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Chautauqua Lakefest 2024

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


Don't delay! Room block closes on August 15.

See photos from previous Lakefests here:

Chautauqua Lakefest 2022

Chautauqua Lakefest 2023

Event Highlights


  • Enjoy 3 days of riding with over a dozen varied route choices comprising distances from 20-60 miles, including full and half loops around Lake Chautauqua, along the shore of Lake Erie, and among smaller inland lakes nestled in the hills of the Chautauqua plateau.
  • Ride through beautiful scenery and historic sites including the Chautauqua Institution, Bemus Point, Dunkirk Lighthouse, and Midway Park among others.
  • Flat or hilly, short or long routes - your choice! Alternative start/end sites arranged to avoid long climbs on popular routes.
  • GPS route files/digital cue sheets will be provided, along with route descriptions including points of interest and suggested rest stops.
  • Join daily pre-scheduled rides with ride leaders on selected routes or check out the many other options.


  • 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 and includes parking and a breakfast buffet (hot or cold depending on occupancy). Bikes may be stored in your own suite.
  • The room rate ($100.00+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!
  • Early check-in may be available at 1 PM on Friday.
  • Late check-out at 12 PM on Sunday so you can enjoy a morning ride.



  • Friday evening meet-and-greet at Big Inlet Brewing, located just outside Millvale at the north end of Chautauqua Lake.
  • New: Included in registration is Saturday evening group dinner at award-winning restaurant Music for Your Mouth, in Millvale itself.
  • Many local attractions and activities for non-riders and after riding, including the Bemus Point Fall Festival.


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 Fee Includes 


  • 3 days of riding; GPS Routes/Digital Cue Sheets for over a dozen varied routes.
  • Welcome Bag with water, road snacks, fruit and information about local activities and points of interest
  • Limited SAG* in case of emergency.
  • Pre-scheduled ride options with experienced leaders for popular Recommended Routes each day.
  • Group Dinner on Saturday evening at award-winning restaurant Music for Your Mouth in Mayville. Choose from multiple menu options, including vegan and non-vegan dishes.
  • Detailed Event Guide with schedule and essential instructions, as well as information about restaurants, local attractions, and non-riding activities.

  *Limited SAG means SAG will be available for major mechanical problems 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
The Bemus Point Fall Festival coincides with our Lakefest this year! Visit it during Friday's rides for crafts, food, shopping, music, or drive up at any point during the weekend.

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 12
3:00 PM - Optional Check-in

Friday September 13

11:00 AM - Welcome Rides 1,2:
        ~ 40 miles around Chautauqua Lake; moderate terrain;
           moderate and relaxed pace.
1:00 PM - Welcome Ride 3:
        ~ 20 miles along Chautauqua Lake; moderate terrain;
   relaxed pace.

3:00 PM - Hotel Check-in
    - Enjoy Dinner on your own
        - Visit Mayville, Bemus Point, Westfield or

8:00 PM Meet and Greet at Big Inlet Brewing
- C
ash bar and light snacks.
        - Information for Friday ride options.

Saturday, September 14

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 at Music for Your Mouth in Mayville.
- Food included in registration fee.
    - Cash Bar
    - Information for Sunday ride options.

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 23, 2024
Rider $95
Non-rider $75

• Late Registration: August 24 to September 1, 2024
Rider $115
Non-rider $95

• Hotel Room Block Closes:  August 15
Rooms revert to
standard rate; availability is not guaranteed after this date.

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 $75 up to August 23, 2024; after August 23, the non-rider discounted registration fee is $95. 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. Cancellation Policy: Cancellations up until 9/1/2024 will receive a refund minus $30 administrative fee. Cancellations after 9/1/2024 cannot receive a refund.


3. 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 12 after 3 PM or Friday September 13 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 a suite 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.

REMEMBER: 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, Saturday and Sunday.

• Drivers and assistants to be on standby for limited SAG assistance on Friday or Saturday. Most commonly these spots have been filled by non-riders and non-riding spouses/partners.

• 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 listed below.  

Volunteer for 2024 Chautauqua Lakefest

Friday, September 13, 2024 to Sunday, September 15, 2024
Chautauqua Suites Meeting & Expo Center
Chautauqua Suites website
215 West Lake Road
Mayville, NY   1

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Nancy S Kury
4126189707 (c)
Antonio-Javier Lopez
412-862-8482 (c)
Club Special Event
Registration is required before Monday, September 02, 2024 at 11:59 PM
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 1, 2024 will receive a refund minus a $30.00 cancellation fee. There are NO REFUNDS AFTER September 1, 2024. (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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