10th Anniversary of the VBC Century Ride Weekend

49 Ohio Ave
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

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Event Description

The only fully supported century bike ride in northern New York, that includes a custom cycyling jersey, T-shirt, lunch, free BEER! and much more!  Cyclists from all over New England and as far south as Florida have done the VBC Century Ride multiple times.  Once you partipicate in this event you will be hooked!

Event details and schedule

Date and Time of VBC Century Ride:  July 8th, 2023 - 8:00am wheels rolling - so be there for 7:30am
The VBC Century ride is a 50 and 100+ mile bike ride sponsored by the Adirondack Garda Cycling Club, with a 75 mile option (Three Quarter Pint) as well.  The monies raised will be donated 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 and half pint routes will take each rider along the shores of historic Lake Champlain and into the Adirondack Park.   This year we will start by heading south to the village of Peru, NY, and continue into the Adirondack Park.  Your return trip will be along the shores of beautiful Lake Champlain to complete the frist 50 miles at the Valcour Brewing Co.  After a short lunch the riders will continue north on Rt9 to the Village of Rouses Point.  There will be fully supported rest stops with plenty of drinks and snacks, as well as support vehicles traveling the route.
In order to keep this event affordable we have opted to not supply a dinner this year, but we WILL BE KEEPING the custom jersey and adding a T-shirt.  As ususal there will be more than enough FREE BEER for the riders.
Riders registered before June 1st are guaranteed the size jersey they ordered (no exceptions or substitutions on the sizing).  Those registering after June 1st, are not guaranteed a jersey (This is a custom jersey which needs lead time to make).  This is a charity event, and we can not afford to order extra custom made jerseys.
On the 9th of July there will be an additional supported 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 the past the VBC Ride picked up the ferry cost, due to the large amount of riders who opt for the second day ride (Last year we had over 40 riders) we are unable to continue this.  The ferry cost is $5 - $7.
Over the last 8 years the VBC Century Ride has grown in popularity, and we look forward to seeing friends we have made and making new friends!  In order to be able 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 our FaceBook - VBC Century Ride for up todate information.
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.
Event details and schedule
On July 7th there will be a pre-check in and registration at the Valcour Brewery from 5p-7p, during this check in we will be supplying, you guessed it, free beer to all of those who have registered.
Registration for the full and half will begin at 7:00am at the Valcour Brewing Company on July 8th, 2023.
There will be plenty of parking at the Valcour Brewing Company and cereal, donuts, coffee and juice will be available in the morning.  
For those who have an RV there are 4 free Harvest Host spots available for that weekend.  Those who wish to rough it by tent camping there is plenty of room for that, which is also free.
We look forward to seeing you in July

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