Latest CDC Guidelines, About “Columbia Comeback”, EIDL Update & COVID19 Foundation Fund

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The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce released the following letter with some great info on Columbia County’s reopening, plus information on some of the programs and funds for local businesses.

Following is the letter in it’s entirety:

Dear Valued Chamber Members:

We are stronger together as we await to re-open and are poised for Columbia County’s Comeback.  Please see the following guidelines as laid out by Governor Cuomo.  It is our job at the Columbia County Chamber to bring the most reliable and up to date information at this time.  We hope you find this information useful.

CDC Guidelines

  1. Based on CDC recommendations, regions must experience a 14-day decline in hospitalizations and deaths on a 3-day rolling average. Regions with few COVID cases cannot exceed 15 new total cases or 5 new deaths on a 3-day rolling average. A region must have fewer than two new COVID patients admitted per 100,000 residents per day.

  2. Priority Industries for Re-opening: Businesses in each region will re-open in phases.

Phase One

  • Construction

  • Manufacturing and wholesale supply chain

  • Select retail using curbside pickup only

Phase Two

  • Professional services

  • Finance and insurance

  • Retail

  • Administrative support

  • Real estate and rental leasing

Phase Three

  • Restaurants and food service

  • Hotels and accommodations

Phase Four

  • Arts, entertainment and recreation

  • Education

3. Business Precautions: Each business and industry must have a plan to protect employees and consumers, make the physical work space safer and implement processes that lower risk of infection in the business.

  • Adjust workplace hours and shift design as necessary to reduce density in the workplace

  • Enact social distancing protocols

  • Restrict non-essential travel for employees

  • Require all employees and customers to wear masks if in frequent contact with others

  • Implement strict cleaning and sanitation standards

  • Enact a continuous health screening process for individuals to enter the workplace

  • Continue tracing, tracking and reporting of cases

  • Develop liability processes

4. Building Health Care Capacity: To maintain the phased re-opening plan, each region must have at least 30 percent total hospital beds and ICU beds available after elective surgeries resume. This is coupled with the new requirement that hospitals have at least 90 days of PPE stockpiled

5. Testing Regimen: Regions must implement a testing regimen that prioritizes symptomatic persons and individuals who came into contact with a symptomatic person, and conducts frequent tests of frontline and essential workers. Each region must have the capacity to conduct 30 diagnostic tests for every 1,000 residents per month. Regions must maintain an appropriate number of testing sites to accommodate its population and must fully advertise where and how people can get tested. The region must also use the collected data to track and trace the spread of the virus.

6. Tracing System: Regions must have a baseline of 30 contact tracers for every 100,000 residents, and additional tracers based on the projected number of cases in the region. The region must also monitor the regional infection rate throughout the re-opening plan.

7.  Isolation Facilities: Regions must present plans to have rooms available for people who test positive for COVID-19 and who cannot self-isolate

8. Regional Coordination: Regions must coordinate the re-opening of schools, transportation systems, testing and tracing with other surrounding regions

9. Re-imagining Tele-Medicine

10. Re-imagining Tele-Education

11. Regional Control Rooms: Each region must monitor businesses and regional indicators during the phased re-opening, including hospital capacity, rate of infection and PPE burn rate.

12. Protect and Respect Essential Workers: Regions must continue to ensure protections are in place for essential workers.

Map of the 10 regions of the state and a list of counties within each region.

Capital Region: Albany, Columbia, Greene, Saratoga, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Warren, Washington

Columbia County’s ability to re-open is tied to the above mentioned regional area and coordination.

Columbia Comeback

Chairman Matt Murell named a Columbia Comeback Taskforce to assist the County in developing a plan to re-open based on the Governor’s 12 point guidelines.  I as your Chamber President along with the President and CEO of the Columbia County Economic Development Corporation, F. Michael Tucker have been selected to Co-Chair the Committee of Business Leaders and Community stakeholders to draft the County’s plan.  Please remember we are still under strict shelter in place orders until May 15th. Please see press release below:

Columbia Comeback to Assist Return of Businesses

“I’m pleased to announce the formation of Columbia Comeback and looking forward to seeing the committee become a great resource for Columbia County businesses as we look ahead to the time when we can resume business activities,” said Columbia County Board of Supervisors Chairman Matt Murell on Friday.

