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RCC Escape New York

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Description

Date: May 21st - 22nd

Start and finish location: Andes, NY

 

  • Explore unique riding destinations with expert local advice on all-day, overnight and weekend trips that blend a self-sufficient ethos with support where you need it. Attended by a small group of Rapha Cycling Club members, every intimate getaway offers the best riding every location has to offer and a chance to connect with your clubmates.

 

THE ROUTE

  • Explore the western Catskill Mountains with a challenging yet rewarding weekend of riding with fellow members of the RCC. Rolling out from Andes, NY, a group of riders will be uncovering the breathtaking views of Upstate New York, taking on rolling hills and mixed terrain. Beginning with upwards of 70 miles of riding during the first day, with over 8,000 feet of elevation, this weekend getaway will put your legs to the test as you traverse the stunning landscape.
  • Arriving on Saturday, May 21st and riding for two days, the club will explore the varied landscapes around the western Catskills on routes planned and led by local Ride Leaders and Rapha staff. Prepare to cover 131 miles of road and gravel with 8,000 feet of elevation. The exact routes and trip details will be revealed closer to the event date.

 

THE RULES

  • Escape New York is a riding getaway to be completed by a group of self-sufficient yet supportive cyclists. To ensure you’re ready for the road, be sure to bring along two spare tubes, a multi-tool, a pump, a patch kit and a masterlink. We also highly recommend bringing a spare kit and plenty of food.

 

What’s included:

  • Rides led by expert leaders and Rapha staff
  • Carefully curated routes
  • Welcome pack with special edition cap and musette
  • Saturday meal
  • Light refreshments
  • Aid station

What’s not included:

  • Travel
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • On-bike snacks

Details and Materials

  • Date: May 21st - 22nd
  • Entry close date: Monday, April 25th
  • Escape start and finish point: Andes, NY
  • Distance on day one: 71 miles
  • Distance on day two: 50 miles
  • Total distance: 131 miles
  • Total elevation: 8,000 feet
  • Terrain: Road and gravel
  • Number of spaces available: 40

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