Celebrate the Ausable River on Sunday, July 16th, 2017
The 6th Annual Ride for the River will be held on Sunday, July 16th, 2017 at the Hungry Trout Resort. This fun, family-friendly event is a celebration of the Ausable River and the communities surrounding it. The event was first held in 2012 to celebrate the resilience of local communities following the devastating flooding during Tropical Storm Irene. The funds raised from the event were used to support AsRA's stream restoration projects. The 2017 Ride will continue to celebrate our 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, NY.
We are excited to announce we are working with GreatRange to develop the ride experience. GreatRange manages Cycle Adirondacks, the premiere cycle tour in the Adirondack Park. With their help the 2017 ride routes will be fully supported and offer opportunities to experience and learn about the Ausable River along the way. There will be rest stops where riders will learn about the impact of cuverts on aquatic organism passage, road salt, and invasive species.
Following the ride there will be fresh food, local craft beer, live music, and a raffle including great prizes from Columbia Sportswear. We invite the public to attend the after-party, starting at 1pm at the Hungry Trout Resort. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the Ausable River and learn about the work AsRA is doing to protect this beautiful watershed.
Rider's are encouraged to register in advance. This will help us plan a successful event and will ensure you get an awesome Ride for the River t-shirt.
Top Photo Credit: Nancie Battaglia