CycleAbility Challenge, June 2-4, 2017

The CycleAbility Challenge provides options of 30, 60 and 100 miles.  The event has raised over $5.8 million for Special Olymics New York since its inception in 1990. The tax-deductible pledges support Special Olympics New York-Hudson Valley Region. Dates: June 2,3 and 4, 2017 Start: Apple Tree Inn, 10 Richmond Mountain Rd., Lenox MA http://www.cycleabilitybiketour.comContinue reading CycleAbility Challenge, June 2-4, 2017

Great Big FANY Ride, July 23-29, 2017

The 17th Annual Great Big FANY Ride, pedaling 500 miles Across New York, July 23-29, 2017. Site: Start: Niagra Falls, NY Collaborated with: New York Bicycling Coalition, a not-for-profit bicycling advocacy group. Recipient: In 2016 FANY contributed nearly $4500 to Double H Ranch. Description: We average 70 miles per day (or 35 mi/day with Sore … Continue reading Great Big FANY Ride, July 23-29, 2017

Answer to Cancer: West Point NY, June 10, 2017

Location: West Point, NY Beneficiary:  Cancer Research Institute, Date: June 10, 2017 Link to site: Links to RideWithGPS: To see all three on one page-; 100-mile: 50-mile: 25-mile: 5K Family Fun Run/Walk:

Riding the Erie Canal Towpath


The Erie Canal Towpath is the land’s second longest continuous bicycle path—or rather, it would be if it were considered to be a single trail, which it sort of is anyway. The path links Buffalo in the west to Albany in the east and comprises a network of dedicated paths, local park trails, some city streets, and under 50 miles of state road shoulders. The trail goes for about 360 miles and passes through virtually every kind of terrain Western and Upstate New York have to offer (mountains excepted). Riding the Erie is rather more of an adventure than taking on the C&O/GAP but it is by no means too much to take tackle and it really is worth it—it is a great ride.

2016-07-20 16.48.01 A typical view along the active portion of the Erie Canal–this one near Fort Plain, NY.

Our trip was in July and while it was warm…

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Tour of the Catskills

The annual Tour of the Catskills Start: Church St., Tannersville, NY. 25 miles Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course 55 miles Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX Course 80 miles Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue … Continue reading Tour of the Catskills

Hoosic River Ride, Aug. 12, 2017

The Hoosic River Ride is a one-day event that benefits the education, research and advocacy programs of the non-profit Hoosic River Watershed Association.   Start locations For 2016, the rides begin at the Hoosac School on Pine Valley Road (Route 103) in Hoosick  NY. Previous year rides (shown below) started at the Southern Vermont College Rec Center in … Continue reading Hoosic River Ride, Aug. 12, 2017

Tour de Teddi, Hammondsport, NY

Saturday September 17, 2016. 5th Annual Tour de Teddi, benefitting Camp Good Days and Special Times, Branchport, NY with a ride around Keuka Lake. Camp Goodtimes is a nonprofit organization allowing local children touched by autism to have a typical summer experience along with their peers Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map … Continue reading Tour de Teddi, Hammondsport, NY