to noon – Rides depart
1 pm – After-Party Starts (Useless Cans, Local Craft Beer, BBQ Lunch)
2 pm – Cycling routes close
2:30 pm – Raffle
Photo of ride for the river by Nancie Battaglia provided.