Witnessing the beauty of Columbia County along the Roe Jan Ramble Bike Tour

From the occasional riders to the more experienced cyclists, this year’s Roe Jan Ramble Bike Tour attracted more than 580 participants ready to tour the scenic views offered in the Roe Jan valley. Photo submitted

COPAKE — More than 580 cyclists seized the chance to cycle around Columbia County at the seventh annual Roe Jan Ramble Bike Tour on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Sponsored by the towns of Ancram, Copake and Hillsdale, the Roe Jan Ramble Bike Tour is a community event run entirely by volunteers and designed to raise awareness and donations to support the Harlem Valley Rail Trail. Open to the public free of charge, this year’s event welcomed over 40 local business sponsors as well as 45 volunteers.

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