Early-bird sign up for R’ville Ride now open

RENSSELAERVILLE — They don’t call them the Hilltowns for nothing.  Bike riders in  this year’s Rensselaerville Ride on Saturday, Sept. 16,  sponsored by the Carey Institute for Global Good, will be reminded of that fact no matter which of the four rides they choose.

Early  online registration is now open. Fees for all but one of the routes are discounted until September 1 — to $55 for the 24-mile ride to Berne  and back ($65 after);  to $70 for the 44-mile Westerlo roundtrip ($80 after), and to $80 for the 64-mile Preston Hollow ride ($100 after). The $35 fee for the the shortest ride, 10 miles around the hamlet of Rensselaerville, is not discounted.

All rides start from 63 Huyck Road in Rensselaerville.

A free barbecue lunch and a free craft beer (for riders over 21) are included in the fee.  Riders in the three longest rides also get a free T-shirt.

On Friday at 5 p.m. a Pond Hill Challenge Time Trial, a 3.5-mile test of speed and stamina, takes off from the Rensselaerville Town Park. Registration for this event is free.

For complete information on all the events that are scheduled for the “Rensselaerville Ride: From Hill to Hollow “ festival on the grounds of the Carey Institute, including live music, visit: careyinstitute.org/event/rville-ride/

To register to ride, go to:  bikereg.com/rensselaervilleridegister.

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