17th Annual Tour de Thompson

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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 7:00 a.m.  Pre-registered riders can pick up their cue sheet and map at the Lakeside Pavilion

Mass start at 8:00 a.m.  Individual riders can start anytime between 8:00-9:00a.m.

Cookout 11:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Lakeside Pavilion

Support ends 4:30 p.m.

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

Rider and Sponsor Registration is NOW OPEN!

(printable registration and sponsor forms available here)

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

Tech shirt for the first 100 registered riders!

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

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 riders who want a challenging ride with spectacular views. Over 6,800 feet of elevation gain.  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.)

Premier Route elevation map

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)
Intermediate Route elevation 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)

shortest route elevation map

Recommended gearing is a triple chain ring.  More experienced riders may get by with a 39x27.

Rider Information sheet

Ride Features:

  • Cue sheets and maps
  • Rest stops with snacks and drinks
  • Sag vehicle with bike mechanic; cell numbers provided to riders
  • Scenic routes
  • Post ride massage
  • Post ride cookout for participants
  • Three ride lengths available to challenge riders of different abilities
  • Tech shirt for the first 100 registered riders
  • Family activities such as swimming, volleyball, basketball, playground, tennis and hiking available at the 80-acre park.  (Lifeguard on duty 10:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. for swimming)
  • Restrooms and showers available
  • Scenic lakeside pavilion for post-ride festivities close to the beach/showers

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 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

Photo Gallery
2016 Tour de Thompson
View photos of previous year's Tour de Thompson, along with our other events.
Thank You to our 2018 Sponsors

Constellation Brands



           CDGA Sailboard

          Leonard's Express

         RVE Ride and Skate

         Bernard J. Carroll, CPA

         Geoffry E. Hallstead, DMD

         Cindy's Pies



Cycling Reference sites:

New York State Bicycling Coalition


Contact the Foundation

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

Mailing address is:

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