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Old 02-15-2021, 04:01 PM
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Great North Ride, Cambridge NY, May 15

https://www.bikereg.com/greatnorth

It's a Dieter Drake production–of Battenkill fame–and I'm signed up for the 50. It's the day before Farmer's Daughter, so if you didn't get into FDGG, this may also work. Lotsa good gravel! I've been on some of it.

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Here's the update email I got from him today:

We are happy to have the support of both the Village of Cambridge and Argyle Brewing Official seal of The Village of Cambridge New YorkCompany for the Great North! The Village approved our event application at a recent Village Trustee meeting at which Mayor Carman Bogle expressed her enthusiasm for events in 2021 considering the hardship that many Village and area businesses have suffered over the last year. THANK YOU to the Village of Cambridge! We aim to please, safely and responsibly.

DID YOU KNOW? Our Presenting Sponsor, Argyle Brewing Company's new tasting room location in the Village is right on the start finish line for the Great North! Owners Chris, Matt and Rich would like to welcome you to enjoy the ales of the first New York Farm Brewery in beautiful Washington County. They are dedicated to making the best craft beers you will drink in Washington County, or anywhere else. As a Great North rider, your first fill is free! We are very fortunate to have their support. Thank you, Argyle Brewing.

An epic adventure-cycling challenge, featuring dirt, seasonal, and challenging primitive roads in the heart of the Battenkill Valley of Upstate New York & Vermont.

Rain-or-shine, Covid-or-not because...

No mass starts or mass gatherings

Rolling, individual start window

Limited to 500 riders

Location:

Start/Finish at Argyle Brewing Company
6 Broad Street, Cambridge, NY, 12816
To be held under local permit with the Village of Cambridge, NY

All registrants receive:
  • Custom pint glass + first fill free, compliments of Argyle Brewing Company
  • Event t-shirt if registered by March 20
  • Professional registration and event staff
  • $10 coupon to post-ride food trucks onsite
  • 10% discount at local restaurants
  • Motorcycle & mechanical support
  • Sag support
  • 3 Aid stations with plenty of water & energy drinks, nutrition, and friendly volunteers!
  • Finish times & results
  • Clear course signage and markings + maps and cue sheets
  • Start and finish marshal support
  • Bike wash station
  • Raffle prizes
  • Ride photos
  • Bragging rights for completing one of the most epic rides in the Northeast!

Non-Competitive Event Format:

Race if you want, or not - see you at the finish line with a beer! (21 & older only)
Individual / non-mass rolling starts
'Rules of the road' only - all riders must obey local and state Vehicle and Traffic Laws throughout the ride.
Self-timed - results via Ride with GPS only - download the app here.
500 rider limit!

Covid-19:

Individual / non-mass rolling starts - riders will start during a 2-3 hour start window
100% outdoors
All current NY State Covid-19 Guidelines for outdoor events will be followed.
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has listed several states as under a restricted travel advisory for individuals traveling into New York State. Please see the current advisory here.

REGISTRANTS IN THE EVENT MAY BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE A PRE-EVENT COVID-19 SCREENING

Cancellation Policy:

If the event is not held in 2021, all registrants can either request a full refund (less bikereg.com processing fees) or defer to 2022.

Recommended bicycles:

Gravel bike
Road bike with wider, 28+ mm knobby tires
Cyclocross bike
Mountain bike

Recommended minimum gearing:

39x27 minimum

Recommended shoes:


Mountain bike or Cyclocross shoes


Recommended gear:


On-course mechanical support and aid stations will be provided, but riders should plan on carrying the following items -
CO2 or pump
Spare tube(s)
Tire levers
Hydration and nutrition
Spare clothing appropriate for the weather


Recommended rider:

Adventure-seeking bicycle owner!

Self-TIming & Results Only:

Register on the RWGPS Event Page
Record your ride on the RWGPS App or upload your results - RWGPS app will record MOVING TIME ONLY! No penalty for stopping at aid stations, etc. Download the app here.
Time clock available at the start/finish

Course Details:

The Great North is an adventure-challenge ride that travels on the paved, gravel, and primitive back roads of the Battenkill Valley Region of New York & Vermont.

You may have to dismount for the more challenging, primititve road sections.
Helmets are required.
Riders must obey all traffic markings and signs
Full Distance - 75 miles / 6500+ ft / 70% gravel
Mid Distance - 50 miles / 4500+ ft / 65% gravel
Mini Distance - 25 miles / 1700+ ft / 30% gravel
Me no like gravel Smiling Face with Smiling Eyes on OpenMoji 13.0 - Paved option - 25 miles

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Old 02-15-2021, 06:44 PM
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I will likely do the 50 miler. Have to check my schedule, but looks like a good one!


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Old 02-15-2021, 07:02 PM
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Loos like another great event this year, unfortunately I already signed up for the Farmers Daughter ride. Too bad the great north ride couldn't be a couple of weeks later....
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Old 02-15-2021, 08:26 PM
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Loos like another great event this year, unfortunately I already signed up for the Farmers Daughter ride. Too bad the great north ride couldn't be a couple of weeks later....
same, this looks great though.
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Old 02-16-2021, 08:37 AM
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I'm not sure how Andy . . .

. . . is going to be able to start 700 riders at once at FDGG and still be within the present NY state Covid gathering rules. If he sends riders out at 5 second intervals, it still take an hour just to get everyone started.

He will have to make a decision on that 1-2 weeks in advance. If FDGG doesn't happen, you should know in time enough to switch.

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Old 02-16-2021, 10:05 AM
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Maybe but seems like rides are getting sold out really really quickly. Personally I don’t think any may ny ride is going to happen but we will have to wait and see.
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Old 02-16-2021, 10:15 AM
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Maybe but seems like rides are getting sold out really really quickly. Personally I don’t think any may ny ride is going to happen but we will have to wait and see.
Yea, the format mentioned above makes the most sense, no mass start, get going when you want to, 100% outdoors, etc.

the route looks pretty good too.

i'm tentatively adding this to my calendar in pencil for sure. i havent been on my bike in literally weeks, but next week is looking warmer around here, and there should be enough time to pick up some fitness.
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I'm in for the 50 miler with BB Dave.
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Old 03-03-2021, 08:52 AM
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I'm in for the 50 miler with BB Dave.
I likely will be too. With FDGG the next day, I don’t anticipate making it too vigorous of a ride. I’d prefer to start very late or very early to avoid crowds. I’m thinking the same for FDGG. If we have the routes in advance, I’d even be up for starting in the wee hours of morning as soon as the sun is up.
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Old 03-04-2021, 01:21 PM
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You guys are apparently under the impression . . .

. . . that I know what I am doing?

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