Tour of the Battenkill 2018

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The annual Tour of the Battenkill cycling event returns to Washington County April 28. "It's a back-road journey through open farmland, narrow canopies of trees, and a covered bridge -- the kind of naturally car-free, rural roads you wish you could ride everyday."

This year's ride includes two options: a 75-mile gran fondo and a new 40-mile medio fondo. Blurbage for that abbreviated ride:

Like the Gran Fondo, the Medio Fondo course offers a challenging yet scenic ride through the rolling hills of upstate New York, but with 2,500 feet of elevation change instead of 4,800, less sections on dirt roads (but including the infamous Meeting House Road and the epic Stage Road), and nearly half the distance. It's the perfect race for those who want a less rigorous ride through the pastoral beauty of Battenkill Valley.

Awards will be given to top finishers of both the gran and medio fondo. The rides also includes course marshals, service vehicles, pickup for cyclists not able to complete the course, and a post-ride party.

Registration is currently $99 for the gran fondo, $79 for the medio fondo. Those price increase in March and April.

photo: Tour of the Battenkill Facebook


I love the new 40-mile option - great idea by the organizers to implement it. Too bad I'm just finding out about it now. Looking forward to adding it to my race calendar next year!

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