The annual Tour de Thompson bicycle ride was held Saturday, July 30 and was, once again, a draw for those who want a scenic and challenging ride. Tour de Thompson offered three options – a 15-mile route, a 31-mile route and a 62.5-mile all of them featuring the beautiful Bristol hills.
The tour started and ended at Onanda Park on the west shore of Canandaigua Lake. The close of the race included participants and their families a picnic lunch, swimming, leg massages and all the amenities the park has to offer.
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 PavilionSupport 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 $30.00Register by July 15 - fee is only $35.00Register 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.
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
Directions to Onanda Park:
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
Alexandra Burkett, Esq.
Dr. Geoffry Hallstead
PPI Consulting Group
Cycling Reference sites:
New York State Bicycling Coalition
Cyclotour Guide Books
Area Cycling Events:
Wine Country Ramble
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