Many, many years ago (actually decades ago) I remember a couple of times riding around the Watkins Glen track with my father in our car. That was during the years when Foruma 1 races were a common site at Watkins.

I grew up near the track, so it was a short drive from our home to enjoy the races and events back in the 60s and 70s. Now you can't just drive into the track property and take a Sunday drive on the course, but track officials do offer days where the public can purchase three escorted laps around the race course from April through the end of October. For more information visit the Watkins Glen International race track website.

According to a new announcement from race officials, something different is about to be offered to the general public on the Watkins Glen International Race Track. On May 15th, the general public will have the opportunity to ride their bicycles around the 2.45-mile track.

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Bike Night at the race track will be for 2 hours, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and anyone wishing to take part should be a the track before start time. Only manually operated bicycles will be allowed on the Watkins Glen race track.

That means no electric bicycles, skateboards, electric skateboards, or any motorized vehicle. Everyone who participates will be required to wear a bicycle helmet while riding on the track. Track officials note that kids 12 and under can ride for free while adults can participate for $15 per person.

For more information and to purchase tickets in advance, visit the Watkins Glen International Race Track website. 

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