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32st Annual Andrew Spiller Memorial Ride & Gathering

Moved to Saturday, Aug 22, 2020

New Location: Victor Municipal Park

Come Out to This RBC Event on August 22!

The Andrew Spiller Memorial Ride and Gathering will be at Victor Municipal Park. 

This is a day where you can challenge yourself or just enjoy the beautiful rides - any length you want.  It will be at Victor Municipal Park.  See Map There’s plenty of park space surrounding our open shelter for outdoor socially distanced gathering. If you’d like to stay around after the ride, plan to bring your own chair, and your own snacks or lunch.  Cold water and soda will be provided. 

9:00 AM - More Challenging...34-51 Miles To the South

The 51 mile route has 3300 feet of climbing on scenic rural roads - through Bloomfield, towards Bristol Center, up Bopple Road as an option (Hicks Rd as an alternative), down Miller Hill, to Cheshire (cookies! and other food), and back.  Gorgeous route with views of Canandaigua Lake.

The 34 mile route has 2000 feet of climbing on scenic rural roads - through Bloomfield, down Wheeler Hill and up Grimble to Cheshire (cookies! and other food), and back.  Similarly gorgeous route with farms and rolling terrain.

Riders will share the same route for the first 17 miles.

11:00 AM - Less Challenging...20-33 Miles To the Northeast

The 20 mile route is almost flat, with just 640 feet of climbing and scenic quiet roads.  Be sure to stop at the “Be Happy” barn on Weigert Rd for a photo.

The 33 mile route has 1200 feet of climbing and goes northeast to Palmyra on scenic quiet roads. There is an option to reduce the climbing to less than 1000 feet.

Riders will share the same route for the first 5 miles.

ANY TIME Less Challenging...20-30 Miles To the Northeast (Reverse)

If you want to add more miles after doing the 9:00 AM or 11:00 AM ride (or before the 11:00 ride), you can do the 20 or 33 mile route in reverse. Alternatively, you can make this your only ride of the day.

History of the Andrew Spiller Memorial Ride

The Challenge Ride was first held in 1989.  Andrew Spiller, a RBC member and long distance cyclist was tragically killed in June 1992 when he was hit by a car during a very long endurance ride. Andrew contributed to the club in many ways, and the Challenge Ride was renamed in his memory.  This is a great day to come out and ride and honor him.  

If you have any questions, suggestions or would be willing to help out please contact Kathy Riegel.

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