The Can Am Rides
The Can Am Rides were conceived by Niagara Frontier Bicycle Club member, Mary Alice Tocke, as a way to showcase the natural and historic beauty of the Buffalo-Fort Erie-Niagara Falls region. The 100 and 62 mile rides explore the Niagara Parkway, both sides of Niagara Falls (USA and Canada), Fort Erie and Buffalo. The 100 mile ride includes more northern areas on both sides of the border, including the scenic and historic towns of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Lewiston (where Niagara Falls started more than 12000 years ago) and Youngstown. For the more casual cyclist, there is a 35 mile ride that stays on the USA side and takes in some of the historical and scenic gems around Buffalo and suburbs. Outside of encounters with the Niagara Escarpment on the 100 and 62 mile rides, the routes are very flat.
The rides start and end at the Fontana Boathouse near the Peace Bridge in Buffalo.
Rest stops with snacks and water are provided along the 100 and 62 mile routes. All participants are welcome to a post ride lunch at the Fontana Boathouse (ride start), as well as a pre-ride wine and cheese social at the boathouse on Saturday evening, all at no extra charge.
Why not make a weekend of it? Join us on our Saturday rides, grab a shower and a snack, then head down to the Wright boat house and enjoy a wine and cheese social, compliments of the Niagara Frontier Bicycle Club.
For all riders: We want everyone to have a safe and fun-filled experience. Helmets are required and the use of aerobars on these rides is strongly discouraged. Please communicate your intent to turn, stop or slow down to the riders behind you.