New York State Major Bicycling Events Calendar, 2013 is below the introductory information, picture and shameless ads promoting Cyclotour Guide Books.

This is the most comprehensive chronological calendar of NYS bicycling events on the internet or in print.

Updates: We try to update the NYS Major Bicycling Events Calendar once a week during the cycling season. We move events which have occurred to the Events Accomplished List; add new events; add additional information to current listings, etc. Bookmark this page. Check this Cyclotour events web page often!

Free NYS Bike Map: We'll send you one (1) NYS Bike Map just for surfing to this web site. Send us an email, cyclotour@cyclotour.com, with your name, address (including city & zip/pc), and telephone number. You must place the words, Bike Map in the subject line of your email. We will not spam you or send you endless email advertisements.

If you copy or use this list on a web site, in a print or virtual publication (including club newsletters & ezines), on tv or radio, on Facebook, or as a Tweet, please cite Cyclotour Guide Books, www.cyclotour.com as the source of your information.

Bicycling event participants: Please tell the event promoter/organizer you saw the event's information on the Cyclotour Guide Books web site. We do not charge for this listing but it would be nice if bicycling event promoters linked to this web site.

Cyclotourists on the Erie Canalway Trail, April, 2013.

Tour at your speed and with your interests in mind!
Use our New York State bicycle tour guidebooks!

Erie Canal Bicyclist & Hiker Tour Guide, 2rd Ed., 2013 Revision

'Round Lake Ontario 3rd Edition, 2nd Ed., 2013 Revision
'Round Lake Erie: A Bicyclist's Tour Guide, 2nd Ed., 2011 Revision

Finger Lakes Bicyclist's Tour Guide, 2nd Ed., 2011 Rev.

Send us, cyclotour@cyclotour.com, the titles of the books you want to order along with your name, address, telephone number.

September Special Events

The main Chronological NYS Major Bicycling Events Listings are immediately after these Special Events. The events for each month are separated by a picture and of course a reminder advertisement.

Sept 1, Sun, Golden Apple Bicycle Tour, Westchester Cycle Club, PO Box 686, White Plains NY 10602, 914 620-2453, www.westchestercycleclub.org/goldenapple.php, kttrue@gmail.com. Dist: 25/50/75/100 + gravel/dirt road Metric Century, self paced. Reg: $55.00, [$45.00, by 6/30/13] 1200 riders only; reg early; this ride fills up quickly. no refund; there may be a limited number of Day of Ride reg. @ $65.00. Reg. at: on web site. Start: 7:00-10:00 AM, Best Plumbing, Tile & Stone Campus, 49 NY 138, Somers, NY. Notes: the Golden Apple is the highlight of your 2013 “staycation” or your return to the routine. We go out of our way to provide everything you need for a great day of cycling. With something for everyone, we have a variety of routes, from 25 to 100 miles. Every turn is clearly marked and our helpful volunteer marshals will guide your way. Enjoy a great ride & fun party. Riders MUST wear certified helmets; sag support; lunch; maps; food stops, cue sheets; marked route; smiling is required; self-paced tour, not a race.

Sept. 14-15, Sat-Sun, Wine Country Ramble: A Women Only Bicycle Tour, c/o Full Moon Vista Productions, 661 South Ave., Rochester NY 14620, 585 546-4030, www.winecountryramble.com, sol1ny@yahoo.com. Dist: 8 different routes, 17-103 mi. Reg: fee, $175.00 (less than the fee in 2012); reg. deadline, Sept. 9, 2013; on line via www.bikereg.com. Start: Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion, Canandaigua NY. Notes: this event takes place in the beautiful and scenic New York State Finger Lakes (wine, cheese & agricultural) area. See event web site for video/slide show of the Finger Lakes and Sonnenberg Gardens. Fee includes: 2 days riding; ride support, stocked rest stops, course cue sheets, maps, daily admission to Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion; morning bagesl, snacks, etc. wine tasting, Sat. night dinner event & more. Sponsors: Trek, Go 'n Groove Organized Woman's Trips, Trek Women Factory Demo Team, Full Moon Vista Bike Shop, Tune Yoga for Sports, Full Spectrum Sports, Cycledelic Indoor Cycling Studio, Cyclotour Guide Books, Olivers Oils & Vinegars, Wegmans Food Markets, New York Wine & Culinary Center, Finger Lakes Visitors Connection (Ontario County NY Tourism), Canandaigua Family YMCA, Rochester Bicycling Club, Thompson Health, Van Bortel Ford/Chevrolet/Suzuki, The Inn on the Lake Waterfront Resort & Conf. Ctr., Holiday Inn Express, WCR Custom Jersey.

August 22-November 22 Major NYS Bicycling Events

Aug 23-25, Fri-Sun, Mountain Bike Festival & Single Track Stampede III, WNYMBA Western NY Mt. Bicycling Assn., PO Box 743, Orchard Park NY 14127, www.wnymba.org, email: web site form. Reg: Festival weekend pass per person $45.00; Festival weekend pass family of 4, $125.00; includes camping; check on web site for more info. Single Track Stampede fee (separate from Festival fee) $33.00. Start: Sprauge Brook Pk., Erie County Parks, camping reservations (primitive camping included in Festival fee) reservations for better sites call 716 858-8355, $22.00 night/electric site, $15.00 night non-electric site. Notes: races & classes.

Aug 24-25, Sat-Sun, Chris Thater Memorial Criterium, Broome County Stop-DWI Program, PO Box 1766, Binghamton NY 13902, 607 778-2056, www.bcstopdwi.com, bcstopdwi@co.broome.ny.us. Dist: Criterium. Reg: USA Cycling, USACRITS Series race, National Racing Calendar Event sanctioned races; on line reg form, fees, tba. Start: downtown Binghamton NY. Notes: prizes, gift certificates & cash, awarded to all age group winners; music festival and expo. Sponsors: Tioga Velo Club, National Criterium Calendar, NYSBRA, USA Crits Championship Series, Stop DWI NY. Broome County STOP-DWI, Broome County Economic Development, Broome County, the City of Binghamton, USA Track & Field: Niagara, Triple Cities Runners Club, SEFCU.

Aug. 24, Sat, Tri-City Rotterdam BMX: NYS BMX Series, New York USA BMX, Tri-City BMX 520 Burdeck St. Schenectady NY 12306, 518 382-2691, www.tri-citybmx.org, tricitybmxinfo@gmail.com. Dist: by cat. Reg: $20.00, for all qualifier events; pre reg preferred; form on line, see rules; National BMX League lic necessary & available; show ups, O. K. Start: 9:00-11:00 AM, Rotterdam NY, 12:00 PM, 1st gate drop; check event’s web site.

