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Scenic Bicycle Tour Raises $3,200 for Patients

The 14th annual Tour de Thompson, held July 30, raised approximately $3,200 for Rehabilitation Services’ Aftercare Program at UR Medicine’s Thompson Health.

More than 75 riders took part in the bicycle tour offering scenic views of Canandaigua Lake, Honeoye Lake and the Bristol hills. Ranging in age from 27 to 73, they hailed from 33 ZIP codes.

To date, the Tour de Thompson has raised more than $38,000 to help Rehabilitation Services patients at Thompson maintain their independence at home and in the community.

This year, the Yellow Jersey Sponsors for the event were Constellation Brands, Seneca Foods and Wegmans. This year’s Gold Sponsors were Canandaigua Sailboard and Leonard’s Express. 

The 2017 ride is scheduled for July 29, 2017. For more information on next year’s ride, contact Dudley Hallstead at 585-396-6050 or Dudley.Hallstead@ThompsonHealth.org.

Donate to Rehabilitation Services Aftercare Program.


Saturday, July 30, 2016

Onanda Park, Canandaigua, NY

Tour de Thompson is a scenic bicycle tour through the Bristol Hills.  Your participation will help benefit the aftercare clinic at Thompson Rehabilitation Services, helping individuals maintain their independence in their community.

Registration begins at 7:00a.m.  Pre-registered riders can pick up their cue sheets and map in the "Lakeside Pavilion" of the park.
Mass start at 8:00a.m. but individual riders can start anytime between 8:00-10:00a.m.
Cookout 11:00a.m.-4:30p.m. at Lakeside Pavilion
Support ends 4:30p.m.

Park remains open until 9:00p.m. (Lifeguard on duty 10a.m. to 6p.m. for swimming) 


Pre-register and Save!

Register before June 15 - fee is only $30.00
Register by July 15 - fee is only $35.00
Register after July 15 - fee is only $40.00

Free Tech shirts for the first 100 registered riders!

PLEASE NOTE: Online registration closes the Wednesday before the event at 11:59 pm. Registrations will be accepted the morning of the event ($40 entry fee) and must be paid by cash or check only.


*​ HELMET REQUIRED FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS *
Course Routes: 

All routes start and finish at Onanda Park on West Lake Rd. (CR 16), Canandaigua, NY

Premier Route (Metric Century-62.5 miles) - For experienced cyclists who want a challenging ride with spectacular views. 101 Kilometer with 6,800 + feet of elevation gain!  Premier Route (click for map)

Continued for 2016 -Gannett Hill bypass option: Eliminate the 50+ mph descent as well as 4.2 miles total distance and 1,000 ft of climbing.

Intermediate Route (31 miles) - With 2,600 feet of climbing in just 30 miles, this is a challenging shorter alternative with many of the same great views that are on the longer ride.  Mid Route (click for map)

Shortest Route (15.4 miles) - For less experienced riders. This route has some challenging hill climbing (1,400 feet) but the elevation change is more gradual than on the other two routes. This ride rewards you with an exhilarating 1.5 mile descent at the finish. There are no sag stops on this ride.  Short Route (click for map)

Recommended gearing is a triple chain ring for all routes.

2016 Rider Information sheet


Ride Features:

  • Easy to follow road markings & maps
  • Rest stops with snacks and drinks
  • Sag vehicle with bike mechanic: Cell phone numbers provided so you can call the vehicle directly for assistance.
  • Scenic roads
  • Free post ride cookout for participants
  • Three ride lengths available to challenge riders of different abilities
  • Free parking on the West side of the Park
  • Event T-shirt guaranteed for the first 100 registered riders
  • Family activities such as swimming, volleyball, basketball, tot playground, tennis and hiking available at the 80-acre park
  • Restrooms and showers available

Directions to Onanda Park:

    • From the Thruway: Exit 44. You will be on Rte 332 South. Take this into the City of Canandaigua (about 15 minutes). Rte 332 becomes Main St. Stay on Main St. through the business district (over the railroad tracks, and down the hill). Look for hospital signs and Parrish Street. Parrish Street is a right hand turn off Main Street. Take Parrish Street to the light. Make a left onto West Lake Rd. The Park is 7 miles down West Lake Rd. Free parking is on the right hand side, up the hill in the "uplands section" of the park. Lakeside parking is available for an extra fee paid at the entrance.
    • From Rte 5 & 20: At the major intersection with Rte 332 (Main St.), go North on Main St., Parrish Street will be the first left. Follow directions as listed above from Parrish St.

Plan early and rent one of the 8 lakeside cabins or 2 uplands cabins at Onanda Park to turn this into a weekend event get away.    

Visit Town of Canandaigua Parks and Rec for more details.


For More Information:
Email:  Dudley.Hallstead@thompsonhealth.org  or Call: 585-396-6050

 

 

Photo Gallery
2016 Tour de Thompson
View photos of this year's Tour de Thompson, along with our other events.
2016 Sponsors

Sponsors Include:

 

  

    Alexandra Burkett, Esq.

    Cindy's Pies     

    Dr. Geoffry Hallstead

    PPI Consulting Group

     

Cycling Reference sites:

New York State Bicycling Coalition

Cyclotour Guide Books

 

Area Cycling Events:

Wine Country Ramble

Contact the Foundation

Send us an e-mail or call 585-396-6155.


The F.F. Thompson Foundation mailing address is:

F.F. Thompson Foundation
350 Parrish Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424