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Finger Lakes Bicycling Events / Finger Lakes Cycling Events Calendar
Cycling events throughout the Finger Lakes, New York State 

    The Finger Lakes Region of New York State is famous for its beautiful scenery, wonderful wide paved shouldered State maintained roadways and low trafficked county roads. The eleven Finger Lakes are crystal clear glacially formed lakes. These deep lakes are a joy to see. The bicyclist can discover hidden villages and towns on well maintained municipal, county, and state maintained roads, trails, and paths. In this essentially rural region farm and home markets appear on roads around and between every Lake.
    On the steep hillsides surrounding many of the Lakes are wineries, some dating to before prohibition. Motels, bed & breakfast lodgings and  as well as private and state campgrounds allow the you to tailor your visit to your taste. Visit our Finger Lakes Bicyclist Tour Guide page to order the most comprehensive bicycle tour guide for the area.

    To list your major bicycling event, go to Cyclotour Guide Books web page, www.cyclotour.com/events.htm, and copy the event listing form on to an email; complete the form and send it to Harvey, cyclotour@cyclotour.com
    To help you plan your next year's visit to the Finger Lakes, completed 2009 Finger Lakes Bicycling events have been moved to the bottom of this Calendar

    This Events Calendar information changes each week. Please do not copy/paste the information on this Bicycling Events Calendar to your web site, newsletter, blog, printed events calendar without properly attributing the source of the information & the contact information: This bicycling events information, copied with permission, is from Cyclotour Guide Books, Finger Lakes Bicycling Calendar, go to http://www.cyclotour.com/finger lakes bicycling.htm, for the latest bicycling event information. 

    Fri-Sun, Jun 12-14, Great Finger Lakes Bicycle Tour - 2009, Southern Tier Bicycle Club Inc, PO Box 601, Binghamton NY 13902, tel: 607 722-6005, www.southerntierbicycleclub.org, Bike@southerntierbicycleclub.org, Dist: 21/91 mi. Reg: $65.00 + $3.00 club membership fee; pre-reg by 5/15/09; 250 riders only; no pledges; show ups ok, must pay $10.00 late fee post 5/15 deadline. Start: 3:00 PM, Hidden Valley Group Camp, Watkins Glen St. Pk., Watkins Glen NY. Notes: 2 days of touring in the scenic southern Finger Lakes, NYS; includes cpgd, 4 catered meals, maps, sag wagon, repair service & entertainment. Cabin bunk, $5.00 extra. Both days have off-road options. Sponsor: Bicycling Magazine.

    Sat, Jun 13; Aug 1; Aug 8; Aug 22; Sep 19, New York State BMX Series, Empire BMX, c/o 3 California Ave, Rensselaer NY 12144, tel: c518 526-2518 h 518 477-5004, www.nybmx.org, Dist: by cat. Reg: $20.00 each, for all qualifier events; $45.00, for State Championship event; pre reg preferred; form on line, see rules; National BMX League lic necessary & available; show ups, O. K. Start: 9:00-11:00 AM; 1st gate drop, 12:00 PM; check each event web site; 5/30, CNY BMX, Bridgewater NY; 6/6, Kingston Point BMX, Kingston NY; 6/13, Catamount BMX, Bennington VT; 8/1, New Paltz BMX, New Paltz NY; 8/8, Shoreham BMX, Shoreham NY; 8/22, Tri City BMX, Rotterdam NY; 9/19, State Championships, Tri City BMX, Rotterdam NY.

    Sun, Jun 21, Owego Strawberry Festival Classic, Tioga Velo Club, NY http://tiogavelo.com, jpoulin@stny.rr.com. Reg: $15.00 by 6/19/09, online reg form.

    Sun, Jun 21, b.i.k.e-Syracuse Tour De'Cuse, b.i.k.e Syracuse, PO Box 15192, Syracuse NY 13215, tel: 315 428-2453, fax: 315 472-2616, www.bikesyracuse.org, bikesyracuse@aol.com. Dist: 5/20/40 mi loop & 1/4 mi. youth track. Benefits: Bicycles and Ideas for Kids Empowerment was created for the purpose of helping inner-city, children of poverty; providing hot meals and mentoring. Reg: $20.00, 18 & older riders; free, 17 & younger; + $50.00 in pledges; on line reg form; show ups/bike ups, O. K. Start: 7:00 AM, reg; 9:00 AM, event start, Skiddy Pk, Syracuse NY. Notes: bikes must be in good working condition; certified helmet must be worn; t-shirt to reg cyclists; food available for purchase. Sponsors: Onondaga Cycling Club, Visit Syracuse, The Hartford, MSA Advocates, Reller Risk Management.

    Wed-Sun, Jun 24-28, Pedal for Medals 2009, Special Olympics New York, 1 Grove St Ste 216, Pittsford NY 14534, tel: 585 586-7400x105, www.pedal4medals.org, mwiggins@nyso.org. Dist: 300 mi/4 days. Benefits: pecial Olympics of New York State. Reg: fee, TBA + $900.00 in pledges, no show ups; on line form. Start: Saranac Lake NY to Dwyer Pk, Cortland NY. Notes: completely supported ride; lodging at excellent hotels each night; great meals; numerous beverage & snack rest stops; full sag support; Adirondacks to the Finger Lakes.

