Battenkill-Roubaix continues growth

The organizers of the 2007 Battenkill-Roubaix Cycling Race have reported a record registration rate for this year's third annual race, scheduled to take place on April 14, 2007. In little more than two weeks of open registration, the race has attracted more than 500 registered bicycle racers from throughout the US and Canada. The event attracted a total of 250 racers in its inaugural race in 2004, and a total of 550 in 2006. At the current rate, registration is expected to top 900 racers before it closes on April 11, making it one of the largest cycling races in the Northeast US. Racers currently registered hail from throughout the Northeast and Canada, and from as far away as Delaware, Virginia, Minnesota, and South Dakota.

Battenkill-Roubaix, as its name indicates, features both paved and dirt road sections, difficult hill climbs, and exciting passes through the small villages of Salem, Cambridge, and Greenwich, NY where an estimated 2500 spectators were present for the 2006 edition.

The organizers have also announced Elite-level sponsors for this year's event. Trade Manage Capital of Saddle Brook, NJ, has agreed to become the Men's Elite-level sponsor, while Jamis Bicycles of Northvale, NJ, has taken the Women's Elite-level slot.

The race will again benefit the public libraries of Southern Washington County, NY and Farm Team Cycling - a local bicycle racing club for area youth.

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