Tour de Pepacton set to roll May 27

Margaretville — May is National Bicycling Month! In Margaretville, Catskill Mountain Cycling Club Inc will celebrate by hosting the “Tour de Pepacton” on Sunday, May 27.

Riders will have two distances from which to choose: a 25-mile tour around the Pepacton Reservoir’s upper end, and a “Metric Century,” (60 +miles) around the entire reservoir. All net proceeds from this event support the Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care Inc. organization.

To register prior to the event, go to the US Cycling website (, click on “clubs” and look for Catskill Mountain Cycling Club and register for the event. Fee is $25 early, or $35 the day of the event. Start time is 9 a.m. sharp at the Margaretville Park Pavilion. If you have difficulty registering, please contact Lucci Kelly, 607 326-4734.

In addition, the Margaretville Hospital Auxiliary Wellness Committee is sponsoring “Float Yer Boat,” a 5K fun walk/run through the streets of Margaretville also to raise funds for Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. This event will begin at the pavilion park at 10 a.m. The registration fee is $10.

To register for the walk, email John Riedl at: or phone: 607 588-7711.
Water and snacks will be available for both events. The first 25 adults and the first 25 children who sign up for the 5K will receive a free T-shirt. Water will be supplied to all participants. There will be music and entertainment on Main Street. Organizers are hoping for a variety of food vendors as well. Shops will be open for spectators who are waiting for participants to finish! So, come on out and join the fun! Dust off your walking shoes or your bicycle seat and let’s exercise for a great cause!

Anyone wishing to be a vendor, can contact Lucci Kelly at 607 326-4734. Vendor space is $20 and that fee will go to CAH&PC Inc.