13th Annual TOUR OF THE BATTENKILL
GREENWICH, NY, SAT MAY 20, 2017
2017 marks the first year for the new Pro/Am race format: a self-categorized, mass-start race limited to 250 registrants. Riders will be lined up / seeded fast to slow at the start and will be awarded overall medals and medals based on their finish in their respective categories.
Why a mass-start Pro/Am?
After 12 editions of an individual category Pro/Am, the expenses and resources needed for an event of this complexity have overtaken the resources available going forward; from volunteers, police, officials, pace & follow cars and drivers, insurance, etc., the individual category race format is proving unsustainable for our event and many others like it.
For 2017 and beyond, we are taking new inspiration from other popular mass-start events, like the Leadville 100, competitive gran fondos, and many other similar events which provide a competitive experience without an overly complex and sometimes confusing format. If you have raced the Pro/Am in the past, we hope you'll consider this new format that allows racers to test themselves against riders from other age groups and experiences in a controlled and participation-limited way. It's the best we can do and we hope you enjoy it.
Open Gran Fondo
The Open is a mass-start gran fondo with awards based on finish order in various age groups and categories.
TEAM COMPETITION - New
- Teams of 6 or more from either the Pro/Am or Open gran fondo - must register individually
- Men's Teams
- Women's Teams
- Mixed Team - Men & Women (any combination)
- 75 miles only
- Lowest cumulative time wins (fastest 6 riders per team)
- Time based on official start / gun time
- Team Awards announced at end of event (after all individual awards) for podium presentation & photos
- Winner take all!