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! Four distinct rides will guide cyclists of all ages and abilities around Erie’s vast terrain – along sandy beaches and through old growth forests, across our vibrant downtown and our rolling country hills.
As always, event proceeds from Lake Erie Cyclefest will benefit local charities. The 2021 beneficiaries are Asbury Woods, Because You Care, Erie Downtown Partnership and Presque Isle Partnership.
The first 200 cyclists to register for two or more rides will receive a Lake Erie Cyclefest sling shoulder bag.
Registration for all events opens Thursday, May 20. Learn more about the rides and register below!
Free, but registration is required. No same-day registration.
5 p.m. – Registration, Pre-roll Entertainment, Refreshments
6 p.m. – Depart Perry Square Stage with bicycle police escort
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Vendor Fair and Live Music in West Perry Square
Erie Downtown Partnership, in collaboration with BikeErie, is proud to announce the return of the “Lake Erie Cyclefest Downtown Slow Roll” on Friday, July 30! This family-friendly bike ride will begin and end at the Perry Square Stage and trace the route of some of the City of Erie’s upcoming Active Transportation Plan improvements, including new proposed bike lane routes. Light refreshments and free water will be provided with a 6:00 p.m. start, and a vendor fair with bike supplies, giveaways, food, beer, and entertainment will run until 8 p.m. in West Perry Square. A free bike valet corral will be set up so attendees can safely check-in their bikes and enjoy the event.
Perry Square, 601 State Street, Erie PALearn More and Register
Because each ride is being operated independently by various Erie nonprofits, there will be no multi-ride discounts this year. However, the first 200 cyclists who register for more than one ride will receive a free Lake Erie Cyclefest sling shoulder bag!
Registration for Tour de West County and the myPI Sunrise Ride ends on Monday, July 26.
Registration for the Erie Downtown Slow Roll ends on July 29.
Registration for See Spot Ride ends on July 31.
No same day registration will be available for any of the rides.
Ride swag varies by ride! Click on the individual rides above to learn more. The first 200 cyclists to register for two or more rides will receive a free Lake Erie Cyclefest sling shoulder bag.
Ride routes will be finalized in the week leading up to each event. Please visit the individual rides’ websites for more information.
Yes, all events will happen rain or shine. If extreme weather should postpone the start time of any of the rides, we will update our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/LakeErieCycleFest
Yes! Thanks to Rolling 2 You, repair services will be available before and after each ride during Lake Erie Cyclefest.
Yes – safety first!
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