Rooms in Bellinger Hall (or upgrade to stay at the Athenaeum Hotel)
Total Spots:
Daily Mileages
Three options each day. You choose! See below.
Registration Fee
$80 before Feb 28, 2022. $120 starting Mar 1, 2022.
Fundraising Commitment
Event Length
The campus opens Friday night. Event is Saturday and Sunday.

Green Fondo is here! Green Fondo is our sustainably focused take on the Gran Fondo-style rides. We’re gathering to celebrate the planet while bringing people together to enjoy great cycling. We’ll have a cycling campus at the Chautauqua Institution on Lake Chautauqua where cyclists can overnight, enjoy food and drink, entertainment, and meet with new friends and thought leaders.

Located in the far western corner of New York State, Chautauqua is bordered by Lake Erie to the north and Pennsylvania to the west and south.  Its diverse topography has much to offer riders of all abilities.  From the flat roads that follow the Lake Erie shoreline to the rolling hills, you’ll find lush grape vineyards, Amish farms, plentiful lake views, and beautiful roads for cycling.

Proceeds benefit organizations dedicated to climate, clean energy, and bike advocacy. Upon registration, you can choose from our full list of beneficiaries and proceeds will be distributed to the Climate Ride grants program based on your beneficiary selection. You will have access to our superb personal fundraising software and the full support of our team. Participants may select their beneficiaries from our list of more than 100 extraordinary non-profit organizations.

For this 2-day event, there will be cycling mileages for all types of riders – you can choose from Grande, Medio, & Piccolo options each day. We will have several mileage options on both days of the event. (More details on the routes will be available in your ride guide.) This event style has something for everyone and provides an atmosphere where family, friends, and colleagues can all enjoy a cycling event together. Green Fondo is not timed because we want you to enjoy the bike ride the way you want to ride! There are lovely stops along the way where you can enjoy beautiful surroundings and new friends. From e-bikes to race bikes, all are welcome.

NEW: Not a cyclist, but want to enjoy the weekend and support the cause? We now have a companion/non-cycling option for non-cycling fundraisers. The Chautauqua Institution is a place worth exploring and non-cyclists will enjoy a weekend energizing in a place dedicated to the best in humanity.  In the afternoon and evenings, we’ll all gather in the spirit of the Climate Ride community. When you register, select the non-cycling option.

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