Aug 25, Sun, The North Fork Century, Bicycle Shows U.S., 230 Smith Hughes Rd., Narrowsburg NY 12764, 718 285-8929, www.northforkcentury.com, glen@northforkcentury.com. Dist: 25/50/72/100 mi. Reg: no fund raising; reg. suspended awaiting municipal approval. Start: Greenpoint HS, 720 Front St, Greenpoint NY. Optional transportation from Manhattan NY available. Notes: flat ride; hot showers, party, free food & beer end of the ride. Sponsors: Greenpoint Harbor Brewing.

Aug 25-28, Sun-Wed, Niagara Falls Pathways, WomanTours, 3495 Winton Pl., Bldg 245, Rochester NY 14623, 585 424-2124, www.womantours.com, info@womantours.com. Dist: 25-50 mi per day. Reg: $1250.00, includes lodging, breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks, entrance fees; $175.00 extra, for bike rental; single upgrade, $400.00. Start: Niagara Falls NY. Notes: cue sheets, maps, van support, & trained guides. Passport or enhanced drivers license is necessary to cross the USA-Canada border.

Aug. 27, Tues, Pedal for Pets, Student Chapter AVMA Cornell University College of Vetinary Medicine, c/o Stephanie Specchio, 2016 Schurman Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca NY 14853, 607 253-3000, www.vet.cornell.edu/events/pedal/, Dist: 30/50 mi. Reg: fee, $40.00; participants sets their own fundraising goal. Start: 9:00 AM, ck. In; 10:00 AM, Bike a thon begins; 2:00 PM, Awards. Sponsors: Tompkins Trust Company, Cayuga Radio Group, WETM,

Aug. 30-Sept 1, Fri.-Sun, New York Unicycle Festival, Bindlestiff Family Variety Arts, PO Box 1917, New York NY 10009, 877 246-3537, www.nycunifest.com, cirkus@bindlestiff.org. Reg: show up & participate; suggested donation, $5-20.00. Start: see web site for times & events. “Notes: NYC Unicycle Festival will be rolling across the Big Apple! this year’s festival includes a 13 mi ride across Brooklyn, public showcases, learn to ride workshops, a trials course, unicycle sports (basketball, hockey and races), & much more. Sponsors: Unicycle.com, Bindlestiff Family Variety Arts, Bongar Biz, Dube Juggling, Playful Productions.

Aug 30-Sept 2, Fri-Sun, Hazon Jewish Environmental New York Bike Ride, Hazon, 125 Maiden Ln., Ste 8B, New York NY 10038, 212 644-2332x316, www.hazon.org/nyride, nyride@hazon.org. Dist: 38/53/77/101 mi. (day 1); 40/57 mi. (day 2); multiple dist options either day. Reg: adults, $225.00 +$1200.00 pledges; young adult (21-30), $225.00 + $1000.00 pledges; various other fees for other age categories; one day ride, Monday, $50.00 + $500.00 pledges; other options, see web site; no show ups; no refunds. Lodging is in tents, cabin upgrades available for additional charge. Start: Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Ctr, Falls Village CT. Notes: 2 day (Sat. & Sun.) Shabbat retreat at Isabella Freedman Retreat Ctr. Sun, cycle loop back to Camp Kinder Ring; Mon, cycle to Manhattan (~60 mi.); sag support, luggage transport, Kosher meals (mostly vegetarian/fish, mostly local & organic). Only charity ride providing information on revenue & costs: Costs about $500.00 per person; reg. fees + about 20% of fundraising goes to support each rider. Sponsors: Dorot Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation, UJA Federation, FJC: Foundation of Donar Advised Funds, Nathan Cummings Foundation, Dorot Foundation, Primal Cycling Apparel, Grow & Behold Kosher Pastured Meats, Bumble Bar, Vital Vittles, Just Fruit, Raw Revolution, Justin’s, Mary’s Gone Crackers, Keen-Wah, Alvarado St. Bakery, Bobo’s Oat Bars, Go Raw, Straus Family Creamery, Jacobs Farm Organic, Bakery on Main, Food for Life, GoGo Squeez, Toby’s, Somersauit Snack Co., Pretzel Crisps, Once Again Nut Butters, New York Distilling Co., Primal Strips, Teva Learning Center, Jewish Farm School, Arava Institute, Eden Village Camp, Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Ctr, Transportation Alternatives, Manhattan Mini Storage.com, Greg Barber Co., Continental Envelope, Forms by Wufoo, Dr. Bronner’s Magic All-One, Foley Hoag Attorneys.


Tour at your speed and with your interests in mind!
Use our New York State bicycle tour guidebooks!
'Round Lake Ontario 3rd Edition, 2nd Ed., 2013 Rev.
'Round Lake Erie: A Bicyclist's Tour Guide, 2nd Ed., 2011 Rev.

Finger Lakes Bicyclist's Tour Guide, 2nd Ed., 2012 Rev.

Sept 1, Sun, Golden Apple Bicycle Tour, Westchester Cycle Club, PO Box 686, White Plains NY 10602, 914 620-2453, www.westchestercycleclub.org/goldenapple.php, kttrue@gmail.com. Dist: 25/50/75/100 + gravel/dirt road Metric Century, self paced. Reg: $55.00, [$45.00, by 6/30/13] 1200 riders only; reg early; this ride fills up quickly. no refund; there may be a limited number of Day of Ride reg. @ $65.00. Reg. at: on web site. Start: 7:00-10:00 AM, Best Plumbing, Tile & Stone Campus, 49 NY 138, Somers, NY. Notes: the Golden Apple is the highlight of your 2013 “staycation” or your return to the routine. We go out of our way to provide everything you need for a great day of cycling. With something for everyone, we have a variety of routes, from 25 to 100 miles. Every turn is clearly marked and our helpful volunteer marshals will guide your way. Enjoy a great ride & fun party. Riders MUST wear certified helmets; sag support; lunch; maps; food stops, cue sheets; marked route; smiling is required; self-paced tour, not a race. Sponsors:

Sept. 1, Sun, Labor Day Weekend Downhill Race & Eastern States Cup + NYS Championship, Plattekill Bike Park, 469 Plattekill Mountain Rd, Roxbury NY 12474, 607 326-3500, www.plattekill.com, info@plattekill.com. Dist: see web site for details. Reg: see web site for details.

