CYCLING TIPS & INFO

A well maintained bike is a safe bike!
Take your bike in to your local bike shop and have it checked over/get a tune up before the Gran Fondo! It’s well worth it to have your bike working well on the day of the event.

Helmets!
Helmets are a MUST! They are absolutely required so please bring your helmet with you to take part in the ride.

Flat Resistant Tires – highly recommended!
Riders that try them say that they are worth their weight in gold and we agree!

Tail Lights!
We highly recommend the use of bright blinking tail light for all cyclists, all of the time.

In Group Rides, Keep your Distance:
When riding in a group of riders, it’s always a good idea to keep some distance between yourself and others. A great cycling rule is to never overlap your front wheel with the rear wheel of the rider in front of you (basically, don’t tailgate!) – please see the diagram below.

2016 GGF wheel overlap

Call Out Hazards to Other Riders:
If you’re out riding and you see a pothole, debris in the road, a car parked on the side of the road, the group taking a turn or slowing down, please tell others behind you! It’s a wonderful courtesy to other riders (and a safe one as well) to let people know what’s happening out there!

A VIP experience charity ride to support the Golisano Children's Hospital!

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