60 riders turnout for 100K and 50K rides in Higley 100 Bike Tour from Colton
Riders for the Higley 100 Bike Ride await the start of the 100K and 50K rides, starting at Higley Flow State Park recently. Photo by Joan Trivilino
The 17th annual Higley Hundred Bike Ride had a turnout of about 60 participants starting and ending at Higley Flow State Park Sept. 10.
Riders on the longer (100 km) ride visited roads in Pierrepont, Potsdam, Stockholm and Parishville before finishing back at the Park in Colton. The shorter (50 km) ride also involved some climbing, along with roads through some picturesque farmland.
A picnic followed the ride, provided by Big Spoon Kitchen.
These rides help support the work of the Friends of Higley Flow State Park. At present, the focus is on construction of a “sled shed” to house the equipment used in grooming the winter ski trails throughout the Park. These trails are open to all once snow conditions make trail-grooming possible. The Friends also gather regularly to clear and improve the trails, and are always looking for others to join the group and help with these and other projects. See their website at higleyfriends.org.