Sept. 7, Sat, AIDS Ride for Life, Southern Tier AIDS Program, 501 S. Meadow St, Ithaca NY 14850, 607 272-4098, www.aidsrideforlife.org, crotella@stapinc.org. Dist.: 42/50/90/100 mi. Reg: fee, $35.00: + $300.00. min fundraising fee. Start: ck. In 6:30 AM; start, 7:00 AM, Stewart Park, Ithaca NY. Notes: sag support, celebration & prizes; rte follows Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway, a gorgeous route. Sponsors: Cayuga Ski & Cyclery, Wright Fitness & Cycling, Pectr Poke, Boatyard Grill, Gimme Coffee, ACA Baki, CTB Collegetown Bagels, Ithaca Bakery, Ciao Pizza, Corning, Cayuga Radio Group, CSP Management, Ithaca Cayuga Optical Service, Cayuga Medical Center, Excellus Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

Sept 6-8, Fri-Sun, Flour City Invitational Bike Polo Tournament, Flour City Hardcourt Polo, Rochester NY, www.flourcityhardcourt.info, flourcity@gmail.com. Dist: polo chukkers; Sat., round robin qualifying/seeding for Sun. finals. Reg: on line at league of bike polo AND by email; breakfast provided; lunch specials both day. Start: location, 100% confirmed; 3 courts, 3 all day Saturday; 2 for finals + pick up tourney Sun. Notes: 120’x60’ court; see comments about last year’s tourney on League web site; super close to bike shop & skate pk, offering full support & nice discounts on everything; Fri night, Critical Mass Ride; Sat, alleycat. Sponsors: Towners Bike Shop.

Sept 6-7, Fri-Sat, Highlander Cycle Tour, Highlander Cycle Tour, 75 Misty Pine Rd, Fairport NY 14450, 585 223-7382, www.highlandercycletour.com, director@highlandercycletour.com. Dist: Fri afternoon, Team Time Trial (25 mi); Fri night, Prologue Time Trial (5 mi) finishing on top of Gannett Hill; Sat, 2x100 mi centuries; 100 km, 35 mi, rolling hills; 40 km MtBT off road. Reg: 7/1-31, $40/50.00, fee dependent upon number of events cyclist is participating in; 8/1-31, $65-70.00; 9/1-day of event, $80.00; online reg; mail in reg; no pledges; show ups, OK, but on-site reg only with check or cash. Start: Fri, 4:00 PM; Sat, 7:00 AM; Bristol Mt. Ski Resort, Rt 64, South Bristol NY near Canandaigua NY. Notes: challenging courses; 10 major climbs (10,000 ft. w/ 8 climbs of 1-2 mi at grades between 9-22%); 40 km off road includes 7,000 ft of climbing. One century, rolling hills w/ 4000 ft of climbs; time trials finish at a mountain top. Goodie bag for early registrants, see web site. Sponsors: Geneva Bicycle Center, Full Moon Vista Bike Shops, Pedaller’s Bike Shop, Park Avenue Bike Shop, The Bike Zone, Mac5 Bikes, Tri-Running&Walking, Road ID, Arbor Hill Wines, Crystal Rock Water, Clif Bar, Wegmans, Montana Mills, South Bristol Historical Society, Rotary Club of East Bloomfield, Innovative Edge Sports, Getinge Infection Control products, Bristol Mountain Winter Resort, Mastro Graphic Arts, New York Printing Systems, Bicycling Magazine, David J. Valvo DPM, Massage Go, Tri Running & Walking, Innovative Edge Sports Promotion Items, The Company Store.

Sept. 7-8, Sat-Sun, MHCC Century, Mohawk Hudson Cycling Club, PO Box 12575, Albany NY 12212, www.mohawhudsoncyclingclub.org, aswartz2@gmail.com, Dist: 100, 62.5, 50, 25 mi. Reg: fee, $45.00; $35.00 for MHCC members; reg. at active.com. Start: Saratoga Springs NY. See web site for start times and routes. Notes: stocked rest stops, marked routes, lunch, MHCC cycling socks. Sponsors: Plaine and Son Bicycles, Steiners Sports, Escapades Bike Tours.

Sept 7, Sun, Camp Challenge Ride, Double H Ranch: A Hole in the Wall Camp, 97 Hidden Valley Rd, [555 Long Wharf Dr., Lake Luzerne NY 12846, 203 777-0522, http://teamholeinthewall.org, info@teamholeinthewall.org. Dist: 15/30/62 loops; kids ride. Reg: 16 yrs. old+, $25.00+$250.00 fund raising; <16 yrs. Old, $25.00 + $100.00 fund raising; on line reg form; pre reg by 9/1/10. Start: by distance, 7:30 AM-1:30 PM, Double H Ranch, Lake Luzerne NY. Notes: pre & post event parties; apparel; personal fund raising web page. Sponsors: Newman’s Own, Poland Spring Water, Aetna, Fusco, Simon Konover Co., Coviden.

Sept. 8, Sun, NYC Century Bike Tour, Transportation Alternatives, 127 W 26th St Ste 1002, New York NY 10001, 212 629-8080, www.nyccentury.org, info@transalt.org. Dist: 15/35/55/75/100 mi. at your pace. Reg: sliding scale reg fee, from $75.00 to $40.00, based on TA membership & date of reg. Start: 6:00 AM, Harlem Meer inside Central Pk, 110th St & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd Manhattan NY; additional start point, 6:00 AM, Prospect Pk, Brooklyn NY.

Sept. 13-15, Fri-Sun, Adirondack 540, Adirondack Ultra Cycling, 7 Pearl St, Schuylerville NY 12871, 518 583-3708, www.adkultracycling.com, john@adkultracycling.com. Dist: 136 mi./218 km./544 mi./875 km.; 53 hour time limit for full 544 mi. race. Reg: $50.-300.00, depending on event; reg online; no pledges; no show ups; lights needed. Start: Wilmington NY. Notes: 4 races in 1 weekend; 136 mi, 272 mi, 408 mi; & 544 mi qualifying race for 2014 Race Across America; all events are non drafting; held on a 136 mile loop; very hilly. Course is along the shores of Lake Champlain and through the Adirondack Mts. See ADK 540 Preview Ride, 6/22/13. Races cover one, two, three and four laps of this scenic and demanding course. We even offer a one lap over two days event for riders that want to maximize their enjoyment of this event, and partake in everything the area has to offer. Sponsors: Gordini, Road ID, Cygo Lite, Light & Motion, Origin 8, HRRT, Hammer Nutrition Endurance Fuel, Roohan Realty, Bonacio Construction, JJC Technology Consultants, Old Saratoga Motor Inn, Dovegate Inn B&B, Super 8 Motel Saratoga Springs, The Saratoga Hilton, Alpine Country Inn & Suites, Stewart’s Scoop Convenience Stores, The Mill LLC. Retro Image Jerseys.

