RV&E Bike and Skate Events
RV&E Bike and Skate has and continues to support numerous local events and programs in the community. A brief overview of events that RV&E Bike and Skate has been involved in include:
This year we are celebrating 20 years of FHMBC racing!
The Farmall Hill Mountain Bike Challenge (FHMBC) is known as the race with no recovery. The mountain bike race course goes through a variety of terrain including punchy climbs, short descents and gorgeous tree covered single track. Beginners will enjoy the challenge of completing the course that can be difficult for even the most experienced racers.
Race start time is 6:30 pm. You will need to check in and sign the waiver for EACH race in the series, even if you have preregistered. Please plan accordingly to allow enough time to check in. The registration/check in table is open 5-6 pm.
The race course is a 5 mile loop containing a variety of ups and downs.
There are 4 categories of racing:
Expert: 3 laps
Sport: 2 laps
Beginner: 1 lap
Juniors (ages 18 and under): 1 lap
Preregistration is open! If you preregister for all 4 races, you can enjoy a preview day to check out the course on Sunday, May 3rd from 9 am - 12 pm at no charge. If you don't preregister for all 4 races but still want to come check out the course, you can register separately for the preview day for $10.
Race Day Registration is $25 from 5 pm to 6 pm and is cash ONLY. Registration closes promptly at 6 pm.
This event takes place on consecutive Tuesdays during the month of May. The course is a five mile loop containing some nice ups and downs. Trophies are awarded at the end of the race series in May.
Tuesday Night Rides
We look forward to seeing you on one of our rides! Please feel free to contact me at our Fairport Store for more details . Thanks for your interest and remember that T.N.R @ RV&E is all about Camaraderie, Companionship and Conversation without the Competition!
Depart - Tuesday Night Rides meet at the bench outside the Fairport store and depart promptly at 5:45pm. Please arrive a few minutes earlier to sign the liability waiver & make sure your tires are aired properly.
Length - Routes are about 20 miles long, stretching to 25 - 30 miles at the peak of summer. We always head east, northeast or southeast of Fairport, on rural roads in Macedon, Penfield, Walworth, Victor and Farmington.
Pace - The pace of riding is about 15 - 20 mph. While we are not competitive, nor are we moving at break-neck speed, the routes are not always suitable for beginners. While longer rides might be "flat", shorter routes always include hills.
Important Considerations - Mountain bikes or other such "fat tire" bikes are not recommended. Hybrids are better, but road bikes are best. Faster riders may move ahead at their own pace, following the planned route. This method allows folks to ride at a clip that suits their style.
Requirements - All riders will wear a helmet and follow the rules of road riding.
Recommendations - There are no S.A.G. wagons following us; carrying a cell phone, spare tube, tire levers & pump may come in handy. For riders who don't have eyes in the back of their head, a mirror is highly recommended.
Bike Maintenance Courses
Park Tool School and Tube & Tire Clinics
This bicycle maintenance courses offered by RV&E include the Park Tool School 6 hour clinic.
RV&E also offers a Tube and Tire clinic. All the RV&E bike maintenance clinics are primarily a hands-on learning environment. Class size is limited to 6 to ensure a facilitator/student ratio of 1/3. Bring your own bike and learn what makes it tick from the inside out.
Minimum class size is 3 to 4 people with a maximum class size of 6. If class is full you can go on waiting list. Payment for classes must be made in full for spot reservation. Cancellations must be made prior to 48 hours of first class for full refund. If we do not get the minimum amount of people for class then you can be refunded or moved into a later class.
Park Tool School 6 hour clinic
Park Tool School is generally offered in the Fall and Winter!
The Park Tool School 6 hour clinic is split into two 3 hour classes. You will be provided with a Park Tool student book and be expected to bring your own bicycle.
Topics to be covered include
- Wheels, tires and tubes
- Brakes and cables
- Derailleur adjustment
- $80.00 single (includes booklet) and 20% off coupon for purchasing tools at RV&E.
- $130.00 couple and will share booklet, 20% off coupon for purchasing tools at RV&E.
Minimum class size 4 people with a maximum class size of 6. If class is full you can go on waiting list.
Tube and Tire Clinic
Registration fee: $20.00 single no booklet is included but can be purchased for $25.00
Minimum class size 3 people with a maximum class size of 6. If class is full you can go on waiting list.