    Sat, Jun 27, RARE Recumbent Rally: 10th Annual The R2K09.10, Rochester Area Recumbent Enthusiasts, Rochester NY tel: (Michael) 585 461-5084, http://home.roadrunner.com/~rare/r2k_09_10.html, r2korganizers@rochester.rr.com, Dist.: 80/25 mi. (remote start). Reg: no fee for biking event; auto fee to St. Pk.; per night group camping fee at Hamlin Beach St. Pk. (30 group campers, max); campers must pre-reg by 6/1/09 to be assured of a campsite (Fri or Sat night) at this beautiful St Pk on Lake Ontario. Start: 8:00 AM, main parking lot at Hamlin Beach St Pk, Hamlin NY, on Lake Ontario; remote start at Basil A Marcella Pk on English Rd, North Greece NY at 10 AM. Notes: Ride takes place entirely on Saturday, 6/27/09 & is 75 mi from Hamlin Beach St Pk to Rochester NY & return; it includes flat low trafficked country roads followed by forested bike path to downtown Rochester's High Falls; lunch at cyclist's expense; additional campsites are available by telephoning Hamlin Beach St Pk directly at 585 964-2462.

    Sat-Sun, Jun 27-28, Raccoon Rally Cycling Festival Weekend, Heart Rate Up!, PO Box 168, Buffalo NY 14240 tel: 716 574-0888, www.heartrateup.com, heartrateupinfo@yahoo.com. Dist: Several events over two-days. Benefits: American Diabetes Assn. Reg: $25.00 by 6/24/09; $5.00 late fee; no pledges; show ups ok. Start: 9:30-10:00 AM depending on events. Notes: The largest cycling festival event weekend in our region open to all skill levels including Road Race, XC, STXC, Downhill & Trials. Sponsors: Hollyloft, Handlebars, Just Riding Along, Ellicottville Bike Shop, Scott Bicycles.

    Sat, Jun 27, The Ride for Roswell, Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, Elm & Carlton Sts, Buffalo NY 14263, tel: 716 843-7433, www.rideforroswell.org, rideforroswell@roswellpark.org. Dist: 3/8/20/30/44/62.5 mi. + peloton & virtual riders. Benefits: cancer research and patients' care at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Reg: $50.00, day of event; $15.00 by 6/26/09; $10.00 by 4/1/08; + $100.00 pledges; children under 10, reg fee + min. $50.00 in pledges; on line reg form including payments; show ups/bike ups, O. K.
Start: Baird Pt., Univ. of Buffalo (North); 6:30 AM, 12 mi Peloton; 7:00 AM, 62.5 & 44 mi; 7:30 AM, 33 mi; 9:00 AM, 20 mi; 10:00 AM, 8 mi; 11:00 AM, 3mi. Notes: Picnic at finish line w/food, beverages, kids tent, prizes, & entertainment. Sag support, frequent rest stops, fire/police vigilance, route guides, & mechanics on all routes. Sponsors: Wegmans, Sahlen's, Berrafato's Catering, Coca-Cola Bottling Co of Buffalo, Rich Products, Dave & Busters, Perry's Ice Cream, NFTA-Metro Transit, Praxair, FedEx Trade Networks, Deltacraft Papers, Modern Corporation, Marketing Technologies Printing, Osmose Holding, New Buffalo Shirt Factory, New Era Cap Co, Flynn & friends Communications, WGRZ.com Channel 2, 97 Rock, 1022 Edge, Mix 104.1 WHIT-FM, United Graphics, Taravella Marketing, New Buffalo Shirt Factory, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Western New York, First Niagara Financial Group, United Healthcare, Capital Management Services, Malcolm Pirnie Engineers, Buffalo Athletic Club, West Herr Automotive Group, Wal-Mart, Dick's Sporting Goods, Fairgrounds Gaming & Raceway, Seneca Gaming Corp. Next year: June 26, 2010.

    Sat, Jun 27, Ontario Brevets, Distance Rider, 5137 Glass Factory Rd, Munnsville NY 13409, tel: 315 684-7280, www.distancerider.net, jennentropy@gmail.com. Dist: 200-600 km., depending upon date of Brevet. Reg: $15.00, 200 & 300 km; $20.00, 400 km; $50.00, 600 km; on line reg form; no pledges; show ups O. K. but email organizer. Start: dependent upon dist and date. Brevets are a time-limited long distance ride. They are not races but rather a riders' individual self challenge. All rules of the road for the local area must be adhered to during the course of the brevet. Please be familiar with the rules. Some of the rules will be covered at the beginning of the rides, however riders are responsible for their own safety and should know the rules. Cue sheet, accommodations lists; riders are responsible for their own lodging & food. Sponsor: Onondaga Cycling Club.

