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Location Details

The Ride Grand Island is located at Beaver Island State Park , Grand Island, New York

Date: Saturday, August 4, 2012

Registration opens: 6:30 am

Registration location: Beaver Island State Park, Grand Island, New York Shelter 4B
The start/finish line locations will be located near the Park Office and shelter 4B. Please refer to the Beaver Island State Park Map to reference. Parking will be available.
Rider Registration Fees & Pledge Minimums
  • Register - Registration Fee is $10
  • Online Registration will close on Friday, August 3, 2012. Day of walk ups are welcome.
  • Event Details: This year the Fitness Club created a Seasons Pass with one fundraising minimum for the entire year to participate in up to four events,
    • The Ride Spinning Event (March 4, 2012)
    • The Ride For Roswell (June 22 and 23, 2012)
    • The Ride Grand Island (August 4, 2012)
    • The Ride Boston Hills (September 22, 2012)
    • People can participate in one, two, three, or all four events. Your $10 registration fee and the fundraising minimum of $250 must be raised in order to participate in your first event. Learn more about routes, start times, and volunteering opportunities.  
Routes & Start Times
Route Start Time* Map  Directions   Route Start Location
3-mile (Family Fun Ride;
Actual distance: 2.4mi)
9:00 AM 3-mile Map  3-mile
  Beaver Island State Park
(Actual distance: 10.5mi)
8:30 AM 12-mile Map 12-mile Directions   Beaver Island State Park
25-mile (1 lap around Island;
Actual distance: 21.2mi)
7:30 AM 25-mile Map 25-mile Directions   Beaver Island State Park
50-mile (2 laps around Island;
Actual distance: 41.5mi
7:00 AM
Beaver Island State Park
*All riders must check in 30 minutes prior to their route start time.
Things to Note:
  • All routes close at 11:00 AM
  • There will be 2 Rest Stops along the way where you can rest, get hydrated and even grab a snack for the road.
  • Free parking will be available before 8:00 AM. The park will charge an entrance fee after 8:00 AM.
Bike Preparedness

Helmets: No rider is allowed on any of the routes without an approved riding helmet! Make sure it locks securely, fits well and inspect it for cracks prior to the ride. Helmets can reduce serious head injuries by 85%.

A-B-C Quick Check- Do not wait to the last minute to make sure your bike is in good riding condition.
Check your bike tires for proper Air pressure.
Check your Brakes. Check your Chains.

No Radios, MP3 Players, Headphones or Cell phones: For safety reasons, every rider must be able to hear fellow riders’ dialogue as well as emergency directions from our law enforcement volunteers, Route Guides, and Riding Marshals.

Hydrate and Have a Snack- Drink plenty of water before you are thirsty and eat before you are hungry.

Obey Traffic Laws- Many rider falls occur when riders are not paying close attention to the other cyclists around them, leading to a collision!
Volunteer at The Ride Grand Island
Not riding but still want to be a part of The Ride Grand Island?  We invite you to volunteer along one of the scenic routes Grand Island has to offer!  See below for a list of available positions.
Download the Volunteer Form today and mail it to:
The Ride Grand Island
P.O. Box 644
Buffalo, New York 14240-0644
A Ride Coordinator will contact you to confirm your volunteer position and shift time. Recruit friends, family and co-workers to share in the fun. The Ride would not be able to happen without our dedicated volunteers. See you August 21st!
Job Position
Job Description

Rider Check-In
Responsibilities include checking in registered and non-registered riders, setting up the registration area, and distributing required materials to riders at check-in area.
Bag Drop
Assist in storing Rider Packets.  Responsibilities include capturing rider information, deciphering bags by stapling info card to bag and alphabetizing by last name for easy pick up at end of The Ride.
New Registration
Assist in setting up the check-in area, register new riders and distribute required materials to riders.
Greet and direct volunteers and riders to the appropriate areas at check-in. Pinners help riders to safety-pin their ride number onto their clothing.
T-shirt Distribution
Distribute rider t-shirts at check-in area.
Volunteer Check-In
Help check-in all volunteers.
Food Tent
Serve quality food in a friendly fashion to riders and volunteers in a clean and safe environment. Responsibilities include Set-up and cleanup of food tables, utensils, beverages and food preparation while being pleasant and helpful to all.
Celebration Area
Distribute survivor t-shirts, bracelets, flags at celebration tent.
Help to cheer on the participants at the beginning of each start and cheer all riders as they finish.  Bring a noisemaker! Individuals or organizations welcome!
Water Station
Serve water to riders before they leave and after they return from their rides.  Responsibilities may include setting up tables, transporting materials and assisting with other start line tasks.
Merchandise Tent
Selling RPCI merchandise, vendor assistance
Parking/Courtesy Cart
Direct parking, transporting those who need assistance
Maintaining a safe and healthy environment by picking up refuse/trash, recycling
Pre-Event Setup
Day-before set-up.  May require heavy lifting.
Route Guide
Assist in directing riders along the routes.  Be loud and encouraging as riders pass by!
Sweeps release route guides, fire police and rest stops.
Bike Mechanic
Support vehicles patrol each route with mechanics and spare parts to help with breakdowns, flats and incidents.  Bike mechanics are also stationed at rest stops and at the Start Line.
Rest Stop #1 - Eagle Overlook 7AM - 11AM
Responsibilities include preparing and distributing healthy liquids and snacks to the cyclists as they pass through. Responsibilities may include setting up tables for food and beverages, tents for medical and mechanical staff, and seating
Rest Stop #2 - 8:15-10:30AM
Responsibilities include preparing and distributing healthy liquids and snacks to the cyclists as they pass through. Responsibilities may include setting up tables for food and beverages, tents for medical and mechanical staff, and seating
Start Safety Check
Volunteers assist in ensuring that all riders are outfitted with a bicycle helmet and a rider number, as well as maintaining a general safe environment at the start line.  This includes clearing debris and keeping the area safe for Riders.
Ride Routes Planning Communications
Capture photographs or videos of riders, volunteers along the route or at tent area. Responsibilities include taking photos at your assigned site, editing and uploading photos for Ride staff to post on Ride website.
Support vehicle patrols route with mechanics and spare parts to help with breakdowns, flats and incidents and sag vehicles pick up riders.
Sunday, August 21, 2011

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