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Date: Aug 14, 2021

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Tour of the Catskills

August 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This years edition of the Tour of the Catskills marks the 14th annual running.  A compelling regional event for anyone living the greater tri-state area.  As the event name implies, the ride represents a beautiful and challenging tour through the Catskills mountain range of Southeastern New York.  The event is characterized as a Pro-Am because professionals and amateurs take part.   The main route at 75 miles and +5,622 doesn’t look terribly imposing on first glance, however make special note of the Devil’s Kitchen climb near the end of the race/ride.  The climb has an elevation gain of 1,350 feet over just under 3 miles, an average gradient of 10.9%, and sections exceeding 15% gradient.  Climbing centric gearing is strongly recommended.  It’s not unusual to see very fit people walking or jogging sections of the grade.  Since the event runs in August you can expect hot and humid conditions adding more challenge.  The event has a wonderful local vibe and Tannersville offers all kinds of great watering holes and restaurants to recharge after the ride.  The vacation region also represents a great opportunity to spend the weekend with tons of great B&B’s and home rental options.

 

 

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August 14
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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