    Sun, Jun 28, Owasco Flyer Citizen Race, Auburn YMCA, 3637 Center St Rd, Auburn NY 13021, tel: 315 252-7611, www.owascoflyer.com, jackkirch@juno.com. Dist: 36 mi. Benefits: summer Camp-Y-Owasco for kids. Reg: pre-reg, $25.00 by 6/26/09; $35.00, day of race; no pledges, show ups/bike ups, O. K. Start: reg, 8:30-9:30 AM; race start, 10:00 AM Seawall Shelter, Emerson Pk, north end of Owasco Lake, Auburn NY. Notes: $1,100.00, in cash prizes split among elite racers & age group cyclists + medals. Challenging and scenic course around Owasco Lake one of the beautiful NYS Finger Lakes; 1st 200 to enter receive t-shirt; post race refreshments for all participants; free parking at Auburn HS; $2.00 parking at Emerson Pk. Sponsors: Geneva Bicycle Center, Terry Precision Cycling, Wegman's, PowerBar, Astor Chocolate, Auburn YMCA, iAGT,   AAI, Mack Studios Displays, Goulds Pumps/ITT Industries, Owens-Illlinois, Camp David clothing, attitude 101 headgear, Thumpernet.com, Citigroup/Smith Barney, Michaels & Smolak Trial Lawyers, Sullivan & Associates Wealth Mgt, Medical Records EMR Practice Mgt.

    Sun-Fri, Jun 28-Jul 3; Jul 19-24; Jul 26-31; & Aug 9-14, The Historic Erie Canal, Classic Adventures, PO Box 143, Hamlin NY 14464, tel: 585 964-8488, www.classicadventures.com. Dist: 25-45 mi per day. Reg: 1,789.00 per person includes transfers, lodging, breakfasts & dinners; Finger Lakes wine social. Start: Rochester/Pittsford NY. Notes: complimentary Trek bicycle; fully equipped for touring; flat; wineries.

    Sun-Fri, Jul 5-10 & Aug 9-14, Cayuga & Seneca Lakes Wine Trail, Classic Adventures, PO Box 143, Hamlin NY 14464, tel: 585 964-8488, www.classicadventures.com. Dist: 25-45 mi per day. Reg: 1,889.00 per person includes transfers, lodging, breakfasts & dinners. Start: Rochester NY. Notes: rolling to flat terrain.

    Sun-Wed, Jul 5-8, Finger Lakes Wine Country, WomanTours, 2340 Elmwood Ave, Rochester NY 14618, tel: 585 256-9807, www.womantours.com, info@womantours.com. Dist: 25-50 mi per day. Reg: $1090.00, includes lodging, breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks, entrance fees; $175.00 extra, for bike rental. Start: Geneva NY on Seneca Lake. Notes: cue sheets, maps, van support, & trained guides.

    Sat, Jul 11, Tour de Per-RY, Perry Chalk Festival, c/o Emborsky, PO Box 109, Silver Lake NY 14549, tel: 585 237-6709, http://perrychalkfestival.com, efemborsky@genesee.edu. Dist: 16/23 mi. Benefits: Village of Perry. Reg: $20.00, individual; 25.00, family; by 6/30/09; no pledges; show ups/bike ups, O. K. Start: 8:30 AM, 23 mi loop; 8:45 AM, 16 mi loop. Notes: t-shirts to the first 50 registrants. Sponsor: Village of Perry NY.

    Sat-Sun, Jul 11-12, The Hardcore 24, Park Ave Bike Shop, 2900 Monroe Ave, Rochester NY 14618, tel: 585 381-3080, www.parkavebike.com, andy@parkavebike.com. Dist: 8 mile laps for 24 hours. Hey, this is a 24 hr endurance X-C race. Benefits: Otetiana Council, Boy Scouts of America & the Greater Rochester Off-Road Cycling (GROC). Reg: fees vary with age/gender, individual, team, corporate categories and pre-reg. date; online form; no pledges; show ups, OK. Start: Sat, 12:00 noon, Ontario County Park, Rt 64, Naples, NY. Notes: NYS's only 24 hr. Mtb race. We thank the Otetiana Council, Boy Scouts of America for the generous use of their property to host mtb events. We support their mission to develop young people into solid productive citizens.

    Sun-Wed, Jul 12-22, Classic Central New York, Classic Adventures, PO Box 143, Hamlin NY 14464, tel: 585 964-8488, www.classicadventures.com. Dist: 25-45 mi per day. Reg: 3,429.00 per person includes transfers, lodging, breakfasts & dinners. Start: Rochester/Pittsford NY. Notes: complimentary Trek bicycle; fully equipped for touring; rolling to hilly; along the Erie Canal; historic sites.

    Sun-Fri, Jul 12-17 & Aug 16-17, Finger Lakes-Keuka Lake Wine Trail, Classic Adventures, PO Box 143, Hamlin NY 14464, tel: 585 964-8488, www.classicadventures.com. Dist: 25-45 mi per day. Reg: 1,889.00 per person includes transfers, lodging, breakfasts & dinners. Start: Rochester/Branchport NY. Notes: rolling to flat terrain.

