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Valcour Brewing Century Ride

The 2017 Valcour Brewing Century Ride will be on July 15th with the starting point being the Valcour Brewery, 49 Ohio Drive, Plattsburgh, NY,  The VBC Century ride is a 25, 50 and 100 mile bike ride sponsored by the Adirondack Garda Cycling Club.  All of the monies raised will go directly to the Tour de Force, which is a charity that supports the families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.  For more information on the Tour De Force please visit

The full and half pint rides will take each rider along the shores of historic Lake Champlain and into the Adirondack Park.  At the 12 mile point and after 2 challenging hill climbs, you will be rewarded with a picturesque view of Ausable Chasm.  We encourage all of you to stop, and take a few moments to enjoy what Mother Nature has created over the last 500 million years.  From here the journey continues through part of the Adirondack Park, and back to the City of Plattsburgh where lunch will be served at the Valcour Brewing Company.  After a short lunch the 100 mile ride continues north to the Village of Rouses Point along the U.S./Canadian Border.  The last leg of the journey will bring each rider back along the historic shores of Lake Champlain, and finally finishing at the Valcour Brewing Company.  The quarter pint route will take each rider from the Valcour Brewing Company along the shores of historic Lake Champlain by circling Cumberland Head, then heading to Point Au Roche and returning to the Valcour Brewing Company.

All participants in the VBC Century Ride will receive a buffet dinner and FREE beer (while supplies last) at the Valcour Brewery.

On the 16th of July there will be an additional free unsupported metric century ride for those riders wishing to take in more of the beautiful scenery.  Currently the plan is to travel around the northern part of Lake Champlain to Vermont and return to New York via a ferry.

In 2016 we had over 80 riders who participated in the VBC Century Ride, and we look forward to seeing them and more this year!

Registration for the full and half pints will begin at 7:30am at the Valcour Brewing Company.  Registration for the quarter pint will begin at 11:00am at the Valcour Brewing Company.  Pre-registrations can be made here : VBC Ride

There will be plenty of parking at the Valcour Brewing Company and cereal, donuts, coffee and juice will be available in the morning.

3rd Annual Tour de Force Run


We are pleased to announce that the management of Café Mooney Bay at Mooney Bay Marina in Plattsburgh, NY will be offering one free draft beer after the run to all participants in the 3rd Annual Tour De Force Run.  More adult beverages will be available to purchase and anyone underage will be able to get soda, water, Gatorade and chocolate milk that was donated to the event by local vendors.   We are also in the process of setting up a pre-race pasta party that will be held on August 19th, 2017 at Café Mooney Bay.  Further information for the dinner will be available once we finalize the details for the dinner.

Tour de Force Ride


Register for the 2017 Tour De Force ride before you miss out.  The September,2017 ride will start in Boston, Massachusetts and end in New York City.  Contact the Tour De Force or Adirondack Garda for any questions for this tour.