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BIKE event COURSE OPTIONS

 16-mile course: A flat intermediate course for a more adventurous rider. 

16-mile course: A flat intermediate course for a more adventurous rider. 

  8-mile Course: Perfect for young and casual riders.

8-mile Course: Perfect for young and casual riders.

Bike Event Course

Starting line: Monument Square 

2 First Street, Troy, NY 12180

Both routes are primarily on city streets, with the exception of utilizing the Bike Path along the Hudson River.

The 8M uses the Bike Path for approximately 0.6 mile.

The 16M uses the Bike Path for approximately 4 miles.

 

Route Maps

8M Route:         https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7233744

16M Route:       https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7213847

 

Routes Described

The 8M and 16M rides start together and share the first 4.6 miles.           

The first 2.25 miles are on the streets of Troy. We anticipate (tbd mid May) the first half mile being closed to traffic; once on 5th Avenue, participants will ride in the shoulder with traffic.    

After crossing the Green Island Bridge, participants takes Albany Avenue to Broadway and head south, past the Watervliet Arsenal.        

At 4.6 miles, the routes separate, with the 8M turning left to head to the Bike Path while the 16M continues straight.               

The 8M heads approximately 0.6M south on the path and then turns right to go up the curving path to the Route 378 bridge. 

There is an aid station at the top of this hill.         

^The 8M then continues across the Route 378 bridge (on the sidewalk) and stays on the sidewalk to when Burden merges to 1st St, and continues onto 2nd Street.              

Follow 2nd Street 1.6 miles to the finish.              

When the rides separate at 4.6 miles, the 16M continues straight             

16M: After separating at 4.6 miles, the 16M continues straight, and then turns right when it reaches the Schuyler Flats.    

Take the path out to Route 32/Broadway and then turn right, heading 2 miles south towards Albany.       

At 7.36m, turn left onto Simmons and an immediate right onto Canal Road.         

Follow that (name changes to Erie Blvd) and then turn left at Colonie Street to enter the Albany Boat Launch (Corning Preserve.)          

Turn left to head north (river will be on your right) - Aid Station #1 is in this parking lot (9.35M.) 

Continue nearly 4 miles; just after going under Route 378, turn left to go up the hill (this is the exact spot where the 8M turns right to go up the hill).

At top of hill is Aid Station #2 (13.27M)  

Continue by following the directions indicated above at the ^

 

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Geoff Miller at the Symphony by email at GeoffM@AlbanySymphony.com or by phone at 518-465-4755 ext. 151.