The 2018 event raised funds for several local charities: The Rappaport Fund for Breast Cancer Patients and Equipment, the Chautauqua Lake Sailing Foundation, the Rosemary “Rosie” Billquist Memorial Fund, and The Creche, Inc.
Due to the Stow Ferry being under repair, the routes were a little different in 2018. The 20-mile Social route followed route 394, and had a mid-way point at the Children’s Safety Village in Ashville. The 40-mile Fitness route allowed cyclists to follow Route 430 through Hartfield, Dewittville, pass the historic Midway State Park, through Bemus Point, down into Celoron, and through Lakewood on their way back to Mayville along Route 394.
The most challenging route - the 60-mile Challenge - boasted being a “metric century.” Die-hard cyclists climbed the Chautauqua Ridge via route 394, passing through historic Westfield and up to Lake Erie’s Barcelona Lighthouse before returning to Chautauqua Lake along Route 308. Cyclists will then connect to Route 430 and loop Chautauqua Lake, following the same path as the Fitness Route.