Racers of all levels are invited to particpate in the Drops to Hops bicycle race, sponsored by Clark Sports Center and Brewery Ommegang. The late September road race is perfect for fall foliage viewing as you ride and has something for every skill level. The event consists of two different length courses that follow mostly secondary roads through the valleys and hills of Otsego County.
The Elite Race ("A" Ride) will begin at 10:00 a.m. and the Citizens Race ("B" Ride) will start at 10:10 a.m.
- The "A" ride (43 miles) is for experienced racers only, equivalent to USCF Cat 3-4. Men and women will race together.
- The "B" ride (23 miles) is a Citizen's fun race. Despite being labeled as a race, we encourage riders of various levels to participate in the "B" field as long as they are comfortable with the distance and terrain. No experienced "licensed" racers will be allowed to ride in the "B" race. The "B" race will also be a shortened, less difficult route than the "A" course.
Both of the courses start and finish at Brewery Ommegang. The awards ceremony will be held under a tent after the last racer comes in. Overall male/female in each race and also age group awards will be given.
For additional information, contact Race Director Doug McCoy at (607) 547-2800 x111 or visit the Drops to Hops event page on the Clarks Sports Center website.