TRAVEL

TRAVEL
Hotels
Holiday Inn Express Irondequoit is just over 2 miles from the race site, and is convenient to Route 104, shopping, restaurants and the Lake Ontario shoreline.
Hampton Inn Rochester – Irondequoit is 1 block closer to the race site than the Holiday Inn and is situated right on East Ridge Rd.
Rochester Plaza Hotel and Conference Center will have you staying a few miles from the race site, right in the heart of downtown Rochester. It will get you closer to famous Rochester landmarks such as The George Eastman House, and the Strong Museum.
A quick and easy search on Hotels.com or other travel sites will also provide you with a myriad of places to stay within 10 minutes of the park, in all price ranges.
Restaurants
Pasta Villa , situated on East Ridge Rd, provides the best Italian food and pasta dishes in town.
Monte Alban, also on E. Ridge Rd is home to unbelievable authentic Mexican food, for racers who like it spicy!
East Ridge Family Diner can meet anyone’s need with a wide variety of traditional American foods and pasta dishes.
Want a little taste of real Rochester? Go and get yourself a pre or post-race garbage plate at the famous Nick Tahous.
Dinosaur BBQ , in downtown Rochester, is where to go for live music, Harley watching and great ribs.
Sporting Goods Stores
Need gear, gels, shoes etc.? Head on down to Fleet Feet Rochester for your last minute items.
Dicks Sporting Goods can supply the basics if you need an extra water bottle or if you forgot to pack your rain shell.
Driving Directions
From east: Route 90 E (NYS Thruway) to exit 45. Take 490 W to 590 N, to route 104 W. Exit at Clinton Ave, turning right. Go left on Eastridge Rd., and right on St. Paul St. Follow the signs for the zoo, park will be on your left.
From west: Route 90 W (NYS Thruway)to exit 47. Take 490 E to 390 N. Exit Ridgeway Ave, turning right. Continue up Ridgeway to route 104 E, taking first exit: St. Paul St. Right onto Saint Paul and follow the signs for the zoo, park will be on your left.
From south: Route 390 N to to Ridgeway Ave, turning right. Continue up Ridgeway to Route 104 E, taking first exit: St. Paul St. Go right on St.Paul and follow the signs for the zoo, park will be on your left.
A county map of the zoo can be found here.
For additional info on Rochester, and local happenings race weekend, including the famous Highland Lilac festival, click here.