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

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

Western New England Greenway

The Western New England Greenway is part of U.S. BICYCLE ROUTE 7 that connects New York to Montreal. The corridor largely follows near U.S. ROUTE 7 through the very western portions of CT, MA AND VT. It links with the EAST COAST GREENWAY at the Merritt Parkway near Norwalk, CT. at the Southern terminus, and with QUEBEC’S ROUTE VERTE at … Continue reading Western New England Greenway

CHAD Tour – Lake Champlain and Adirondacks

Lake Champlain Adirondacks bicycle tour

The CHAD tour combines some of the finest rides in the Lake Champlain basin with challenging climbs in the Adirondacks. The tour begins in Burlington on Sunday night, and heads to Plattsburgh via the Lake Champlain Islands on Monday. On Tuesday riders head into the Adirondacks, and on Wednesday turn back east to Ticonderoga, crossing back into Vermont on Thursday. The return to Burlington … Continue reading CHAD Tour – Lake Champlain and Adirondacks

Bicycling The Erie Canal

Cycling the Erie Canal Richard Costello

Richard S. Costello July 1, 2016 Greetings Gordon, Just a simple note to say, that recently I took advantage of your Erie Canal “ride with gps” ride posted online, and traveled the route in exact detail. I had a great time cycling across New York State, and thus turned my adventures into a book just … Continue reading Bicycling The Erie Canal

Niagra Gorge trail system

Niagara Gorge trails

The Niagara Gorge is the geographic area along the Niagara River near the Falls, offering up-close views of the Gorge's geologic beauty, without being surrounded by tourists. Niagra Gorge trail hike View at RideWithGPS View and print map

New York trails

New York trails

Trailink Albany County Rail Trail 8.4 miles Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel Allegheny River Valley Trail 5.6 miles Asphalt Andes Rail Trail 1 miles Dirt, Grass Auburn Trail 9.1 miles Crushed Stone Auburn-Fleming Trail 1.6 miles Ballast, Dirt Ballston Veterans Bike Path 3.5 miles Asphalt Bethpage Bikeway 12.5 miles Asphalt Big Flats Trail 1.7 miles Gravel … Continue reading New York trails

Answer to Cancer A2C, Highland Falls, NY: June 10, 2017

A2C bicycle ride

Join the Answer to Cancer (A2C) ride as an individual or as part of a team to support  finding a cure for cancer. 100% of funds raised by participants go toward lifesaving cancer immunotherapy research! Choose between 25, 50 and 100 miles. All rides pass through the  grounds of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Beneficiary: … Continue reading Answer to Cancer A2C, Highland Falls, NY: June 10, 2017

New York official state bicycle routes

NY Bicycle Route 5

The New York State Department of Transportation provides online maps for several long distance, on-road bicycle routes. Cyclists using these routes should be comfortable sharing the roadway with motorized vehicles traveling at higher speeds. Printed maps for these routes can be obtained with no charge from the New York State Department of Transportation Bicycle and … Continue reading New York official state bicycle routes

Long Island Heart Ride

Long Island Heart Ride

This American Heart Association ride offers training for participants who participate in a 27-mile, 59-mile, or 100-mile bike ride through the heart of the Hamptons of Long Island, NY. Event Location: Rotations Bicycle Center- 32 Windmill Lane, Southampton, NY 11968 100 mile Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file TCX … Continue reading Long Island Heart Ride

Onondaga Cycling Club

Onondaga Cycling Club bicycle rides

Cue sheets and maps provided by the Onondaga Cycling Club of New York State. baldwinsville 40 beaver lake beaver lakes beaver lakes 50 bill johnson bill johnson metric brewertown buille camden-boonville camillus airport camillus-vanburen camillus-weedsport camillus-weedsport 40 camillus-west camillus-west-48 canastota-peterboro canastota-skyline canastota-skyline40 canastota-vernon canoe canoe short carpenters brook carpenters brook cue carpenters brook kinder carpenters … Continue reading Onondaga Cycling Club

Niagra Frontier Cycling Club rides

NFBC bicycle rides

The Niagara Frontier Bicycle Club is Western New York's largest bicycle club, with daily rides spanning Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Orleans, Wyoming and Genesee Counties. Down PDF cue sheets below. 747WillistonRoad 748BloodyRun 749WilsonOlcottExpress 751SturgeonPoint 752GeneseeParkAndForest 757FoxValley 758OldGreenwalls 761EastAmhers-AkronFalls 762NiagaraWheatfieldMetricCentury 763GeneseeParkAndForest 915FreedomRunWineRide Niagara_Frontier_Cycling 006St.PatsRide 19FtErieToNiagaraFalls 27HamburgToLakeErie 46HillsDarnHills 82AldenCenterToNorthJava 86SkiCountry 98LockportMarina 106GrapeCountryAndCockaigneGallop 118QuakerShaker 130WestFallsBackCreek 142MembersMemorialCentury 169ElmaMarilla_II 201_41MileChallenge 202MetricCenturyChallenge 205MultipleChoice-31 … Continue reading Niagra Frontier Cycling Club rides