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The EA2EVL Fondo is a non-competitive charity ride for cyclists of all skill levels. The ride will start in East Aurora at 42 North Brewery and travel south down scenic Route 240, riding parallel to the ECRT trail from West Falls into Concord. With water stops along the way, the course continues south to the intersection of Route 242, where it heads west into town of Ellicottville, culminating at a finish line party at the Holiday Valley, which is open to the public.
This charity ride will raise funds for the 27-mile Erie Cattaraugus Rail Trail (ECRT) that runs from Orchard Park to Ashford, NY.
10 AM: Fondo start at 42 North Brewing Company (25 Pine Street, East Aurora, NY)
1 – 5 PM: Apres Bike Party with craft beer, food, vendors, chair lift rides and the lively tunes of Davey and The Goliaths
New for 2022 - Two available times for paid bus transportation back to ride start (3:00pm & 5pm)
● First 50 riders that register before July 15th receive early bird discount $59 registration rate
● July 13 to August 15 - $69
● August 16 to September 13 - $79
● September 14 to October 1 - $99
Sorry - No Day of Ride Registration
In addition to your registration fee, participants are encouraged to raise additional dollars to support ECRT and, by doing so, earn the following rewards:
● $100- Commemorative event t-shirt plus food and drink tickets to post-event party.
● $500- Above PLUS: EA2EVL bike jersey
The top fundraiser will be awarded the coveted EA2EVL Fondo yellow jersey!
We have arraigned for transportation for you and your bike back to the start in East Aurora from Ellicottville.
During checkout you can select 3 or 5pm departure.
Please note: You do need to sign up during checkout for this option in order to use the bus service back on ride day. This allows us to plan transportation needs for the ride.
The EA2EVL Fondo will benefit the Erie Cattaraugus Rail Trail Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that serves as the trail manager for the 27-mile ECRT trail. The mission of ECRT, Inc. is to improve the quality of life for our community by preserving the Buffalo-Pittsburgh rail corridor and transforming it to a multi-use recreational trail between Orchard Park and Ashford, New York.
Below is a link to the 2022 EA2EVL Riders Guide. In this guide you will find all of the details about the ride such as registration, water stops, parking, party info, safety details, and more.
Please pay special attention to the information on parking
Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.
For a detailed interactive map with course profile and turn by turn directions, please go to web link HERE
Turn By Turn Instructions
Start at 42 North Brewing - East Aurora
If you have any questions about this Ride, click the button below.
Why not make a weekend of it by staying in Ellicottville after the ride. With great shops, restaurants, and bars, Ellicottville offers something for everyone.
Holiday Valley resort is offering discounted room rates for Friday and Saturday night. Details can be found at the link HERE