America’s toughest one day bicycle race, The Tour of Battenkill, is almost here, and it’s local! Pros and amateurs both compete over a 62-mile course of rolling (massively hilly) terrain in the Battenkill Valley. The 2011 race had over 2500 amateur and pro riders competing from all over America and the world. There are sections of this race where you can offer drunk “motivational phrases” and watch riders regret signing up to race up 12% grade on dirt roads.
The schedule has been finalized and includes a ride for kids and families, as well as many vendors and even a non competitive ride with 3-time Tour de France champion Greg Lemond.
Hit the jump to see a few photos from past iterations of this event.