Columbia Comeback has been tasked by Chairman Murell to serve as a resource for county businesses to “navigate the new normal and develop initiatives to help business owners adapt and respond. Although we can’t be certain when the state will allow for business to be conducted, we can plan to be prepared with Columbia Comeback in a major support role.”

Named by Chairman Murell to serve as committee co-chairs are Jeff Hunt, President of the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, and Columbia Economic Development Corporation President & CEO Michael Tucker.

Columbia Comeback committee members comprise county supervisors Robert Beaury (Germantown), Rob Lagonia (Austerlitz), and Tristya Houghtling (New Lebanon); County Clerk Holly Tanner, County Treasurer PJ Keeler, and City of Hudson Mayor Kamal Johnson; and select county representatives Ann Cooper (Tourism), Bill Black (Emergency Management), and Jack Mabb (Department of Health Director).

From the business community:

Rita Birmingham, Mount Merino Manor; Bruce Bohnsack, gTel; Annie Brody, The Crandell Theatre; John Brusie, Ginsberg’s Foods; Jay Cahalan, Columbia Memorial Health; Tom Crowell, Chatham Brewing; Carlee Drummer, Columbia-Greene Community College; and Joe Gilbert, the Berry Farm.

Also, Derick LaTorre, MetzWood Insurance; Neil Howard, Taconic Hills Central School District; Bob Lucke, The Cascades; John Lee, Saturn Industries, Inc.; Marie Chambers, LookHudson; Elena Mosely, Operation Unite; and Robert Rasner, Elijah Slocum, Inc. and Inn at 34.                                                                                                                         
Chairman Murell said that in its initial phases, Columbia Comeback will look to guide the implementation of the Governor’s Guidelines for the Phased Re-Opening, facilitate communication to ensure the safe reopening of businesses, and provide resources, guidance, and assistance to businesses as they work to ramp up to full operation.

“Local health officials will be critical in this process as we look to them for their expertise on best practices,” added Murell. “We must continue to prioritize public health as we look to help restore our business community.”

Chairman Murell expects that increased testing and tracing, with business participation, will play a large role, and that businesses should prepare to operate at lower capacities as they keep employees and customers six feet apart. Businesses should plan to implement enhanced sanitation practices and utilize protective equipment such as masks and gloves, while ensuring employees do not go to work if ill, and should continue to encourage telework where possible.

“I think that understanding state regulations and how they will be implemented will be a big part of Columbia Comeback’s work in the early stages,” Chairman Murell said. “At the same time, what business sectors will be allowed to open and to what capacity will undoubtedly change on a rolling basis, based on reduced spread of the virus.”

There will be a major adjustment period to the new normal, Chairman Murell pointed out. In the early part of the reopening stage, business owners should consider how their business will change based on what they will need to do to minimize risk.

“Different industries will have very different circumstances – a true return to normal is unlikely until breakthrough treatments or a vaccine are widely available, followed by a recovery period to get back to full employment. Businesses may want to revisit their business model to evaluate what new revenue sources they may be able to create,” he said.

Chairman Murell envisions a number of potential Columbia Comeback activities, which include – but are not limited to — developing an online portal for businesses to stay up-to-date with key industry training, resource materials and other best practices in limiting community spread; providing guidance and resources to individual businesses to help them develop strategies to remain profitable; and providing business resources or hosting training sessions for future planning.

Columbia Comeback is currently setting the date of its first meeting. It will be open to the public via an online medium, as will all its future meetings.

EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loan) UPDATE

The EIDL portal will temporarily re-open this afternoon to allow previously ineligible agricultural businesses to apply for the EIDL Loan and Advance. Non-agriculture businesses MAY NOT apply, EXCEPT for any business that completed an EIDL application prior to March, 29th, received a confirmation # starting with “2”, but has not yet reapplied through the streamlined portal. These businesses may re-apply to complete their original application. Visit www.sba.gov/disaster to apply.

