July 11, 2020

7th Annual VBC Century Bike Ride

July 11, 2020 Valcour Brewing Compnay • 49 Ohio Ave PlattsburghNY  12901 View Map Organized by Adirondack Garda

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July 11, 2020

Valcour Brewing Compnay

49 Ohio Ave PlattsburghNY  12901
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The only fully supported century bike ride in northern New York, that includes a custom cycyling jersey, finishing dinner, lunch, free BEER!, and much more!  Cyclists from all over New England and as far south as Virgina and North Carolina have done the VBC Century Ride multiple times.  Once you partipicate in this event you will be hooked!  Due to the COVID-19 we are not able to supply a jersey or T-shirt.  However we are working on something else for every partipicant.  Please indicate your shirt size, thank you.

Event details and schedule

Date and Time of VBC Century Ride:  July 11th, 2020 - 8:00am - Due to the COVID-19 we will be staggering the start times to be in compliance with the social distancing as much as possible.  Please be respectful of others, help us keep this event going and lets still have some fun!   The VBC Century ride is a 50 and 100 mile bike ride sponsored by the Adirondack Garda Cycling Club (www.adkgarda.org), with a 75 mile (Three Quarter Pint)noption as well. All of the monies raised will go directly to the Tour De Force, which is a charity that supports the families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. For more information on the Tour De Force please visit www.tourdeforceny.com   The full and half pint routes will take each rider along the shores of historic Lake Champlain and into the Adirondack Park. At the 12 mile point and after 2 challenging hill climbs, you will be rewarded with a picturesque view of Ausable Chasm, and a water stop. We encourage all of you to stop, and take a few moments to enjoy what Mother Nature has created over the last 500 million years. From here the journey continues through part of the Adirondack Park, and back to the City of Plattsburgh where lunch will be served at the Valcour Brewing Company. After a short lunch the full pint riders will continue north along Route 9, this is where the Three Quarter Pint option begins.  The Three Quarter Pint riders will detour towards Lake Champlain while the full pint riders will continue to the Village of Rouses Point along the U.S./Canadian Border. The last leg of the journey will bring each rider back along the historic shores of Lake Champlain, where at the final reststop (The Happy Pike Restaurant) each rider will receive a free ice cream cone.    This year back by popular demand for dinner is PULLED PORK! and of course the FREE beer coupons.   On the 12th of July there will be an additional free unsupported metric century ride, The Frank Scofiled Memorial Ride, for those riders wishing to take in more of the beautiful scenery. Currently the plan is to travel around the northern part of Lake Champlain to Vermont and return to New York via a ferry.  In the past the VBC Ride picked up the ferry cost, due to the large amount of riders who opt for the second day ride (Last year we had over 40 riders) we are unable to continue this.  The ferry cost is $5 - $7.   Over the last 6 years the VBC Century Ride has grown in popularity, and we look forward to seeing friends we have made and making new friends! In order to be albe to provide each rider with a quality riding experience the field has been limited to 150 riders this year. Make sure you do not miss out and register early.   For more information on the VBC Century Ride please visit our FaceBook - VBC Century Ride for up todate information.   Hotel Information: A block of rooms will be reserved at the BestWestern in Plattsburgh NY at a discounted rate, which includes a hot breakfast. For reservations call (518) 561-7750 and press 9 to be transfered directly to the local hotel.   Thanks to continued support of Valcour Brewing Company sponsorship has been obtained to purchase a custom VBC Century Ride Jersey for all of the riders. Your jersey size will be guaranteed (the size you choose) if you registered before June 1st.  If you know of anyone individual or company who may wish to become a sponsor of this event please contact me (Bruce at bmartin924@gmail.com).     Event details and schedule On July 10th there will be a pre-check in and registration at the Valcour Brewery from 5p-9p.   Registration for the full and half will begin at 6:30am at the Valcour Brewing Company on July 11th, 2020.   There will be plenty of parking at the Valcour Brewing Company and cereal, donuts, coffee and juice will be available in the morning.  Please be mindful of the social distancing and keep a safe distance at all times!
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