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Lake Erie Cyclefest 2024

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An All-Cycling Weekend for All Cycling Lovers!

July 25-28, 2024

Experience breathtaking landscapes and Erie County’s abundant natural resources on safe and spectacular routes, while enjoying the type of community that can only be found at a cycling festival! Cyclists of all ages and abilities will participate in self-supported rides on routes that feature Erie’s vast terrain – along sandy beaches and through old growth forests, across our vibrant downtown and our expansive grape-growing region.

As always, all event proceeds from Lake Erie Cyclefest, sponsored by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and AHN Saint Vincent Hospital, will benefit local charities. Proceeds from 2024 rides will benefit Asbury Woods, Because You Care Inc., Bike Erie, Erie Downtown Partnership, Northern Allegheny Mountain Bike Association and the Presque Isle Partnership.

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Explore Erie County, Pa on two wheels: July 25-28, 2024!

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Lake Erie Cyclefest Downtown Slow Roll

Thursday, July 25, 6 p.m. 

The Erie Downtown Partnership, in collaboration with Bike Erie, will kick off Lake Erie Cyclefest with their annual Downtown Slow Roll on Thursday, July 25! The family-friendly FREE bike ride will feature a 10-mile easy ride, beginning and ending in Perry Square.

Registration details:

Ride is free but registration is required.

 Click here to register!  

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Grape Escape Ride

Friday, July 26

Start times: 50-mile at 8:30 a.m. and 25-mile at 9:30 a.m.

The Grape Escape Ride, hosted by Because You Care, will start and end at South Shore Winery in North East in 2024. Choose from 25 or 50 picturesque miles winding through grape country. Fresh lake breezes and the invigorating smell of grapes await you on this ride. Post-ride, toast your morning’s successful ride with samples of wine from Lake Erie Wine Country and great food.

Registration details:

Early bird, $35; Deadline June 30

Regular, $45; Deadline July 24

 Click here to register!  

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Tour de West County

Saturday, July 27

50-mile at 8 a.m.; 25-mile at 9 a.m.; and 12-mile at 10 a.m.

Tour de West County is one of the region's oldest recreational bike rides, offering an outstanding tradition of spectacular routes and after-ride fun. Routes will include ride distance options of 12, 25 and 50 miles on rolling hills, past farmlands and through meadows. The routes begin and end at the Asbury Woods Nature Center, and will feature a post-ride picnic for registered cyclists.

Registration details:

Early bird, $35; Deadline June 30

Regular, $45; Deadline July 22

 Click here to register

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50 Mile Ride Map

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Six Mile Creek Classic

Saturday, July 27, 2 p.m.

The Six Mile Creek Classic offers mountain bikers the opportunity to race on the Trails at Six Mile at Six Mile Creek Park in Harborcreek Township. Expect woods and hills in the six-mile loop! Riders will complete between two to four laps depending on their class: beginner, youth, sport, expert, single speed, and Class 1 E-Bike will be offered. Helmets are mandatory to participate regardless of age or ability level.

Registration details:

$40

 Click here to register!

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Presque Isle Sunrise Ride

Sunday, July 28, 6 a.m. 

Cyclists will have the opportunity to become one with the rising sun at Erie's most popular tourist destination, Presque Isle State Park, during the Presque Isle Sunrise Ride. The flat, 13-mile loop features water views on both sides and is one of the most spectacular routes in the region. The ride will be hosted at the end of Discover Presque Isle, a multi-day celebration that aims to draw attention to the Park’s numerous recreational opportunities and diverse natural ecosystems. The Sunrise Ride will start at the Beach 1 Pavilion, and all registered cyclists will be given a voucher to the Discover PI Pancake Breakfast at the Rotary Pavilion. Participants are also invited to enjoy a special sunrise tour of the Presque Isle Lighthouse and climb the tower between 6-8 a.m., included with your registration!

Registration details:

Early bird, $30; Deadline June 30

Regular, $35; Deadline July 25

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Ride Map

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See Spot Ride, Ride for Animal Rescue

Sunday, July 28

Start times: 40-mile at 9 a.m.; 25-mile at 9:30 a.m.; and 10-mile at 9:45 a.m.

See Spot Ride, the fifth annual Because You Care Ride for Animal Rescue, will take place on the lovely back roads of McKean Township in southern Erie County. Only 6 miles from the Millcreek Mall, the picturesque countryside offers beautiful routes with varying terrain, including options for a 40-, 25- and 10-mile ride. Redesigned routes this year will begin at McKean Elementary School and finish at the Because You Care Adoption Center with a casual "Pawty" including lunch, beer and music. Spot and kitty friend, Liza, will be ready to greet you and introduce you to their adorable, adoptable friends!

Registration details:

Early bird, $35; Deadline June 30

Regular, $45; Deadline July 26

 Click here to register!

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The official Lake Erie Cyclefest 2024 shirt is now available through our partner Erie Apparel.  Similar to last year, the shirt is limited edition and proceeds benefit the non-profit partners. 

 Preorder Here

Thank you to our event sponsors!

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