The new eligibility is made possible as a result of the latest round of funds appropriated by Congress in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Agricultural businesses includes those businesses engaged in the production of food and fiber, ranching, and raising of livestock, aquaculture, and all other farming and agricultural related industries (as defined by section 18(b) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 647(b)).

  • SBA is encouraging all eligible agricultural businesses with 500 or fewer employees wishing to apply to begin preparing their business financial information needed for their application.

PPP Round 2 Update:

NY PPP Approvals: 164,271 – $17,607,925,411

TOTAL PPP Approvals: 2,211,791 – $175,743,247,908

Average Loan size: $79,000

Columbia County Chamber Foundation COVID 19 Fund

The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce through the Columbia County Chamber Foundation has launched a COVID-19 Fund to support local businesses by purchasing gift cards and gift certificates from locally owned restaurants to be distributed to first responders, rescue squads and hospital front line employees.

Individuals and businesses are able to donate money for this purpose by writing a check payable to the Columbia County Chamber Foundation COVID 19 Fund or via PayPal Columbia County Chamber Foundation COVID 19 Fund.

Thank you for your membership.  We remain Columbia County Strong!

Sincerely,

Jeffrey C. Hunt, CCE
President and CEO
Columbia County Chamber of Commerce

 

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The Crandell Theatre’s Virtual Screening Room

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Good news from the Crandell Theatre! A new Virtual Screening Room program will allow us to stream new movies at home, while supporting the Crandell.

Here’s the announcement from the Crandell:

“The Crandell’s curtains will be drawn for the foreseeable future, but we’re still working to bring you some of the exciting programming that we’ve had on deck for you this spring. In partnership with some of our favorite distributors, we’re happy to announce the Crandell’s new Virtual Screening Room program. Purchase a ticket through one of the links offered on our website to watch world-class cinema in the comfort and safety of your own home — with 50% of the box office benefitting the continued operations of the Crandell Theatre.

Your ticket allows you to screen the film for five days following your purchase, and you’ll be able to stream it on compatible streaming platforms, your mobile device or your web browser — please see our Virtual Screening Room FAQs for more full details. Our deepest thanks for your support during these unprecedented times.”

HOW:
Visit CrandellTheatre.org where offered movies can be found. Each movie will have a link for you to use to buy the movie stream. 

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Columbia County Happenings: Author Event at the Chatham Bookstore w/ Melania Levitsky

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Author Event at the Chatham Bookstore w/ Melania Levitsky Reading From “The Gold in the Ground,” Mar 7

 

The Chatham Bookstore is hosting an Author Event with Melania Levitsky on Saturday, March 7th.

Levitsky, the associate Artistic Director of Walking the dog Theater, reads from her new children’s book, “The Gold in the Ground”, and presents the original illustrations. Based on a folk tale from Kazakhstan, The Gold in the Ground tells the story of a farmer and a shepherd finding a pot of gold that nobody wants. Artwork from the book will be on display through April 26.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, March 7, 2020 / 3pm

LOCATION: The Chatham Bookstore
27 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037

ADMISSION: Free and Open to Everyone

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Columbia County Happenings: Tanglewood Marionettes: “The Dragon King” at Columbia Greene Community College’s Arts Center Theatre, Nov 23

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The Tanglewood Marionettes will perform “The Dragon King” at Columbia Greene Community College’s Arts Center Theatre on November 23rd.

An underwater fantasy based on Chinese folklore, Tanglewood Marionettes production tells the tale of a wise Grandmother who journeys to the bottom of the sea to seek the Dragon King, and the answers to why he has forsaken the land above. A heart-warming tale for young and old alike with colorful sea creatures, an exciting adventure and all the visual splendor that audiences have come to expect from a Tanglewood Marionettes production.

