Big Hill Challenge to return to Watertown

Jessica Boyd • Updated Jun 2, 2016 at 3:30 PM

Historic Watertown combines breathtaking scenery and challenging terrain to create the perfect spot for the unforgettable cycling adventure known as the Big Hill Challenge.

For last 12 years, the Big Hill Challenge brought together riders of all ages and abilities to share and experience the rewards of tour cycling.

The 13th installment of the Big Hill Challenge will offer four course options, including a 16-mile fitness, 30-mile half-metric, 62-mile metric and 100-mile century, so each rider can choose the best option for them. 

Historic Watertown and the Veloteers Bicycle Club will play host to the event, with support from Biker’s Choice Bicycle Shop. Proceeds from the event will benefit the restoration and preservation of historic Watertown through the efforts of Historic Watertown, and proceeds will also support cycling initiatives in Wilson County through the Veloteers Bicycle Club Grant Fund. 

All courses will be fully supported by professional bike mechanics and rolling SAG teams with rest stops along the way. After finishing the ride, cyclists will have access to Watertown Middle School’s locker rooms to shower and freshen up. Riders are also invited to enjoy a post-ride lunch at the Watertown Bed and Breakfast. 

The ride will be June 11, beginning at 7 a.m. at the Watertown Public Square. Registration opens at 6 a.m. at Watertown Middle School at 515 W. Main St. To register for the event and learn more, visit bighillchallenge.com. 


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