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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.
|Start Location||Ithaca, NY|
|Start Date||8 June 2024|
|Start Time||5:00 AM EDT|
|Cutoff Time||06-09, 8:00 AM EDT (27 hours)|
|Sunrise/Sunset||Rise 05:27, Set 20:43, POSSIBLE NIGHT RIDING|
|Club Event Website||https://distancerider.net/register/44608953|
|Official Distance||400 km|
|Route Distance||248.8 mi / 400.4 km|
Official published route data in the form of a Cue Sheet, is available for this event.
|Route Published||2023-10-2 13:24:16 EDT|
Unlike other bicycling events, randonneuring routes are not marked with painted or posted arrows or other signage beyond pre-existing road and traffic signs. Instead, the route is defined by a map accompanied by distances, turns, and detailed cue notes. This information comprises the official directions for the route. We have done our best to embed these notes and directions with an accurate GPS map. This map, combined with a GPS navigation unit or compatible Smart Phone device, may prove useful as a navigation assist. It's important that the cue notes are displayed in plain view of the rider so they may be referred to frequenly. Items such as Control locations, Hazard Warnings and other useful information are displayed on the cue notes only! Cue notes rendered on cue sheets may be abbreviated with common shorthand given in a glossary at the top of the cue sheet (eg TFL=Traffic Light, etc...) Please respect that spotting cues, notes, and warnings were placed there based on the experience of past riders. Ignore their notes at your peril. Keep alert for other route changes and hazards that are not documented.
|Route Name||"Around the Finger Lakes" 400k Brevet (400_ITH1 2024))|
|Route Editor Link URL||https://ridewithgps.com/routes/44608953|
|Last Modified||2023-10-2 14:15:10 EDT|
|Raw Route Files||JSON, GPX|
|1 [START]||0 mi|
701 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca NY.
Control 2: Kwik Fill
346 W Morris St, Bath, NY 14810
2 University Ave North Cohocton, NY
5763 Big Tree Rd, Lakeville, NY 14480
Methodist Church Cemetary
5945 Canadice Hill Rd Springwater, NY 14560
41 Clark Street Rd Montezuma, NY 13117
Joe's Convenience, Dunkin Donuts
31 S West St Homer, NY
1437 Peruville Rd Freeville, NY 13068
|9 [FINISH]||248.8 mi|
Finish in Dryden
Dryden Rd Freeville, NY 13068
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