DATE/TIME:

Saturday, November 23, 2019 / 2pm

ADMISSION:

$5 – Children/Students
$10 – General Admission

Tickets available Online at https://cogreeneevents-dragonking.brownpapertickets.com/

LOCATION:

Arts Center Theatre at Columbia-Greene Community College
4400 Route 23
Hudson, NY 12534

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Columbia County Happenings: Chatham Berry Farm Annual Dia de Los Muertos Celebration, Nov 1

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The Chatham Berry Farm is holding their second annual Dia de Los Muertos celebration on Friday, November 1. Dia de Los Muertos – aka Day of the Dead – is a Mexican holiday that is celebrated to honor the memories of loved ones who have passed. It’s becoming increasingly popular and celebrated in the United States & the Chatham Berry Farm wanted to acknowledge & host a special evening at The Greenhouse Cidery to show thanks for the rich history associated with this unique holiday.

The Cidery celebration will include live music from local musicians Scott Stockman & Dan Garcia and homemade Mexican food from Gloria Morales. The fire pit will be lit with free s’mores for all and a community alter (ofrenda) for you to add to if you so choose! Face painting is apart of this holiday, most people paint their face with a calavara (skull) or La Calavera Catrina. Face painting is an option, but not mandatory.

The Cidery bar will have the Berry Farm’s small batch hard ciders, and a selection of NYS craft beer, Tousey Winery wines & local spirits from Grazin’ Spirits & Hillrock Distillery. Non-alcoholic beverages, hot apple cider & apple cider donuts will be available as well!

DATE/TIME:

Friday, November 1, 2019 / 6pm – 9pm

LOCATION:

The Greenhouse Cidery at The Chatham Berry Farm
2309 Route 203, Chatham, N.Y  12037 

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Columbia County Happenings: Legends by Candlelight Ghost Tours at Clermont, Oct 25 & 26

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Tour the Clermont Mansion at its creepiest and meet ghosts from Clermont’s history at the ‘Legends by Candlelight Ghost Tours’.

The Candlelight Ghost Tour is the highlight of Clermont’s fall season. Guests will find themselves traveling back in time, as the house is filled with ghosts from throughout the mansion’s 250-year history. Tours followed by roasted marshmallows. Each year features dozens of hand-carved, flickering jack-o-lanterns.

DATES/TIMES:

Friday, October 25 & Saturday, October 26, 2019
Evening Tour times: 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00

ADMISSION:

Adults $12 / Friends of Clermont $10, Children (12 and under) $5
Reservations required. Call (518) 537-4240

LOCATION:

The Clermont Mansion
87 Clermont Avenue,
Germantown, NY 12526

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Columbia County Happenings: FilmColumbia Marks Its 20th Anniversary, October 18-27

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Hosted by The Crandell Theatre, FilmColumbia is an annual eight-day festival of world-class films representing major studios, independents, international films, animated features, documentaries and children’s short films.

2019 marks FilmColumbia’s 20th anniversary, with nearly 60 films, including new releases from acclaimed directors Noah Baumbach, Alex Gibney, Ken Loach, Terrence Malick and the late Agnes Varda, and lauded performances from Benedict Cumberbatch, Laura Dern, Adam Driver, Isabelle Huppert, Scarlett Johansson, Clive Owen, Michael Shannon, Marisa Tomei and Alfre Woodard, among many others.

Schedule includes winners of five major awards at Cannes, inluding the Palme d’Or, and major movies screened at the Toronto, New York, Venice, Berlin, Telluride and Sundance Film Festivals.

For the fourth consecutive year, the festival will present a special tribute to an acclaimed artist with ties to Columbia County. This year’s honoree is producer, distributor, writer and director James Schamus, who has been a key player in the independent filmmaking world for 30 years. FilmColumbia 2019 will honor Schamus on October 18-19 with film screenings, a Q&A and a special benefit reception.

