New this year, this ride opens with gentle spin through Margaretville and along the shores of the Pepacton Reservoir before beginning the first climb at mile 21 Ascending into the Catskill Park for three miles, Holiday Brook Road gains 830’, with one section exceeding a 10% grade. A pretty descent with some rollers brings riders across the recently restored Beaverkill Covered Bridge at just under 30 miles. The route then follows the Beaverkill upstream through Lew Beach and into Ulster County, before branching off to the left and taking Barkaboom Road into Delaware County. There will be a refreshment stop at Big Pond (36.8 miles) before the climb to the top of Barkaboom Road. From here, a 4-mile winding downhill concludes back at the Pepacton Reservoir, with a rolling-to-flat 13-mile section back to Arkville. Recommended for intermediate to advanced level cyclists.