Tour de Habitat features four different route options to meet your experience level and interest! Map routes and cue sheets will be posted here soon!
100 Mile Route
The 100 mile ride is a challenging route around the Helderbergs and Alcove reservoir area with a total elevation gain of about 5,400 feet.
Early Registration fee: $100 ($175 after September 2, 2016)
Start time: 7:30am
50 Mile Route
The 50 mile route follows the century route for the first 35 miles but avoids the major hills and returns to Albany with about 2,000 feet of elevation gain.
Early Registration fee: $75 ($150 after September 2, 2016)
Start time: 9:00am
25 Mile Route
The 25 mile route follows the Mohawk Hudson Bike trail and will turn around in Colonie Town Park. This route allows riders who are looking for a a smooth and scenic ride that’s a little farther than the 10 mile.
Early Registration fee: $50 ($125 after September 2, 2016)
Start time: 10:30am
10 Mile Route
The 10 mile route is flat and uses city streets for about one mile to reach the Corning Preserve Bike Path, which riders will follow out four miles to Watervliet and back four miles before returning to Druthers. This route allows for plenty of areas to rest and riders may also choose to turn around before the designated halfway point to shorten the route to a length that meets their needs.
Early Registration fee: $25 for adults ($100 after September 2, 2016), kids under 12 ride free.
Start time: 11:00 am
Cue Sheets & Course Markings
At packet pick-up, each rider will receive a detailed cue sheet for their route. The course will be marked with colored spray paint and volunteers will be stationed along the course at key intersections and turnaround spots.
Aid stations will be stocked with water, granola bars, bananas and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Aid stations will be designated on the cue sheet, along with available restrooms.
There will be light support on the route with 1-2 vehicles to provide light mechanical assistance and first aid. We strongly urge that riders select routes that match their abilities. Training is encouraged and recommended, but this is a charity ride— not a race! Our goal is that ever rider finishes safely (and happily).
Please conduct a safety check on your bike before the Tour!