Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Ludlow Rotary Readies for 2017 Okemo Bike Race – June 24

 On Saturday, June 24th the Ludlow Rotary Club and Okemo Mountain Resort will once again co-host our 10th Annual Okemo Bike Climb.  The race field is limited to 250 riders with a mass start event with following categories:

        Men & Women: 19 - 12, 20-29,30-39,40-49,50-59,60-69,70-79,80+,
        Clydesdale Men 190 lbs.+, Filly Women 140 lbs.+, Tandem.

Registration, for all pre-registered and new riders, will be open at the Ice House, Jackson Gore: Friday, June 23th 5 to 8 PM and Saturday, June 24th 8 to 10 AM. All parking is at lower Jackson Gore Inn parking lots, see signs upon arrival.  Race start time is 10:30 AM,Saturday.

For the course overview and directions, please visit    

Okemo Bike Climb is a great event; we enjoy hosting and providing a BBQ for our cyclists and their guests.  An awards ceremony will follow lunch bestowing the top riders with medals and a congratulatory round of applause!

Our field of riders comes from all over New England and the Northeast to compete in this 5.8 mile grueling race from Jackson Gore to the summit of Okemo Mountain.  We are always so proud of our racers!  

Ludlow Rotary wins as well; proceeds benefit our community fund used to assist with requests of support. In the past funds have supported local chapters of Cystic Fibrosis and Multiple Sclerosis; in our community we support our food shelf, youth shelter, student needs for music festivals, National History project, drug and alcohol awareness, and literacy - to name a few.   Ludlow Rotary is now seeking area businesses and organizations to partner with it to help underwrite the expenses of preparing for this great event.  Contact Jack Menzies at or  252-944-6859.

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