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Chautauqua Lakefest 2023

For PBC Members ONLY ~ Not a member yet and want to attend?  Join Today!



Don't delay! Room block closes on August 24.

See photos from the 2022 Lakefest here:
Chautauqua Lakefest 2022


Event Highlights

  • Enjoy 3 days of riding with over a dozen varied route choices with distances from 20-60 miles, including full and half loops around Lake Chautauqua, along the shore of Lake Erie, and inland among Lake Cassadaga and smaller inland lakes.
  • Ride through beautiful scenery and historic sites including the Bemus Point Ferry, Dunkirk Lighthouse, and the Lily Dale community, among others.
  • GPS route files/digital cue sheets will be provided, along with route descriptions including points of interest and suggested rest stops.
  • Join pre-scheduled rides with ride leaders on selected routes or ride one of the many other options (don't ride alone!).
  • Comfortable accommodations with special discounted rate at the Chautauqua Suites Meeting and Expo Center in Mayville, NY.
  • Our room block offers an assortment of suite-style rooms (while supplies last) and includes parking and a cold breakfast buffet. Bikes may be stored in your own suite.
  • The hotel offers a lounge with bar menu. Oliver's, its 5-star Italian restaurant, is reserved for our social events on Friday and Saturday evenings.
  • The room rate ($95.00+tax/night) includes complimentary access to facilities at the nearby Chautauqua Institution: pool, fitness center and Golf Learning Center including driving range, putting greens, chipping green and practice holes.
  • Check in on Thursday or Friday - it's your choice!
  • Check-in is 3 PM on day of arrival. Friday check-in may be available at 1 PM based on availability.
  • Sunday offers a late check-out of 12 PM so you can enjoy a morning ride.
  • Friday evening Welcome and Dessert Social (including gluten-free and vegan options) with PBC exclusive use of Oliver's, in the hotel. Cash bar will also be available.
  • New: Saturday evening Dinner and Social with appetizer, salad and pasta stations. PBC has exclusive use of Oliver's, conveniently located in the hotel. Cash bar will also be available.
  • Limited SAG assistance in case of emergency*
  • Non-Rider Discount:  Non-riders are welcome to attend the event and participate in the social events if they are members of the club in good standing and register. BEFORE REGISTERING, ask the event coordinator how to receive the non-rider discounted registration fee (see "How to Register", below). This offer is valid only for non-riding members of the club.

Registration Includes 


  • 3 days of riding; GPS routes/digital cue sheets; water and snacks; limited SAG* in case of emergency.
  • Pre-scheduled ride options with leaders for selected routes.
  • Event Guide with schedule and essential instructions, as well as information about restaurants, attractions, and non-riding activities.
  • Welcome Reception with Dessert Bar (including gluten-free and vegan options) at the hotel on Friday evening.
  • Dinner and Social on Saturday evening with exclusive use of the hotel's 5-star Italian restaurant Oliver's, including appetizer, salad and pasta stations and fruit dessert. All stations include vegan and non-vegan options.
  *Limited SAG means SAG will be available for major mechanical purposes requiring transport back to the starting point. All riders should come prepared to ride the route they start and be able to fix their own flat tires or other minor mechanical issues.

Other Exciting Activities Available in the Chautauqua Area

(Optional - not included in registration)

  • Shopping and dining in Mayville and neighboring villages including Westfield, Bemus Point, Jamestown.
  • Visit the beautiful Chautauqua Institution
  • Sail on the Chautauqua Belle, one of five steam paddleboats remaining in the US
  • Ax throwing in Panama Rocks
  • National Comedy Center in Jamestown
  • Art and Nature at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute
  • Nature Walks and Hiking
  • Winery and Brewery visits/tastings
  • Wine Fest Harvest Celebration, Sept 22-24 in Gibson Park (North East, PA)

The following links offer more information about things to do and see in the Chautauqua area:

      Chautauqua County Vitors Bureau
      Lake Erie Wine Country
      visitPA: Pennsylvania's Great Lakes Region

Event Schedule

The following is a general outline of the important times to help your planning. Participants will receive
 a complete "Event Guidebook and Checklist" a few days prior to the event via email.  The Guidebook will present more details, along with links for the route GPS files and reminders about the weekend. 

