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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 Never Ben.
Two available times for paid bus transportation back to ride start (2:30pm & 5:15pm)
● First 50 riders that register before July 12th receive early bird discount $59 registration rate
● July 13 to August 15 - $69
● August 16 to September 13 - $79
● September 14 to September 30 - $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! While fundraising is not mandatory to participate, we encourage you to raise some funds to help support the continued expansion and improvements to the Erie Cattaraugus rail to trail
We have arraigned for transportation for you and your bike back to the start in East Aurora from Ellicottville.
During checkout you can select 2:30 or 5:15 pm departure. Cost for the ride is $15.
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.
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
RIDE SMART, RIDE SAFE, RIDE ON: Be sure to check out this short video HERE from our Craig
Small, our Safety Sponsor, with 5 fun safety tips to help you get ready for this 42-mie road ride.
NEXT: To help keep you safe, about a week prior to the event, we’ll share important day of rider
etiquette tips and rule of the road for EA2EVL
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.
Discounted rates and booking information can be found HERE
If you have any questions about this Ride, click the button below.