Time Trail like the Pros-Gran Fondo

I got this from Paul Steely White of Transportation Alternatives.


Join cycling star Evelyn Stevens for individual time trials in Hudson

Sunday, Oct. 10th, 9 AM to 12 PM
Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y., near Storm King State Park

Test your racing stripes on the Hudson Valley’s Storm King Highway, a
twisting two-lane road that will be closed to traffic for the first-ever
Storm King “Cannibal.” Racers will be timed, one by one, on a 7.1 mile
course with rolling hills, hairpin turns and spectacular views of the
Hudson River. The Storm King Cannibal is named after five-time Tour de
France winner Eddy “The Cannibal” Merckx and is a licensed USA Cycling
event, with photo-finish timing. Wall Street banker-turned-cycling champ
Evelyn Stevens will participate, with other cycling pros.

“It’s a rare opportunity to experience a real European-style time
trial,” said Race Director John Eustice, founder of Sparta Cycling, a
company in Manhattan that promotes professional cycling events. “The
course is reminiscent of a stage in the south of France-it’s about bike
handling skill and deep fitness.”

After the time trial, Transportation Alternatives will lead a 34-mile
ride through Harriman State Park followed by a luncheon near Anthony’s
in Garrison, N.Y. The social ride and luncheon are open to cyclists
who donate $250 or more, with proceeds benefiting Transportation
Alternatives and its advocacy work for safer cycling and improved
cycling infrastructure in greater New York City. The day-long
fundraising event is called the Gran Fondo, after the Italian long
distance cycling tradition.

“This is a super fun way to support vital bike advocacy campaigns that
are making it safer for New Yorkers to ride,” says ride leader Paul
Steely White, executive director of Transportation Alternatives.

Storm King Cannibal time trial only: $35
Gran Fondo fundraiser: $250 for time trial, social ride and lunch;
Donate $500 or more and receive a commemorative Storm King Cannibal

To register:
Important: Standard road bikes only: no time trial bicycles, aero-bars
or disc wheels.

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