WHAT IS THE CHQ GRAN FONDO?
A Gran Fondo, is an organized, short-to-long distance cycling event with mass-participation followed by an after-party. In general, these events are not considered cycling races and are suitable for riders of all skill levels to participate.
For the recreational rider: Completing the route, enjoying the outdoors and sharing the experience with friends and like minded participants is the primary objective.
For competitive cyclists: Each rider is provided with a number and a finishing time, so more advanced cyclists with the objective to compete are welcome to challenge themselves against likeminded participants.
PARTICIPANTS ARE WELCOME TO ENJOY ONE OF TWO COURSE OPTIONS:
ROUTE A: This is a 42 mile loop around Chautauqua Lake that will take cyclists past 59 Lucy Lane – the childhood home of Lucille Ball, located in Celoron, NY.
ROUTE B: This is a family-friendly, 20 mile half loop option that allows riders to take the Stow Ferry across the lake.
The tour will culminate with a party at Webb’s Captain’s Table Restaurant in Mayville, NY. This family-friendly celebration will feature entertainment from Country recording artists, The Stickers in addition to local Americana/Roots band, The Bogarts.
To register for the event, please visit our Registration page.
Family and friends who did not participate in the cycling event are also welcome to attend. There is no cost for a general admission ticket, however a donation box will be located at the main gate with with proceeds from the event to benefit: Wounded Warrior Project, Habitat for Humanity and the Loco Rail Trail.