    Sat-Sun, Jul 18-19, Owasco Stage Race, Owasco Velo Club, PO Box 1506, Auburn NY 13021, tel: 315 729-3634, fax: 315 252-9525, www.owascoveloclub.com/osr2007.htm, realdean@hotmail.com. Dist: bicycle stage races, dist vary by class; Sat, Stage I, Time Trial (6 mi.); Stage II, "The Prison City Downtown Criterium" (12-15 mi.); Sun, Stage III, Owasco Challenge Road Race (45-90 mi.) Benefits: local charities. Reg: fee, varies by cat; pre-reg, $60-80.00 by 7/16/09; online reg; no pledges; no show ups. Start: 9:00 AM, Sacred Heart Church, Melrose Rd, Auburn NY. Notes: up to $10,000.00+ in cash prize money; pace vehicle; sag; stage leader jerseys; primes each day of stage race; food & beverages for racers. Sponsors: Community Computer, Medent.

    Sun, Jul 19, Ride for the Rescue, Rescue Mission of Syracuse NY, Dept PBt607 PO Box 11122, Syracuse NY 13218, tel: 315 701-3822, www.ridefortherescue.org, Dist: 62/40/20/10/2 mi. Benefits: Rescue Mission. Reg: $25.00, day of event; $15.00 by 7/16/09; $10.00 by 5/3/09; + $100.00 min. pledges; on line form; how ups/bike ups are just fine & will enjoy the ride. Start: 7:30 AM, metric century; staggered times for other distances. All starts & finishes at Syracuse Inner Harbor, Syracuse NY. Notes: 62 & 40 mi rides have challenging vertical elevations; 20 mi is basically flat; 10 mi ride is thru downtown Syracuse w/police support; 2 mi fun ride w/activity stops along the way.

    Sun-Sat, Jul 19-25, The Great Big FANY Ride, The Great Big FANY Ride, PO Box 237, Singerlands NY 12159, tel: 518 461-7646, www.fanyride.com, info@FANYride.com. Dist: 500 mi./7 days; average 70 mi. per day. Benefits: Double H Ranch, Lake Luzerne NY. Reg: $250.00, adult; teen & returning alumni riders discount; online reg form; deadline, 7/1/09; no pledges but voluntary donations accepted; no show ups. Start: Depart from Niagara Falls NY, travel east to Saratoga NY. Notes: explores the beauty of NYS's back roads with bicyclists who are serious about having fun. Daily route maps; cue sheets; marked roads; sag support; & meals (not included in reg fee) in local communities. Next year: 7/25-31/2010.

    Sat, Jul 26, Tour De Keuka, Tour De Keuka /JDRF, 29 Algonquin Dr, Horseheads NY 14845, tel: 607 974-6353, fax: 607 562-3616, www.jdrf/tourdekeuka, tourdekuka.gmail.com, rhoadsrl@corning.com. Dist: 100/50/12 mi. Benefits: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Reg: $50.00 + optional fundraising; show ups, come ride with us. Start: 6:45 AM-9:30 AM based on distance, Hammondsport Fire Station, Citizen's Hose Company, 8521 State Route 54, Hammondsport NY. Notes: complimentary beverages, fruit & snacks; sag & sweep support. Sponsors: Corning Incorporated, Arnot Health, Pepsi Bottling Group, Kingsbury Cyclery, Bikes Unlimited, Wegmans, Dicks Sporting Goods.

    Sun-Sat, Jul 26-Aug 1, Bon Ton Roulet, Cortland & Auburn YMCA, 27-29 William St, Auburn NY 13021, tel: 315 253-5304, www.bontonroulet.com, btr@bontonroulet.com. Dist: 350 mi. Reg: fee, $510.00; $485.00, by 6/14/09, on line reg; no show ups; 500 riders max; no pledges. Start: 8:00 AM, Cortland NY. Notes: week long beautiful tour of NYS's Finger Lakes region. sag support, refreshment stops, cue sheets, & evening entertainment; camp sites at schools, colleges and State campgrounds; campteling.

    Fri-Sun, Jul 31-Aug 2, Southern Tier Tandem Rally, Gear-To-Go-Tandems, 850 W Clinton St, Elmira NY 14905, tel: 607 732-4859, www.gtgtandems.com/sttr2.html, STTR@gtgtandems.com. Dist: Various rides and events of different dist, 18-60 mi. each day. Reg: $75.00 per tandem (3 days of STTR) by 6/15/09. $30.00 per tandem for Sun only; reg limited to 45 tandems per day. Start: Fri., 2:30 PM, rides begin. Notes: Participants make own lodging arrangements; cue sheets, maps. t-shirt, lunch, beverages.

    Sat, Aug 1, Ride for Independence, Thompson Healthcare Rehabilitation Services, 350 Parrish St., Canandaigua NY 14424, tel: 585 396-6050, rfi2006@frontiernet.net. Dist: 62/30/15 mi. Benefits: Thompson Health Rehabilitation Services. Reg: $25.00, 6/1/09; $30.00, 7/1/09; $35.00, after 7/15/09 & day of. Start: 7:00 AM, Onanda Park, Lakeside Pavillion, West Lake Rd, Canandaigua NY. Notes: 62 mi.with 6800 ft. of climbing; elevation graphs on web site.

