Please join Transportation Alternatives for a premiere event in the grand tradition of Italian cycling -- the first annual Hudson Highlands Gran Fondo on October 10, 2010. Race, ride and relax in the incomparable hills of the Hudson Valley.
Take the challenge with top pros on an 11-mile time trial on the Storm King Highway, take in the autumn leaves on a 23-mile social ride in scenic Harriman State Park and feast at a special hilltop luncheon across the river in Garrison, NY.
9AM: STORM KING CANNIBAL. Named in honor of five-time Tour de France winner Eddy "The Cannibal" Merckx, the Storm King Cannibal is an 11-mile, chip-timed, individual time trial on the historic Storm King Highway (no TT bikes, only standard road bicycles allowed). Race an exhilarating car-free route alongside professional racers in this USA Cycling licensed race or cheer on racers with T.A. staff and volunteers.
11AM: SEVEN LAKES LOOP. Ride with T.A. Executive Director Paul Steely White and 100 fellow donors and T.A. advocates on this 23-mile excursion through the peak of fall foliage in Harriman State Park, New York State's second largest.
2PM: THE FINISHER’S FEAST. Unwind with our hosts Bevis and Clara Longstreth at a hilltop luncheon atop a scenic peak near Anthony's Nose in Garrison, NY. Enjoy spectacular river views and local Hudson Valley food & refreshments. We will celebrate our winners at a special award ceremony and continue the excitement with a live auction.
Transportation Alternatives works to improve your cycling environment, and we get results. The Hudson Highland Gran Fondo will benefit Transportation Alternatives' top bike safety campaigns:
Build a 21st century Protected Bike Lane grid connecting the five boroughs
Win a public Bike Share system to spark increased cycling among all New Yorkers
Increase car-free hours in Central and Prospect Parks
Promote the Biking Rules Street Code of safe, civic riding in Central and Prospect Parks
Construct a high-quality, uninterrupted greenway along the East River
Permit 24-hour bike access to the George Washington Bridge
Redesign the southern ramp on the Manhattan side of the George Washington Bridge
Repave Alpine Hill
Push for increased speed enforcement and widened shoulders along Route 9W
Registration & Fees
Thanks to a matching grant from an anonymous foundation, every dollar you contribute goes twice as far toward better bicycling in and around New York City. Only 100 spots are available, so please register today.