Toad Strangler

Chatham, NY, USA
13 Apr, 2024 (Sat)


10 mi, 40 mi

About the event

Toad Strangler....Don't ask us how we came up with that crazy name!   Toads are really cool though.

Join us Saturday, April 13th  for our 3rd  annual Toad Strangler Gravel ride.   We have a super fun challenging route. 

There is a small change to the 2024 route.  


The route is great for a new or the experienced gravel rider looking to build  fitness for events later in the year, like Farmer's Daughter.    40 miles with 3,208 feet of vert.   (no off road/trail sections) 95% of the roads  used differ from Farmer's Daughter. There will be an aid station at mile 18 (S&S Farm Brewery)

Please bring extra tubes, CO2 or pump. There will be support out on the course. 

Course will be marked with white signs/black arrows.   Please upload route to your device.  Every year some yahoo removes a sign or two. 

Entry fee includes-

Food truck

One meal ticket from Annabelle's Pizza                                                                                                                                               

includes 8" pizza, 1 side, dessert and drink. Gluten free options available 


One complimentary beer from Chatham Brewery for participants 21 years or older. 


Custom Toad Strangler bike name plate. 

Toad Strangler baseball cap (pic coming soon)

S&S Farm Brewery Aid Station  (assorted goodies and Ryan Conley's famous French Toast Squares)!! 

Family Friendly 10 Mile Route Option

10 mile Family Route

Have a family that likes to ride bikes together?  This route option is for you!

As part of our ongoing effort to get more kids on bikes, the 10-mile route option will offer younger riders and their families the opportunity to experience the joy of gravel riding.  The route incorporates some of the same roads as the long course including the finishing dirt road descent on Highland.  The route will be well marked with marshalls at busy intersections to assure a fun, safe riding environment. All riders under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.   

Flow Riders Kids Course and Kids Race
Located in the park, the kids course is a self-contained area to ride and practice skills. The course will be open to all during the main ride and afterwards during the post-ride party.  At 1:30 pre-registered kids will be called-up to race for toad-stranglin-braggin rights! Bring the young rippers and their bikes for some fun.

National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA)  Bikewash Station
The NICA  kids and coaches will be ready to scrub that beautiful Columbia county mud off your bike post-ride. All donations go to support this capital-region based youth cycling program (Venmo, Paypal or cash gratefully accepted). What's better than basking in the glory of finishing a great gravel ride with a meal and a beverage? Doing so while watching a team of kids and coaches go to town cleaning your bike, knowing that all the proceeds go to getting more kids on bikes!

Toad Strangler Team-Andy Ruiz, Heath Johnson, Aaron Girard, and Ryan O'Donnell 


The Toad Strangerl  is a gravel  event run under USA Cycling.  Participants are NOT REQUIRED to have a USA Cycling  license. Participants are NOT REQUIRED to purchase a one-day license. All participants will need to sign an USA Cycling event waiver  on-line  

Races offered by this event

Toad Strangler (40 mile route)

13 Apr, 2024 (Sat) - 10:00
40 mi
On site

Family Friendly 10-Mile route

13 Apr, 2024 (Sat) - 11:00
10 mi
On site


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