    Tue, Aug 4, 11, 18, Farmall Hill Mountain Bike Challenge Series, RV & E Bike and Skate, 40 N. Main St, Fairport NY 14450, tel: 585 388-1350, www.rvebike.com, rvebike@frontiernet.net. Dist.: 2 mi. loop. Expert, 7 laps; sport, 5 laps; junior & beginner, 3 laps. Reg: $15.00 per race for NORBA lic holders; $20.00 per race for non-lic riders; lic required; no online reg; no pledges. Just show up and ride! Spectators encouraged. Helmets required. Start: 6:00 PM, race start. Notes: race is held on private land.

    Sat-Sun, Aug 8-9, Bike Tioga 2009, Tioga County Tourism & Owego Rotary Club, 80 North Ave, Owego NY 13827, tel: 800 671-7772, www.biketioga.com, info@visittioga.com, Dist: various. Benefits: recreational bicyclists and spectators. Reg: online form, no pledges, show ups, come & ride with us! Start: routes begin & end at Hickories Pk, Pavilion #1, Owego NY. Notes: Tioga County's weekend bike celebration; for special lodging packages are available, go to www.visittioga.com. Bicycling events for all types of bicycling from beginning recreational bicyclists to advanced racing bicyclists.

    CANCELED: Contact the promoter to become a sponsor in 2010. Sat-Thu, Aug 8-13, Tour de New York, Full Moon Vista Productions, 180 St. Paul St, Rochester NY 14604, tel: 585 546-4030, www.tourdenewyork.com, scott@fullmoonvista.com, Dist: 6 day stage race: Sat, Rochester Twilight Criterium; Sun, 10 mi. Time Trials; Mon, 108 mi. Genesee Valley Rd Race; Tue, 89 mi Ellicottville Circuit Race; Wed, 97 mi, Warsaw Rd Race; Thu, 116 mi, Pittsford Rd Race. Reg: Criterium: pro, amateur cat 1, sr & jr components; all other races are UCI approved pro races; all events are free for spectators. Start: see web site. Notes: A national (USA Cycling) & international (Union Cycliste Internationale) sanctioned bicycle race is to take place in seven (7) New York State, USA counties. 

    Sat, Aug 22, Ride For Your Life, RV & E Bike and Skate, 40 N. Main St, Fairport NY 14450, tel: 585 388-1350, www.rvebike.com, rvebike@frontiernet.net. Dist: 10/25/50/100 mi. loops. 4 different loops. Benefits: Lance Armstrong Foundation. Reg: $40.00 + $25.00 min pledges, pre-reg by 8/17/09; show ups/bike ups, O. K. Start: 6:00 AM.

    Sun, Aug 30, Suicide 6 Endurance MTB Race, Suicide Six, c/o B Braddon, 206 Maple Ave, Victor NY 14564, tel: Brad, 585 657-7777x223, www.parkavebike.com, b.braddon@commodoresolutions.com. Dist: 6 hr endurance race on an 8 mi. single track mtb race loop. Reg: fees are cat dependent/solo or team; day of race reg 8-9:00 AM; show ups/bike ups come & join the fun. Start: 10:00 AM, Harriet Hollister Spencer Pk, Canadice Hill Rd, Canadice NY. Notes: solo, 2 person teams or open class; Norba Lic. is NOT required; in the beautiful Finger Lakes.

    Fri-Sat, Sep 11-12, Highlander Cycle Tour, Highlander Cycle Tour, 75 Misty Pine Rd, Fairport NY 14450, tel: 585 223-7382, www.highlandercycletour.com, webmaster@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 MtB off road. Benefits: Mercy Flight Central, LAF, other local health & fitness charities. Reg: $45-75.00; online reg; no pledges; show ups, OK. 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. Sponsors: Terry Precision Cycling, Geneva Bicycle Center, Pedaller's Bike Shop, Park Avenue Bike Shop, Full Moon Vista Bike Shop, The Bike Zone, Trailblazer's Bike & Sport, Mac's Bikes, Tri-Running&Walking, Road ID, Bicycling Magazine, Crystal Rock Water, Coca Cola, Montana Mills-Great Harvest Bread Store, Wegman's, Bloomfield Rotary Club, Rochester Cross Country Ski Foundation, Genesee Valley Harriers, G.W. Lisk, MGA Mastro Graphic Arts, New York Printing Systems, Drvalvo.com, Interlakes Oncology & Heatology PC, The Company Store, Innovative Edge Sports.

    Sat, Sep 12, AIDS Ride for Life, Southern Tier AIDS Program, 501 S. Meadow St, Ithaca NY 14850, tel: 607 272-4098, fax: 607 272-0079, www.aidsrideforlife.org, info@stapinc.org, Dist.: 50/85/100 mi. Benefits: HIV/AIDS services provided by the Southern Tier AIDS Program. Reg: $40.00, day of event or; $20.00 by 5/16/09; $30.00 by 8/15/09; + pledges, $300.00 for 1st time participants; $500.00 for returnees; on line reg; no show ups. Start: 6:30 AM, Ithaca NY. Notes: sag support, celebration & prizes; rte follows Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway, a gorgeous route. In 2008, we raised $277,000. Sponsors: Cayuga Ski & Cyclery, Ithaca Bakery, Corner Store Catering Services, Boatyard Grill, Maguire Cars, Cayuga Radio Group, Ithaca Times, CSP Management, Ithaca Cayuga Optical, First Niagara, Excellus, Crown Construction, Cayuga Medical Center, Kinney Drugs, Guthrie, Arnot Health, Trumansburg Rotary, Lama Real Estate.