Sept 15, Sun, Bike for Cancer Care, The Rosemary D. Gruner Memorial Fund, 100 Mary’s Ave., Kingston NY 12401, 845 417-1865, www.bikeforcancer.org, bklassen@Benedictinehealthfoundation.org, Dist: 12/25/50 mi. rodeo. Reg: $12.00, by 9/1/13; $15.00, after 9/1/13; $10.00, Bike Rodeo, show ups/bike ups are welcome to join the ride. Fundraising optional but there are prizes for top fundraisers. See web site. Start: 7:45, reg; staggered starts by distance from 8:30 AM, Dietz Stadium, 170 N. Front St., Kingston NY. Family ride, 11:00 AM; Rodeo 10:00 AM-Noon. Post ride BBQ. Notes: Fund directly benefits cancer patients in financial need in Ulster County. Sponsors: Overlook Mountain Bikes, Hannaford Supermarkets, Sewart’s Shops, Armadillo Bar & Grill, Gillette Creamery, Order of Malta, Bruderhof, Kingston Kiwanis Club, Ozzie & Kathy Beichert (Team Ozzie), Timely Signs, Colonial Roofing & Siding, M&T Bank, Rondout Savings Bank, Ulster Savings Bank, Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield, New York Communications Co., Rose & Kiernan Insurance, Ryan & Ryan Insurance Brokers, The Valley Group Insurance, Cumulus Media, WRRV 92.7/96.9, WKNY 1480, WPDH 101.5/106.1, the WOLF 94,3/97.3, MIX 97.7, Disney radio 1340/1390.Murphy Healthcare Group, River Radiology, Mobile Life Support Services, Orthopedic Assoc. of Dutchess County, Anita William Peck.

Sept 15, Sun, Campmor H2H-Hudson to Highlands-Mtb Race Series # 8: Tymor Park Challenge, Eastern Sports Promotion, PO Box 277, Chelsea NY 12512, 845 505-1211, www.h2hrace.com, tim@espraces.com, Dist: by cat. Reg: on line reg $25-30.00; day of event, add $10.00; Cycling USA lic. necessary. 8 different races in the series; 3 in NYS, 5 in NJ; reg by cat men, women, jrs; see individual event for reg. info. Start: Tymor Park, Duncan Rd, LaGrangeville NY; start by cat; see web site. Notes: USA Cyclilng lic; ANSI approved helmet required. Sponsors: campmor.com.

Sept. 15-20, Sun-Fri, Finger Lakes-Keuka Lake Wine Trail, Classic Adventures, PO Box 143, Hamlin NY 14464, 585 964-8488, www.classicadventures.com. Dist: 25-45 mi per day. Reg: $1,989.00 per person includes transfers, lodging, breakfasts & dinners; single supplement, $500.00. Start: Rochester/Branchport NY. Notes: rolling to flat terrain; non-regimented “cycle at your own pace itinerary; complimentary Trek bicycle; fully equipped for touring; country inn/hotel lodging; wineries.

Sept 15, Sun, Bike the River Valley, Bicycle Shows U.S., 230 Smith Hughes Rd., Narrowsburg NY 12764, 718 285-8929, www.biketherivervalley.com, bikeriderinfo@gmail.com, Dist: 35/70/100 mi. Reg: on line form; no fundraising required; fee: $100.00, adults; free, children under 12 but they must register. Start: Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. Notes: optional transportation to & from start/finish from NYC; visits hudson river historic and culinary sites. Optional rain insurance.

Sept. 15, Sun, Bike MS: East End Ride, National MS Society, Long Island Chapter, 40 Marcus Dr Ste 100, Melville NY 11747, 631 864-8337, natale.raimo@nmss.org, PMASTROTA@NMSSLI.ORG. Dist: 25/50/100 mi. Reg: fee, $50.00 + $150.00 fundraising minimum. Start: 1574 County Rd. 39, Southampton NY. Notes: fully supported. Sponsors: Primal, Pure Protein, POP Chips, Snapple, Raw Revolution, King Kullen, Glaceau Vitamin Water, Blue Diamond, Uncle Wally’s, Paneta Bread, Vitalicious, Crystal Water, Private Brands, Amateur Radio Emergency Service, Blue Knights, Order of the Elks Southampton Lodge 2574, Bridgehampton National Bank, Monster, Bicycling Magazine, Novartis, Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology, TEVA, EMD Serono.

Sept. 20-22, Fri.-Sun, Cycle for the Cause, The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., New York NY 10011, 212 620-7310, www.cycleforthecause.org, kkentner@gaycenter.org. Dist: 275 mi./3 days, Boston MA to New York NY. Reg: on line, it is almost impossible to determine the fees and fundraising requirements without registering for this event. Start: Framingham, MA. Notes: ully-supported ride either way and it is our job to make sure that you are taken care of-meals, route, sleeping accommodations, medical services, and bike mechanics. Sponsors: Echelon Cycles, Al’s Cycle Solutions, High Gear Cyclery, Here Media, The Advocate, Metro Source.

Sept. 21, Sun, Bike MS 2013 Hudson River Ramble, Upstate NY Chapter, National MS Society, 1650 South Ave Ste 100, Rochester NY 14620, 585 271-0801, http://bikenyr.nationalmssociety.org, nyrevents.nmss.org. Dist: 10/30/62/100 mi. Reg, $25.00; fund raising min., $250.00. Start: Schodack NY. Notes: sag, full support, catered rest stops, full meals. Sponsor: Road ID, Primal, Bicycling Magazine, GU Nutrition, Pure Protein, Buell Automatics, Praxair, General Electric, New York Life, Novartis.

Sept. 21-25, Sat-Wed, Brita Climate Ride: NYC to DC, Climate Ride, 114 W Pine St, Missoula MT 59802, 406 322-3448, www.climateride.org, info@climateride.org. Dist: 300 mi. Reg: fee, $75.00 + $2400.00 fundraising; on line reg form. Start: New York NY. Notes: includes all meals, accomodations, bike support, luggage transport, nightly speaker series.

Sept 22, Sun, Country Roads Tour: Ride With the Camels, Orange County Bicycle Club & Occupations Inc, PO Box 122, Warwick NY 10990, www.ocbicycleclub.org, omoo@optonline.net. Dist: 10/20/40/62 mi. Reg: pre-reg, $40.00 by 9/13/13; $50.00, at the gate show ups, O. K.; no pledges. Start: 8:00 AM, Warwick Valley H. S., 89 Sanfordville Rd., Warwick NY. Notes: Ride with the camels! All rides can be individual or group rides; party, picnic banquet, lunch served until 2:30 PM.

Sept. 22, Sun, Gran Fondo Gunks, Wildcat Epic Events, 1188 Albany Post Rd., Gardiner NY 12525, 845 256-8073, www.wildcatepicevents.com, gunter@wildcatepicevents.com. Dist: 18, 38, 68, 108 mi. Reg: fee, $45.00-125.00 by Fondo length. Start: all Fondo lengths, 8:00 AM, New Paltz, NY. Notes: jerseys available at $75.00; course maps and elevation graphs on reg. web site; the Gran Fondo Gunks is one event of the Hudson Valley Harvest Festival based in Kingston NY. Sponsors: Dave Sports, Overlook Mountain Bikes, Bicycle Depot, Favatas TRT Bicycles, Darkhorse Cycles, Whitecliff Vineyard, Chobani, New Paltz Health & Nutrition Ctr., Mohonk Preserve, Shawangunk Mountains Scenic By Way, Ulster County Tourism.

