WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Hoosic River Watershed Association promises the ninth annual Hoosic River Ride will be the biggest yet. Begin and end at this year's new location, the Williamstown Youth Center on School Street, Saturday Aug. 24, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The one-day rain-or-shine event benefits the education, research and advocacy programs of the non-profit Hoosic River Watershed Association.
For the last six years, riders have responded very positively to the routes, the aid stations, picnic and just about every facet of the event. Locals have loved the challenge of new routes and the novelty of having their workout catered, while visitors have seized upon the cultural opportunities - everything from world class art to great theatre and music.
The Ride will offer five new scenic route options (including a 100-mile ride) that traverse primarily secondary roads with scenic views, historic landmarks, and follow alongside many of the rivers and streams in the watershed. Start time on Saturday depends on the length of the ride you choose. See registration page for details.