    Fri, Sep 18, Ride for Missing Children: Finger Lakes, Natl Ctr for Missing & Exploited Children, 275 Lake Ave, Rochester NY 14608,  tel: 585 242-0900, fax: 585 242-0717, www.rideformissingchildren.org. Dist: 100 mi. Benefits: public awareness & prevention education programs about the plight of missing & exploited children. Reg: on line form; fee + $250.00 min. pledges.

    Sun, Sep 20, AIDS Rochester Red Ribbon Ride, AIDS Rochester. 1350 University Ave, Rochester NY 14607, tel: 585 442-2220x2007, www.AIDSRedRibbonRide.org, JDavis@AIDSRochester.org. Dist: 5/20/40/50/70/100 mi. Benefits: AIDS Rochester. Reg: $15.00 + $300.00 in pledges; on line reg form. Start: 7:30 AM, Genesee Valley Park, Rochester NY. Notes: short rtes in Genesee Valley Pk; longer rtes use rural roads in the Genesee R Valley to go through Letchworh St Pk. All ability levels welcome from family riders to hard core cyclists; full support w/rte cue sheets, rd marking, sag wagon, bike mechanics, stocked rest stops; continental breakfast, healthy lunch, huge dinner party w/awards ceremony.

    Sat, Sep 26, Bike MS: Pedal to the Park, National Multiple Sclerosis Society Upstate NY Chapter, 1650 South Ave, Rochester NY 14620, tel: 585 271-0805 www.msupstateny.org, cstachowski@msupstateny.org Dist: 100/66/32/15 mi. Benefits: The more than 12,000 people living with MS in the Upstate NY region. Reg: $50.00 + $200.00 min fundraising pledges; mention NYBC & receive $10.00 discount on reg; pre reg, $25.00 by 1/31/09. Start: 7:00 AM, Darien Lake Theme Park, Darien Center NY. Notes: fully supported, rest stops, lunch, dinner, and entertainment. Soak up the views of the rolling hills of Western NY farm country, glistening shores of Lake Ontario & its esteemed apple orchards as you ride to create a world free of MS! Sponsors: Buell Automatics, Tops Friendly Markets.

    Sat, Sep 26, Scotty's Ride, Camp Good Days, 1332 Pittsford-Mendon Rd, Mendon NY 14506, tel: 585 624-5555, campgooddays.org, jcain@campgooddays.org. Dist: 27/5 mi. Benefits: Camp Good Days & Special Times & Golisano Children's Hospital. Reg: TBA. Start: 9:30 AM, Camp Good Days, Branchport NY (Keuka Lake.) Notes: post ride cookout.

    Sat-Fri, Sep 26-Oct 2, Finger Lakes Fall Frolic, In Motion Events, Box 192, Cayuga NY 13034, tel: 315 406-6213, www.inmotionevents.net, inmotionevents@aol.com. Dist.: 233-333 mi. Reg:$640.00, adult; $320.00 youth; pre-reg only; on line form; no show ups. Start: Keuka Lake St Pk, Keuka Park NY. Notes: six days riding in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of NY State; fresh towels & camp chairs; campsites each night, w/hot showers at NYS St Pks.

    Sun, Sep 27, Parma Cyclocross, Full Moon Vista Productions, 180 St Paul St, Rochester NY 14604, tel: 585 546-4030, www.fullmoonvista.com. Dist: by cat & time. Reg: $30.00; $25.00 by 9/25/09; on line form; show ups O. K. Notes: purse, by cat for open & masters men & women; trophies for jrs.

    Sat, Oct 3, Connections Bike Ride, Connections of CNY, 518 James St Ste 110, Syracuse NY 13203, tel: 315 434 9597x202, fax: 315 434 9367, www.connectionscny.org, info@connectionscny.org. Benefits: people with developmental disabilities. Reg: $25.00 + pledges; no show ups.

    Sun, Oct 11, Cobb's Hill Cyclocross, Full Moon Vista Bike Shop, 180 St. Paul St, Rochester NY 14604, tel: 585 546-4030, www.fullmoonvista.com. Dist: by category, 45 min. to 60 mi. Reg: $30.00; $25.00 by 10/9/09; no pledges; show ups, O. K. Start: 11:00 AM, by cat, Cobb's Hill Village Rd, Cobbs Hill Pk, Rochester NY. Notes: purse, by category for open & masters men & women; trophies for jrs. Sponsor: City of Rochester.

    Sun, Oct 18, Syracuse Grand Prix Cyclocross Race, Onondaga Cycling Club, PO Box 6307 Teall Station, Syracuse NY 13217, tel: 315 682-7841, www.onondagacyclingclub.org, woicke@mac.com, Dist: 45 minutes for women masters, women open & men masters; 60 minutes for men open. Reg: $20.00 by 10/16/09; on line form; no pledges; show ups/bike ups, O. K. Start: Women masters/open & men masters, 11.00 AM; Kid's race 12.00 PM; open men 12.30 PM. Sponsors: Advanced Cyclery, Bicycle Alley, Bike Loft, Bikery, Syracuse Bicycle, Syracuse Beverage Corp/Saratoga Spring Water.

