Get ready to challenge yourself like never before at one of America’s largest single-day road races: The Tour of the Battenkill! That’s right, the annual “Queen of the Classics” returns to upstate New York on May 18, 2024 for an incredibly fun, all-inclusive, single-day cycling event and party. Though our name and superlatives are super cool, we earn them via our course and after party. Our event offers some of the best gravel riding in the country that takes you across covered bridges, scenic views, and over 5,000 feet of elevation gain. It’s a spirited test of grit that will be celebrated in style with our rockin’ after-party with a free beer garden thanks to Artisanal Brew Works (if 21+), live music, and food.
Though our Gran Fondo is our legendary distance, you now have three events to choose from: The legendary 75.7-mile Gran Fondo, a 45-mile Medio Fondo, and the 24.2-mile Piccolo Fondo. All are welcome to pick their distance, reserve their spot, and join the exclusive club of riders who can say they’ve ridden The Tour of the Battenkill.
What You Get
In addition to a fully supported race (moto support, mechanical, EMS, and SAG), all participants receive our best swag yet and post-race amenities like free food and beer (if 21+) and live music. For 2023, your swag includes a premium medium-weight, full-zip jacket and a Specialized MoFlo water bottle to keep you hydrated on all of your rides. See below for a sneak peek of the 2023 gear:
Visit Flanders Flandrien Challenge
As a special prime for the Gran Fondo, Visit Flanders is pushing riders with the "Flandrien Challenge," the toughest one-mile climb on the course. The rider with the fastest split for this section wins a cycling tour of Flanders, courtesy of Trek Travel!
Multiple time Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix, and World Champion Johan Museeuw will be on hand to welcome riders at the finish, and MAY even find himself showing the riders how the Lion of Flanders conquers the toughest climb on the course!
Improvements in 2021
Thank you to our Washington County Hosts!
The pastoral beauty of southern Washington County, NY is one of the biggest reasons cyclists return every year to challenge themselves at the Tour of the Battenkill. Thank you to our hosts and towns that we pass through on course. They are gracious enough to welcome hundreds of cyclists, help manage safety and traffic control, get the roads ready after every winter, and overall help us have an amazing ride.
Please visit their respective sites and see how you can enjoy an authentic slice of Upstate New York.
Town of Easton *** Town of Cambridge
Town of Jackson *** Town of Salem
Town of White Creek *** Town of Hebron
Town of Argyle
Village of Cambridge *** Village of Greenwich
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