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We are excited to tell you all about the events we have planned for September 28, 2014, and we are working hard to put the details online. In the meantime, if you have any questions please use this form to reach out.

5032 Delaware Turnpike
Rensselaerville, New York 12147


Wrenegade Sports presents: The Rensselaerville Cycling Festival, featuring: The Team Jamis - Hagens Berman Gran Fondo, a challenging and scenic bicycle ride through historic communities in the Helderberg Hilltowns and the Catskill Mountains of Upstate New York; and a festival at the Carey Institute for Global Good. September 28, 2014. Century ride. Rensselaerville Ride. From hill to hollow.

Press & Praise

“You should always believe what you read in the newspapers, for that makes them more interesting” ~ Rose McCaulay


Press Coverage

Men's Journal
"The 11 Best Gran Fondos in America"

Canadian Cycling Magazine
"The 10 Best Late-Season Gran Fondos in North America"

Edible Manhattan
"Experience the Bounty of the Catskills with Bikes, Brews and a Barbecue at the Rensselaerville Cycling Festival"

Times Union
"Two-Wheel Deal: Pro Cyclist Shares Love of Riding through Rensselaerville Cycling Festival" 

WAMC Northeast Public Radio
On-air interview with Festival organizer Tyler Wren and Carey Institute for Global Good president Carol Ash

Altamont Enterprise
"Pro Cyclist Creates an Event for All" 

Time Warner Cable News
"Benefits of Getting Back to Biking"

Spotlight News
"Head for the Hills: Rensselaerville Cycling Festival Lets Riders Experience the Area's Beautiful Scenery with Events for all Ages"

Adirondack Sports & Fitness
"Biking the Helderberg Hilltowns"
"Mass-Start Cycling: Advice from a Pro and Fall Events" 

Peak Magazine
"Time to Pack up your Bike and Head to Rensselaerville"

Participant Feedback

Ed Beamon, Team Jamis - Hagens Berman assistant director, 2014 Gran Fondo participant
"Thanks Tyler Wren, Jamis Bicycles and all the staff and volunteers and the current & former Jamis / Hagens Berman Cycling team professionals who made the Rennselaerville Cycling Festival one of the all time best days on a bike! Amazing scenery, fabulous roads, impeccable organization and a remarkable collection of people...on and off the bike. You could not ask for more in a cycling event. I'm already looking forward to 2015."

Ashley P, winner of Jamis bicycle giveaway, 2014 Medio Fondo participant
"Hands down my favorite event of the year. One of the few events where I actually stuck around afterwards to enjoy the music and the food and check out the tents! People directing traffic at every corner, and aid stations were great (ice cream!?) Everyone involved with the event seemed genuinely happy to be there and help out. Awesome schwag and raffle prizes (especially for the lucky girl with the new Jamis bike - me!)
Enough ride options for cyclists of all abilities. Event is perfectly timed for fall foliage in the Catskills. Medio was a beautiful, challenging course with only one hill that made me cry."

Gunnar S, Mohawk Hudson Cycling Club, 2014 Gran Fondo participant 
"If you could pick a place with bucolic scenery, views of the Catskills, people to cheer you on, good food and a friendly professional bike team, then this is the ride!"

Ann M, 2014 Piccolo Fondo participant
"What a fantastic event! Thank you, thank you, thank you. The attention to every component was obvious, the volunteers were superb, routes challenging, food and drink was tasty, and the weather and foliage was perfect. Sign me up again for next year! I loved this event! It reeks of success." 

Jenny C, 2014 Gran Fondo participant
"Amazing event! One of the best I've ever been a part of. I'll be back next year! Thank you!"

Julie M, 2014 Gran Fondo participant
"Thank you Tyler, Team Jamis, the townsfolk, the sponsors, for putting together such an awesome event!!! Although my legs hate me today, the rest of me can't wait to ride the 84-mile course again. The dirt was perfect, views incredible, weather sublime. Every single corner was marshaled so perfectly I was waived right through. Great job!!!!"


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