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Our Fine Sponsors
BridgeBack @ Health Alliance
Tobacco Free Action Coalition of Ulster County
Kingston Lions Club
The Bicycle Rack
Table Rock Bicycle Tours
Health Alliance of the HudsonValley
City of Kingston
Forsyth Nature Center
Mid Hudson Health & Safety Institute
Hudson Health Plan
Success: 8th Annual Recovery Ride
This year record numbers showed up with about 100 cyclist and another 40-50 volunteers. The community came together to make the ride a success.
The HAHV Foundation, The YMCA of Ulster County, YMCA Bike-It, Bike Friendly Kingston, O+, The Bridge Back, First Step Rehab and other recovery interested individuals helped out.
The Mural to Mural Rec)+very Ride went through uptown Kingston and stopped at the Murals being done in Kingston. Many of the artist were on site during the ride. At the YMCA the Mural was being worked on and there was the 1st Annual Recovery Artist Show.
It was in the lobby of the YMCA 32 paintings by local artists who are supportive of Recovery including some from the Bridge Back of HAHV Art Group were displayed.
Approximately 250 people viewed the paintings over the weekend. At one time on Sunday October 12, the lobby was shoulder to shoulder. Attendees voted for their choice for top awards. 93 votes were cast and 7 winners were chosen. Allen Nace the coordinator remarked that they were all winners and indeed the votes showed that every painting received at least one vote for top award.
It was a great day for the Recovery Community and their supporters as well as the cycling community. The Bruderhof, cooked a BBQ for cyclist at the finish. A great day for the community at large.
2014 Recover Ride
Takes place on Sunday October 12 Tour de Kingston, founders of the Recovery Ride are holding their 8th Annual RecO+very Ride on October 12, 2014 at Kingston Plaza, Schwenk Drive, Kingston NY12401
The 4-5 mile Mural to Mural Ride will stop at murals throughout the uptown area and the artists will give a brief talk in their mural. There will also be a stop at the YMCA to visit their mural and an art gallery showing of Recovering Artists.
There is a weekend of fun planned with O+ hosting a 50 mile ride, a 17 and 28 mile off road ride (rail trail and the 28 is an extreme rail trail) as well as a 4-5 mile Mural to Mural Ride.
There is a suggested $35 donation that will allow participants to attend all festivities over the weekend, Lots of bands from Friday to Sunday.
Same day registration. We'll see you there!
2014 Tour: Another Record Year
Qumari Jackson and Alex Chasin were awarded the Tour de Kingston 2014 Scholarship.
Good food, great park and a day spent with great people.
(left) 2014 Kingston PAL scholarship Winner Qumari Jackson with Coach Dave Nichols, Qumari, Qumaris Mom, Coach and Boxing Director Paul Telesca and Allen Nace.
(right) 2014 Kingston PAL Scholarship Winner Dr Alex Chasin.
More than 200 Photos of the 2014 Tour Ride are posted over on flickr.com thanks to the efforts of Martin Weiner.
2014 Tour Photos on Flickr.com
(left) Demetrius Jackson, Qumari Jackson, Allen Nace & Paul Telesca
2014 Tour Sign Up Sheet Click Here
Click to load the PDF file, fill in the blanks, print and mail to:
Tour de Kingston
20 Delta Place
Kingston, NY 12401
2014 Tour Announced Sunday June 22nd
Presented by YMCA of Ulster County, The Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley Foundation, Cycle Therapy and Bike Brothers. The 9th Annual Tour de Kingston scheduled for June 22, 2014 with a start and finish at Forsyth Nature Center in Forsyth Park Kingston NY. In addition to the 5 mile Tour of Kingston with stops at the Senate House and Firemen's Museum as well as a tour of Forsyth Nature Center (ALL FREE) there is a FREE COOKOUT at the end of the ride.
The 25 and 50 mile have new routes and together offer everything from a 50 mile challenging ride, a 25 mile ride with some rolling hills but recreational level, an easy 10 -15 mile on road and/ or on paved trail ( with an optional unpaved portion available) and of course the slow escorted Family Fun Ride. New for 2014 is a supported Road and Rail Ride. This ride offers the option of a paved route or an off road route ending at the Hurley Rail Trail. Turn around there makes it a 10 mile ride continuing on the unpaved and beautiful rail trail can extend it to 16 - 30 miles ( hybrid or mountain bikes suggested for this portion).
