2013 Ride for the River
River Association (AsRA) announces its second annual Ride for the River bike
ride and invites residents and visitors to join in on Sunday, July 21.
New this year - three ride routes by LeepOff Cycles and a Hornbeck Canoe Raffle!
for the River celebrates the incredible scenic and recreational
resources of the Ausable River as well as the communities and businesses that
make the Ausable Valley a great place to live, work and play. Cyclists of all
ages and skill level can register for one of three scenic routes alongside the
beautiful Ausable River and across its hills and valleys. Following the Ride,
enjoy a picnic and live music with fellow riders as well as friends and family
at Jay Covered Bridge in Jay, NY. All proceeds of the Ride benefit the Ausable River Association’s work to protect and
restore the valued resources of the Ausable River for their benefit to the
ecosystem and human communities. This year’s ride is in memory of Carol
Rupprecht, a dedicated steward of the Ausable River.
The Ausable River Association
AsRA is a community supported organization that works cooperatively with landowners, municipalities, and government agencies to preserve the wild, scenic, and
recreational resources of the Ausable Watershed.
Protecting the river from current threats and restoring its natural balance is an ongoing challenge and AsRA has been stewarding the river and its watershed since 1998. The Association depends upon the generosity of its members and the strength of its volunteers to accomplish its river conservation projects. Other funding comes from grants with additional contributions coming from watershed towns and fund raising events.
A small, professional staff, dedicated volunteer board, and numerous volunteers work to address threats to water quality and river ecology through education, advocacy, and by implementing effective restoration, monitoring, and stewardship projects.
Current projects include fish passage assessment, water quality monitoring, invasive species eradication, a creel survey, and creating an Ausable Watershed Management Plan. Past projects have included water quality monitoring, geomorphic assessment, wetland inventory, stream bank stabilization, invasive species inventory, storm water management, and educational programs within the watershed. For more details about our projects visit our projects page.