CVPH Mayor's Cup BIke Ride Returns to Whiteface for July 8 Ride

PLATTSBURGH, NY (06/20/2018) -- The 15th Annual Foundation of CVPH Mayor’s Cup Bike Ride takes place Sunday, July 8.  As part of its anniversary celebration, the event returns to Whiteface Mountain for a 50 mile ride. The route takes cyclists from Whiteface to CVPH.

A 20 mile route is also available, taking riders from CVPH to AuSable Point and back. Start time for the AuSable route is 10 a.m.

Cyclists who choose the 50 mile ride at Whiteface will be shuttled from CVPH to the mountain. The shuttle leaves the hospital at 7:30 a.m. and the mountain ride begins at 9 a.m. There is a $10 fee for the shuttle – must be preregistered to be guaranteed a seat.

“Fifteen years ago, we joined with the community in celebrating the Mayor’s Cup Regatta. Our contribution, this bike ride, showcases a great way to enjoy the beauty of the North Country while incorporating exercise into a healthy lifestyle. Returning to Whiteface for this anniversary is the perfect way to celebrate our Bike Ride,” explained Events and Special Projects Manager Michelle Senecal.

The Mayor’s Cup Bike Ride supports the CVPH Travel Fund. Held by The Foundation, the travel fund provides assistance to income-eligible residents of the North Country who must leave the region for health care not provided by CVPH.

Registration before July 8 can be completed online at UVMHealth.org/CVPHFoundation or by calling the Senecal at (518) 314-3359. Checks, payable to The Foundation of CVPH – Mayor’s Cup Bike Ride, should be mailed to The Foundation of CVPH, 75 Beekman St., Plattsburgh, NY, 12901.

Cost to register before July 8 is $40 and for riders 18 and under or 65 and older, registration is $30.  The registration fee on July 8 is $45 with a $10 discount for riders age 18 and younger and those over 65.  Ride day registration takes place in the parking lot near the hospital’s Cornelia Street entrance beginning at 7 a.m. for the 50 mile ride and at 9 a.m. for the 20 mile ride.  There will also be registration in the Whiteface Mountain parking lot at 8:30 a.m. for the 50 mile ride.

Riders under the age of 18 must have a signed consent form while those 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.  Registration includes a t-shirt (guaranteed if registered prior to June 25), water, bananas, granola bars, rest stops, sag support and BBQ. Family and friends can purchase a lunch ticket for $7. Route maps and detailed written instructions are available on The Foundation’s website, UVMHealth.org/CVPHFoundation.

This event is supported by The Foundation of CVPH, Pepsi Bottling Group of Keeseville, Firstview Eye Care Associates, Donlan & Barcomb, Dodge Marketing and Communications, Fesette Realty, Plattsburgh Family Chiropractic, Law Office of Jack Piller, and the University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital.


About the Foundation of CVPH
The Foundation of Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital began over 25 years ago and since that time has touched thousands of lives.  As a not-for-profit entity, The Foundation has its own 20-member Board of Directors who assists with raising funds and oversees how those dollars are invested back into the hospital and into improving the health of our community.  Through generous support, we are helping people, funding programs, enhancing care and touching lives.  To learn more about The Foundation and to show your support, visit us at UVMHealth.org/CVPHFoundation.


About Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital
The University of Vermont Health Network - Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital is a private, not-for profit hospital and a subsidiary of Community Providers Inc., (CPI). Established in 1967 with the merger of Champlain Valley and Physicians hospitals, CVPH joined Fletcher Allen Partners in 2012, which in 2014, became The University of Vermont Health Network.  Together with its partners, Alice Hyde Medical Center, Central Vermont Medical Center, Elizabethtown Community Hospital and the University of Vermont Medical Center, CVPH provides high quality, cost effective care, close to home. Services include an award winning cardiac services program, accredited cancer center, freestanding ambulatory surgery center, comprehensive rehabilitation services and a 24 hour physician-staffed Emergency Care Center.  Governed by a 15-member Board of Directors, CVPH is accredited by the Joint Commission and licensed by New York State and Medicare/Medicaid approved.  Learn more at UVMHealth.org/CVPH or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.



About The University of Vermont Health Network

The University of Vermont Health Network is an academic health system that is comprised of six affiliate hospitals, a multi-specialty medical group, and a home health agency. We serve the residents of Vermont and northern New York with a shared mission: working together, we improve people’s lives.  Our partners include:



Our 4,000 health care professionals are driven to provide high-quality, cost-efficient care as close to home as possible. Strengthened by our academic connection to the University of Vermont, each of our hospitals remains committed to its local community by providing compassionate, personal care shaped by the latest medical advances and delivered by highly skilled experts.