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Thursday Night MTB Races

July 18th & 25th and Aug. 1st & 8th. 
Registration 5:15 pm. Kid's Race 6:00 pm. Main Race 6:15 pm.

LOCATION: Races start and end on the track adjacent to the Glens Falls YMCA.

PARKING:  Please do not park in the main YMCA parking lot.  There is plenty of parking behind the YMCA at the Glens Falls Recreation Center.  This lot provides easy access to the trails and track.  

DISTANCE: Novice - 1.5 Mi. (1 lap), Sport - 3.0 Mi. (2 laps) and Expert - 4.5 Mi. (3 laps).  The kids race is approximately .25 Mi.  Download the full course map here.


TERRAIN: This is a flat, fast course with a mix of single and double track ski trails.

TIMING: Timing will be provided by Underdog Race Timing. 


FEE: Free of charge. Each racer must sign a liability waiver in order to participate.  Participants under the age of (18) must have a parent/guardian sign the waiver. To save time on race night, download the Registration Form, complete it, and bring it with you to the race.  

RAFFLE: Each participant will receive a raffle ticket and be eligible for the prize drawing at the conclusion of each race.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: An approved bicycle helmet is mandatory.  No mechanical support is available and there are no aid stations on the course or at the finish line.  Please plan accordingly.

Inside Edge, Sports Page, Grey Ghost Bikes, Rick's Bike Shop, and North Country Subaru.  Thank you to Bob Underwood and Underdog Timing for providing timing services.

JULY 18TH RESULTS.  Wow!  What a great first night, with approximately 30 participants of all ages racing and having a terrific time.  We can't wait to do it again this Thursday July 25th.  Results for the July 18th race, including lap times, can be found here Thanks again to Underdog Timing for handling the timing.


Family at Winter Race Series

The Friends of Cole's Woods is proud to both sponsor and support a wide range of recreational activities and events throughout the year.

Also check our Facebook page for current information.


Bill Koch Youth Ski Program

Ski Programs

Learn to Ski

The Friends of Cole’s Woods will once again hold adult learn-to-ski nights every Wednesday evening during January (January 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st).  Lessons will be for both Classic & Skate styles, and are free of charge. 


Bill Koch Youth Ski Program

We will also be partnering with the Bill Koch Youth Ski Program. This program is designed to introduce Nordic skiing to kids 3-12.  The program features a great group of volunteer adults who use games, play, and group activities to introduce the basic skills and fun of Nordic skiing.  The program will meet Wednesday evenings in January and February. For more information, please email


Both programs will begin at 6:00 PM each evening, and take place on the field behind Inside Edge Ski & Bike Shop on Upper Glen Street. The lessons, for youths and adults, will be contingent on current snow conditions, as well as public health guidance and allowances. Weekly program determinations will be made by the Tuesday prior to the program, and posted on this website and on our Facebook Page.

2021 Fall Cleanup Days

The Saturday, Nov. 13th Workday is Postponed to:
Sunday, Nov. 14th
10:00 am – Noon


Due to a rainy forecast, we’re postponing our scheduled Nov. 13th workday to Sunday, Nov. 14th from 10:00am to noon.


Meetup location will be the same: the northeast portion of the track next to the Glens Falls YMCA. We will focus on cutting out the brush obscuring the lights and providing improved access to the wires for the City’s electrician. We suggest wearing long sleeve shirts, pants, and work gloves. Bring loppers, clippers, and hand saws if you have them.

Volunteers for Fall cleanup day
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