Click/tap here for more about the events and movies. The complete FilmColumbia 2019 schedule is available now at crandelltheatre.org/filmcolumbia/schedule

DATES/TIMES:

Friday, October 18 – Sunday, October 27, 2019
Movies are screened throughout the days and evenings

LOCATIONS:

Movies are shown in three locations in Chatham Village (Chatham, NY 12037):
The Crandall Theater (48 Main Street)
Tracy Memorial Village Hall (77 Main Street)
Morris Memorial (17 Park Row)

TICKET PRICES:

DAY FILMS
Crandell Theatre Members: $11
General Public $13

EVENING FILMS (5pm onwards, Crandell Theatre only)
Crandell Theatre Members: $14
Non-Memberships $17

FILM PASSES
Gold Pass (Access to all films and events, except Kick-Off Party)
Members: $220
General Public: $275

All Film Pass (Access to films only, does not include events)
Members: $200
General Public $250

Children’s International Film Program (Saturday, October 26, 10:30am) – Free

After School Filmmaking Project (Sunday, October 27, 11:00am) – Free

EVENTS:

Makers on Main Street, Thursday, October 24, 4:30-6:30 pm, Main St. -$15 plus $2 drinks

Friday Night Pub Party at People’s Pub, Friday, October 25, 10pm- Free, Cash Bar

Art of Film Editing with Bob Eisenhardt, Saturday, October 26, 10am-12pm, Tracy Memorial, $15

Blue Plate, Post-Sneak Party, Saturday, October 27, 10:15 pm – $15/Cash Bar

MORE:

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Columbia County Happenings: Hawthorne Valley Annual Fall Festival Celebration, Oct 13

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Hawthorne Valley’s Annual Fall Festival celebration takes place on Sunday, October 13.

Every autumn, Hawthorne Valley offers the Fall Festival as a free public event to thank  donors, customers, volunteers, community members, and local vendors for their support and partnership. The Festival is the perfect opportunity to get to know Hawthorne Valley’s diverse initiatives and experience the beauty of autumn in Columbia County. Over the years, the Festival has grown into a seasonal favorite with over 3,000 people attending from the Hudson Valley, New York City, and beyond.

The Fall Festival features many local artisans and vendors, live music, local food, children’s crafts and activities, hay rides, cider pressing, horse rides, pumpkin decorating, a school open house and more!

New for 2019:

Silent Wings Birds of Prey with The Wildlife Institute of Eastern New York
Pie Baking Contest with local celebrity judges including Christopher Knable of Pieconic!

Vendors:

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Corner-Copia
Craftspring
Crimson Leaf Alpaca
Flowering Heart Homestead
Free Range Seamstress
Galleria Cecelia
Haydenville Broomworks
Hudson Valley Candle Co
Karhu Moon
Martin Silvan, Honey & Such
Mitten Maven
Peglets
Root & Tuber Beeswax Candles
Stitch Farm Shop
Turose Craft & Gift Shop
Stone Corner
Wee Things Fiber Arts

Exhibitors:

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Biodynamic Association
Chronogram
Farmscape Ecology Program
SunCommon
Voter Registration

Food Artisans:

Alima Cuisine
Fortunes Ice Cream
Justamere Tree Farm
Maple Leaf Sugaring
Old Friends Farm
Papa’s Best Batch
Yummy Kitchen

DATE/TIMES:
Sunday, October 13, 2018 / 10am – 4pm (Rain or Shine)

ADMISSION:
Free

LOCATION:
Hawthorne Valley School Hall
330 County Route 21C
Ghent, NY 12075

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Columbia County Happenings: Chatham OctoberFeast 2019 on October 5th!

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Chatham OctoberFeast is an annual village-wide celebration of fall and the harvest. On Saturday, October 5, this family friendly event will feature great local food, beer, bands and plenty of kids activities.

Enjoy all your favorite fall foods from local restaurants, as well as outside food vendors and food trucks. There will be live entertainment, plenty of free activities, a community harvest table, and much more. Main Street will be closed to traffic and picnic tables will be set up. There will be two stages of entertainment, and WDST will be doing a live broadcast.

