Arboretum-to-Arboretum Bike Ride Scheduled for May 19, 9 AM

Arboretum-to-Arboretum Bike Ride Scheduled for May 19, 9 AM

FOR MORE INFO – CONTACT: Ride Leader Paul Winkeller,


The first annual Capital Region Arboretum-to-Arboretum Bike Ride will take place on May 19th at 9:00 am. (Rain date May 20th).

The Landis Arboretum in Esperance and the Pine Hollow Arboretum in Slingerlands are partnering for a Mohawk Hudson Cycling Club (MHCC) sanctioned ride that will be a 75 mile loop between the two arboretums. Details about the ride can be found at MHCC’s website:

The event begins at 9 am sharp at the Pine Hollow Arboretum (PHA) office at 16 Maple Avenue in Slingerlands. Riders will bike to the Landis Arboretum where there will be a brief “half time” ceremony and break before returning to the Pine Hollow Arboretum.

This event has been created to raise awareness of the relative proximity of the two arboreta and the work each non-profit organization is engaged in to protect, study and educate the general public about the importance of each groups’s unique and highly diverse upstate New York natural forest landscapes.

The ride begins at 9 am in Slingerlands, and the pace will be in the range of 15-17 miles per hour. Each rider will be provided a cue sheet with detailed directions.

The ride has been scheduled in conjunction with the 40th Anniversary of Landis’s Signature Plant, Book, Bake and Artisan Sale. The Landis Plant Sale is scheduled for both May 19th and 20th. The sale is open from 10am to 4pm. The plant sale will feature thousands of hardy and unusual trees, shrubs, and perennials. In addition, thousands of used books on gardening and other topics will be sold. Local artists will also be selling their unique crafts and nature related art. Homemade bake goods will be available to munch on while you shop. The sale is open free to the public.

Cyclists’ purchases will be transported to Pine Hollow Arboretum for pick-up at the end of the ride.

For more information on this ride please contact PHA Board Member and Arb To Arb Ride Leader Paul Winkeller at For more information about the Pine Hollow Arboretum please visit

For more information on the Landis Arboretum Plant Sale please contact Fred Breglia, Landis Arboretum Director at or call 518-875-6935. Visit for a complete listing of programs and events for scheduled for 2012.

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