Rides & Events
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:
Sundays in May 2022, Registration is open, sign up for the race series at https://www.bikereg.com/farmall
Sign up for the individual race events at links below
May 1st, 2022 https://www.bikereg.com/fhmbc2022-may-1
May 8th, 2022 https://www.bikereg.com/fhmbc2022-may-8
May 15th, 2022 https://www.bikereg.com/fhmbc2022-may-15
May 22nd, 2022 https://www.bikereg.com/fhmbc2022-may-22
This year we are celebrating 22 years of FHMBC racing! We are so excited to be back racing this year! Please be sure to read the full description as we've had to change a few things due to COVID. There are NO race day registrations this year. The course is on private property and is not open to ride other than on race day by registered riders.
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. The race course is a 5.5+ mile loop containing over 700' of climbing over a variety of ups and downs, minor rock garden, log overs, jumps, drops and berms. Beginners will enjoy the challenge of completing the course that can be difficult for even the most experienced racers.
Race start time is 10:00 am on Sundays in May.
Social Distancing and Masks: Please follow all social distancing recommendations prior to and after the race. Masks must be worn as per CDC guidelines at the time of the event.
Parking location: is an adjacent field next to 180 Bluhm Rd, Fairport, NY 14450. This is a residential area. Please drive slow and be respectful of the neighbors. Please DO NOT park on any of the surrounding roads.
Water and Food: We will be able to supply a water and gatorade filling station this year. Please come to the race prepared with whatever nutrition you may need.
Results and Timing: Timing will be completed using Webscorer, an online race timing platform. Race results will be posted after the event.
Spectators: We kindly request that each rider bring along only 2 spectators. Spectators must adhere to social distancing and wear a mask. We love dogs! Please make sure your dog is leashed at ALL times.
Refund Policy: No refunds. Entrants, who cannot attend, may substitute another participant’s name for theirs by emailing farmallRVE@gmail.com.
Tuesday Night Rides
Tuesday Night Rides are currently not happening due to COVID. Details are below of what we have been doing for years and hope to restart the rides soon.
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.