Here’s the line-up and vendor list:

Chatham Brewing Stage/Parking Lot

Noon-1:00pmBrasskillVisit the website
1:30-3:30pmThe Purple StuffVisit the website
2:00pmKeg Tap
4:00-6:00pmEli’s GinVisit the website
3:00pmStein Hoist
7:00pm-10:00pmSide Show WillieVisit the website

10 Main Street Stage

3:00-4:30pmRock Academy – WoodstockVisit the website
4:30-6:00pmRoger Mason and friends

Kids Activities at the Gazebo

11:00am-6:00pmChatham MED PTA- Kids Crafts, selling hot chocolate, ice tea, Mac n cheese,
chili, baked goods and a candy apple
buffet where you can purchase an
apple and use toppings to create your
own candy apple.
1:00-4:00pmFace Painting by Stellar Body and ArtVisit the website
1:00-4:00pmGiant Slide

Chatham’s Plaid Picnic

This community harvest table and alfresco dining experience kick off at 1:00pm to prepare for a 2:00pm seating. Download the PDF for full details.

Please bring the following:


  • Your own picnic table setting
  • A dish to share
  • Wear something plaid

Tables and chairs will be provided but everything else is BYO.

Participating Local Restaurants

Bimi’s Cheese ShopGiant games and an expanded eating area in front of the store21 Main Street
Blue PlateOktoberfest specials for dinner. Beer bratwurst and other favorites.1 Kinderhook Street
Chatham BrewingWunderburger will be offering a pig roast, with Spetzel and red cabbage slaw in front the restaurant59 Main Street
Kouri’s new restaurant preview17-19 Main Street
Main St. Goodness/PieconicNYWhole pies, pies by the slice, and hand pies. Now taking Thanksgiving orders.20 Main Street
Scoop518Selling ice cream41 Main Street
The People’s PubThe People’s Lunch” at noon. Offering $5 German beers on tap along with Angus and Gray  Barbecuing brats outside. All drafts, cocktails and wine inside will be available to go.36 Main Street
Toast Café41 Main Street

Food Vendors

Chuck WagonVisit the website
Desserts by DesignVisit the website
Hudson Valley Pretzel CompanyVisit the website
Just Dogs
Pixie Floss
Wunderbar and BistroVisit the website
Yummy KitchenVisit the website

Vendors

CABA T-shirts & wooden nickels
Campside ChefVisit the website
Olde York Farm Distillery and CooperageVisit the website
Righteous RagsVisit the website
WellNow Urgent CareVisit the website
Yankee DistillersVisit the website

Farmer’s Market

Alima’s West African Cuisine
Hand Hollow Maple Syrup
Hawks Roost FarmVisit the website

 

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Columbia County Happenings: The 7th Annual Roe Jan Ramble Bike Tour, Sep 21

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The 7th Annual Roe Jan Ramble Bike Tour is Saturday, September 21 through the sponsor towns of Ancram, Copake and Hillsdale. This community event is a non-competitive ride, and perfect for both the casual as well as committed cyclist. The Ramble offers something for everyone, including cyclists looking to enjoy a simple ride with family, or an experienced dedicated cyclist looking for a challenge.

Screen Shot 2019-09-16 at 7.41.49 PMThis year there are six routes to choose from (10, 18, 25, 35, 50 miles and the new – 100km or 62.5 miles) on quiet country roads in some of the most beautiful scenery of the Hudson Valley & Taconic foothills you’ve ever seen.

The Ramble is run by volunteers, and the goal is to share the pleasure of riding through our scenic countryside, while raising money to support and extend the Harlem Valley Rail Trailfor bikers, joggers, walkers & everyone.

While the ride is free, donations for the Harlem Valley Rail Trail are encouraged. All funds raised will be used to connect the trail from Copake Falls to Hillsdale, and then continue north. The Rail Trail is a paved bicycle/pedestrian path built on the railbed of the old Harlem Line of the New York Central Railroad.

You MUST wear a helmet to participate in the Ramble. Junior registrants (those under 18 years old) must bring a hardcopy of the registration form, signed by a parent or guardian.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, September 21, 2019 / Check-in starts at 7:30am

The 100KM and 50 mile routes start first at 8:30am. The 10 mile route leaves last at 11:00am.

LOCATION:
All Rides Start & Stop at Copake Memorial Park
305 Mountain View Road
Copake, NY 12516

REGISTRATION:
Free. Online Registration Deadline is Friday, Sep 20 at 5pm

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