    Sun, Nov 1, Ellison Park Cyclocross, Full Moon Vista Productions, 180 St Paul St, Rochester NY 14604, tel: 585 546-4030, www.fullmoonvista.com. Dist: by cat & time. Reg: $35.00; $30.00 by 10/30/09; on line form; show ups O. K. Notes: purse, by cat for open & masters men & women; trophies for jrs. Sponsor: Monroe County Sports Commission.

2009 Finger Lakes Bicycling Events Completed 

    Sat, Jan 24, Cycle for Hope, Camp Good Days, 1332 Pittsford-Mendon Rd, Mendon NY 14506, tel: 585 624-5555, campgooddays.org, cycle4hope.org, jcain@campgooddays.org. Dist: 2-6 hrs, spinning by time. Benefits: Camp Good Days & Special Times & Golisano Children's Hospital. Reg: online pdf form or at participating clubs. $20.00 per hour + additional pledges (no minimum.) Start: reserve bicycles by the hour, 8:00 AM-2:00 PM at Rochester Athletic Club facilities. Sponsors: Rochester Athletic Club.

    Sat, Jan 31, Cycle for Hope, Camp Good Days, 1332 Pittsford-Mendon Rd, Mendon NY 14506, tel: 585 624-5555, campgooddays.org, cycle4hope.org, jcain@campgooddays.org. Dist: 2-6 hrs, spinning by time. Benefits: Camp Good Days & Special Times & Golisano Children's Hospital. Reg: online pdf form or at participating clubs. $20.00 per hour + additional pledges (no minimum.) Start: reserve bicycles by the hour, 8:00 AM-2:00 PM at PHA, Gold's Gym, Iron Butterfly Health Club, Midtown Athletic Club, Penfield Racquet Club, Flex Gym & Aerobics Club, World Gym, Eastside YMCA, Westside YMCA.

