Ludlow Rotary readies for 2017 Okemo Bike Race

LUDLOW, Vt. – On Saturday, June 24 the Ludlow Rotary Club and Okemo Mountain Resort will once again co-host our 10th Annual Okemo Bike Climb. The race field is limited to 250 riders with a mass start event with following categories:

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2016 bike climb. Photo provided

Men & Women: 19 – 12, 20-29,30-39,40-49,50-59,60-69,70-79,80+, Clydesdale Men 190 lbs.+, Filly Women 140 lbs.+, Tandem.

Registration, for all pre-registered and new riders, will be open at the Ice House, Jackson Gore: Friday, June 23 from 5 – 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 24 from 8 – 10 a.m. All parking is at lower Jackson Gore Inn parking lots, see signs upon arrival. Race start time is 10:30 a.m., Saturday.

For the course overview and directions, please visit www.bikereg.com/okemo-bike-climb.

Okemo Bike Climb is a great event; we enjoy hosting and providing a BBQ for our cyclists and their guests. An awards ceremony will follow lunch bestowing the top riders with medals and a congratulatory round of applause!

Our field of riders comes from all over New England and the Northeast to compete in this 5.8 -mile grueling race from Jackson Gore to the summit of Okemo Mountain. We are always so proud of our racers!

Ludlow Rotary wins as well; proceeds benefit our community fund used to assist with requests of support. In the past funds have supported local chapters of Cystic Fibrosis and Multiple Sclerosis; in our community we support our food shelf, youth shelter, student needs for music festivals, National History project, drug and alcohol awareness, and literacy – to name a few. Ludlow Rotary is now seeking area businesses and organizations to partner with it to help underwrite the expenses of preparing for this great event. Contact Jack Menzies at jjmenzie@gmail.com or 252-944-6859.

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