50 mile - 9:00 AM
25 mile - 9:00 AM
10 mile - 10:00 AM
Road and Rail - 10 AM
Bike Rodeo - 10:30
Fun Ride 5 mile - 11:00 AM
Cookout 12:00 Noon
Scholarships, Raffles, Awards at 1 :00 PM
Rain or Shine - No refunds
Start Line Address
157 Lucas Avenue Forsythe Park, Kingston , NY 12401
Helpling Each Other Recover 7th Annual Autumn Group Ride
October 13th 2013
Join us in an 18 mile countryside ride with 25 mile option. (Social pace)
This event is FREE for all Riders.
Cantine Field - Parking Lot “A”
10:00 am Meet
10:30 am Start
Saugerties, NY, 12477
2013 Tour: Largest Group of Riders to Date
Photo: 2013 Tour de Kingston Scholarship Winners Alysaa Murtagh(L) accepts our TourDeKingston award and Bray McCooey accepts the Dr. Douglas Astion Award.
By ANN GIBBONS
Daily Freeman staff
KINGSTON, N.Y. – “Unbelievable! Unbelievable! Unbelievable!” is how Tour de Kingston-Ulster founder Allen Nace succinctly described Sunday’s 8th annual ride.
“We had more riders, of all ages, and kids riding in their parents’ trailers, than ever before,” an elated Nace said Sunday afternoon at Forsyth Park in Kingston, where the tour began at 9 a.m. and ended with a picnic.
The event, co-sponsored by the YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County and the HealthAlliance Foundation, attracted close to 500 riders, the largest since its founding in 2006. (Remainder of DailyFreeman article) 2013 TourDeKingston Photos Courtesy Judy Curran
2013 TourDeKingston Photos Courtesy Bob Keller
Thanks once again to all participants, volunteers, bike shops and sponsors!
2012 Tour Awards 2012 Tour de Kingston Scholarship Winners. Yvonne Velez winner of the Dr. Douglas Astion Award and Frank Berensheim, winner of the Founders Award.
To view the remainder of our photos from the 2012 Tour, just click on over to Our Facebook Page.
Photos & Video 2012 Tour
350 Enjoy Tours de Ulster, Kingston
Ann Gibbons - The Daily Freeman
KINGSTON - Sunday proved a perfect day - blue sky, fluffy
cool breeze - to get out, stretch those legs and tour Kingston and
Ulster County. And that's exactly what about 350 bicycle riders did as
participants in the seventh annual Tour de Kingston and Tour de Ulster.
Announcing 2012 TourDe Kingston-Ulster
* The 7th Annual Tour de Kingston scheduled for June 24, 2012
start and finish at Forsyth Nature Center in Forsyth Park Kingston NY.
In addition to the 5 mile Tour of Kingston with stops at the Senate
House and Firemen's Museum as well as a tour of Forsyth Nature Center
(ALL FREE) there is a FREE COOKOUT at the end of the ride.
2011 Tour, Our Best Yet
The 2011 Tour de Kingston saw a record numbers of participants yet once again, breaking last years attendance yet once again.
355 cyclers rode in the combined 25, 35 and 65 mile rides, while 106 riders rode in the Family-Fun-Ride. 43 participated in the Bicycle-Rodeo(sponsored by Hudson Health Plan, The Mid Hudson Health and Safety Institue and The Ulster County Sherrifs Dept.)
A total of 500 riders and another 75 Volunteers drew our largest crowds to date. Once again, many thanks to all efforts involved.
2011 Scholorship Winners
Tara McGowan (L) Winner of the Dr. Douglas Astion Award for her dedication and work in the field of Mental health and Addictions Treatment & Allison Turner (R), Winner of the Kathy Janasek Community Service Award for her dedication and inspiration for the Tour de Kingston.
New Routes for 2011 Tour
There will be a 4 to 6 mile Family Ride beginning at 11AM and the 25 mile ride as well as the Metric Half Century PLUS and the Metric Century will begin at 9 AM. All Rides begin and end at Forsyth Park.
There is a cookout at the end of the ride FREE for all participants, sponsored by Bike Brothers Bike Shops. Bicycles will be raffled as well as other prizes.
There are 2 scholarships available for individuals that are making or hope to make a difference in the community.
5th Annual Tour a Great Success
Our 2010 Tour saw more riders participating than any of our previous tours. Early indications are that many of the Tours previous 12 & 25 mile riders stepped up this tour and rode our 50 mile run.
Most riders of this years tour reported an extremely positive experience in all 3 of this years routes. Another great indicator of this years success was many more families with children participated this year.
Both Kingston NY YMCA "Amy's Fireflies" and "The Famous Bike Brothers" teams won this years awards for the "most riders"
Jason Farina received the Kathy Janascek Scholarship and Caroline Bell received the Dr. Douglas Astion Scholarship.
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