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Ferncliff Fat Fest

The Ferncliff Fat Fest will be held Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Ferncliff Forest, 68 Mountain Road, Rhinebeck, NY 12572.

This informal event, which is hosted by Revolution Bicycles, is non-competitive with several ride options available depending on ability. Rhinebeck Bagels is also a sponsor.

If conditions are snowy or muddy, fat- tired bikes (with tire width of 3.8 inches) are required.

Although the event is free, there is a $10 participation fee for the post-ride refreshments, and any donations to the Ferncliff Forest projects are greatly appreciated.

Fat Fest Schedule:

9:30 am – Arrive, determine appropriate ride

10:00 am – 4:30 pm Ride

Bonfire, chili, brownies and beer after ride.

For more information call Samantha at Revolution Bicycles at (845) 853-8300.

Proceeds from Fat Fest will benefit Ferncliff Forest.

To learn more about Ferncliff Forest visit


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Ferncliff Forest 5K Turkey Trot

The Ferncliff Forest 5K Turkey Trot will be held Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018 at the Baptist Church, Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572.

The race, which is sponsored by Ferncliff Forest, is a run/walk event.

Pre-register at First 500 entrants get a T shirt. Early registration ends Nov. 12th. The age-related, early registration entry fees are as follows: Adults $25; age 11-17 $20; age 10 and under $10. Note: there is an additional signup fee of $2.50. After Nov. 12th the fee increases to $35 for adults, children and senior fees remain the same.

The race schedule is as follows:

Wed., Nov. 21st

4:30-6:30 pm Bib pick up and late registration at Staley Real Estate, 58 E. Market St., Rhinebeck

Thurs., Nov. 22nd

7:00 am Registration, Bib pick up at Baptist Church, Montgomery St.

8:00 am race begins

Awards and light refreshments (bananas, bagels, drinks) following the race.

Awards will go to the top three overall finishers, male and female; top three male and female finishers in nine age groups and prize for best Thanksgiving-themed costume.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Ferncliff Forest, funding projects and operating expenses. To learn more about Ferncliff Forest visit

For more information about the race email

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Fall Foliage Half Marathon and 5K

The Fall Foliage Half Marathon and 5K will be held Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6550 Spring Brook Ave., Rhinebeck, NY 12572.

Entry Fee Schedule:       Half Marathon           5K

Through March 31             $65                           $30

April 1 – July 31                 $70                           $30

Aug. 1 – Sept. 15               $75                           $35

After Sept. 15                     $80                           $35

T shirts included with registration

Walkers are welcome

To register visit

Race Schedule:

Sat. Oct. 13th

Noon – 5:00 pm Packet pickup at Fairgrounds

Sun. Oct. 14th

8:15 – 9:30 am Packet pickup and race day registration if still under 1200 runner limit.

10:00 am Half Marathon begins

10:15 am 5K begins

Awards and post-race “food and fun”

All half marathon and 5K runners will receive a medal. Overall, and age group winners will receive awards.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research and the Northern Dutchess Hospital Foundation.

For more information call (561) 470-7966 9 am- 3 pm Mon.-Fri. or email

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