For the 14th consecutive year, on the successive Saturdays of April 8th, and April 15th, the Capital Bicycle Racing Club will again be hosting the Trooper Brinkerhoff Memorial Bike Race Series. This event is held with the approval of the Towns and Villages of Athens and Coxsackie, and under permits issued by Greene County and NYS Department of Transportation.
The race is dedicated to the memory of Trooper David Brinkerhoff, a Coxsackie resident, who was killed in the line of duty on April 25, 2007. To honor David Brinkerhoff and his commitment to public service, CBRC donates to the David Brinkerhoff Scholarship. The David Brinkerhoff scholarship is given to a deserving Coxsackie-Athens High School graduate who decides to major in the medical or public safety fields. The race series also provides funding for the Coxsackie Police Athletic League, Catskill and Coxsackie Ambulances, Greene County EMS, Athens Food Pantry and Coxsackie Little League.
CBRC itself is a 100% volunteer not-for-profit organization open to all. We promote both recreational and competitive cycling in the greater Capital District and encourage all newcomers to try bicycle racing for the first time.
The race will be held between 11 AM and 2 PM on each of these Saturdays, rain or shine. Competitors will travel south on Johnny Cake Lane and Adams Road to 385, south on 385 to Union Street, west on Union Street to Farm-to-Market Road, and returning north on Farm-to-Market Road. Four separate groups of competitors will complete between two and five laps of this course over the three-hour duration. The main groups will be accompanied by pace and follow vehicles, although some competitors may be ahead or behind these groups.
All roads will remain open during the event, although traffic may be briefly delayed as competitors pass through. Law enforcement and race personnel will be stationed at major intersections - we ask that the public proceed with caution and follow their instructions.
CBRC encourages new bike racers to come out and race – one day racing licensees will be available. We also encourage local residents to come and help cheer the participants on as they progress along the fast and flat route through the beautiful countryside of Athens and Coxsackie in the memory of Trooper David Brinkerhoff.
CBRC would also like to also thank the residents of the Villages of Athens and Coxsackie, and the Towns of Athens and Coxsackie for their continued support and cooperation in helping us hold this annual event, without which this event would not be possible.
For further race information, please either contact Thomas Butler (518) 857-0502 or visit our website at www.cbrc.cc for further details. CBRC is also looking for new members who are interested in bike racing, so please check out our website and come join us!