- Commitment Date for Riders: May 1, 2017
- Challenge Starts: Saturday, June 3, 2017 - From Apple
Tree Inn, 10 Richmond Mountain Road, Lenox, MA (approximately 8am)
Apple Tree Inn, Lenox, MA : http://www.appletree-inn.com/
Registration and Fundraising
By registering to ride in the CycleAbility Challenge, each rider agrees
to raise their minimum:
The CycleAbility Challenge provides metric cycling with three ride options:
1. 30 miles
2. 60 miles
3. 100 miles
It is a wonderful event which has raised over $5.18 million since its
inception in 1990. The Challenge benefits Special Olympics New York-Hudson
Valley Region. This organization provides programs and services to thousands
of individuals with intellectual disabilities who reside in our local
$2,000 - For Returning Cyclists: Two night Stay - ALL INCLUSIVE
$1,250 - For New Cyclists / 1-Day Cycling: Saturday Night Stay ONLY -
All meals, massages, etc.
$500 - Day of Cycling - NO HOTEL STAY - Includes all Meals day of, massages,
Riders can pay the full amount themselves or seek contributions from
supporters. All checks must be made payable to the “Special Olympics NY"
If a rider has to cancel their participation in the ride after the
May 1st commitment date, they will owe $400 due to expenses already
incurred by this date. If the rider participates in the event and fails
to raise the minimum (see above) required, the difference between the
amount raised and the specified commitment will be reviewed.We do allow
cyclists a few weeks, after the ride, time to make up the difference.
If you participate in the ride and raise the minimum you are good.. We
also expect riders to make an effort to have the bulk
of their funds raised prior to the 6/3/17 start date.
Support vehicles will follow the riders throughout the day. If you are
injured or unable to continue, give a “thumbs down” to signal them to
stop. The SAG vehicle will transport injured riders and those unable to
continue riding to pit stops further along the route or to the finish.
Repair technicians will be available along the route in vans and on bicycle
to assist with minor repairs. Use the “thumbs down” signal to flag a tech
vehicle if you need assistance on the road. You should be sure to have
your bike tuned a few weeks prior to the ride so you avoid major problems
As with any emergency you should attempt to dial 911, if possible. Immediately
report any medical emergency to CycleAbility Challenge staff and volunteers
at pit stops or on the SAG (Support and Gear) vehicle, as we have nurses
on the support staff. The SAG vehicle and pit stops are equipped with
cellular phones and radios. They will have detailed information on local
hospitals, emergency facilities, police, and fire departments.
In the event of rain or inclement weather, the CycleAbility Challenge
supervisors will use their judgment to determine if conditions are safe
for the ride to continue. The Challenge supervisors reserve the right
to cancel the ride at any time if they feel that conditions are unsafe.
Riders must comply with the instructions and directions of the Challenge
supervisors. When riding in rain or less than optimal conditions, riders
must exercise caution.