United States·June 3 2023
RAPHA PRESTIGE ANDES
Prestige Andes is an unsupported, unmarshalled event where teams of four take on a testing day of beautiful but challenging riding.BOOK NOW
The Rapha Prestige finds it's way to the small hamlet of Andes, NY. This route challenges teams to a 104-mile course exploring the back roads and small towns tucked in across the rolling hills of the Western Catskills. Andes is known for it's incredible, rolling gravel and paved roads that traverse stunning scenery and feature a healthy dose of challenging climbs. Prestiges are ridden in teams of four, with riders sticking together to pull each other through the ups and downs. With a little bit of teamwork, you'll make it to the finish line together. Andes is remote, so come prepared to enjoy the quiet life of a scenic small town.
Ride in the beautiful Andes. Andes is known for its rolling hills and gravel roads, which translates into stunning scenery and some savage climbing
A team is no faster than its slowest member. Enter a team of four and start together, work together and stay together in order to finish.
The key ingredient needed to last the course. Rapha Prestiges are unsupported and unmarshalled, so you'll need to find your limit, then push past it. You’ll never forget it, and you’ll never regret it.
The shape of the day
143 Main Street Andes, New York
Arrival and check in will begin at 7:00 am on June 3rd.
Complimentary coffee and an assortment of pastries will be available for riders, followed by a safety briefing for all riders. Teams will set off one at a time.
Once you're out of the gate, you'll begin your ride into the beautiful town of Andes, NY and all its neighboring hamlets. Expect climbs and beautiful views aplenty, with the Rapha tent waiting half way round as with snacks and hydration for you to refresh.
We'll welcome you back in after your ride with some food and drink. You'll be free to hang out, enjoy the atmosphere and celebrate a challenge conquered.
Pre-ride pastries and coffee
Hydration and on-bike fuel at halfway point
Post-ride food and drink
What's Not Included
The Andes Hotel Andes Doll House Mountain Brook Inn Margaretville Mountain Inn Meadowood Inn Brushland Eating House Dry Town Tavern Table On Ten Bull & Garland Urban Cowboy Lodge
Can I ride solo or in a larger team?
The ride is designed for teams of four. This sets the Rapha Prestige apart from other ride formats. The fun is choosing your teammates and the challenge is to work together and cross the finish line together.
Are the start and finish point the same?
Yes, both the starting and finishing in the same location.
When will we receive route information?
All registered riders will recieve their route guidance, GPX files and other pertinent information one month before the event date.
What's the terrain like? What sort of bike should I bring?
The Andes route features long and sustained climbs as well as shorter, punchy uphill segments. You should be prepared for double digit gradients.
Comfort is a king so you choose you should ride something which you will feel comfortable on all day.
The gravel route will mostly be hardpack gravel, with some sections which are loose and rocky. We recommend 35 mm tires for this.
I need to swap my place or the pace of a team member with another rider, how should i do this?
Please contact customer service who will be able to put you in touch with the event organiser to update their records and send an event participation waiver, which all team members are required to complete.Tickets are non-refundable so please organise reimbursement directly with your teammates.
Will there be parking?
There will be plenty of parking on site at the Andes Central School parking lot.
What time will we start?
Check in will begin at 7 am.
How long will the ride take?
This will depend on your team, where you stop and your average speed. We would ask you to be prepared for up to 8 to 10 hours on the bike.