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Tour of the Battenkill Fall Ride – Nov. 7

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November 1, 2009 (Cambridge, NY) – Organizers of the 2010 Tour of the Battenkill bicycle race are pleased to announce the Tour of the Battenkill Fall Ride on Saturday, November 7th in Cambridge, NY. This non-competitive bicycling ride will travel over the entire 62 mile Tour of the Battenkill course where more than 1500 professional and amateur racers competed in April, 2009, and where an expected 2000 racers will compete in April of 2010. Tens of thousands of spectators lined the course in 2009. Tagged “America’s Queen of the Classics’, the race is the largest road cycling race in the USA. The course features 25% un-paved roads, covered bridges, scenic countryside, and direct passes through the small villages in Upstate New York’s Washington County. All riders participating in the Fall Ride will be supported with rest stops, mechanical support, and follow vehicles. See www.tourofthebattenkill.com for details.

The Tour of the Battenkill has achieved international acclaim; attracting riders from throughout North America, the 2010 professional race has achieved a spot on the international calendar and is likely to attract some of the best cycling teams and riders in the world on April 18, 2010. Professional teams from Europe and Australia have already expressed strong interest in racing at next year’s event. The 2009 event’s presenting sponsor was GlobalFoundries – the computer chip manufacturing company who’s new facility is currently under construction in nearby Malta, NY.

The 2010 Tour of the Battenkill will occur over 2 weekends in April, 2010: the Pro/Am on Saturday, April 10, and the Professional Invitational on Sunday, April 18. In addition, a non-competitive ride to benefit a national charity is soon to be announced for Saturday, April 17 – the day before the professional race. Food and sports & fitness expos are planned for both weekends in April.

For more information regarding either the Fall Ride or the Tour of the Battenkill, please contact info@tourofthebattenkill.com / 518-275-6185 or the website at www.tourofthebattenkill.com.





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