Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway
Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway
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.
13th Annual Mohawk Towpath Byway Duathlon
(c) 2015 Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway Coalition, Inc.
Riverview Orchards, 660 Riverview Road, Rexford, NY
Sunday, October 18, 2015 @ 8:30 AM
2 mile run / 17 mile bike / 2 mile run to the finish
USAT sanctioned race
Registration is now open for the October 18 Mohawk Towpath Byway Duathlon. Please visit this Active.com site.
Included in your registration is a barbeque chicken dinner cooked right on site by Giffy's Bar-B-Q served at 11 AM.
Stay tuned for more information regarding an exciting training opportunity being offered by USAT & USAC Coaches, Spin Instructors, & Athletes, Kristen Hislop & Tracy Perry.
Each year the Mohawk Towpath Byway Duathlon attracts top regional multi-sport athletes, as well as recreational runners and bikers. We have a small collection of photographs
taken at last year's event by volunteers, much like the one shown above by Clifton Park's Town Supervisor, Phil Barrett.
About the Course:
Athletes will begin with a 2 mile run on a flat, fast course starting at Riverview Orchards and heading west to a turnaround on Droms Road that takes them back to the start. 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:
- Erie Canal Champion: Capital Region Landfills
Our exclusive tee shirt sponsor
- Scenic Byway Booster: The Hamilton's of Acworth, GA and G E
Our exclusive timing underwriters
- Gold Sponsor: Brookfield Renewable Power
- Gold Sponsor: Mohawk Fine Paper
- Silver Sponsor: Stewart's Shops
- Silver Sponsor: Shenendehowa Rotary
- Bronze Sponsor: Halfmoon Family Dental
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; 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.
Photographs by Five Pines Photography and by Paul Olund.
A duathlon training clinic will be offered by USAT and USAC certified Coaches, Kristen Hislop and Tracy Perry, on Saturday, Sept. 19th from 9-12:30. Details regarding this training and sign up instructions will be available soon on our event website. In the meantime, any questions can be directed to Tracy Perry.
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.
We are proud of our sponsors and happy to promote them on marketing materials. We currently have sponsorships available from a modest $150 to another GOLD sponsorship for this year's event. If you or your company/organization are interested in sponsoring the race, please contact me.