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Lake Erie Cyclefest 2022

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An All-Cycling Weekend for All Cycling Lovers!

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 will benefit local charities. Proceeds from 2022 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 28-31, 2022!

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Lake Erie Cyclefest Downtown Slow Roll

Thursday, July 28, 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 28! The family-friendly bike ride will feature a 10-mile easy ride, beginning and ending in Perry Square. Please note, the ride route has been updated as of July 20!

Cost: FREE but registration is required.  

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Grape Escape Ride

Friday, July 29, 8 a.m. 

Lake Erie Cyclefest introduces the Grape Escape Ride, starting and ending on the shores of Lake Erie at the beautiful Shades Beach Park in Harborcreek. Choose from 21 or 47 picturesque miles winding through grape country. Fresh lake breezes and the invigorating smell of grapes awaits you on this ride. Post-ride, toast your morning’s successful ride with samples of wine from Lake Erie Wine Country and great food. The 47-mile ride will set off at 8 a.m., with the 21-mile ride beginning at 9 a.m.

Cost: $45   Registration has ended.  

Registration deadline: July 25

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Tour de West County

Saturday, July 30, 8 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. The rides will begin at 8 a.m. (50 miles), 9 a.m. (25 miles) and 10 a.m. (12 miles).

Cost: $45  Registration has ended.  
Registration deadline: July 25

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Six Mile Creek Classic

Saturday, July 30, 2 p.m.
New for 2022 - the Six Mile Creek Classic will offer mountain bikers the opportunity to race on the brand new 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 one and three laps depending on their class: beginner, youth, sport, clydesdale, expert and single speed will be offered. 

Cost: $25  
Registration deadline: July 28

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Presque Isle Sunrise Ride

Sunday, July 31, 6:15 a.m. 
Cyclists will have the opportunity to become one with the sun at Erie's most popular tourist destination, Presque Isle State Park, during the Presque Isle Sunrise Ride. New for 2022, 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 flat, 13-mile loop features water views on both sides, and is one of the most spectacular routes in the region. The ride will start at the Beach 1 Pavilion, and all registered cyclists will be given a ticket to the Discover PI Pancake Breakfast at the Rotary Pavilion. 

Cost: $35  
Registration deadline: day-of registration is accepted

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See Spot Ride, Ride for Animal Rescue

Sunday, July 31, 9 a.m. 
See Spot Ride, the third 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. The 40-mile ride will begin at 9 a.m., while the 25-mile ride will start at 9:30 a.m. and the 10-mile ride will depart at 9:45 a.m. Routes will begin at McKean Elementary School and finish at the Because You Care Adoption Center with a casual "Pawty" including food trucks, beer and music. Spot and kitty friend, Liza, will be ready to greet you and introduce you to their adorable, adoptable friends!

Cost: $45  
Registration deadline: July 29

Thank you to our event sponsors!

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