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). 

Charity Rides
Amberations’ Otisco Lake Bike Ride Tour de Cure
Pedal for Paws Ride for the Rescue
Ride for Alive Tour de Keuka – UPDATED OF 2017
Arise and Ride at the Farm St. Andrew’s Camp
Other Rides
Cycling the Erie Canal Great Hudson Valley Pedal

Annual Rides of Interest:

NOTE: MOST OF THESE HAVE NOT BEEN UPDATED FOR 2017 – Only the Tour de Keuka has been updated.

May 8, 2016



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.


June 12, 2016



CNY Tour de Cure – American Diabetes Association

Contact Eileen Clinton – 315-449-2009 – eclinton at to join the OCC team

When: 6/12/2016
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:

10 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.


July 10-17, 2016

Join people of all ages and from all over the country and world on Jul10-17 2016 for the18th 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 YorState and the country.

Register now.

The Ride
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:


June 25, 2016

Ride for the RescueThe 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! Get a head start on summer and register today!

Join us at Long Branch Park in Liverpool on Saturday, June 25, 2016.

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.

Donate to the OCC team.

Register here.
Who will you invite to join you?


Pedal For Paws

Each summer, a group of cyclists and animal lovers depart on a Tuesday morning  on a 5 day, 500 mile charity bike ride to support local SPCAs and Animal Shelters along their route. The event is called Pedaling4Paws.

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 – 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

Official website


July 22, 2017


Join us for the 2017 Tour de Keuka on July 22rd and play your part in ending hunger!

Don’t miss out on the region’s premier cycling event around scenic Keuka Lake. This is the third year the event will benefit the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. The ride begins in Hammondsport, NY, described as the “Coolest Small Town in America”. There is something for everyone with 16, 45, 58, and 100 mile distances, hills, and flat scenic stretches around the Keuka Lake region, also known as “the Jewel of the Finger Lakes”. Enjoy a catered dinner provided by Corning Catering, music and more!

For more information and to register, please go to:


July 16, 2016

The Ride for Alive!

oin us in our efforts by committing to participate in our annual fundraiser, Ride for Alive!.  Participants can choose to walk 2 miles, run a 5K or bike 10, 25, 50 mile distances. There is also the option to combine any distance run with the 5K Run.  The routes will take you through the Village of Skaneateles and around a couple of the beautiful Finger Lakes, highlighting Skaneateles and Owasco Lakes.

Your commitment to this event and fundraising for this event will benefit programs for cancer survivors in your local communities.  It is our goal to reach cancer survivors throughout New York State and beyond.

Let’s walk, run or peddle towards cancer survivorship.  Ride for Alive! is a non-competitive walk, run, ride for individuals who are committed to cancer survivorship. Walk, run or ride as an individual, start a team or join a team, but either way it is sure to be a day filled with exercise, emotion, camaraderie, inspiration and fun.

Go to for more details and to register.




Location: ARISE at the Farm (1972 New Boston Road, Chittenango)

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!

If you have any questions, please contact Cynda Penfield at 671-2909 or
Official website



Join cyclists from all over the country  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 Ride

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


Saturday, August 27 2016


St. Andrew’s Camp is on the north shore of Oneida Lake, about 5 miles west from Sylvan Beach.

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.