The 16th annual Tour de Thompson raised approximately $5,000 for Rehabilitation Services patients of UR Medicine Thompson Health, bringing the total amount generated by the annual event to more than $47,000, to date.
Starting and ending at Onanda Park in Canandaigua, the bicycle tour through the Bristol Hills was held July 29 and offered riders a choice between three routes, ranging from 15 to 62.5 miles. Approximately 100 riders participated.
Proceeds will help participants in Thompson’s “aftercare” program, which helps people with chronic disease maintain their level of function and independence in the community by providing them with continued services after their insurance benefits have ended or they have reached a maintenance level in their therapy.
Organizers wish to thank all who participated, the Town of Canandaigua Parks & Recreation staff members at Onanda Park and the following:
The next Tour de Thompson is scheduled for Saturday, July 27, 2019. Once the date gets closer, registration will be available online. For more information on next year’s ride, contact Dudley Hallstead at 585-396-6917 or Dudley.Hallstead@ThompsonHealth.org.
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17th Annual Tour de Thompson
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Onanda Park, Canandaigua, NY
Tour de Thompson is a scenic bicycle tour through the Bristol Hills. Your participation will help benefit the aftercare program at Thompson Health's Rehabilitation Services, helping individuals with chronic disease maintain their level of function and independence in the community.
Registration begins at 7:00a.m. Pre-registered riders can pick up their cue sheet and map at the Lakeside PavilionMass start at 8:00a.m. Individual riders can start anytime between 8:00-9:00a.m.Cookout 11:00a.m.-4:30p.m. at the Lakeside PavilionSupport ends 4:30p.m.
Park remains open until 9:00p.m. (Lifeguard on duty 10:00a.m. to 6:00p.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 shirt for the first 100 registered riders!
PLEASE NOTE: Online registration closes the Wednesday before the event at 11:59p.m. Registrations will be accepted the morning of the event ($40 entry fee) and must be paid by cash or check only.
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 riders who want a challenging ride with spectacular views. Over 6,800 feet of elevation gain. NOTE: there has been a change to the long course for 2018. Premier Route (click for map)
(Gannett Hill bypass option available: Eliminate the 50+ mph descent as well as 4.2 miles total distance and 1,000 feet of climbing.)
Intermediate Route (30 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 miles) - For less experienced riders. This route has some challenging hill climbing (825 feet) but the elevation change is more gradual than on the other two routes. This ride rewards you with an exhilarating descent at the finish. There are no sag stops on this ride. Short Route (click for map)
Recommended gearing is a triple chain ring. More experienced riders may get by with a 39x27.
Rider Information sheet
Directions to Onanda Park:
Plan early and turn this into a weekend event getaway! Reserve one of the 8 lakeside cabins or 2 uplands cabins at Onanda Park.
Visit Town of Canandaigua Parks and Rec or call (585) 394-1120 for more details.
For more information on Tour de Thompson:Email: Dudley.Hallstead@thompsonhealth.org or call (585) 396-6050
Bernard J. Carroll, CPA
Geoffry E. Hallstead, DMD
Cycling Reference sites:
New York State Bicycling Coalition
Send us an e-mail or call 585-396-6155.
Mailing address is:
F.F. Thompson Foundation
350 Parrish Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424