Celebrate the Ausable River
The 5th Annual Ride for the River was held on Sunday, July 31st at the Hungry Trout Resort. Sixty-eight riders participated to show their support for the Ausable River, including twenty-eight first time riders. All together, they rode 2,209 miles which is equivalent to a one-way trip from the Hungry Trout Resort to Glacier National Park in Montana. At the end of the day, we raised just over $10,000 to protect the Ausable River and its watershed. Thank You!
We would especially like to thank the many sponsors that support this event. The Hungry Trout Resort donates the venue and provided lunch, High Peaks Cyclery laid out the routes, donated the raffle bike, and assisted with the day-of logistics, Blue Line Design & Apparel put together an awesome poster and t-shirt design, and Great Adirondack Brewing Company donated the beer. Head over to our sponsor page to view a full list and map of all our wonderful sponsors.
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 2016 Ride will continue to celebrate our local communities and river while raising funds to restore damaged portions of the river.
Top Photo Credit: Nancie Battaglia