The VBC Century ride is a 25, 50 and 100 mile bike ride sponsored by the Adirondack Garda Cycling Club. 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 rides 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. 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 100 mile ride continues north 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, and finally finishing at the Valcour Brewing Company.
The quarter pint route will take each rider from the Valcour Brewing Company along the shores of historic Lake Champlain by circling Cumberland Head, then heading to Point Au Roche and returning to the Valcour Brewing Company.
All partipicants in the VBC Century Ride will receiving a buffet dinner and FREE beer (while supplies last) at the Valcour Brewery. Last years dinner was pulled pork, and was amazing.
On the 16th of July there will be an additional free unsupported metric century 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 2016 we had over 80 riders who partipicated in the VBC Century Ride, and we look forward to seeing them and more this year!
For more information on the VBC Century Ride please visit www.adkgarda.org and click on the events tab, or search FaceBook VBC Century Ride for the event page.
Hotel Information: A block of rooms has been reserved at the BestWestern in Plattsburgh NY at a rate of $119 per night or $91 a night with a state ID, which includes a hot breakfast. For reservations call (518) 561-7750 and press 9 to be transfered directly to the local hotel.
A T-shirt is not included in the price, but a cycling jersey is. The jersey is a relaxed cut and is very close to true to size.
Event details and schedule
Registration for the full and half pints will begin at 7:30am at the Valcour Brewing Company.
Registration for the quarter pint will begin at 11:00am at the Valcour Brewing Company.
There will be plenty of parking at the Valcour Brewing Company and cereal, donuts, coffee and juice will be avaible in the morning.