From time to time the club gets information about upcoming rides that may be of interest to our members. As information becomes available, they will be posted here along with the appropriate links (in chronological order).
Every Wednesday night from late May through late August
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Rides start promptly at 6:00. Sign in at 5:45. You will need to hold a USA Cycling License or purchase a one-day license for $10. Each rider will need to pay $1 per ride to cover the USA Cycling Insurance surcharge. THIS FEE WILL BE WAIVED FOR JUNIORS. Those interested in purchasing a USA Cycling license on-line may go to www.usacycling.org
Rides will start from Ray Middle School in Baldwinsville:
7650 Van Buren Rd, Baldwinsville, NY 13027
Annual Rides of Interest:
Amberations’ Otisco Lake Bike Ride this year will be Sun., May 10, Mother’s Day. Registration is 8-9am at the Otisco Lake Community Center, 2223 Amber Road, Marietta. Entry fee is $20, which includes a free breakfast. The Bikery is sponsoring the fundraiser this year. More info. at 636-7166. Amberations.org
CNY Tour de Cure – American Diabetes Association
Contact Eileen Clinton – 315-449-2009 – eclinton at twcny.rr.com to join the OCC team
Where: Verona Beach State Park – 6541 Lakeshore Road South Verona Beach, NY 13162
Registration Fee: $15.00
Fundraising Minimum: $200
Route Distances: 15, 28, 40, 62.5 and 100 miles
The CNY Tour de Cure begins at Verona Beach State Park and has five routes that are designed to appeal to all skill levels. The routes include:
15 Mile Family-friendly Fun Ride is accessible to all ages, fitness levels and can be enjoyed by any level cyclist.
28 and 40 Mile Ride offers a moderate challenge while being safe and scenic. Frequent rest stops and plenty of SAG patrols make these rides a great choice for the beginner to intermediate cyclist.
62 Mile Metric Century is a beautiful journey through the quaint towns and villages surrounding Oneida Lake. This ride is the perfect choice for the intermediate to advanced cyclist. Full route support ensures a safe ride from start to finish.
100 Mile Century is a true test of endurance – best suited for the experienced cyclist. 100 miles around Oneida Lake’s best roads guarantee an unforgettable experience.
Tour de Cure is more than just a cycling event. A day full of fun and excitement where riders of all levels join forces in the fight to Stop Diabetes® and raise critical funds for diabetes research, education and advocacy in support of the American Diabetes Association.
So take the Ride of Your Life and sign up today!
For more info visit the CNY Tour de Cure website.
Join people of all ages and from all over the country and world on July 12-19, 2015 for the17th annual Cycle the Erie Canal bike tour across New York State along the scenic and historic Erie Canal, named a National Heritage Corridor. Enjoy great scenery, interesting history, and unparalleled cycling on this 8-day, 400-mile adventure. You’ll experience the canal and enjoy historians’ stories about the people, places and things that made life along the Erie Canal so unique in its day and so important to the history of New York State and the country.
You’ll cover 40 to 60 miles per day, about three-quarters on completed portions of the Canalway Trail, the rest along public roadways with good shoulders. This is a great tour for riders of all abilities. Most days, the route follows the canal along level ground. There are some rolling hills and two long, gradual climbs in the Mohawk Valley. Overnights will be at Buffalo, Medina, Pittsford, Seneca Falls, Syracuse, Rome, Canajoharie, and Schenectady.
The Rider Handbook
Check out our Cycling the Erie Canal Rider Handbook – your comprehensive guide to preparing and participating in this year’s tour.
The Erie Canal
In 1825 it was called the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” a man-made waterway that stretched into the western wilderness to touch the Great Lakes. This tour will follow the towpath along sections of the original Erie Canal and the “canalized” Seneca and Mohawk Rivers through historic villages, rural pastures, old locks and abandoned aqueducts. Today, the Erie Canal and the villages along it are being rediscovered as a unique and easily accessible corridor with a rich role in the history of Colonial America, the American Revolution, commerce, and women’s rights. For more info: www.ptny.org/canaltour
NOTE THE FOLLOWING RIDES HAVE NOT BEEN UPDATED FOR 2015
The b.i.k.e.Syracuse Cycle de’Cuse provides 3 ride options for bicyclists: a 10 mile, 20 mile and 40 mile ride. Ride one of these routes or ride them all.
Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. Registration is located at the pool area of Burnet Park, Syracuse, New York. Proceeds benefit “b.i.k.e. Syracuse” programs, whose mission follows:
“Our youth bike program supports education and teaches personal responsibility, achievement and confidence through Adventure, specifically biking. We work with disadvantaged children between the ages of 8 to 14 through a program of Adventure – bicycling and learning through experience.
Adventure is not only hanging on a rope on a side of a mountain or participating in a biking road ride/race or riding a mountain bike down a steep ravine…. Adventure is an attitude that we apply to every part of our lives. Facing new challenges, seizing new opportunities, testing our resources against the unknown and unpredictable; and, in the process, discovering our own unique potential.”
The Newland Center will host its first annual Ride for Literacy on June 15-16, 2013. The Ride for Literacy is a two-day ride in Madison County through some of the most historic, scenic and safe roads in Upstate New York. This is a ride – that participants of all cycling levels can accomplish – not a race.
The ride covers 35-40 miles each day, with an optional 16-mile loop at the end of day one. The ride begins at the Erie Canal Museum in Chittenango at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, overnights at Colgate University and returns to Chittenango by 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 16. Two-day riders are encouraged, but one-day riders are also welcome. Cyclists will enjoy full support with water stops and a sag vehicle as they follow roads and turns described on daily cue sheets and brightly marked on the pavement.
Registration for the Ride for Literacy is $25. Riders are asked to raise a minimum of $250 for a two-day ride and a minimum of $125 for a one-day ride. Riders are encouraged to raise as much as they can to support the adult literacy programs of The Newland Center. Prizes will be awarded to the highest individual fund raiser, and the highest fund raising team of two or more riders.
Riders can register for the ride on the Newland Center website at www.thenewlandcenter.org. For more information about the ride, contact Glenn Ivers, ride coordinator, at (315) 378-5276, email@example.com
Each year during the last week of June, a group of cyclists and animal lovers depart on a Tuesday morning from West Chester, PA on a 5 day, 500 mile charity bike ride to support local SPCAs and Animal Shelters along their route. The event is called Pedaling4Paws.
The 2014 Pedaling4Paws ride is from Tuesday, June 24 to Saturday, June 28, 2014. Is this the year you join us for a few hours, for the day, for the whole ride?
The trip goes through 7 counties in Pennsylvania and 5 counties in New York, and it arrives at the Canadian border in Ogdensburg New York in the early afternoon 5 days after departing. Each year, the founders of the event invite others to join them on the ride and to help raise money and awareness for the SPCAs/shelters. You can follow their progress (or review past years) by visiting their blog and Facebook page.
How can you get involved?
- Join us on our 5-day ride from the last Tuesday of June each year – for all or even a portion of the ride
- Meet us along the way – see the day-by-day route
- Donate to your local SPCA or animal shelter
- Sponsor the ride directly or through your company
- See who is already involved…
The need is greater than ever at the Rescue Mission and we need your support. The easiest and most fun way to help…Bring a friend to Ride for the Rescue!
You can register, start a team, sign up as a virtual rider, and begin your fundraising all in one spot. If you haven’t already, please stop by and check it out at www.ridefortherescue.org! Get a head start on summer and register today!
Join us at Long Branch Park in Liverpool on Saturday, June 28, 2014.
Join us at the Rescue Mission in our mission to share hope, end hunger and homelessness, and change lives in our community, one person at a time, by taking part in Ride for the Rescue. Walk, Run, or Ride to change lives
The Rescue Mission is working harder than ever to end hunger and homelessness in our community and we need your support to continue these efforts. Join us in our mission to share hope, end hunger and homelessness, and change lives in our community, one person at a time, by taking part in Ride for the Rescue.
We have expanded Ride for the Rescue to include riding, walking and running so that every level of athlete and non-athlete can take part. And, we still have the virtual participant option where you can register, fund raise and change a life while not leaving the comfort of your home. Participants can choose from seven different routes: the short Family Fun Ride, 10, 20, 40 or 62 mile rides, the 2 mile ‘Walk in the Park’, and new this year is a 5k run.
Who will you invite to join you?
The Tour de Keuka is a charity bike ride benefiting JDRF. The ride begins in Hammondsport NY, the “Coolest Small Town in America” and heart of New York State Wine Country. There is something for everyone with 12, 45, 55 and 100 mile distances, hills, and flat scenic stretches around the Keuka Lake region, the Jewel of the Finger Lakes. All donations go to JDRF for research to cure diabetes.
