After taking a few years off, to regroup and solidify key partnerships, the the CanAm Century Ride is back and better than ever.
Coming up, on Saturday, August 6th and Sunday, August 7th, GObike Buffalo, Niagara Frontier Bicycle Club and PUCCS (Program for Understanding Childhood Concussion and Stroke) will be hosting a series of incredible bike rides.
The Saturday ride is comprised of two different routes – one urban and one rural. The rural ride (10am) goes from Chestnut Ridge to Graycliff, while the urban ride (1pm) focuses on the city’s architecture.
There are options for various skill levels and abilities, from a relaxed 25-mile architectural tour on the afternoon of Saturday, August 6 to the 100-mile century ride on Sunday, August 7 and a number of rides in between.
Then, the big CanAm rides, held on Sunday, consist of either 35, 62, or 100 miles routes. These routes take cyclists throughout the Canadian and American sides in a safe, scenic tour of the region.
All of the information on these rides can be found on the CanAm Century Ride website. The rides are held to promote bike safety in and around Buffalo. Proceeds from the ride and cycling weekend will go towards:
- Help fund GObike Buffalo’s bicycle safety education and outreach efforts
- Help fund PUCCS educational programs on concussion identification, prevention and treatment, as well as advancing the latest in concussion research.
The CanAm Century Ride
The Rides | Saturday, August 6th | Sunday, August 7th
The Saturday rural ride has two options – a 52-mile route rated “difficult” because of length and climb or a 43-mile route rated “moderately difficult.” A pace of about 15 mph would be a rough estimate. So the ride would take between 3 and 4 hours (without a tour of Graycliff).
Start times for the longer CanAm Sunday treks: 100 mile – 7am | 62 mile – 9am | 35 mile – 10am (bring your passport)
An evening reception takes place on Saturday, August 6 – for more details visit www.canamride.com, as well as
Pedal 35, 62 or 100 miles on scenic routes throughout the Buffalo-Niagara region on Sunday, August 7th. The two longer rides cross into Canada (bring your passport). There are also rides on Saturday, August 6 and an evening reception.
Anyone looking to participate in any one of these rides must register first.