The race starts at 11 a.m. in Garrattsville and is open to experienced and beginning racers. Experienced racees ride 38 miles or three laps over a hilly course. Beginners ride 26 miles or 2 laps.
A USA Cycling racing license is required to compete. Beginners may buy a one-day license.
Pre-registration costs $15 and may be completed at the website www.bikereg.com/Net/18385. Raceday registration costs $20.
For more information, email Ad Stabel at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website www.centralnycycling.com.
<\Bz18>Free baseball clinic April 27
Laurens Central will host a free baseball clinic for boys and girls in grades 1-6 from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. April 27.
Pre-registration is recommended for the clinic, which will cover throwing, hitting, fielding, running, stretching and defense.
For more information, call Laurens varsity coach Josh Nelligan at 607-432-2050, ext. 1330, or email email@example.com.
<\Bz18>Hall to host Mars project April 27
The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown will host the Imagine Mars Project, a workshop for students in grades 4-8, on April 27.
Imagine Mars is a national arts, sciences and technology education initiative sponsored by NASA and the National Endowment for the Arts that leads students to work together with scientists, engineers, artists and civic leaders to design and share a futuristic Mars community.
At the Hall workshop, students will work to create a baseball experience on Mars – factoring in the extreme Martian environment and the physical aspects of the red planet while imagining what life may be like on it.
Working with NASA educators, scientists and Hall staff, students will be asked to create uniforms, stadiums, marketing, concessions and new baseball rules. Within each category, students will work together to devise a way that baseball can be played on Mars.
Cost of the workshop is $10 per student, which includes materials, supplies and lunch and beverages provided by Price Chopper. The first 50 students to register will be accepted. A parent or guardian must be present to register and pick up the student April 27. Parents are welcome to attend the Imagine Mars Project Showcase from 3-5 p.m.