The day begins with registration and an opportunity to fuel up with breakfast provided by Tops. There are two departure times 7:30 and 10:00, with registration preceding each by at least an hour. On the course you will find white Tour De Keuka signs clearly marking each turn and a few in between to assure you’re on the right road. Support vehicles with yellow Tour De Keuka flags carry all the equipment you need provided by Kingsbury Cyclery. They will help you with flats and minor repairs. The volunteers at the rest stops every 20 miles will cheerfully keep you fed and hydrated. At the end of your journey enjoy a complete dinner offered by Corning Catering
You can find out all the information at www.tourdekeuka.com.
The first annual fundraiser the Ride for Alive! will be held on July 12, 2014.
Join us in our efforts by committing to participate in our first annual fundraiser the Ride for Alive! on July 12, 2014. Participants can choose from 10, 25 and 50 mile distances and cycle around some of the most beautiful lakes in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. Your commitment to this ride and fundraising for this event will benefit the programs of the Alive! Foundation in your communities. It is our goal to reach as many cancer survivors as possible.
Let’s peddle towards cancer survivorship. Ride for Alive! is a non-competitive ride for cyclists who are committed to cancer survivorship. Ride as an individual, start a team, join a team or sign up to volunteer, but either way it is sure to be a fantastic experience and memorable event.
Join us for the Third Annual ARISE & Ride at the Farm on Saturday, July 26, 2014 as we cycle and play in support of the year-round inclusive recreation programs offered at ARISE at the Farm!
- When: Saturday, July 26, 2014
- Where: ARISE at the Farm (1972 New Boston Road, Chittenango, NY 13037)
- About the Event: ARISE & Ride at the Farm is an annual cycling and festival event attended by cyclists and families across Central New York. This year, all proceeds from the event will go towards the building of an accessible playground at the Farm!
- 25-Mile Cycle Ride
- $25 – Registered Before July 6
- $30 – July 7 – Day of Event
- 12-Mile Cycle Ride
- $25 – Registered Before July 6
- $30 – July 7 – Day of Event
- Walk & Wheel-A-Thon
- $10 per participant
- Farm Festival
- $5/activity pass
If you have any questions, please contact Bethanie Hemingway at 671-2909 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join cyclists from all over the country for the 8th annual 6-day, 200-mile Great Hudson Valley Pedal: July 29-August 3, 2014 – through the historic Hudson Valley. The Hudson River Valley has long been celebrated as one of the most picturesque river valleys in the world!
The Great Hudson Valley Pedal is designed for fun and relaxation and to acquaint you with the richness of the Hudson Valley. You don’t need to be an expert to participate in this tour but you and your bicycle should be in good physical condition. You’ll cover 35-45 miles per day. Elevation changes are moderate. The route has been carefully selected for optimal bicycling but, especially as the tour approaches NYC, some busy roads are inevitable. For more info www.ptny.org/hudsontour
St. Andrew’s Camp 3rd Annual Bicycle Ride – Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
St. Andrew’s Camp is on the north shore of Oneida Lake, about 5 miles west from Sylvan Beach.
Mark your calendar to participate in the 3rd Annual St. Andrew’s Camp Bicycle Ride. The ride will be on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014. Dust off your bike and sign up for some fun! Chose from three available distances, catered to various levels of ability: 12 miles, 30 miles and a metric century for those who want a challenge. So you say you have no bike! No experience! Check in on the camp’s website throughout the winter, spring and summer for training tips. Here’s the first Tip: #1: Commit. Save the date. Meet up with other people with various levels of experience and ride for a cause. Ask a friend, co-worker and/or relative to participate and form a team.
The camp is building new dormitories for boys and improving its infrastructure. This event offers parishes an opportunity to work towards these goals and provide scholarships to children who might not have resources to enjoy a camping experience.
Accommodations are available in the dormitory Friday and Saturday nights on a first come first serve basis for a nominal cost. Those cyclists staying at the camp will enjoy a free pasta dinner Friday night with a nominal cost for family and friends. Should the camp fill, many motels are located within a few miles. The Oneida Lake region has many attractions for friends and family not riding. Sylvan Beach has an Amusement Park and many restaurants and shops. Of course, Syracuse is nearby and also offers many attractions.
A meal will follow the ride!
So mark your calendars. Visit St. Andrew’s Camp for the first time or arrange a reunion of alumni campers and ride in the 3rd Annual St. Andrew’s Camp Bicycle Ride!