Sept 22-27, Sun-Fri, Cayuga & Seneca Lakes Wine Trail, Classic Adventures, PO Box 143, Hamlin NY 14464, 585 964-8488, www.classicadventures.com. Dist: 25-45 mi per day. Reg: $2,089.00 per person includes transfers, lodging, breakfasts & dinners; single supplement, $500.00. Start: Rochester NY. Notes: rolling to flat terrain; non-regimented “cycle at your own pace itinerary; complimentary Trek bicycle; fully equipped for touring; country inn/hotel lodging; wineries.

Sept. 27, Fri, Ride for Missing Children: Syracuse, Natl Ctr for Missing & Exploited Children, 275 Lake Ave, Rochester NY 14608, 585 242-0900, www.rideformissingchildren.org/syracuse/index.html, kaspenleiter@ncmec.org. Dist: 100 mi. Reg: on line form; $300.00 min. pledges. Start: 8:00 AM, The Central New York Family Sports Center, 7201 Jones Rd., Syracuse NY. Notes: this is not a race…. We ride together as a Team - averaging 15-18 mph on the flat portion of the course escorted by members of the New York State Police, local police and sheriff’s departments. This means traffic is halted for the riders!. Our destinations along the route are designated schools where our arrival is the highlight of a safety education program that has been attended by the children of each school. Sponsors: Syracuse Bicycle, the Bikery, Empower Federal Credit Union, CNY Central.com, Macy’s, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Dumac Business Systems, Selflock Screw Prods.

October Major NYS Bicycling Events

You decide the time, route, lodging, & attractions you want to visit!
Order your copies today!

Erie Canal Bicyclist & Hiker Tour Guide, 2nd Edition, 2012 Rev.

New York State Bicycling Events

Tour at your speed and with your interests in mind!
'Round Lake Ontario 3rd Edition, 2013 Revision
'Round Lake Erie: A Bicyclist's Tour Guide, 2nd Ed., 2011 Revision

Oct. 6, Sun, Bike MS: NYC, National Multiple Sclerosis Society: New York City/Southern NY Chapter, 733 3rd Ave 3rd Fl., New York NY 10017, www.bikeMSnyc.org, bikeMS@msnyc.org. Dist: 30/55/100 mi. Reg: $50.00 + $150.00 min pledges; on line reg form; show ups/bike ups 6:00 AM, reg begins; ride starts, exactly at 7:30 AM sharp. Start: 7:00 AM, Pier 92-94, Hudson River, Manhattan NY. Notes: traffic free bicycling in NYC's ethnic & historic neighborhoods; through the Holland Tunnel between NY & NJ; along the East River Drive/FDR Drive. Sponsors: Hosted Villas Cycling, Saris, Primal Clothing, Pure Protein, Crystal Geyser Water, Snikiddy, Skinny Pop Pop Corn, Utz snacks, MS One to One, Westchester Beemers Motorcycle Club, The Wizard of Moving, Barclays, Genzyme, Novartis, Time Out New York, New York Post, Financial Times, WABC-Channel 7, Bicycling Magazine.

Oct. 13, Sun, Eastern Regional Championship Finals & Eastern States Cup Finals, Plattekill Bike Park, 469 Plattekill Mountain Rd, Roxbury NY 12474, 607 326-3500, www.plattekill.com, info@plattekill.com. Dist: see web site for details. Reg: see web site for details.

Oct. 13, Sun, Fall Festival Mountain Bike Race, Heart Rate Up!, www.heartrateup.com, heartrateupinfo@yahoo.com. Dist: tba. Reg: fees tba. Start: Holiday Valley Mountain Sports Center, Ellicottville NY. Notes: Sponsors: Ellicottville Bike Shop, Kenda Tires, Pro Gold Lubricants, Once Again Nut Butters, Dirt Rag Magazine.

Oct. 13, Sun, Piermont Bike Festival, Piermont Town, Flywheel Park, Piermont NY 845 358-2221, www.piermontbikefestival.com, rachel@mackevents.com. Dist: tba. Reg: tba. Start: 12:00 noon-6:00 PM, FlyWheel Park, Piermont NY. Bike Expo all day; Piermont Bike Challenge, start tba.

Oct. 14, 2013, Sun, Tour de Bronx, Transportation Alternatives, 127 W 26th St Ste 1002, New York NY 10001, 212 629-8080, www.tourdebronx.org, info@transalt.org. Dist: 25/40 mi. Reg: free, 9:00 AM, Grand Concourse & E 161 St, Bronx NY. Start: 9:00 AM. Notes: helmet required; water; metrocard (no SAG facilities); patch kit, tire irons, tube, pump, & knowledge of how to change a bike tire; camera; bike lock; money to purchase a t-shirt.

Nov. 16, Sat, Rivers & Lakes Century, Adirondack Ultra Cycling, 7 Pearl St, Schuylerville NY 12871, 518 583-3708, www.adkultracycling.com, john@adkultracycling.com. Dist: 100 mi. Reg: $30.00, reg online; no pledges; show up & ride! Rain or shine; entry fees are non-refundable & non-transferable. Start: check in, 7:00 AM; ride start, 8:00 AM, 7 Pearl St., Schuylerville NY. Notes: scenic ride through Saratoga County along the Hudson & Mohawk Rivers, Saratoga & Ballston Lakes. Dress accordingly for the conditions. Bring lights. Unsupported on the road but food at the start & finish + Hammer Nutrition gels, drinks, & bars to take along with you. See rider checklist. Sponsor: Gordini, Hammer Nutrition Endurance Fuel, JJC Technology Consultants, Old Saratoga Motor Inn, Dovegate Inn B&B, Super 8 Motel Saratoga Springs, Alpine Country Inn, Stewart’s Scoop Convenience Stores.

Tour at your speed and with your interests in mind!
Use our New York State bicycle tour guidebooks!
'Round Lake Ontario 3rd Edition, 2nd Ed., 2013 Rev.
'Round Lake Erie: A Bicyclist's Tour Guide, 2nd Ed., 2011 Rev.

Finger Lakes Bicyclist's Tour Guide, 2nd Ed., 2012 Rev.

2013 Events Accomplished

We list these events for you to plan your 2014 New York State Bicycling experience. Many events occur during the same week of the month each year. E. g., If the event occurred on the 2nd Saturday in July, 2013, then the event will most likely occur on the 2nd Saturday in July, 2014. Contact the event promoter/ sponsoring organization to be placed on the event's email and USPS notification database.

Don't forget to plan your 2014 vacation using Cyclotour Guide Books

May 1, Tue-Thurs, NYC Bike Month, Transportation Alternatives, 127 W 26th St Ste 1002, New York NY 10001, 212 629-8080, www.BikeMonthNYC.org, www.transalt.org, info@transalt.org. Dist & locs: vary by day & time. Reg: free; go to the web site

June 6-8, Fri-Sun, Great Finger Lakes Bicycle Tour, Southern Tier Bicycle Club, PO Box 601, Binghamton NY 13902, 607 722-6005, www.southerntierbicycleclub.org, amueller1@stny.rr.com. Dist: 21/100 mi & other options.

