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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!!

 

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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.


2018 Chautauqua Gran Fondo T-Shirt

All participants who register before August 3 will receive this yellow 2018 Chautauqua Gran Fondo t-shirt!


Color Coded Directional Signage New Feature for 2017 Event

(Jamestown, NY) — Cyclists of the 2017 Chautauqua Gran Fondo will notice an improved riding experience with ample directional signage along each route. These route specific, color coded signs will be displayed prominently along every turn of the event’s 4 routes. There will also be additional markers noting Rest Stops, Bike Repair and noteworthy Selfie Spots.

To preview the handle-bar friendly cue sheets, maps or new markers, visit:

Maps

 

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2017 Chautauqua Gran Fondo T-Shirt

All participants who register before August 5 will receive this Navy Blue 2017 Chautauqua Gran Fondo T-Shirt. Registrations completed after August 5 will receive a Chautauqua Gran Fondo water bottle. 

 

 

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Reminder! On-line registration will close on August 23rd. Registrations will be accepted at the park on the day of the event. 


Fun for the Whole Family

(JAMESTOWN, NY) — On Saturday, August 26, 2017, join hundreds of cyclists for the third annual Chautauqua Gran Fondo. This family-friendly event is open to riders of all abilities and features 4 scenic routes around Chautauqua Lake.

Cyclists and members of the community are invited to the after-party at Webb’s Captain’s Table Restaurant in Mayville, NY. This family-friendly celebration will feature a picnic lunch, food vendors, draft beer and live entertainment. 

Children’s activities include Face Painting by Scott Mekus of Eventz by Scott and a Make-Your-Own-Ice-Cream-Sundae-Bar provided by Tastee Corners of Jamestown.

 

The cost to participate in the cycling event is $30 which includes SAG wagon, refreshment stops, and safety services as well as the picnic lunch following the tour. There is no cost for general admission, however a donation box will be located at the main gate with with proceeds from the event to benefit: Royal Family Kid’s Camp, WNY Kidney Foundation and the Chautauqua County Veteran’s Endowment Fund.

 

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A Fresh Start to be Featured in Vendor Village

(JAMESTOWN, NY) — The third-annual Chautauqua Gran Fondo is set for Aug. 26, 2017 at Webb’s Resort in Mayville, NY. The mission of the event is to promote health and well being for cyclists of all skill levels while raising funds and awareness for local charities.

Among the local organizations to be featured in Vendor Village at this years event include A Fresh Start (AFS), a local non-profit committed to making a difference in our community. Bringing awareness and support to those trying to escape addiction, this organization was formed in the wake of a tragedy. Alex Foulk, a beloved member in the Jamestown area, lost his battle with addiction in 2016. With the rapid increase of substance abuse in the area, AFS was formed out of the duty to help support community members facing similar addictions.

To assist with transitional housing in this community, the founders of A Fresh Start have joined forces with the Buffalo/Niagara Oxford Houses to open a chapter in Jamestown and in February 2017, The Alex House was created. An Oxford House is a home that recovering individuals reside featuring an environment supportive of recovery from addiction. Each house is self-run and self-supported following a standardized system of democratic operation.

A Fresh Start meets every Wednesday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 410 E. Fourth St., Jamestown.  For more information visit afreshstart.org or find them on Facebook.

 

 


Chautauqua Gran Fondo Featured in Buffalo News

(BUFFALO, NY) — The Chautauqua Gran Fondo is one of five notable Western New York cycling events slated to raise money and awareness for regional non-profit organizations this summer. These Gran Fondo style events have varied distances and degrees of difficulty, making them accessible to beginners and families as well as attractive to experienced cyclists who are looking for a challenge.

What is a Gran Fondo? 

A Gran Fondo or a “party on wheels,” has become an increasingly popular way to raise funds and awareness for local charitable organizations. The rides are also popular because they are fully supported by bike mechanics who to assist with flat tires and other minor mechanical glitches. Food, drink and pep talks are also provided at rest stops throughout the course.

 


Tim Hortons to Provide Coffee at Registration

(Jamestown, NY) — Cyclists are welcome to enjoy a complimentary cup of fresh, Tim Hortons coffee during the 2017 Chautauqua Gran Fondo event registration at Webb’s Resort in Mayville, NY, on Saturday, August 26, 2017.

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 Royal Family Kid’s Camp, Western New York Kidney Connection and for the Chautauqua County Veteran’s Endowment Fund.

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Chef’s of Buffalo Coming to the 2017 Chautauqua Gran Fondo

(JAMESTOWN, NY) — Cyclists of the 2017 Chautauqua Gran Fondo are invited to enjoy a delicious picnic lunch provided by Chef’s To Go of Buffalo at the after party on Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 11am – 2pm.   

This iconic, gourmet food truck is a WNY icon with a menu for the healthiest appetite. All cyclists will be provided a choice of Chicken Parmesan, Spaghetti, Spaghetti Parmesan, or Stuffed Shells as well as a bottle of water, a slice of fresh bread with butter and a mini cannoli for dessert. Meatballs will also be available if cyclists would like to add them to their meal.  

 

The 2017 Chautauqua Gran Fondo cycling event will start and finish at Webb’s Resort in Mayville, NY and will feature a family-friendly after-party including a picnic lunch, draft beer and refreshments in addition to live entertainment.

Family and friends who did not participate in the cycling event are welcome to attend. There is no cost for general admission, however a donation box will be located at the main gate with with proceeds from the event to benefit: Royal Family Kid’s Camp, WNY Kidney Foundation and the Chautauqua County Veteran’s Endowment Fund. 

For sponsorship or volunteer inquiries, please call 716-661-8906 or email info@chautauquagranfondo.com.

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