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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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Register Early for a Chance to Win!

(JAMESTOWN, NY)— The Chautauqua Gran Fondo has teamed up with Webb’s Cottage Collection of Mayville, NY, to promote early registrations for the third annual event to take place on Saturday, August 26, 2017.

Cyclists who register for the 2017 Chautauqua Gran Fondo throughout the month of April will be automatically entered to win a ceramic travel mug and a $10 gift certificate for coffee or tea courtesy of Webb’s Cottage Collection— a gourmet coffee house and gift shop located in Mayville, New York.

 

 

One winner will be chosen at random and will be announced on Tuesday, May 2.

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Water Street Brass to Provide Finishing Medals for 2017 Chautauqua Gran Fondo

(JAMESTOWN, NY) — The Chautauqua Gran Fondo has proudly partnered with Water Street Brass of Lakewood, NY, on the development of a finishing medal for all cyclists who cross the finish line at Webb’s Captain’s Table during the 2017 event slated for Saturday, August 26, 2017.

“We are thrilled to partner with this unique team of artisans to add a little more flair to our Chautauqua Proud finish line. Each rider, no matter which route they enjoyed or how long the ride took to complete, will receive this locally-crafted souvenir to commemorate this great accomplishment.”   

Participants of the third annual Chautauqua Gran Fondo cycling event will have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of Chautauqua Lake and it’s surrounding historic destinations on one of four scenic routes. Riders of all ages and abilities are welcome to join in the fun. There will plenty of rest stops, photo ops and full SAG support on the road. A  family-friendly after-party, featuring lunch, refreshments and live music at Webb’s Captain’s Table Restaurant in Mayville, NY will take place immediately following ride. 

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.

To register for the 2017 Chautauqua Gran Fondo or to inquire about volunteer opportunities, please call 716-661-8906 or email info@chautauquagranfondo.com.


Calling Area Cheerleading Teams

(JAMESTOWN, NY) — On Saturday, August 26, 2017, area cheerleading teams are invited to share their team spirt in celebration of the Chautauqua Gran Fondo cyclists as they cross the finish line at Webb’s Captain’s Table in Mayville, NY.

All volunteers are welcome to stay for the after party at Webb’s Captain’s Table which includes a picnic, refreshments and live entertainment. Lunch for participating cheer teams will be provided.

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.

Each cheer team will be asked to participate in cheering riders at the finish line, encouraging riders to ring the celebratory bell, awarding medals to all riders and directing riders to the recovery tent located near the main gate of the after-party.

“This year, we want to be sure all riders, no matter which route they chose or how long they took to finish, to receive a Chautauqua Proud welcome at the finish line. We believe the added celebration, along with the beautiful scenery and challenges found along our routes,  will make the Chautauqua Gran Fondo a standout experience for our participants.”

For questions regarding the 2017 Chautauqua Gran Fondo or to volunteer, please call 716-661-8906 or email info@chautauquagranfondo.com.

About the Chautauqua Gran Fondo: Participants of this annual event will have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of Chautauqua Lake and it’s surrounding historic destinations on one of 4 scenic routes. There will plenty of rest stops, photo ops and full SAG support on the road. The tour will culminate with a Chautauqua Proud celebration at Webb’s Captain’s Table Restaurant in Mayville, NY. In addition to lunch and refreshments, this family-friendly celebration will feature live music and more!


Announcing our 2017 Charities

(JAMESTOWN, NY) — The third-annual 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’s proceeds go to support the Royal Family Kids’ Camp, the Western New York Kidney Connection, and the Chautauqua County Veteran’s Endowment Fund. The event is scheduled for Saturday, August 26, 2017, starting at Webb’s Captain’s Table in Mayville, NY.

For more information on the 2017 Chautauqua Gran Fondo charities, please visit:  ChautauquaGranFondo.com/charity


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