June 15, Sat, Jon Dechau Memorial Time Trial, Genesee Valley Cycling Club, PMB 191, 2604 Elmwood Ave., Rochester NY 14618, 585 www.gvccracing.com, info@gvccracing.com. Dist: time trial, ~37 km. out & back course, NY 245.

June 16, Sun, Marilla: Queen Stage of the Championship Series & Team Series, Buffalo Bicycling Club, www.buffalobicycling.com, RJOHNSON15761@roadrunner.com.

June 22, Sat, Adirondack 540 Preview, Adirondack Ultra Cycling, 7 Pearl St, Schuylerville NY 12871, 518 583-3708, www.adkultracycling.com, john@adkultracycling.com. Dist: 136 mi./218 km.; very hilly; 12 hr time limit.

June 22, Sat, The Ride for Roswell, Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, Elm & Carlton Sts., Buffalo NY 14263, 716 843-7433, www.rideforroswell.org, rideforroswell@roswellpark.org. Dist: 3/8/20/30/44/62.5 mi. + peloton & virtual riders.

June 23-26, / Aug. 25-28, Sun-Wed, Niagara Falls Pathways, WomanTours, 2340 Elmwood Ave, Rochester NY 14618, 585 256-9807, www.womantours.com, info@womantours.com. Dist: 25-50 mi per day.

June 23-Aug. 10, Sun-Wed, Journey Along the Erie Canal, Our Ability, Delmar NY 518 429-9256, http://info.ourability.com/journey_along_erie_canal, doug.hamlin@ourability.com. Dist: 350+ mi. by 20 mi. segments.

June 26, Sun, Owasco Flyer Bicycle Race, Owasco Velo Club, PO Box 1506, Auburn NY 13021, 315 252-7611, www.owascoflyer.com, jackkirch@juno.com. Dist: 36 mi. This is a “citizen” race

June 29-30, Sat-Sun, Raccoon Rally Cycling Festival, Heart Rate Up!, PO Box 168, Buffalo NY 14240, 716 574-0888, www.heartrateup.com, heartrateupinfo@yahoo.com. Dist: Several mtb & road events over two-days; USAC road race.

June 30, Sun, Charlie’s BMX: NYS BMX Series, New York USA BMX, Charlie’s BMX Track, Charlie’s BMX Track, 4400 1/2 Dutch Hollow Rd., Elery Center NY, 716 386-4269 www.charliesbmx.org, charliesbmxtrack@hotmail.com. Dist: by cat.

June 30, Sun, Discover Hudson Valley Ride, Bike New York, 475 Riverside Dr 13th Fl, New York NY 10115, 212 870-2080, www.bikenewyork.org, info@bikenewyork.org. Dist: 15/30/50/75/100 mi.; 15 mi. on Hudson Valley Rail Trail; timed climb (136 ft./1.4 mi.) on 33/50/75/100 mi. routes, various options for families.

June 30, Sun, LDA Cycle Classic Road Race & Tour: 2nd Annual, LDA Life and Learning Services, 1650 South Ave Ste 200, Rochester NY 14620, 585 263-3323, www.ldarochester.org, events@LDARochester.org. Dist: 22/36 mi. ride; 36 mi. race.

July 6-7, Sat-Sun, Independence Weekend Bike Race Gathering & Eastern States Cup, Plattekill Bike Park, 469 Plattekill Mountain Rd, Roxbury NY 12474, 607 326-3500, www.plattekill.com, info@plattekill.com. Dist: see web site for details.

July 7, 2013, Sun, Tour de Queens, Transportation Alternatives, 127 W 26th St Ste 1002, New York NY 10001, 212 629-8080, www.tourdequeens.org, events2@transalt.org. Dist: 19 mi./30 km.

July 8-17, Sun-Wed, Classic Central New York, Classic Adventures, PO Box 143, Hamlin NY 14464, 585 964-8488, www.classicadventures.com. Dist: 25-45 mi per day.

July 13, Sat, Grindstone Island Bike Trek, Thousand Islands Land Trust, 135 John St., Clayton NY 315 686-5345, www.tilandtrust.org, treks@tilandtrust.org. Dist: tba.

July 13-14, Sat-Sun, Saratoga 12/24, Adirondack Ultra Cycling, 7 Pearl St, Schuylerville NY 12871, 518 583-3708, www.adkultracycling.com, john@adkultracycling.com. Dist: as many mi./km. you can ride in 12 or 24 hrs.

July 13, Sat, Tour De Keuka, Tour De Keuka /JDRF, 29 Algonquin Dr., Horseheads NY 14845, 607 765-8783, www.tourdekeuka.com, tourdekeuka@gmail.com. Dist: 12/45/55/100 mi.

July 13, Sat, Tour de Perry, www.tourdeperry.com, ejacobs1@rochester.rr.com. Dist: 17/53 mi.

July 14-17, Sun-Wed, Bike Tour of the Finger Lakes: Seneca & Keuka Lakes Tour, Go ‘n Groove Spinning Divas, 13761 SW 84 Ct, Palmetto Bay FL 33158, 305 338-8058, www.goandgroove.com, kansleo@goandgroove.com. Dist: 98 mi.

July 14, Sun, Gold Coast Tour, Huntington Bicycle Club, PO BOX 322, Huntington Station NY 11746, 516 626-0556, www.huntingtonbicycleclub.org, goldcoastchair@huntingtonbikeclub.org. Dist: 12/25/55/70/100 mi.

July 14, Sun, Ride Laps for LAP, The League for Animal Protection of Huntington, PO Box 390, Huntington, NY 11743, 631 757-4517, www.laphuntington.org, events@laphuntington.org, Dist: laps.

July 14, Sun, Six Hours of Power Mtb Races, Heart Rate Up!, PO Box 168, Buffalo NY 14240, 716 574-0888, www.heartrateup.com, heartrateupinfo@yahoo.com. Dist: 10 mi. laps in a continuous cross country mtb solo & 2 person tag team race.

July 14-19,/Aug. 11-16,/Aug. 18-23, Sun-Fri, The Historic Erie Canal, Classic Adventures, PO Box 143, Hamlin NY 14464, 585 964-8488, www.classicadventures.com. Dist: 25-45 mi per day.

July 14, Sun, Campmor H2H Race Series: Race #5 Bulldog Rump, Cycle Craft/Bulldogs, 8 West Mill Rd., Long Valley NY 07853, 908 876-5600, www.h2hrace.com, www.teambulldog.com, on line email form, Dist: laps by cat.

July 19-Aug. 1, Mon-Fri, Epic Tour: Around Lake Erie, WomanTours, 2340 Elmwood Ave, Rochester NY 14618, 585 256-9807, www.womantours.com, info@womantours.com. Dist: 50 mi. per day.

