2018 August

Updated Routes! The Stow Ferry is Under Repair

We apologize. Due to unforeseen circumstances, we had to adjust our plans for the upcoming Chautauqua Gran Fondo. We know many cyclists train for this event, so we held onto hope as long as we could. However, the Stow Ferry will not be operating by event time, so we created some other options for our riders.
While we are saddened by not being able to use the ferry this year, we are comforted that it’s getting the repairs it needs to be a safe attraction for years to come. In the meantime, this change of plans gives us the opportunity to showcase another awesome area attraction: the Chautauqua Children’s Safety Education Village!

Here are the Updated Routes!

Due to route changes, we have retired the 38-mile course for the this year and will be operating three courses instead. Here is a link to a page that features all of the routes of the 2018 Chautauqua Gran Fondo. Each route has undergone improvement, so please examine your chosen route carefully. Here are links to the Ride with GPS for each of the 2018 routes:

Don’t worry… We’re still planning a pretty incredible event for you!!






Tim Horton’s Coffee to Return to 2018 Gran Fondo

(Jamestown, NY) — Cyclists are once again welcome to enjoy a complimentary cup of fresh, Tim Hortons coffee during the 2018 Chautauqua Gran Fondo event registration at Webb’s Resort in Mayville, NY, on Saturday, August 25, 2018.

The Chautauqua Gran Fondo is a community event designed to promote health and well being for cyclists of all skill levels while raising funds for local non-profit organizations. This year proceeds will support The Rapaport Fund for Breast Cancer Patients and Equipment, Chautauqua Lake Sailing Foundation, The Rosemary “Rosie” Billquist Memorial Fund and The Créche, Inc.

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