Thursday September 21
3:00 PM - Optional Check-in

Friday September 22

11:00 AM - Welcome Ride(s) 1: ~ 40 mile, moderate terrain and pace
1:00 PM - Welcome Ride(s) 2: ~ 20 mile, moderate terrain, relaxed
3:00 PM - Hotel Check-in
    - Enjoy Dinner on your own and Visit Mayville, Bemus Point, Westfield or Jamestown!
8:00 PM Welcome Reception at Oliver's restaurant in the hotel
- Dessert Bar Social
- Cash Bar (outside alcohol is not allowed)

    - Information and postings for Saturday rides

Saturday, September 23

8:00 AM onwards - Ride departures.
- See Ride Board for posted routes and times 
  - Lunch is on your own
    - Free Time in the Chauatauqua area
6:00 PM - Dinner and Social at Oliver's restaurant in the hotel
    - Appetizer, Pasta, Salad and Dessert stations (vegan and non-vegan options)
    - Cash Bar (outside alcohol is not allowed)
    - Information and postings for Sunday rides

Sunday, September 24th
8:00 AM onwards - Ride departures. See Ride Board for posted routes and times.
12:00 PM - Late Check Out


• Early Registration: up to August 22, 2023
Rider $100
Non-rider $80

• Late Registration Rider Fee: August 23 to September 4, 2023
Rider $120
Non-rider $100

• Hotel Reservation Cutoff Date:  August 24, 2023
  rooms revert to
standard rate; availability not guaranteed

How To Register and Reserve Your Room 


1. Click the "Register Now" button at the right to register and pay your event participation fee. Each participant, including riders and non-riders, must register individually.

Non-Rider Discount:
 Non-riders are welcome to attend this event, but they must be members of the club in good standing. Contact the event coordinators to learn how you can add your spouse/partner to your membership if they are not already a member. BEFORE REGISTERING, ask the event coordinator how to receive the non-rider discounted registration fee of only $80 up to August 22, 2023; after August 22, the non-rider discounted registration fee is $100. This offer is valid only for non-riding members of the club.  IMPORTANT: This discount cannot be applied retroactively. You must contact the event coordinator BEFORE registering in order to receive the discount. Once registered, no changes can be made, and no refunds will be given.


2. After you register here for the event, you will receive a confirmation email with information for how to reserve your room under our room block. REGISTERING HERE WILL NOT RESERVE YOUR ROOM.  YOU MUST FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS IN YOUR CONFIRMATION EMAIL TO RESERVE YOUR ROOM.  Several different suite configuration are available in our block, but numbers are limited. FIRST COME - FIRST ACCOMMODATED, so register early to ensure you get the type you prefer. IMPORTANT: Couples need to reserve only one room, but both need to register for the event individually on this page.


Check-in options: Thursday September 21 after 3 PM or Friday September 22 after 3 PM.  The hotel will allow earlier check-in on Friday (but not before 1 PM) IF a suite is ready, but this is not guaranteed.  If you want to join one of the scheduled Friday group rides, you have two options: (a) check in on Thursday (recommended) or (b) arrive before check-in on Friday and change in one of two suites that we will make available (please contact the organizers).

Check-out: Sunday offers a late check-out of 12 PM (you must remember to ask for this when you check in) so you can enjoy a Sunday morning ride.

3.  Both riders and non-riders mus
t be members of the club, and both must register through this page by clicking on the "Register Now" button.  Yes - this step needs to be completed individually.


Step up and Volunteer!

We need a few helping hands to make this event go smoothly, and we can plan more effectively if we know ahead of time that key volunteer spots are filled. We need:

• Pre-identified ride leaders for some selected routes on Friday and Saturday.

• Drivers and assistants to be on standby for limited SAG assistance. Most commonly these spots have been filled by non-riders and non-riding spouses/partners. Justified fuel expenses will be reimbursed.

• Help with check-in registration.


To learn more about the available volunteer opportunities and to sign up for a slot, please click the link below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the event coordinators below.  

2023 Chautauqua Lakefest Volunteering 

Friday, September 22, 2023 to Sunday, September 24, 2023
Chautauqua Suites Meeting & Expo Center
Chautauqua Suites website
215 West Lake Road
Mayville, NY   1

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Nancy S Kury
Antonio-Javier Lopez
412-862-8482 (c)
Club Special Event
Registration is required before Monday, September 4, 2023 at 12:00 AM
Payment In Full In Advance Only
All participants must be active members of the Premier Bicycle Club. If you desire to have a non-riding spouse/partner come along, please contact the event organizer to have your account upgraded to a family membership. Non-riders must register for this event like riders do – see event description for non-rider discount.
Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation Policy & Fees: There are two (2) parts to the registration process, and they have different cancellation policies: (1.) "Event Registration" (through the club): Cancellations prior to and including September 4, 2023 will receive a refund minus a $30.00 cancellation fee. There are NO REFUNDS AFTER September 4, 2023. (2.) "Chautauqua Suites Conference and Expo Center (directly through the hotel): You can cancel your room reservation up to 72 hours before your reservation arrival date to receive a refund or to not be charged. All participants should verify the cancellation policy at the time they make their room reservation.

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