OCC Annual Charity Century Ride

  • Fully supported ride open to all
  • Proceeds go to a local charity
  • 100 & 62 mile rides have water and food stops
  • Post ride BBQ

September 9, 2017

Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery
1672 Route 321
Elbridge, NY 13060

This year proceeds will benefit the Pedals to Possibilities program at the Brady Faith
Center. The program runs 3 times a week year round for a minimum of 3 hours/day. People regularly stay longer to fix bikes, their own or a neighbor’s. It needs to be noted that the BFC offers much more than a bicycle ride 3 times a week. At the core of BFC is a diverse community who offer friendship to those who are struggling with homelessness, extreme poverty, mental health needs, exclusion, loneliness and trauma. In addition, the BFC is a neighborhood bike shop which empowers and allows people the ability to stay riding when their bike breaks down, gets damaged or stolen. They have 2 staff at the BFC during program times to facilitate the multiple needs that arise. However, most of the critical roles of this program are executed by volunteers. Volunteers lead our rides, provide and cook a meal after each ride, do bike repairs and organize the bike shed with tools and parts. Almost 300 people have earned a bicycle, helmet and lock by completing 10 rides with us. Here’s a short video.

Distances & Start Times:

The park opens at 7:30AM and same-day registration starts at 7:45 AM.

Category Distance Start Fee
Full Century 100 miles 8:00 AM $35
Metric Century 63 miles 9:00 AM $35
37 Mile ride 37 miles 9:30 AM $35
20 Mile Ride 20 miles 10:00 AM $35

 

Routes:

There are four distances, 21, 37, 62 and 100 miles –  Map and Cues PDF

They are also on RideWithGPS to download to your GPS bike computer:

Route Directions: The route will be marked and there will be cues and maps available as well.

Rest Stops: Two for the full century route and one for the metric century (62 miles). They will have drinks and food.

Post Ride BBQ: On your return to Carpenter’s Brook, food and drinks will be available for all riders.

To Register:  Registration will open soon

For more information contact Mike Lyon, 689-1931 / ridebent@twcny.rr.com.