It's a dirty ride, but somebody's gotta do it. Promoting this area is something we are passionate about, cycling is another such thing.
Enter: Dieter Drake and the Tour of the Battenkill.
It's made a name for itself as one of the grittiest, gnarliest races in the United States. It needed a mark worthy of the challenge and beauty inherent in the race. Recently, the Tour of the Battenkill was recognized by Union Cycliste International and now appears on the UCI calendar for 2010. The race draws 1,500 cyclists and has grown into one of the largest one-day events in the country.
Mike traveled back to his glory days, drawing on thousands of miles ridden in dirt and dust.
Derek rode back in time to mountain paths and unforgettable climbs.
And in the end, they shared a moment.