UPDATE: 6/14 the 2109 VBC Jerseys have been ordered (125 of them) currently there are 70 people registered as of 6/14 those 70 are guaranteed the size they requested. Sizing is now limited and is on a first come first serve basis SO DO NOT WAIT and miss your size!
Update 5/30 - Check out the VBC Century Ride FaceBook page for this years jersey design, or the photo gallery below. After June 7th - you jersey size will not be guaranteed, and will be a first come first serve basis. Jersesy's will be limited to 120!
The only fully supported century bike ride in northern New York, that includes a custom cycyling jersey, finishing dinner BBQ, lunch, free BEER!, and much more! Cyclists from all over New England and as far south as Virgina and North Carolina have done the VBC Century Ride multiple times. Once you partipicate in this event you will be hooked! Remember to guarantee your jersey size register before June 20th, after that your jersey size can not be guaranteed.
Event details and schedule
The VBC Century ride is a 50, 75 and 100 mile bike ride sponsored by the Adirondack Garda Cycling Club (www.adkgarda.org). All of the monies raised will go directly to the Tour De Force, which is a charity that supports the families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. For more information on the Tour De Force please visit www.tourdeforceny.com
The full, three quarter and half pint routes will take each rider along the shores of historic Lake Champlain and into the Adirondack Park. At the 12 mile point and after 2 challenging hill climbs, you will be rewarded with a picturesque view of Ausable Chasm, and a water stop. We encourage all of you to stop, and take a few moments to enjoy what Mother Nature has created over the last 500 million years. From here the journey continues through part of the Adirondack Park, and back to the City of Plattsburgh where lunch will be served at the Valcour Brewing Company. After a short lunch the three quarter pint riders and the full pint riders will continue north along Route 9. The three quarter pint riders will detour towards Lake Champlain while the full pint riders will continue to the Village of Rouses Point along the U.S./Canadian Border. The last leg of the journey will bring each rider back along the historic shores of Lake Champlain, where at the final reststop (The Happy Pike Restaurant) each rider will receive a free icecream cone.
All partipicants in the VBC Century Ride will receiving a BBQ dinner and FREE beer coupons at the Valcour Brewery.
On the 14th of July there will be an additional free unsupported metric century ride for those riders wishing to take in more of the beautiful scenery. Currently the plan is to travel around the northern part of Lake Champlain to Vermont and return to New York via a ferry.
In 2017 and 2018 we had over 125 riders who partipicated in the VBC Century Ride, and we look forward to seeing them and more this year! In order to be albe to provide each rider with a quality riding experience the field has been limited to 150 riders this year. Make sure you do not miss out and register early.
For more information on the VBC Century Ride please visit www.adkgarda.org and click on the events tab, or search FaceBook VBC Century Ride for the event page.
Hotel Information: A block of rooms will be reserved at the BestWestern in Plattsburgh NY at a discounted rate, which includes a hot breakfast. For reservations call (518) 561-7750 and press 9 to be transfered directly to the local hotel.
Thanks to Valcour Brewing Company sponsorship has been obtained to purchase a custom VBC Century Ride Jersey for all of the riders. Your jersey size will be guaranteed (the size you choose) if you registered before June 1st. If you know of anyone individual or company who may wish to become a sponsor of this event please contact me (Bruce at firstname.lastname@example.org).
A finishers T-shirt is included for ONLY the full pint riders who finish the 100 miles.
Event details and schedule
On July 12th there will be a pre-check at the Valcour Brewery from 5p-9p.
Registration for the full, three quarter and half will begin at 6:30am at the Valcour Brewing Company.
There will be plenty of parking at the Valcour Brewing Company and cereal, donuts, coffee and juice will be available in the morning.