July 20-21, Sat-Sun, Bike MS: Finger Lakes Challenge, National MS Society NYR Chapter, 1650 South Ave Ste 100, Rochester NY 14620, 585 271-0801, http://bikenyr.nationalmssociety.org. Dist: 30/67/100 mi.

July 21, Sun, GROC Fattire Festival, Genesee Regional Off-Road Cyclists, PO Box 25674, Rochester NY 14625, 585 789-1506, www.mygroc.com, mastockman@town-victor-ny.us, Dist: 1 lap = ~4 mi., x-country mtb.

July 21, Sun, Lou Maltese Memorial NYC Invitational & Team Invitational, Century Road Club Assn, PO Box 348, New York NY 10113, www.crca.net, openracing@crca.net. Dist: 6 mi rolling circuit; dist by cat.

July 21-27, Sun-Sat, The Great Big FANY Ride, PO Box 237, Singerlands NY 12159, 518 461-7646, www.fanyride.com, info@FANYride.com. Dist: 500 mi./250 mi sore fany option.

July 21-25, Sun-Thu, Lake Champlain Bikeways Summer Tour, New England Adventure Bicycle Tours, PO Box 809, Saratoga Springs NY 12866, 800 727-9711, www.newenglandadventure.com, tmcbike@aol.com. Dist: 22-40 mi per day/200 mi total.

July 25-28, Thur-Sun, QuadZilla Staged, Mark Frank, 59 Bay Knoll Rd. Rochester NY 14622, www.quadzilla.us, mfqz@rochester.rr.com. Dist: 4 consecutive 125 mi. rides.

July 26-28, Sat-Sun, The Hardcore 24, Park Ave Bike Shop, 2900 Monroe Ave, Rochester NY 14618, 585 381-3080, www.parkavebike.com, swarty@rochester.rr.com. Dist: 8 mile laps for 24 hours.

July 27, Sat, Brooklyn Waterfront Epic Ride, Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, 153 Columbia St. Brooklyn NY 11231, 718 522-0193. www.brooklyngreenway.org, jkelly@brooklyngreenway.org. Dist: 40 mi.

July 27, Sat, Spoker Ride, North Country Against Cancer, 16260 Ives St. Rd., Watertown NY 13601, 315 783-6258, www.spokerride.net, poker@freewood.net. Dist: 30/50 mi.

July 27, Sat, Tour de Thompson, Thompson Healthcare Rehabilitation Services, 350 Parrish St, Canandaigua NY 14424, 585 396-6050, www.thompsonhealth.com, Dudley.Hallstead@thompsonhealth.org. Dist: 62 mi, 6000+ ft climbing /31 mi, 2000 ft climbing/15, 1400 ft climbing mi.

July 28, Sun, Niagara Square Criterium, Buffalo 51 & East Aurora Racing Club, 609 Oakwood Plz., East Aurora NY 14052, 716 393-2727, www.niagarasquarecrit.com, info@earacingclub.com, Dist: 1 mi. lap, time by cat 30-75 min.

Aug 2-4, Fri-Sat, Montreal Double Double, Adirondack Ultra Cycling, 7 Pearl St, Schuylerville NY 12871, 518 583-3708, www.adkultracycling.com, john@adkultracycling.com. Dist: 400 mi./643 km; double century to Montreal QC, rest day in Montreal, double century return to Schuylerville NY.

Aug. 2-4, Fri.-Sun, Tour of the Catskills, Anthem Sports, Windham NY 413 314-3478, www.tourofthecatskills.com/the-race, info@anthemsport.us. Dist: Stage I, Hill Climb Time Trial; Stage II Road Race; Stage III, Road Race.

Aug. 2, Fri, Winning Campaigns Training, New York Bicycling Coalition, Bike Walk Alliance of Westchester & Putnam, & Alliance for Biking & Walking, to be held at: The Digital Arts Experience, 170 Hamilton Ave., Ste. 100, White Plains NY. NYBC contact: PO Box 8868, NY 12208. 518 436-0889, www.peoplepoweredmovement.org/site/index.php/site/EventRegistration-Overview/4286/, nybc@nybc.net.

Aug 3, Sat, Bike Tioga, Owego Rotary Club & Tioga County Tourism, 80 North Ave, Owego NY 13827, 800 671-7772, www.biketioga.com, www.visittioga.com, on line form. Dist: 25/42/65/104 mi various routes.

Aug 4, Sun, Can Am Century, Niagara Frontier Bicycle Club, PO Box 211, Buffalo NY 14226, 716 837-0089, www.canamride.com, info@nfbc.com. Dist: 35/62/100 mi.

Aug 4, Sun, Campmor 12 H2H Race #6 Taconic 909 Challenge, Eastern Sports Promotion, PO Box 277, Chelsea NY 12512, 845 505-1211, www.espraces.com, tim@espraces.com. Dist: 6.5-20 mi. depending on cat.

Aug. 10, Sat, Shoreham BMX: NYS BMX Series, New York USA BMX, Shorham BMX, NY 25A & Defense Hill Rd. Shoreham NY 11786, 631 821-5569, www.shorehambmx.org, info@shorehambmx.org. Dist: by cat.

Aug 11, Sun, ididaride! Adirondack Bike Tour, Adirondack Mountain Club, 814 Goggins Rd., Lake George NY 12845, 800 395-8080x42, www.adk.org, deb@adk.org. Dist: 20/75 mi.

Aug. 11-12, Sat-Sun, 6 Hour MTB Race & Off Road Duathlon, Park Ave Bike Shop, 2900 Monroe Ave, Rochester NY 14618, 585 657-7777x223, http://thehardcore24.com/S6.html, cgallagher1405@gmail.com. Dist: 7 mi laps/6 hrs; 850 ft of climbing.

Aug. 10, Sun, Bike MS Southtowns Shuffle 2013, National MS Society Upstate New York Chapter, 1650 South Ave Ste 100, Rochester NY 14620, 585 271-0801, http://bikenyr.nationalmssociety.org/. nyrevents@nmss.org. Dist: 15/30/62/100 mi.

Aug., 17, Sat, Brody’s Buddy Ride, Brody’s Buddy Ride, PO Box 382, Washington Mills NY 13479, www.brodysbuddyride.org, contact form on web site. Dist: 63 mi.

Aug 17, Sat, The Aptalis Cycle for Life, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: Rochester Chapter, PO Box 368, Pittsford NY 14534, www.cff.org, www.cff.org/Chapters/rochester/, rochester-ny@cff.org. Dist: 30/65 mi.

Aug 17, Sat, Tour de Cure: Finger Lakes Watkins Glen, American Diabetes Assn, 160 Allens Creek Rd, Rochester NY 14618, 888 342-2383x3661, www.diabetes.org/tour, svono@diabetes.org. Dist: 10/20/35/62/100 mi.

