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2016-08-10 / Outdoor Life

‘Catskill Mountain Cycling Challenge’ Set For September 4

Will Benefit Cancer Recovery


Bicyclists head out from the Catskill Recreation Center on their routes at the beginning of the 2015 Catskill Mountain Cycling Challenge. 
Photo Courtesy of Catskill Recreation Center Bicyclists head out from the Catskill Recreation Center on their routes at the beginning of the 2015 Catskill Mountain Cycling Challenge. Photo Courtesy of Catskill Recreation Center ARKVILLE — The Catskill Recreational Center (CRC) will hold its second annual Catskill Mountain Cycling Challenge on Sunday, Sept. 4, beginning at the center on county Route 38 (the Arkville Cross Road). There will be four scenic routes, of 28, 55, 62 and 103 miles. The 62-mile route is new and it will feature the unpaved 26-mile Catskill Scenic Trail.

There will be children’s activities at the CRC during the rides. Cyclists will receive a Tshirt, lunch and a day pass to the CRC.

This year, the benefitting organization will be the Children’s

Cancer Recovery Foundation (CCRF), based in Harrisburg, Pa. The organization supports children under 18 and their families facing the hardships of cancer. It performs acts of care and kindness through a series of programs, which helps more than 16,000 children and their families every year.

The event’s partners also include Overlook Mountain Bicycles of Woodstock and the Catskill Revitalization Corporation. Overlook will be supporting riders with refreshments and mechanical assistance, and the corporation will welcome riders to the trail, which appeals to “gravel grinder” enthusiasts.

Family members of the riders may enjoy the CRC facilities at half price, which includes the use of the indoor pool and a fully equipped exercise room. Child care is also available for the 29-, 55-, and 62-mile riders.

To register and view all event information, visit catskillrecreationcenter.org/ catskillmountain cycling-challenge. Riders are encouraged to enter the fundraising contest by downloading the pledge sheet. Awards will be presented at the close of the event.

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