WILMINGTON - The Ausable River Association's second annual Ride for the River will take place on Sunday, July 21.
Three new ride routes designed by Keene Valley bike shop LeepOff Cycles, music by Darryl Stout and Eric Klotzko and a Hornbeck Boats canoe raffle are adding to the anticipation.
The Ride for the River celebrates the scenic and recreational resources of the AuSable River as well as the communities and businesses that make the AuSable Valley a great place to live, work and play, according to a press release.
Cyclists of all ages and skill levels can register for one of three scenic routes alongside the beautiful AuSable River and across its hills and valleys. Following the Ride, enjoy a picnic and live music with fellow riders as well as friends and family at Jay Covered Bridge in Jay.
One lucky person could even take home a brand new canoe (or head to Hornbeck Boats to pick out one that is fit to their body and needs).
The canoe raffle winner's name will be drawn and announced Sunday at the picnic. All proceeds of the ride benefit the Ausable River Association's work to protect and restore the valued resources of the AuSable River for their benefit to the ecosystem and human communities. This year's ride is in memory of Carol Rupprecht, a dedicated steward of the AuSable River.
Registration for the event at www.RideForTheRiver.org.