Aug 18-21, Sun-Wed, Finger Lakes Wine Country, WomanTours, 3495 Winton Pl., Bldg 245, Rochester NY 14623, 585 424-2124, www.womantours.com, info@womantours.com. Dist: 25-50 mi per day.

Aug 18, Sun, Campmor H2H Race Series: Race #7 Mountain Creek Summer Scramble, Mountain Creek Bike Pk., 200 Route 94, Vernon NJ 07462, 973 827-2000, www.mountaincreekbikepark.com, riders@mountaincreek.com. Dist: laps by cat., 5mi. course.

Aug. 21-25, Wed-Sun, AIDS Red Ribbon Ride, AIDS Care Rochester, 259 Monroe Ave, Rochester NY 14607, 585 210-4150, www.aidsredribbonride.org, development@acRochester.org. Dist: 20/50 mi one day options; 420 mi five day option.

 

Flour City Hardct Bike Polo.jpg

Don't forget to plan your 2014 vacation using Cyclotour Guide Books

Tour at your speed and with your interests in mind!
Use our New York State bicycle tour guidebooks!
'Round Lake Ontario 3rd Edition, 2010 Revision
'Round Lake Erie: A Bicyclist's Tour Guide, 2nd Ed., 2009-10 Revision

Calendar Listing Form 2013

Tour at your speed and with your interests in mind!
Use our New York State bicycle tour guidebooks!
'Round Lake Ontario 3rd Edition, 2010 Revision
'Round Lake Erie: A Bicyclist's Tour Guide, 2nd Ed., 2009-10 Revision

Calendar Listing Form 2013

It takes approximately 400 hours to compile, track down, enter into a database, and convert information for 220 events into a useable form for this web page. That's a lot of time!

Make my life easier. Copy and then paste the form below to a Notepad or plain text file; fill out the form (left justified, no tabs, & please do not change the order of the entries); copy & paste the completed form on to an email; and send it to:
cyclotour@cyclotour.com

PLEASE place the words BIKE EVENT in the subject line of your email.
or send it by USPS mail to:
CYCLOTOUR GUIDE BOOKS
PO BOX 10585
ROCHESTER NY 14610-0585

Garbage in, garbage out! What you send, is what is displayed. Triple check your information. Use the current listings as a model if you have any questions.

We reserve the right to edit your listing or/and not list your event.

No need to duplicate any entry, just leave it blank. Many times the sponsoring organization and the Event have separate contact information.

Criteria for inclusion in the Calendar:

A major bicycling event is open to folks other than the club or sponsoring organization's members and may have sponsorship support from a business or a public entity. A fee may or may not be charged. It might benefit another group (charity or otherwise), a bike club, the sponsoring organization, or the bicyclist. Regular or intermittently (e. g., once a month) scheduled club rides are listed only if they have a significant purpose and at the discretion of this Calendar's compiler.

The Form!
Name of Event:
Number of cyclists in the 2010 event?
Estimated number of spectators at the 2010 event?

2013 Date of Event:
2013 Day of the week:
2013 Name of Event:
2013 Organization responsible for event:
2013 Street address for registration form:
2013 City:
2013 State:
2013 Zip:
2013 Organization's URL:
2013 Organization's Email:
2013 Organization's Telephone No.:
2013 Organization's Fax No.: (Place [sq. brackets] around info you do not want to appear in your listing)
2013 Event Telephone No.: (If the Event info. is the same as the organization's, no need to repeat the info.)
2013 Event Fax No.:
2013 Event Web site URL:
2013 Event Email:
2013 Event Distance (in miles):
2013 Event Benefits what/whom:
2013 Registration Info.:

Day of Event Fee:
Pre-Registration fee & deadline date:
Pledges necessary? Yesor No:
Pledge Minimum amount:
Show ups OK? answer yes or no:

2013 Start time & location:
2013 Notes:

Sponsors: To encourage more sponsorship of bicycling events we list all the sponsors on this web page! We do not separate your sponsors by category. We ask you to classify your sponsors to help your organization to identify potential sponsors.
2013 Bicycling Related Sponsors:
2013 Food Service Sponsors:
2013 Government Agency, Politician & Non-profit Organization Sponsors:
2013 Industrial & Transportation Business Sponsors:
2013 Media Sponsors:
2013 Professional Services Sponsors:
2013 Retail Store Sponsors:
2013 Other Sponsors:

Have you placed a "hot" direct link to this page, (http://www.cyclotour.com/events.htm ) on your organization's or the event's web site? Yes? No?

Have you placed a "hot" direct link to this page, the New York Bicycling Coalition's events calendar page? (http://www.events.nybc.net) on your organization's or the event's web site? Yes? No?

Miscellaneous Information

Regional bicycling event calendars: We prepare and distribute regional major bicycling events calendars based on the official NYS Tourism Regions + the NYS Canal System corridor and on the NYS Regional Economic Development Council regions + the NYS Canal System corridor. These regional events calendars will be emailed to you as an email attachment in, MS Word and Adobe Acrobat formats if you email a request to cyclotour@cyclotour.com with Regional Bike Calendar Request in the subject line. Please request a specific regional bicycling calendar(s). These Calendars will not be available until approximately. You must include a citation and link to http://www.cyclotour.com/events.htm & the New York Bicycling Coalition, http://www.events.nybc.net if you post the regional bicycling calendar on the web or in a newsletter, newspaper, magazine, etc.

Bicycling event participants: Please tell the event promoter/organizer you saw the event's information on the Cyclotour Guide Books web site. We do not charge for this listing but it would be nice if bicycling event promoters linked to this web site.

Bicycling event promotors & directors: In 2014, and thereafter, your organization must be a member of the New York Bicycling Coalition to be listed on its events calendar. Email nybc@nybc.net for additional infomation.

In 2013. Harvey is very busy revising his books, bicycling, and performing advocacy duties with the New York Bicycling Coalition, Rochester Cycling Alliance and Canal New York Business & Marketing Alliance. He might have to go back to full time work to get a break from all of his retirement activities! He is unable to list major bicycling events from Ontario, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Connecticut this year.

For the past 5 years we have distributed regional bicycling events calendars to all media sources in each NYS tourism region. The increased media coverage of bicycling events can be attributed to Cyclotour Guide Books & the NYBC's efforts to publicize bicycling events throughout the State.

The 2002 and 2001 Major Bicycling Events in New York State Reports can now be read or downloaded directly from our web site. These Reports analyze number of participants and sponsors of these events. To read these Reports, Click: Bicycle Events Reports If you find this Report information helpful, please send me an email (subject line: bike event) and I'll try to analyze the 2007 Major bicycle events data.

If you or your organization is flush with cash and wants to provide a tax deductible research grant to the NYBC for the analysis of bicycling events in other years please contact the Executive Director, New York Bicycling Coalition.

Last update: August 22, 2013