Race With the Pros in 7.1-Mile Storm King "Cannibal"
Join Cycling Star Evelyn Stevens for Individual Time Trials in Hudson Highlands
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, which 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 Nose in Garrison, N.Y. The social ride and luncheon are open to cyclists who donate $250 or more, with proceeds benefitting 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 in the spirit of Italian long-distance cycling.
"Racing along a car-free highway is perhaps the most fun way possible 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.
To register: http://www.transalt.org/cannibal