Around the Finger Lakes

The Start Location for this event is Cass Park Ice Rink, Ithaca, NY.

This ride is a clockwise loop around the Finger Lakes of NY, starting in and ending near scenic Ithaca, NY, and bringing the rider within "wheel-dipping distance" to all 11 lakes. The first hilly leg takes you from Ithaca on Cayuga Lake to Watkins Glen and Hammondsport at the south ends of Seneca and Keuka Lakes. The first 50 miles (Ithaca to Hammondsport) are hilly, so don't get discouraged! Next, you'll make your way to Bath and enjoy some flat roads as you go through the small towns of the Cohocton River Valley. A few climbs later, you'll drop like a rock to the westernmost lake, Conesus, and start picking your way to the north sides of undeveloped Hemlock and Canadice Lakes. Next, you'll curse the mile-long 10-15% grade up Burch Hill Road to cross over to Honeoye Lake. You may lose track of which lakes you are near as you pass through the historic downtowns of Canandaigua (Canandaigua Lake), Geneva (Seneca Lake), Seneca Falls (Cayuga Lake), Auburn (Owasco Lake), and Skaneateles (Skaneateles Lake). Finally, a southbound ride along the east shore of Otisco Lake and one more climb out of its valley will put you on track for a return towards Ithaca.

The last control is just shy of Ithaca, but you'll have the opportunity to ride the hill back to your car/bed after you are done.

Control times

  • Ithaca: Ithaca 0 km/mi open: 05/20 05:00 - close: 05/20 06:00
  • Bath: Bath 90 km (56 mi) open: 05/20 07:39 close: 05/20 11:00
  • Cohocton: 122km (76 mi) open: 05/20 08:35 close: 05/20 13:08
  • Lakeville: 176km (109mi) open: 05/20 10:11 close: 05/20 16:44
  • Canadice: 197km (122mi) open: 05/20 10:48 close: 05/20 18:08
  • Cayuga: 286km (178mi) open: 05/20 13:34 close: 05/21 00:04
  • Homer: 370km (230mi) open: 05/20 16:12 close: 05/21 05:40
  • Peruville: 389km (242mi) open: 05/20 16:47 close: 05/21 06:56
  • Freeville: 400km (249mi) open: 05/20 17:08 close: 05/21 08:00

If the above link doesn't work, email pdusel AT sprintmail DOT com to register.
Use Around the Finger Lakes 400k on Jun 08, 2024 as the subject line.

General info:

Registration and payment on the day of the event are usually fine (except Fleche, Trace, 600k, 1,000k & 1,200k), but if you are thinking of riding a brevet, please register by e-mail so that sufficient brevet cards, cue sheets, etc. can be prepared.

If you've never ridden with us: please fill out the information on this form and click "Send". That will send an e-mail with your information and we'll have you in a database. It will help prevent transcription errors, and we can have your paper work pre-printed on the morning of an event.

Cue Sheets on the web site are UNOFFICIAL.
Every effort will be made to have the FINAL cues up at least one day in advance of the event.
Be sure to get a copy of the OFFICIAL cues at the event even if you have altered the cues to your personal format.

COVID-19: We will be adherring to all directions from the civil and medical authorities. As the situation evolves, any and all events may be cancelled/rescheduled up to the start of the event

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