For the 9th year in a row, America’s toughest road cycling race will take place just outside of Albany, in Cambridge, NY. This year’s event will take place April 12-14. If you’ve never been to a road race, this is the one to go to first. There’s tons of vendors and all sorts of things happening on the finishing strip and it’s crazy to see how fast these dudes actually go for 100 or 200km at a time. Also, you have to hit a few of the crazy climbs to see everyone suffering up the hills.
From the copy:
Cambridge, NY USA – Organizers of the annual Tour of the Battenkill announce the schedule for event which returns for the 9th consecutive year on April 12-14 in Cambridge, NY. Internationally known as America’s toughest road cycling race, the event will feature amateur races, a school outreach program, an event expo, kids races, and a new ‘gran fondo’ (open) division to replace the Men’s professional race. The Tour of the Battenkill continues its tradition as North America’s largest amateur cycling race. Up to 4,000 participants are expected for the 2013 event.
For more information, including schedules, sponsorship, expo, and volunteer opportunities, please see tourofthebattenkill.com
Previously on Keep Albany Boring: Tour of the Battenkill 2012 Recap and Photos