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PEDAL FOR PETS BIKE-A-THON
SUNDAY MAY 1ST, 2022

After a 3 year hiatus, the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) at Cornell is bringing back Pedal for Pets, a local cycling event starting and ending at the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine! This year, we are fundraising for the Cornell University Hospital for Animals large animal Patient Assistance fund! This is a fun ride to get out and enjoy whatever weather May may bring and will not be timed.

Cyclists will be able to choose from a 11 mile route or a 33 mile route (see the Route Maps tab above). 

  • "Early Bird" registration will be $11 for the 11 mile ride and $33 for the 33 mile ride

  • "Day of" registration is $21 for the 11 mile ride and $43 for the 33 mile ride

Check in and start

33 mile ride

  • Check in starts at 8:30AM

  • Ride starts at 9:30AM

11 mile ride

  • Check in starts at 9:45AM

  • Ride starts at 10:45AM

 

RIDE DETAILS

Check-in will begin an hour before the ride start time; there is no strict time as long as you are there before your ride begins:) Both rides will start and finish from B lot in front of the vet school. See the route maps tab above for the complete route information but you do not need to memorize the routes as they will be marked with clear signage. Be sure to follow signs that are marked with your route distance (11 milers, follow signs with the #11 on them, etc.)

Free parking will be available in the B lot. A porta-potty will be on site.  

Rest stop for the 33 mile ride: There will be water, minimal service tools and snacks available at the rest stop 19 miles in at the Dryden Lake state park. There will be 3 volunteers stationed here. 

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IN CASE OF EMERGENCY

At the check-in table the day of the ride, Morgan's phone number will be posted- contact this number if you have any bike malfunctions or NONHEALTH related issues. If you are INJURED, please call 911. Varna Fire department EMS will also be stationed at the intersection of Ellis Hollow Creek Rd and Ellis Hollow Rd for your safety and quick response to any emergency. Additionally, please review the "safety" tab before attending the ride. Our primary goal is to ensure everyone's safety, so please follow the provided recommendations

 

33 MILE RIDE ROAD CLOSURE-- BIKES STILL ABLE TO PASS

This applies only to the 33 mile ride participants:

For the 33 mile ride, there is blocked off bridge on Freese Rd., right after you turn left onto Freese from Hanshaw Rd. Although closed to vehicles, it is still open and safe for foot traffic and bicyclists (weight capacity is at 3 tons), so the route will stay as is.

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POST-RIDE

Stick around after the ride to enjoy coffee, bagels, and apples! Raffle winners will be announced once all riders are back from their rides.

 
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INCLEMENT WEATHER

In the case of inclement weather, the rides will start and finish from the Livestock Pavilion, marked on the map to  the left. Unless severe weather or thunderstorms, the event will still occur.