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31st Annual Andrew Spiller Memorial Challenge Ride & Picnic

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Mendon Ponds Park, East Lodge

Come Out to This RBC Event on July 20!

The Challenge Ride will be at Mendon Ponds Park,East Lodge on Canfield Road. The event will go from 8 AM Thru 8 PM
enabling ambitious riders to be out there racking up miles (or socializing) for 12 hours.

Here's our schedule of rides.   ALL RIDES START AT EAST LODGE.

Due to the predicted extreme heat we moved up the start times

l  8:00 Mendon Challenge       RBC 427    GPS  50 miles

l  8:30 Mendon - Avon         RBC 407   GPS  37 miles

l  9:00 Mendon - Cheese Factory Loop    RBC 429   GPS 16 miles

l  9:30  Mendon - Honeoye Falls     RBC 428   GPS 31 miles

l  11:00 Hopkins Bull Pond Loop      RBC 430    GPS  16 miles

l   cancelled   Bary's Time Trial     RBC 143   GPS   24 miles

Newer members - come out and socialize, meet other club members and of course,  RIDE!

The routes are those that many club members are familiar with, from short easier rides to longer and hilly. 

Entrance fee for the Challenge Ride is – Bring a dish to pass for the picnic at 1:00 PM

What is the Challenge Ride?

It is a great day for RBC members and guests to gather in one place.  You can ride any number of miles during this daylong event.  This is the day when you can challenge yourself to ride a little further than normal, maybe even set a personal best for distance ridden in one day. Or it can be a day where you come out to do a comfortable ride and socialize with other riders. 


Once again this year the club  we request those coming  please bring a dish to pass.   We would like to gather for a picnic around 1:00 .  After that we can go out riding again to work off those picnic calories. - or just hang out!   The Club will provide hot dogs, rolls and soft drinks and water.  Of course if you are not into hot dogs, feel free to bring the meat of your choice to grill.  

RBC Jerseys and RBC T-shirts will be available for sale.

History of the Challenge Ride

The Challenge Ride was first held in 1989, organized by Mark Frank.  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.  

Let’s set a new rider attendance record this year.

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

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