Ausable River Association (AsRA) and Bike Adirondacks (BikeADK) have announced the 9th Annual Ride for the River set July 17th through July 26th, 2020.
This fun, family-friendly event is a celebration of the Ausable River and the Adirondack Park communities surrounding it.
Ride for the River was created by AsRA in 2012 to celebrate the resilience of local communities following the devastating flooding caused by Tropical Storm Irene. The 2020 ride continues to celebrate local communities and river while raising funds to restore damaged portions of the river and address the growing concern over road salt, particularly around Mirror Lake in Lake Placid.
In recent years, the event has grown to draw cyclists from across the northeast and Canada. This year riders can complete the route over the course of an entire week, or make up their own ride to experience the beauty of the watershed on their own terms.
For the third straight year, BikeADK will host the “Tailgater,” a casual evening ride on Friday, July 17th. This event drew record numbers in 2019, and is a great way to learn more about the work of the Ausable River Association and the difference they’re making in the watershed.
Routes (30 & 45 miles) will be marked by the morning of Saturday, July 18th and participants can ride them anytime they’d like until Sunday, July 26th. Riders who can’t make it to Wilmington can ride in support of the Ausable River Association on a route near them. All routes are self-supported, and route maps are available on the BikeADK website.
Registration and full event details are also now available online.
All proceeds directly support the work of the Ausable River Association (AsRA) to protect the clean waters, healthy streams, biodiverse habitats, and scenic beauty of the Ausable River watershed.
Photos of bicycling in the Adirondacks by courtesy Nancie Battaglia.