2009 Finger Lakes Bicycling Events Completed:

    Thu, Mar 26, Legislative Breakfast, New York Bicycling Coalition, PO Box 8868, Albany NY 12208, 518 436-0889, www.nybc.net/site/, nybc@nybc.net. Dist: from the Capital entrance to the Atrium for breakfast. Benefits: NYS bicyclists and legislators. Reg: free. Notes: Legislators & their staff will have the opportunity to meet with their constituents & other NYS residents interested in making NY a more bicycle-friendly state. Various issues that affecting bicyclists and pedestrians will be briefly addressed, including: Complete Streets, state and federal Safe Routes to School initiatives, and vital Share the Road information. The NYBC will share specific legislative proposals to incorporate bicycling in all modes of transportation & increase safety, education and access for New York’s most vulnerable roadway users.
    Thu, Mar 26, Legislator Ride Around the New York State Capital, New York Bicycling Coalition, PO Box 8868, Albany NY 12208, 518 436-0889, www.nybc.net/site/, nybc@nybc.net. Dist: 5-10 mi; from the Legislative Office Building, around the Capital to Washington Park & return. 
    Sun, Apr 5, WNYMBA Bike Swap, WNYMBA Western NY Mountain Bicycling Assn, 160 Eagle St, Williamsville NY 14221,  www.wnymba.org, wnymba@wnymba.org. Dist: as many times as you want to wander around all the vendors and exhibitors. Reg: free to individuals, commercial vendors are charged a small set up fee; buyers, hey you are about to purchase real bargains; show ups, don't miss this swap meet!  
    Tue, Apr 7, 14, & 21, Traffic Skills 101 (3 sessions), Cornell Local Roads Program, 416 Riley-Ross Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca NY 14853, www.bike.cornell.edu/cyclingclass.html, lec4@cornell.edu. Includes student manual & certificate upon successful completion; three 3 hour sessions; The Traffic Skills 101, 9 hr certification course give cyclists the confidence they need to ride safely & legally in traffic or on the trail. The course covers bicycle safety checks, fixing a flat, on-bike skills & crash avoidance techniques; Recommended for adults & teenagers above 14; A fast-paced, course prepares cyclists for a full understanding of vehicular cycling. Start: 5-8:00 PM; for location & other details see the web site or email Cornell Local Roads Program.
    Sat, Apr 11, Check Your Legs Road Race, Central New York Cyclist, New Lisbon NY 13415, www.centralnycycling.com, petercnyc@frontiernet.net. Dist: 2 or 3 lap event on a 12.8 mi course w/ 2 challenging climbs. 
    Thu, Apr 16, 23, Beginner's Bicycle Traffic Skills Class (2 sessions), Cornell Local Roads Program, 416 Riley-Ross Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca NY 14853, www.bike.cornell.edu/cyclingclass.html, lec4@cornell.edu. Includes student manual & certificate upon successful completion; two 3 hour sessions. Start: 5-8:00 PM; for location & other details see the web site or email Cornell Local Roads Program. Notes: a wonderful & far reaching practical introduction to bicycling for 1st time adults and adults returning to riding a bicycle; emphasis on learning to ride safely, effectively and with confidence in all conditions of road & traffic.
    Tue, Apr 28, Basic Bicycle Maintenance, Cornell Local Roads Program, 416 Riley-Ross Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca NY 14853, www.bike.cornell.edu/cyclingclass.html, lec4@cornell.edu. A special basic bicycle maintenance practices course; includes student manual & certificate upon successful completion; one 3 hour session. Start: 5-8:00 PM; for location & other details see the web site or email Cornell Local Roads Program.
    Sun, May 3, Hollenbeck Spring Classic Road Race, Finger Lakes Cycling Club, Ithaca NY, www.flcycling.org, http://flcycling.org/, Dist: 66/44/22 by rider cat. Notes: Map & profile of course is on web site.
    Sat, May 9, May 23, Jun 6, Jun 27, Ontario Brevets, Distance Rider, 5137 Glass Factory Rd, Munnsville NY 13409, tel: 315 684-7280, www.distancerider.net, jennentropy@gmail.com. Dist: 200-600 km. 
    Tue, May 12, 19, 26, Aug 4, 11, 18, Farmall Hill Mountain Bike Challenge Series, RV & E Bike and Skate, 40 N. Main St, Fairport NY 14450, tel: 585 388-1350, www.rvebike.com, rvebike@frontiernet.net. Dist.: 2 mi. loop. Expert, 7 laps; sport, 5 laps; junior & beginner, 3 laps.
    Fri, May 15, Ride for Missing Children: Rochester, Natl Ctr for Missing & Exploited Children, 275 Lake Ave, Rochester NY 14608, tel: 585 242-0900, fax: 585 242-0717, www.rideformissingchildren.org. Dist: 100 mi. 
    Sat-Sun, May 16-17, Tour de Syracuse, Onondaga Cycling Club, PO Box 6307, Teall Station, Syracuse NY 13217, www.tourdesyracuse.com, on line form, Dist: omnium, Sat. Syracuse Criterium; Sun, Song Mountain Road Race.
    Fri-Sun, May 29-31, League of American Bicyclist Certified Cycling Instructor Course, New York Bicycling Coalition & Bike New York, PO Box 8868, Albany NY 12208, tel: 518 436-0889, www.nybc.net, jennifer@nybc.net; www.bikeleague.org/programs/education/instructors.php, education@bikeleague.org. Reg: $200.00, includes all course materials; membership in League of American Bicyclists is necessary; online reg, www.bikeleague.org/cogs/seminar/103. Traffic Skills 101 course is a prerequisite for this official certification course.
    Sat, May 30; Jun 6; Jun 13; Aug 1; Aug 8; Aug 22; Sep 19, New York State BMX Series, Empire BMX, c/o 3 California Ave, Rensselaer NY 12144, tel: c518 526-2518 h 518 477-5004, www.nybmx.org, Dist: by cat. Start: 9:00-11:00 AM; 1st gate drop, 12:00 PM; check each event web site; 5/30, CNY BMX, Bridgewater NY; 6/6, Kingston Point BMX, Kingston NY; 6/13, Catamount BMX, Bennington VT; 8/1, New Paltz BMX, New Paltz NY; 8/8, Shoreham BMX, Shoreham NY; 8/22, Tri City BMX, Rotterdam NY; 9/19, State Championships, Tri City BMX, Rotterdam NY.
    Sun, May 31, Adore Your City, Full Moon Vista Productions, 180 St Paul St, Rochester NY 14604, tel: 585 546-4030, www.fullmoonvista.com, Dist: 40 mi.  
    Sat, Jun 6, River Ride: A Cycling Experience, Opportunities for Otsego Inc, 3 W Broadway, Oneonta NY 13820, tel: 607 433-8000, fax: 607 433-8013, www.ofoinc.org, info@ofoinc.org. Dist: 11-46 mi. 
    Sat, Jun 6, Powder Mill Park Road Race, Full Moon Vista Productions, 180 St Paul St, Rochester NY 14604, tel: 585 546-4030, www.fullmoonvista.com. Dist: by cat & time. 
    Sun, Jun 7, Seneca Park Criterium, Full Moon Vista Productions, 180 St Paul St, Rochester NY 14604, tel: 585 546-4030, www.fullmoonvista.com. Dist: by cat & time. 
    Sun, Jun 7, Tour de Cure: Rochester, American Diabetes Assn, 160 Allens Creek Rd, Rochester NY 14618, tel: 888 642-2383, fax: 866 868-7934, www.diabetes.org/tour, kligozio@diabetes.org. Dist: 7/15/25/40/62.5/100 mi. Next year: June 13, 2010.
    Sun, Jun 7, Tour de Cure: Utica/Syracuse Verona Beach, American Diabetes Assn: Utica/Syracuse Chapter, 110 Lomond Ct, Utica NY 13502, tel: 315 735-6434, fax: 315 724-3987. www.diabetes.org/tour, shough@diabetes.org. Dist: 15/25/40/62.5/100 mi.


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