John North Willys Bike RallyAugust 25, 2019 Cheshire Union Cheshire State Route 21 Canandaigua, NY 14424 Organized by Ontario County Historical Society
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This is the third year of the John North Willys Bike Rally . Th event is named after John North Willys, who owned a bicyclke factory and shop in Cannandaigu in the the late 19th Ccentury. After leaving Canandaigua, he went on to become a leading automobile manufacturer of his era with the Willys-Overland company. The Willys company produced the oringal jeeps for the Army in WWII, which was the start of the iconic Jeep brand.
This is a major fundraiser for the Ontario County Historical Society.All proceeds accrue to the orgnaization, which is 501 c 3 non profit.
Event details and schedule
The event offers two course options. The first is an approximate 10 mie course with moderate terrain and is suitable for begiinere and intermediate riders with some experience with hills.
The 25 mile course is more challenging and is designed for intermediate to experienced riders. There are a few challenging hills but overall the course terrain is at the intermediate level.
Both courses offfer stunning views of Canandiagua Lake and the hillsides around it.