2020 ROCKRIDE – Sat. July 4
Registration: 9:00 – 10:30 at Clare’s Harley-Davidson – 590 York Rd. Niagara on the Lake. Participant Numbers will be provided to online registrants. Online registration & online donations will be cut-off at Noon on July 3. If you register online, you do not need to complete a hardcopy waiver form but must check in with your pledge form.
Cost: No registration fee, but a minimum of $50 in pledges per bike (with psgr or without) is required.
KSU: 10:30 – 11:00 – Road Captains will lead groups in 15-minute intervals. Riders who prefer to ride solo or with just 1 or 2 buddies will roll out in between the large groups.
Route: Route will be well marked, printed maps provided on ride morning, and google-map versions will be available a week or so before ride day. Essentially, we travel southwest from Clare’s, past Merrittville Speedway, through some scenic twisties of Effingham Road area, and over to Tons of Bike Gear. This first stop will be 20-25 minutes for each group, water and washroom available. From TOBG, we travel southeast to 27 along the river towards Welland, continuing east to the pkwy and down to the Ft Erie Fire Hall for the bbq. This stop will be 45 minutes to an hour. If you need more fuel, there are multiple stations within 3-4 km in Ft Erie. The last segment will take us up the parkway, almost to the falls, then west and north to Oh Canada Eh on Lundy’s Lane. Total route will be approx. 150 km.
Finale: There will be entertainment and refreshments at the air-conditioned licensed finale – 8585 Lundy’s Lane. The Awards Ceremony is scheduled for a 3pm start, lasting under an hour. Everyone should be on their way home by 4pm.
Prizes: Grand Prize - $500 Gas Card. You earn 1 ballot for every $50 raised (+ 1 bonus if register online)
Swag: The first 100 registrants receive a free event t-shirt. See FAQ for details.
FOOD: Free midpoint BBQ in Ft Erie for all participants.
SATELLITE STAGING LOCATIONS: This is a new concept we are trying in 2020, to assist our non-local riders who may have difficulty reaching Clare’s comfortably before registration ends. There are 3 Satellite Staging Locations: Blackbridge H-D in Cambridge, Rocky’s H-D in London and Ozweld’s Diner in Sarnia. These groups will meet the Niagara groups at the Ft Erie BBQ and join them for the last segment to the Finale. All riders using Satellite locations must register online in advance. All online registrants will receive a Participant Number. Details on submitting funds raised and the route will be provided to registered riders, and a Road Captain will lead each group.
Cambridge/KW group - 160km route to BBQ with 2 rest/fuel stops, leaving Blackbridge at 9:30 sharp.
London group - 220 km route with 2 rest/fuel stops, leaving Rocky’s at 9:00 sharp.
Sarnia group – 100 km route to join the London group at Rocky’s for their KSU at 9:00am. The Sarnia group will leave Ozweld’s Diner on Plank Rd at 7:45, or riders to the east can travel direct.
Funds Beneficiary: 100% of ROCKRIDE funds go to Childhood Cancer Canada, earmarked for research through the C17 Research Fund. (17 Children’s Hospitals across Canada)