Feel free to tour the duathlon course before the race! The courses are marked with pavement markings. The running leg starts at Riverview Orchard's business sign. Follow the red pavement marking at the Droms Road intersection and the turn-around point on Droms Road. The bike course goes east on Riverview Road. Follow the white pavement marking.
Volunteers will be stationed at the intersections on race day, but please note that it is the athlete’s responsibility to know the course.
Riverview Orchards is located at 660 Riverview Road in Rexford, N Y.
Directions from Exit 8A (Grooms Road) on the Northway (I-87):
Head WEST (towards Rexford) on Grooms Road 4.1 miles.
Turn LEFT on Droms Road 0.8 miles.
Turn LEFT on Riverview Road 0.5 miles to Riverview Orchards.
Directions from Schenectady:
From the Intersection of State Street and Erie Blvd follow the Mohawk Towpath Byway wayfinding signs north on Erie Blvd and 7.1 miles beyond to Riverview Orchards.
12th Annual Mohawk Towpath Byway Duathlon
(c) 2014 Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway Coalition, Inc.
Riverview Orchards, 660 Riverview Road, Rexford, NY
Sunday, October 19, 2014 @ 8:30 AM
2 mile run / 17 mile bike / 2 mile run to the finish
USAT sanctioned race
Join us for the 12th anniversary of the Mohawk Towpath Byway Duathlon on Sunday, October 19th, 2014. We have a new venue this year and new courses designed by our veteran participants Tracy Perry and Kristen Hislop. The 2 mile run is a relatively flat out and back course, The 17 mile bike is rolling using a 7 mile loop that we have used before set within the historic context of the Erie Canal and against the backdrop of colorful fall foliage.
This annual event attracts top local multisport athletes as well as recreational runners and bikers. The first 130 athletes registered receive a free t-shirt and other goodies, and awards will be given to the top 3 finishers in each 10 year age group. In addition a gold medal is awarded to each member of the winning men's, woman's, and mixed teams. Timing is conducted by Finish Right Timing. Also new this year is a Giffy's Bar-B-Q chicken dinner to all preregistered athletes as a post race feed!
Registration is now open. Go to FinishRight.com and scroll down through the events to October 19, 2014.
Bring the kids! As athletes are cooling down we will have a fun kids race through the orchard. All kids race finishers will receive our popular home cooked cookie "medal" and all the apples they can cram into their half peck bag and carry to the finish.
If you have someone who would like to volunteer, please contact us .
About the Course:
Athletes will begin with a 2 mile run on a fast, flat section out Riverview and Droms Road and back back to the transition area. The same course will be repeated after the bike.
The Mohawk Towpath Byway Duathlon is grateful to the following sponsors:
Interested in Sponsoring This Event?
The Mohawk Towpath Byway Duathlon is grateful to the following sponsors so far this year:
Gold: Jeff and Kim Hamilton and Family of Acworth, GA
Gold: G E Foundation
Gold: Mohawk Fine Papers
Silver: Shenendehowa Rotary
Bronze: Price Chopper
Bronze:Halfmoon Family Dental
We are proud of our sponsors and happy to promote them on marketing materials. We currently have sponsorships available at all levels for this year's event. If you or your company/organization are interested in sponsoring the race, please contact us.
We Need Volunteers
The Mohawk Towpath Byway runs entirely by volunteers. No project is more exciting, more fun or more rewarding than helping with this event. If you would like to be one of our growing team of volunteers that make this event memorable please contact us. We need a set up crew, packet stuffers, registration staffers, road marshalls, course spotters, water station staff, youth event marshalls, transition area volunteers, and much more. If you are competing we can use family members and friends, so bring them along so they can be a part of this exciting event.
Helping and committed so far:
Web Content: Michelle Rosowsky; Course design: Tracy Perry and Kristen Hislop; Mapping: Eric Hamilton; Marketing through cell phone access: Tom Mizzoni; Radio Communications: Fred Halley and the crew; Set up and logistics: Larry Syzdek and crew; Follow car: Henrietta and Harold O'Grady; EMT: Maryanne Mackey; Race Director: Eric Hamilton.
We would like YOU on our team. The value of your time is matched up to four times by a dwindling Federal Highway Byway Grant to implement the Mohawk Towpath Byway. Contact us today to do your part.
Bikers leave the transition area and travel a mile and a half southeast on Riverview Road. They will do two 7 mile loops of rolling terrain including Sugar Hill Road, a mile on Grooms, south on Vischer Ferry Road and west on Riverview Road and return to the transition area with 17 miles completed.
Mohawk Towpath National Scenic Byway
The Mohawk Towpath Byway Duathlon is a fundraiser for the
Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway Coalition, Inc., a not for profit,
volunteer-run organization that cares for the historic corridor of the
Erie Canal between Schenectady and Waterford/Cohoes in upstate New York. Learn more at our home page.
Eric J. Hamilton
Race Director and Executive Director of the Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway Coalition, Inc.
Professional event photography will be provided by Five Pines Photography, the premiere race and fitness photographer in the Capital District. Their photographers capture athletes in action against a backdrop of beautiful fall foliage. Check out their coverage of previous years, and “Like” them on Facebook.
Tracy Perry will be offering a complimentary training class for VENT Fitness members & non-members to help prepare for the race. The training session is on Sunday, September 21st, at 10:30am. Class will be a simulation of the bike and run courses of the race consisting of a 2 mile run, 1 hour spin on the bike, and another 2 mile run. To sign up for the training session and reserve a bike, please call VENT at 518-348-1500. Don’t delay—class size is limited!
You are encouraged to tour the duathlon course before the race! The courses will be marked during September. In the meantime print the course maps and take them with you. Volunteers will be stationed at the intersections on race day, but please note that it is the athlete’s responsibility to know the course.