Western New York Wellness, Inc. presents
Tour de Rochester for LiveSTRONG
RIDE TO SURVIVE 9.28.13
The LiveSTRONG Foundation is not about one person, but for the lives of 28 million cancer survivors around the world! LiveSTRONG service and support is free to all survivors from the day of diagnosis. Western New York Wellness Program was initially funded by LiveSTRONG and we continue to support their efforts ! All the funds raised by our annual Tour de Rochester are sent to LiveSTRONG. We’ve been cycling throughout the spring and summer months and we will wrap up the season with this event to honor the 28 million cancer survivors around the world!
The Tour de Rochester is a 30 mile ride beginning at the Ferry terminal parking lot in Charlotte. The ride will use all paved bike paths and some roads. The ride offers many opportunities to shorten from the 30 miles, so we welcome one and all to join us for some or all of it! Helmets are required. A map is available. We will ride at our own pace from Charlotte, along the Parkway Bike Trail to the 390 Bike Trail and go south to Ridge Rd. After a quick jaunt down Latona Rd and Long Pond Rd., we will pick up the Erie Canal Trail to Genesee Valley Park. After crossing the river, we will ride north along the river and re-cross the river on the Court St. Bridge and ride down State St. to High Falls. We’ll take the High Falls Bridge to St. Paul St. and go north for a mile, then down into the river gorge and cross over the power dam at Maplewood Park, through the park , under Rt. 104 and and continue down Lake Ave. Just past Riverside Cemetery, the bike path goes back down to the river and along the boardwalk at Turning Point Park. We continue along the river back to the ferry terminal.
If you’ve never taken this route, bring your camera! The sights at the dam, Maplewood Falls and along the river can only be accessed on foot or by bike. And with the autumn colors, it is a sight to behold!
Bring water and some fruit or an energy bar. Bring some lunch money because anyone who is interested can gather following the ride at a restaurant near the river.
We are asking every rider to make a contribution to the Live STRONG Foundation, so please bring yours with you and we will collect and submit it as a testimonial of our WNYWP support.
This will be our last group ride of the year – help us make it the BEST! Come on out and bring a friend or two and your checkbook. We look forward to seeing you there – SATURDAY, Sept. 28, 2013, 10 AM, Ferry Terminal Parking Lot, Charlotte, Rochester, NY. (rain date Oct. 5)