(SPONSORED CONTENT) The Hospice Gran Fondo to benefit Niagara Hospice is back for its sixth year, bringing its “party on wheels” to Niagara County. The ride has become very popular among local riders of all abilities. 

Presented by M&T Bank, the Hospice Gran Fondo is the first charity bicycle ride to feature several Niagara County wineries. The ride will be held Saturday, June 15 and will start and finish at beautiful Krull Park on the shores of Lake Ontario in Olcott, NY.

“This is our sixth year and we are expecting over 400 riders. We have 28 teams registered already and most are fundraising for us as well. We welcome riders of all abilities and encourage individual riders and teams to come out and support Niagara Hospice while enjoying a great event.” said Allison Bolt, Special Events Coordinator at Niagara Hospice.

Riders can choose a 15 mile, 30 mile, or 62.5 mile route. Each route features refreshment stops at local establishments including Chateau Niagara Winery, Honeymoon Trail Winery, Midnight Run Winery, Victorianbourg Wine Estate, Schulze Vineyards & Winery, Black Willow Winery, and Woodcock Brothers Brewing Company. The post ride party includes live music, drinks and food provided by Tops Markets, and wine tastings provided by participating wineries.

All proceeds from the event benefit patients and families served by Niagara Hospice. For details about the ride, a complete list of sponsors, and for online registration visit www.HospiceGranFondo.com.

Volunteers and sponsors are needed for the event. For information, contact Bolt at 716-280-0766 or allison.bolt@niagarahospice.org